Yes ... he is 8! Can you believe it? We certainly can't! What a difference a year makes. Whew! I think Matthew grew 4 inches in the past year. We needed a whole new wardrobe when school started earlier this year. All of his pants and sleeves were too short!
He had such a fun birthday this year. We started off with a kid party at Vertical Endeavors. He had recently gone with his after school program, so we knew it would be a hit. As usual, we had blizzard to contend with on the day of the party, but all 8 kids showed up! Amazing!
We let the kids climb for two hours, and then reserved their party room for a half hour to eat cake and open presents. For the first time, Matthew invited a girl to his party! His beloved Ana. She is adorable, and Matthew just adores her. She was such a superstar for joining these crazy boys for an afternoon.
We also held a family celebration the following weekend with both sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and baby Bruno (well, not such a baby anymore). That was fun too. Rocco taught Matthew a bunch of knock knock jokes during brunch, so I am sure he will be entertaining his class with them all week!
Happy birthday buddy!