Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Yes I realize that Matthew's birthday was well over a month ago but I finally had a few minutes to upload the pictures and give you a glimpse into how much fun we had.  Matthew had lots of fun this year with his birthday.  He requested that we go to the park and have a picnic lunch so that is what him and I did for lunch.  On the way to the car, he tripped and fell and skinned both knees a little.  We had fun playing at the park.  Then we went for ice cream. 

The night of his birthday, he wanted to go to Burger King.  With the help of Daddy before anyone else got there, he learned how to climb up the playland.  Yes Daddy actually went into the playland with him!  It was quite a site!  No I didn't get any pictures!

Here are a few pictures from the night of his birthday and his birthday party which was a couple of days later:
He loves his tractors!

I love how his feet our sticking out from under the present!

 He got a Lightening McQueen guitar.

 He got tools and a workbench with more tools!
 He requested a tractor ice cream cake!

Hahaha!  Wearing his goggles from his chainsaw upside down!
Yes they are all fogged up!
 Cutting down the tree with his new chainsaw!
Remember this post!  Scott and I thought he was like his own chainsaw.
He loves it!  He has almost "cut" down all the trees in our yard!  Hahaha!
 He plays his guiter and sings his favorite song!
"Life is a Highway" Can you guess where he gets that song from?
 I made this cute banner for his birthday.
His invitations also had polka dots on it.
 All the cupcakes had different color frosting to match the polka dots on his invitation.  I forgot to get a  picture of the cupcakes.  On Matthew's cupcake you can see the polka dot paper(same paper as the invitations) with the number 3 cut out but all the other cupcakes had circles (variety of colors to match the polka dots) attached to sucker sticks with different pictures on them.  Sorry no pictures of them.
Next year, I am going to hire someone to take pictures or ask someone to be in charge of my camera because I didn't get a whole lot of pictures this year.  I did finally put my sister in charge of the camera and she got some great pictures.
 Like his cute "Birthday Boy" shirt?  Can you believe that it is the same shirt he wore last year on his birthday?  Either it was big last year or he hasn't grown much.
 He must have asked a million times about opening presents.
We always have everyone eat, the cupcakes and ice cream and then presents.
He was in heaven when he finally got to open the presents.
He got lots of fun things.
Here are just a few:
 A talking Mater!
 A hoodie with a "John Deere" tractor on it!
 Some farm animals.
 He had to set the fence and animals up before he could open anymore gifts!
This was one of his favorites.  It is a tractor/front end loader.  This tractor went with us everywhere for a week or more!

He had a great birthday and party!  There was a total of 71 people.  Yes you read that right-71.  We do one big party which includes my family, Scott's family, Matthew's birthmother and her family and Matthew's birthfather and his family.  We had smoked pulled pork sandwiches (Scott smoked the pork roasts the day before which took about 12 hours), chips, fruit with fruit dip, my mom's yummy potato salad, home grown cucumbers and tomatoes (from Matthew's biological great grandpa's garden-Adie's grandpa) and cupcakes and ice cream.
Our garage at our new house worked awesome for the birthday party!

1 comment:

Keilani said...

Wow!!! I cannot wait to come and see you play some guitar for me with your new "cars" guitar!!! What a nice birthday you had. Perhaps one of these days I can call mom and dad and just pop over for a few minutes? Free labor for mommy and daddy for a little while. I will bring Chase, he is getting really strong! Lotsa love and kisses...Grandma G!