Sunday, February 24, 2008

Okay, Just Shoot Me Now!

As if this winter couldn't get any worse in our household with Porter's cough has turned into pneumonia. I just simply cannot win. I scrub the house daily, bought a new vacuum, bought a new washer and dryer, feed the kids right, load them up with orange juice and some random extract Amy told me to give the kids, and bathe them daily yet - they are still getting sick. We are averaging attending church every other week and sometimes less cuz someone is always sick and we're not wanting to infect anyone else. We've informed our bishop that we are indeed not inactive, we'd rather be at church, but we're at home with sick kids (Owen and Tess both even had pink eye)!! And to top it all off - LOST is driving me crazy!! What's up with Kate having Claire's kid?? And what about the Oceanic 6 are now 8? Why on earth is Sayid killing someone for Ben? If anyone has these answers, please enlighten me! I can't believe there is another two years after this season for a full resolution of these issues that are making me grind my teeth at night!

So, aside from our issues mentioned above, things are at least progressing here in Mitchell land. Owen is crawling more on his knees and we're surviving to say the least! Brandon's job on the Mayo clinic is humming along and he's getting anxious to finish it soon. We've finally gotten back into our normal routine after being spoiled from Nana for over a week! We had to re-train the kids after she left. Grandparents always give extra special attention and spoiling, so detox must happen after they leave! I've found my self praying for our hot summer to kill all the sickie bugs that keep coming into our home!

Hopefully this week will be full of happy times and no more trips to the doctor. Let's at least hope that come Thursday night, LOST won't give me heartburn!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Visit From Nana!

We had a wonderful visit this week from Nana Barb.  She flew in last Friday, the 8th, and left this afternoon.  We were thoroughly spoiled and had lots of her yummy cooking!  There were tears to be shed when she left, and now we are looking forward to the next time she visits.  Up until Thursday we had fantastic weather and were able to spend a lot of time outside, which really made the visit nice.  

Last Saturday we all headed to Tucson to have a little birthday party for Tess with Fafa and Punkin.  Punkin made Tess a special cake, and Nana provided the princess crown - so she was all set!  We all had fun and Tess 
made out with some fun new clothes.  She has been really enjoying her new bike.  She's already biffed it a few times, but gets right back up and keeps on going.  We're really proud of her for trying so hard.  

Porter had his Valentine party on Thursday and had a ball.  He came home with a bunch of Valentines and has been slowly picking away at the candy when I allow him to have a treat!  He's loved having Nana here, and made all of his Valentine crafts at school for her!

Chocolate Thunda, Owen, is doing well.  He's still growing like crazy and developing a way fun little personality.  He's army crawling all over the place and has made big improvements this week with his standing up next to things.  We're getting there!

Brandon and I's big news here is that we FINALLY got a Mac computer!  We've been dreaming about one for quite some time, so we
 feel like it's our new baby.  Maybe we should give him an official name with the Mitchell surname!  We'll keep you posted on any new e
mail accounts or what I decide to do with the blog.  I may go the distance and actually do a full website for the family and then ditch the blog.  I'll let you know what I decide to do.  Email me if you
have a webcam and want to chat and we can exchange "handles" -

Brandon bought me my birthday present early and now I'm the proud owner of the new pink Nano!  I'm learning how to use it and having fun.  Brandon made me an 80's workout mix today and I'm enjoying the fun stuff on it.  My goal this week is to memorize the words to Ice Ice Baby!  Chris would be so proud!  I'll let you know how I do!

For Valentine's, having a sitter here - Thank You Barb!! - we went out with some friends for dinner and had a blast getting to know them better.  It was nice to have a night out.  I also went the distance with our family tradition and made the kids a fun breakfast and used food coloring to make everything pink and red.  They loved the pink pancakes, but Tess wouldn't touch the pink milk.  She said if it wasn't strawberry milk, she wasn't going to drink it!  Next year I'll know to buy the strawberry milk!

Anyhow, that's it here for now.  

Word to your mother!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Tess!

What a wonderful day we've had here at the Mitchell home! Tess turned 3 today. It's crazy to think our baby girl is that old already. It feels like yesterday when I was out walking in a foot of snow in Rexburg trying to induce labor - - - and it worked! Tess had a fun day picking all of the activities to do here at home today. She got to have a little friend over tonight and we all went to Red Robin for dinner. The big prize was her new bike! She has been wanting one for quite some time, so it totally made her day. Thanks to Papa and Grandma - she's all set with a helmet and knee pads. Thanks to Uncle Chris and Aunty Amy - she has a fun basket and a crazy loud horn for her bike. I think she's set! She's really looking forward to Nana flying in on Friday. She will be here for 8 days, so we are all really excited to see her. We're all headed to Tucson Saturday to have a little birthday party for Tess with Fafa and Punkin.

Not much else has been going on here. We've all had our colds a few times over. I ended up with Strep, Porter had another ear infection, and Owen ended up with pink eye! Knock on wood, but I think we're all on the mends now. I sure hope so! It's starting to warm up here, so that should help.

Porter got registered for spring T-ball. This will be his first year playing T-ball, so we're anxious to see how he likes it. The season doesn't start until March, so stay tuned for more info on that. He's looking forward to a little Valentine party in his class next week.

Owen continues to do well and is growing daily. He's really got his little army crawl down pat. He will get up on his knees and rock back and forth, but he's not gutsy enough yet to get those knees moving. He's just following the path of his two siblings and getting mobile a little late. No complaints here by me. Once they are mobile, there's no stopping them!

We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying all that cold weather up North! We'll be thinking of you when we put on our shorts next month! The kids send kisses to everyone!