Matteo just turned five, & I am so proud of the kid that he is becoming. He is kind, smart, and funny. He is still very determined, very focused, and very independent; yet he has a soft side that I love to see. He seems like a very grown up five year old, & sometimes I have to remind myself that he is still just a young kid! I love the way that his mind works, and I love to see his self confidence shine through in every situation. Goodness… I just love that kid!
The week of his birthday I made this video using Google Photos. There is an assistant feature that basically did it all for me – totally amazing, & of course the result made me cry! It was fun to see how much he has grown, & I had to remind myself that he was turning 5 not 25 :-p
Matteo is lucky b/c there is always fun stuff going on around his birthday – fireworks for Fourth of July, vacations, etc. This year we let him open up presents the weekend of his birthday & then had his birthday party the following weekend. I actually had to talk him into opening his presents a day before his actual birthday b/c he said he could wait for his real one!
He chose to have his party at Universal Athletic Club’s Kidmazium, which is basically like a McDonald’s play area on steroids. There are tunnels that lead to a bounce area, tons of slides, cargo nets, and ball pits. The kids had so much fun!