Matthew's 5th Birthday!

Our little Matthew turned 5 on November 10. I can't believe it's already been 5 years since I was holding him in my arms for the first time. Prior to his birth I unknowingly took a trip to Salt Lake City in labor. I had never "gone into labor" by myself before and I didn't know that what I was feeling were actual contractions. I thought I was having bad gas (hey, that happens when you're pregnant, let's be real!) until, the "gas" became regular. The trip back from SLC was the longest 4 hours of my life. We got home, went to the Dr.'s office, went to the hospital and delivered a beautiful baby within just a few hours. He was the only baby I delivered completely natural, I kept waiting for the pain to become more intense and the contractions to take my breath away. I was used to labor with Pitocin and without it the pain never got unbearable. Thank goodness. Now, five years later we feel so blessed to have Matthew in our home. He has such a special spirit. He tells me more than once everyday that he loves me. Matthew enjoys drawing and coloring and is a great brother to his siblings. Matthew LOVES Legos, he plays with them all day and can build some really neat things with them. His favorite Legos are the guys and that's what he wanted his cake to be. So, I dusted off my mad skills and got to work. In the end I wasn't completely happy with the cake but I did learn a lot. Matthew loved it and that's all that really matters.Ready to open presents.

Any guesses as to what was in those presents?Legos, Legos, and more Legos!
He was not disappointed!Happy Birthday to Matthew, Happy Birthday to you!!
Blowing out the candles.
Here's another view of the cake. Matthew picked Applebee's again for his birthday dinner. Surprisingly enough the kids were all good and we didn't have any mishaps, I guess they're all growing up.
We sure do love you Matthew and we're so proud of all the things you do and the love you show to your brothers and sister. Happy Birthday honey and have a fantastic year being 5!!