Let me first start by saying that I can't believe Matt is 9! While I want so bad for him to stop getting older I love the little man he's become. I love that he is so organized and helps me so much at home! We couldn't get out the door in the mornings without his help. I love that he really cares about his friends and has had the same best friend since he was 3. I love that he tries so hard at everything (except for singing). I love to watch him play sports...any sport! I love to hear him play the guitar because he's actually gotten really good at it. It makes me laugh (just a little and after I've chewed him out) that he gets in trouble at school for talking because at home Marlie does all the talking for everyone! I pray that God continues to surround him with teachers, coaches and friends like all of the wonderful people who joined us to volunteer for his birthday!
I wanted to find something different for Matt's birthday so we decided to volunteer at the Houston Food Bank. In lieu of gifts we asked everyone to bring school supplies and peanut butter. The neatest thing happened while we were getting our items for the HFB. We were at Walmart (just to note...I hardly ever go to Walmart because no one in the entire store seems friendly) and Matt had a full cart of school supplies he had picked out. We were headed to buy peanut butter when a man and woman walked by and she said laughing "are those all for you?" Matt smiled and explained what they were for. She opened her wallet and took out $30 and gave it to him to by extra peanut butter. The man with her then reached into his wallet and gave him another $30! I was shocked and Matt was super excited. We thanked them several times and they were kind enough to take a picture so we could remember what a sweet couple they were!
The kids did great! Most of them actually worked really hard for 2 straight hours!
And a few of them stood around helping but doing a lot of talking and looking cute!
I'm not sure how many "backpacks" we packed but it was a ton! Thank you all so much for working so hard!
We are so thankful that Ms. Gommels joined us and brought Ms. Spooner, a new Fall Creek teacher with her! It was a nice surprise for Matt that you all came to help!
Everyone brought a ton of supplies - look at all that was donated!! Y'all are awesome!
Such a fun day. Happy Birthday Matt!