He wanted to have a car on it and an airplane, which worked out great because Andy and I had bought him some diecast airplanes about a month ago. So we made it two different levels, one a race track and one blue for sky and clouds...and we used his train track bridge supports to support the upper cake level. He thought that was pretty awesome. So we used his three favorite things, cars, airplanes, and trains to make his cake. I even found Lightning McQueen candles at the grocery store. Super Duper!Some things that we love about Matthew:
I love that when I volunteer in the Elementary school, that the teachers ask him to line up because they glance at him and automatically think he's a first grader. I love that he is so solid. Matthew weighed 52 pounds last month...while our 6 year old Brooklynn weighs 56. If Matthew runs by me and accidentally brushes past me it can throw me completely off balance. But I love it because he usually stops, comes back, and says in his cute little voice, "Oh, sorry Mom, you okay?" It's too cute. Future runningback right there. I also love that Matthew calls his armpits his "chicken coops." Seriously. Try keeping a straight face when your little boy comes up to you and says, "Mom! My chicken coops are itchy!" I love Matthew's smile and facial expressions. He loves to make big cheezer grins, and then raises his eyebrows at you. In church we usually sit up front in the center, and it cracks me up when I see that he's doing this to the Bishopric. One time, a friend in the ward who is also our highcouncilman was up waiting to speak, and he got a surprised look on his face, and then started winking and making funny expressions back at Matthew. It took me a minute to figure out what was going on, but when I did it just made me laugh. Matthew is such a crack up.
Grandma and Grandpa came over in February so he got to open a gift early! It was a talking Thomas book, and he loves it! He takes it to bed with him nearly every night.