As kids get bigger, they go through less of those "firsts". For Joshua it seems like he is doing something for the first time everyday, but for Matthew, not so much.
This weekend, he experienced his first sleepover. He was so excited, his friend was so excited. I was a nervous wreck. Luckily the other boy's mom is a really good friend of mine, so that made me feel much better.
Lilly was a mess that evening, we realized that in her entire life, she has never spent a night away from her big brother, they have stayed without us, but never without each other. She cried, and moped around. It was so sweet.
I am happy to report that he made it through the night, there was no driving in the middle of the night, or crying phone calls. He was mad when it was time to go home. He was the first out of the 5 boys to go to sleep and the last to wake up.
The best part.... the next day I had all 3 kids napping at the same time. Matthew doesn't nap anymore, but he snuggled up on the couch with me, and we all slept.