Matthew started his day with pancakes with chocolate chips and candles! We played our famous "happy birthday" song while he ate!!!
He really wanted his cousins to come over for the afternoon and hit some balls in the backyard. (Which by the way, he is outgrowing the back yard! His baseballs keep flying out into the farmers fields!) It didn't work out exactly how he wanted but we ended up going to Mommy Lapp's to say hi to Jeff and Bobo. Then we picked up Ryan and Tyler and Morgan and they came for a warm, fun afternoon outside. The rains kept coming on and off and they hit balls in between. They cleaned out the little 'studio' barn and added a loft. Being with cousins is a blast! The girls did crafts while the boys roughed it outside. :)
We told Matthew that he can pick a place to go for supper. He chose Texas Roadhouse and we were all happy with that choice! The kids love, love the rolls and cinnamon butter! Matthew ordered wings that he also enjoyed! The experience was fun! Matthew sat on a saddle while everyone in the restaurant yelled out a "yeeha" for his birthday! :)
From there we went over to Khols and Matthew picked out a watch for his birthday. He's been wanting a watch and is so totally happy with his buy!
Then we were else going to go mini golfing or bowling. Because of the thunderstorms, we had to bowl. Matthew was all into this and we played two fun games!!!
Little miss just watched us and was taking turns holding all the bowling balls.
She kept bringing more balls to our lane. Some were heavy!!! :)
The next day, Matthew went to the shop to do his work project Mike has him doing. After he finished his task, Mike took him for a new bike! He outgrew his other one and Mike couldn't wait to take him to buy another bigger one!!! He's been riding all around the house with this new toy!
Of course, wearing his new watch! He times himself going around the house! :) Yesterday, I made meadow tea and told him to tell me when 10 minutes was up. He ran inside and told me exactly when it was time to get the tea off the stove and into my glass jars!