Matthew decided he wanted to hold his eighth birthday party at his karate dojo like he had for his sixth before we moved to California. Many of his same friends from that party were there this time along with many more from his new school here in Kanata. The kids have a great time and I think Matthew likes using the sword to cut the cake the best. In fact, that alone may be enough for him to do his 9th birthday party there next year.
Happy birthday Matthew. You are halfway to driving age.