Hope this finds you well and doing what pleases God today.
Matthew had a very good birthday today. We made cookies for his class and his teacher ended up giving him a little party. When I went for him, he was sitting at the front of the class in the teacher’s chair, drinking a big soda and eating all kinds of snacks. She even sent a bunch home with him. One of his school friends came over and they played with Matthew’s “machines” (what they call all motor vehicles, easier than having to say cars, trucks, planes, buses, etc). I arranged for them to go on a short horseback ride and then Matthew got to go play at Bethany while we went to a Rotary meeting.
When we got home he couldn’t wait to open his gifts. He asked, “Can I sing “Happy Birthday, to me!”? (so that he could open his gifts). When I told him sure but that he still needed to be patient since I was warming up supper, he said, “I’m a little patient!” He got two more “machines” (an airplane and a car (from Cousin Ray) which both have flashing lights and make noise — until the batteries finish) and a BIG bag of M&M’s. We had a small piece of cake left over from his Saturday party and it just barely held his six candles. With them that close together he had no problem blowing them out!
So, our 5 yr old is gone….I’m looking forward to what year six has in store for us.