Matthew turned 12 and he celebrated multiple times. He had two different sleep over parties. One with his “outside school” friends and one with friends from school. At both, they watched The Lord Of The Rings movies one after the other until late in the night. You can see Matthew with his cake and the candles which read 1100, which is 12 in binary. Binary candles have become a “thing” in the Rand household since Cynthia’s birthday party last year when I did her age in 1’s and 0’s.
On his actual birthday, we went to Boston Pizza as a family which is Matthew’s favourite restaurant. For dessert, he ordered a “panookie” which is a huge cookie in a pan with ice cream and whipped cream.
Next year, Matthew officially becomes a teenager.