Well, as family tradition allowed, Brandon got to Owen's head before I could stop him this evening. I felt a flashback to a cold winter morning in Rexburg, when Brandon took Michael's clippers to Porter's head! This evening, armed with his own new set of clippers, Daddy took on his fatherly role to my sweet Owen. He has now been officially inaugurated a Mitchell! For those of you wondering, yes, I did save a pile of his hair in an envelope for my scrapbook! He took it like a champ and didn't start fussing until the very end. What a cute little boy! My baby doesn't look like a baby anymore. Honestly, he looks more and more like Porter everyday. He is, literally, days away from walking. He's trying so hard, so keep watching - anyday now, we'll have video to post. Cross your fingers!
Porter is in his last week of school. He has done so well this year, we are so very proud. This Wednesday night he has a special Kindergarten celebration. I'm assuming it's somewhat like the Kindergarten graduation I participated in some 26 years ago! He's been practicing one of the songs he's singing all day. "Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today - - I'm gonna be a part of it - - First grade, first grade!!" Our major goals for the summer are to master tying his shoes (he's struggled with that), and to read as much as possible! He's excited to get registered in the summer reading program. He's also informed me that he wants to do as many projects as we can all summer! It's Arizona, soooo, we'll spend some quality time inside doing homework if that's what he wants.
Miss Tess is excited to have Porter home during the day. She has really missed him. She'll have fun working on projects and coloring as well. She will participate in the summer reading program too. I can read to her and we can count those minutes. I signed up all three kids for swimming lessons in June, and Tess is probably the most excited out of all of them. This will be her first year in lessons and she can't wait!
As most of you know, I quit my job and will now be home full-time with the kids again. We are all excited to have mommy home all the time again. Owen really missed his mommy, and has been in heaven since I've quit. I'll admit, I've been in heaven too! You don't realize what you have sometimes until you are gone for awhile. I feel blessed to spend my days with these kiddos! They are a ton of fun.
Brandon is FINALLY just about finished with the Mayo clinic building. He should be on to his job in the office as a Project Manager in just about two weeks. Everyone at Okland says this project has been fraught with more architectural issues than any other they have done, so anything he does after this should be a breeze!
We look forward to a summer full of free movies at the local theater, splashing at the sprinkler pad, and trips to the library! We'll keep you posted on all of our happenings!