Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Party for Jude

Today my friend, Melissa, through me a diapers and wipes shower. I was overwhelmed by ALL the diapers and wipes- surely they will last until Jude is potty-trained :) After my surprise shower at work on Thursday and with all my gifts at today's shower, I have a grand total of.....
14 packages of diapers and 10 packages of wipes!
They are taking over the boys' room now- packages in the closet, under the beds, in the changing table...
We are super excited about Jude's arrival! We have 7 more weeks of anxiously waiting. I will include a picture of his recent sono (and some cute pics of Noah :) in my next posting, so stay tuned...

A Big Let Down

Last night we went to our annual Astros vs. Rangers game. Clay had been pumped for weeks knowing this game was coming up. We were super excited to be taking Noah since he has been so interested in baseball lately. The boys were ready. They had their Astros gear on- Clay with his shirt and hat and Noah with his shirt and kids bat. We had our hotdogs, found our seats, and were ready for a good game. Of course, we felt the "Mitchell Curse" was over because I was present for an Astros win at the Rangers stadium last summer and the whole Mitchell clan attended an Astros win at Minute Maid Park last month. However, we were given a huge let down with a 16-8 victory for the Rangers. Clay lost his voice. Noah was sick of being frightened by the fireworks going off for every homerun that was hit by the opposing team (which was 6)that he eventually fell asleep. This picture shows the boys with their "rally caps" on, hoping for some extra runs. Needless to say, it was not the best of games :(

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Carson's First Birthday

Noah's cousin, Carson, recently celebrated his 1st birthday! It's hard to believe that Carson has been with us a full year. He is such a joy to be around and is sooooo cute! Noah and I were so glad to be able to attend Carson's splash party. The kiddos had a blast eating hotdogs, jumping in a jump house, and splashing in the baby pools.
Happy Birthday Carson!

yummy cake :)

yea for my cake :)

carson got this car as a gift, but noah has not learned that birthday presents aren't always for him. most of the party he was found just like this- sitting in the car waiting for someone to push him.

A Visit to Harrisonburg

A few weeks ago we spent the weekend in Harrisonburg, LA visiting some of Clay's family. We were able to stay with Papaw and spend time with aunts, uncles, and cousins. Papa and GranDee even drove up for a visit on Sunday. We were so happy to see this side of the family that we don't get to see very often.
Thank you Aunt Sharron for sharing your pictures with us :)