Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Seventh Birthday

Well, it's official. The boys are seven. They had a whole weekend of partying to prove it, too. Friday night we had the Hurst side of the family over for pizza, cake, and ice cream. They were WOUND up tight, and after they finally settled down, it was a fun evening. They got Hot Wheels motorcyles and Transformers from Grandma and Grandpa, Atlanis LEGOS from Devon and Christopher, and PJs from Omi and Opa. I made them individual loaf cakes and created an M and L out of LEGOs to decorate the top.
Saturday, we cleaned up from Friday's party to prepare for their friend party at 1:30. I wasn't sure an hour and a half would be long enough for a friend party, but it was perfect. David Metzger, Colin Johnson, Derek Johnson, and Kyle Daley came over to celebrate. The boys were allowed to choose two friends, and they picked good ones. I let them play for awhile when they got here, then it was on to the first game. I had baggies with random LEGOS in them and the boys had to build something in seven minutes, using all their pieces. They turned out really cute. Then we played "pin the circle on the LEGO brick" and they had more free time to play. Finally, we did cake and ice cream and Matthew and Lucas opened their presents. Sunday was their Carfrey family party. We went to church at Atonement, then everyone came over around 3 for potato soup, cake, and ice cream. They got LEGO store gift cards and a promised shopping trip from Joey and Kristin, Crayola Glow Boards from Lindsey, money from Great Ma, and money, LEGOS, and books from Grandma and Grandpa. This party was more calm, as the boys don't get quite as wound up for my family as they do for Derrick's. Monday was their real birthday. We had a fun day planned, but the snow and Lucas not feeling well kind of postponed it. We did make it to Target to get pictures taken. Then, we were going to go to Toys R Us, Barnes and Noble, and out to lunch. Instead I took Lucas to the pediatrician and they found out he has strep. Good thing I took him. Monday night we got texts/calls that both Alder and Marysville were cancelled for Tuesday. I guess that was a great end to their birthday...a snow day!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Lucas, My Seven-Year-Old

Lucas is turning seven in about three hours. He was born at 8:05, about five minutes after Matthew. He looked like a healthy newborn in comparison to Matthew when he was born. He's always been so mellow. When he was around 6 months, he started sucking the two middle fingers on his left hand, and became very attached to his "jacket". He still sucks his fingers and has his jacket seven years later! He follows Matthew around, and does what Matthew says. He's taking on a new role as "middle" child, and I'm not sure he knows what to think about that. When I ask him what he wants for a snack, he'll say, "What is Matthew having?", or "Whatever Matthew has". He more of a risk taker than Matthew, and doesn't get so intense about "little" things. He comes out from getting dressed with his shirt on backwards about 5 days out of the week, and can be pretty forgetful. However, he is very loving towards me, and LOVES daddy. He's always been especially attached to Derrick.

Favorite color: Green and red
Favorite movie: Star Wars the Clone Wars
When he grows up: Ambulance Driver
Favorite food: chicken nuggets
Favorite toy: All of his toys :)

Happy Birthday, Lucas! I love you!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Seven Year Old-Matthew

Well, in about three hours Matthew will be seven. He's the oldest, and definitely shows "oldest child" personality traits. He is quite the leader, and almost always expects Lucas to follow. However, when it comes to doing something new, he's not always the first one to jump in. He sort of stands back, and isn't a huge risk taker. He doesn't like to try new things, and is skittish sometimes. He is my little buddy...always has had sort of a special bond with me. When he was a baby, he was my sleeping buddy. We'd nap together all the time with him sleeping on me. He's sensitive, and takes things semi-personally. He is very routine oriented, and likes his toys and other things in a particular place. He likes to know what is next on the schedule. He's very good at Math, and is learning so much in first grade. He's getting SO good at his reading, too. He's lost three teeth. He loves to play outside and is always on the go. He warms my heart, and I love him so much! Here are some facts about Matthew:
Favorite color: Red and blue
When he grows up: He wants to be a police officer
Favorite Bible story: Jesus dying on the cross
Favorite movie: Star Wars the Clone Wars
Favorite toy: Star Wars LEGOS
Best friend: David
His smile is so sweet, and he's my little man! I love you, Matthew!