Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dalton!!

Dalton turns 9 on Monday, April 27th!!
Happy Birthday, buddie!!

Here are our NINE favorite things about Dalton~
  1. He has such a tender heart! He always feels for other people when they are down.
  2. He is very smart. He does very good in school and always tries his best.
  3. He hates litter. Even as a 2 year old, he would run across the playground to pick up a piece of garbage. He is still that way today.
  4. He is such a great big brother. He is alwyas looking out for his brother. They are the best of friends.
  5. He is honest. He speaks his mind. He is not shy to say what he feels.
  6. He is like his dad. They both love to fix things and make things work.
  7. Dalton is a good friend. He likes everyone and plays fairly with others.
  8. Dalton is happy. He is always making us laugh at his jokes and silly faces.
  9. He wants to be Tiffany's assistant at work. (I love his goals!)

    For his birthday party, he invited Jaxson and 3 other friends and they went to McDonalds for lunch and then we went over to the movies. We watches Monsters vs Aliens in 3D. THey boys LOVED it! They wore their glasses all evening long.Here are they boys and their MONSTER faces.

Here are their cute boy faces.

After the movie, we came back to the house for presents and cake.

Dalton loved how Grandma Dar put NINE of this favorite candy bars on the front of his gift.

Dalton has had 2 soccer games so far. They have won them both. They have a great team. It is fun to see them pass the ball to each other and follow plays. Dlaton scored a goal at his last game. We were all so excited about it!!

I took these pictures of SPRING yesterday....

Here are the same pictures TODAY......WHAT IS UP WITH THIS??!!

We had Pack Meeting for scouts last Thursday. Dalton received his Wolf, his Bobcat, 3 arrow points and 2 belt loops. He has been working very hard in scouts. He is now working on his Bear award. They have a tradition that when the boys get an award, they have a pin that they pin on the moms. Here I am getting pinned. Well, Dalton wanted Tracey to get pinned too, so on his next award, Tracey got the pin. It was so cute.

Here is Dalton helping with the flag ceremony. I am so proud to see him do this.

Happy week to all!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter from The Mitchell Family!!!

Here are the boys showing off Jaxson's school art for the Easter holiday. The boys just LOVE to color eggs. They aren't really into all the stickers, glitter, and stuff, they just like to make colors!

Yes, even Tracey and I got in on the color action.
Here is what we ended up with....

Here are a few of my layouts and cards from my last Moments and Expressions kits.
Love the summery colors and all of the flowers.

We took the boys bowling at Pinecrest Lanes this past weekend. The balls were heavier than the boys liked, so they had this ramp that they could roll their ball off of. You should have seen Jaxson squat down and "eye up" the direction of the ramp. Dalton was readily availabe to give a bit of advice.

I just love this photo....Come on people, you HAVE to love the bowling shoes!!

Remember the pics of the boys in the alley??!! Well, here are my favorite ones of the boys. Made 8x10's for the living room. Such cuties!

Dalton started soccer this week. We have our first game tomorrow. I hope it is not snowing!!


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Break..What we've been up to....

What Jax has been up to.....

Loosing his TWO FRONT TEETH! I finally talked him into letting me pull them. I asked him last week if I could pull them out and he got really sad and said "Mom, I need just two more days with them.". Two more days it was, then out they came. Just before I pulled them out, Jax showed me how he could make his two teeth overlap and then he made one bend forward and one bend back. They were barely hanging on by a thread.

Here are the photos of us and the bear cubs. Aren't they so cute!

What I just finished reading.......

This is the biography book of Kelly Perkins. She is the heart transplant patient that I will be climbing the Grand Teton with this fall. She is such an inspiration.

What is bringing me inspiration.....

Moments and Expressions from Express the Moment. I am so in love with the spring colors. Look at the whole package of big chipboard!! I love chipboard! We get an album by Fancy Pants also. Cannot wait to get creating with these kits. To subscribe to these kits, contact Kim at
What I have been making.....

Watches!!!! They are so addicting! My fav so far is the brown wood watch, although I have a purple one in progress that may soon be on the top of the list. Loved the wood beads so much that I made a necklace too.

What color I love.......

GREEN!!! I have green watches, a green blog, green work clothes, and thanks to MM, green scrapbook stuff!! Found this pile of green goodness at Porters in Rexburg. After my ETM assignments, I am going to dive into these!

What happened at our photo shoot....

I took the boys down to a few different alleys in downtown Idaho Falls. The wind picked up and it was a little chilly but I did manage to get a few good shots. Here are a few more.....

Well, that about wraps up our week. Been under the weather the last few days. Going to snug by the fire.