Friday, November 28, 2008

Nothing special...still cute

It's been a while since I've posted but mainly because we've been busy and have a new computer that we had to put all the pictures on before I could get to them. So here are just a few that I thought were cute. Mitch cheering for the Packers (even though they lost that week-he's already a die-hard fan!)

This picture is kind of blurry but still pretty funny-Ginger found the bouncy chair and now takes over whenever Mitch is not sitting in it...she even tries to join him at times when he IS in it and meows as if it was her chair to begin with!

Mitch is enjoying more and more toys these days and can entertain himself for a little to allow mom and dad to eat a meal or check email. He's getting a lot better about not needing to be held all the time although would probably still prefer it. This is a hungry caterpillar toy from Aunt Beth.

Reading with mom...sometimes Mitch gets frustrated that he can't pick the pictures off the page but he seems to like to be read to at night before bedtime. You will also notice in these pics that he wears bibs because he is a fountain of drool lately!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Halloween!

This is Mitch's Halloween outfit (other than his costume) says "so cute it's scary"!

Evan as a wizard

Princess Gabrielle and Purple Princess Butterfly Samantha

Matt with Mitch and Evan before trick-or-treating

So, we took the kids to Kennedy School for trick-or-treating...there were LOTS of people there and Mitch's eyes were bugged out for quite a while. We got lots of comments on the Smarties costume-everyone loved it and we didn't see anyone else wearing the same thing!

Here's the full length shot of Mr. Smarties himself.

Too much excitement...but a good first Halloween!

Aunt Caron's visit

So the last of Kate's sisters, Caron, came to meet Mitchell along with his cousins, Gabrielle and Evan. Everybody had a great time although it did feel like a madhouse at times! Here is a totem pole picture with Mitch, Gabrielle and Kate!

Aunt Caron, mom and Mitch

Caron, Kate, Gabrielle and Evan went to the Children's Museum while Mitch and dad got some much needed rest. It was lots of fun but very overstimulating at times!

Here's Caron putting face paint on Gabrielle...

...and Gabrielle taking her turn decorating Caron's face!

Another trip we took was to Oregon City to the End of the Oregon Trail. It was interesting to see the historical things, however I always love these wooden cutouts! Here are Evan and Gabrielle.

Mitch didn't want to be left out so he asked if mom would pose with him!

Gabrielle definitely had fun playing with Mitch and he seems to be liking it too!

Multnomah Falls was a big hit especially with Evan. Everyone walked up to the bridge and Evan probably would have gone all the way to the top if we would have let him! Mitch looked at the trees mostly but was awake the whole time! Evan and Gabrielle posed nicely inside this tree.

Kate, Mitch and Gabrielle at the bottom of the falls.

Gabrielle also seemed to have a good time meeting Charlotte and throwing her ball in the back yard.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

New things every day!

Mitch is now able to roll from his back to his stomach-this is what he does when he's supposed to be napping! He also is unsure of what to do when he gets on his stomach and makes grunting noises that wake up his parents in the middle of the night!

Three months old! How time flies! Mitch toppled over on the couch right after we got this picture...all the rest have my hands holding him up!

Smiling Charlotte

Play time with mom after waking up from a nap. Mitch sleeps much better when sleeping on someone; he sleeps about 45 minutes in the crib vs. 2 hours on mom or dad's chest!

Just another cute Mitchell picture!

Here's Mitch with all his friends...on the left is Elliott at 2 weeks old, then Mitch (who was not too happy about the photo session), Travis is a year old and not understanding why Mitch is upset, and the ring leader of them all is Samantha at 3 years old!

Just the boys.

Playing with the dog