Thursday, July 21, 2011

Matthew turns 11!

Matthew, for your birthday this year we took you and a few of your friends to Sky Zone, where trampolines are your playground.  You and Mason love it!  I don't know what happened but I only have about 5 pictures from that day.  I'm so sorry...I am a horrible mother!  So instead of posting a bunch of pictures from that day I am going to post 1 and then I am going to post a bunch of other pictures that I just recently took of you!  I had to pay you $10.00 to let me take your picture...but I gladly pay it so that I get to have amazing memories of you!

I thought this would be fun to do...I asked you some questions, here were your answers!!

1. Who is your best friend?  Casey Fetter
2. What is your favorite thing to eat/drink?  Hot Cheetos & Dr. Pepper
3. What do you like most about the 6th grade?  Lunch
4. What do you like least about the 6th grade?  Everything
5. Favorite book so far?  Inheritence
6. Shoe size is? 7
7. What do you want to be when you grow up?  Pilot
8. You are on the computer a lot, what is it that you like to do the most on the computer?  Play 1st person shooters
9. In one sentence what do you want everyone to know about your Dad?  He is awesome!
10. In one sentence what do you want everyone to know about your Mom?  If she wasn't here we would all be starving or dead!    

So here you are at Sky Zone looking all crazy!  I snapped this picture while you were in mid air!

And here you are 3 months later...

Updated February 2012, 7 months later....

Matthew you are now half way through the 6th grade, I am so proud of you!  You started the 6th grade in the GATE program (Gifted and Talented Education).  I didn't know how you would do because while you are a very bright and gifted child you are also know to be lazy, especially at things that you don't want to do and school would definitely fall into that category.  But you have really challenged yourself and given school great effort.  You still hate school most of the time but you are not letting that get in the way of bringing home the A's and B's!!  In December you got was rough the first couple of days, they hurt bad.  I felt so bad for you, they really tore up your gums and made you a miserable mess for a good three days.  But you got use to them and you are doing so much better.  They still give you fits when they change the wire every couple months but you are such a trooper.

Matthew you were voted FUNNIEST KID IN THE 6TH GRADE!
I think you are the funniest but how cool that your classmates do too!  I love that you can make me laugh, thank you for finding the humor in life, you are the sunshine on my cloudy days!! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mason turns 7...

July 12th 2004 is the day that God gave our family Mason Brady Smith!  We always tease Mason that he looked kind-of like an alien when he was born (he was born a couple days early, I don't think he was cooked all the way).  But I think he is the cutest little boy now!  He has hair to die for and a smile that pulls you in, and when he does that "ahhh shucks" thing he does I could just eat him all up!! 
You see Mason is my Middle child, my snuggler, my sensitive one, my boy who loves nature and loves to be outside, he never met a bug or living creature he didn't want to keep and he is on a mission to convince me that he loves me more, haha!  Mason spends a lot of time by himself observing from a distance, he is a one friend type of kid, meaning that he is all about quality not quantity (his best friend is Griffin), he has one really good friend and that is all that is required.  Mason is NOT a dare devil, he takes his time getting use to the temperature instead of jumping right in, he is a builder and inventor, he is constantly creating things and coming up with new ideas.  Mason loves gadgets just like his Dad!  Mason looks up to his big brother and genuinely loves and and enjoys his baby sister.

This year for Mason's birthday we went to Bounce U...a big warehouse full of inflatable bounce houses and slides. We invited many friends, had cake and soda and celebrated Mason turning 7! Mason had only one item on his Birthday wish list, a new gear bike! We waited till the very end of his party, just when he thought everything was over, then we pulled out his green, brand new gear bike!  He was so excited, it was the only thing he really wanted!

Happy 7th Birthday my big boy.  We love you and are so proud of the boy you are growing up to be!