Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yay for Baby Boys!

Snips and Snails and Puppy dog tails, that's what little boys are made of.

It seems like almost everyone that I know that is pregnant right now is having a boy. My sister in law and one of my best friends, Courtney, just had baby boys last week, and we threw a baby shower for another one of my best friends, Mariah, last Friday.

Heather and I were in charge of food, and of course we decided to just do desserts cause what's better than that? Heather researched and experimented and planned until she found just the right recipe and look for the cupcakes which turned out amazing because of all of her preparation! We had so much fun getting everything ready for the shower!

I got to make the mini cheesecakes which were actually really fun to make. I thought for sure I would ruin them but they turned out yummy! And they're so small you can eat 1 or 2 or 12 of em and not feel bad.

 Maiah's cute visiting teachers hosted the shower. They are all three pregnant and due within a couple of months of each other.

So one of my favorite parts of the shower was the craft! Rachel and Angie, who hosted the shower, cut out 26 little blocks and got paint so we could make a set of blocks for Mariah's baby. It was so much fun! We got way too into it though and could have stayed all night painting. You put girls, crafts, and chatting all together and we're happy.

I'm grateful for such cute friends down here in Houston and am so excited for Mariah and all of my other friends who are pregnant or just had a baby!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A new member of the family!

No I'm not pregnant. The fourth grandchild in our family was born on April 14th. Little Luke is adorable and Johanna did an amazing job! I am sad to be missing out on all the fun! I love this little guy so much already.

                                                          The proud grandparents
                                                  The beautiful new mom!

The proud mom and dad.

Love you Tal and Johanna and now..Luke!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Birthday Boy!

Mitch's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and we had so much fun celebrating. Thanks to all of our friends and family who made it such a great day!

The Friday before his birthday, we had a little party in the park and had so much fun! I let Mitch open an early birthday present-a sweet volleyball set so we could use it at the party. The competition was pretty steep all night.

Mitch being so happy about his new volleyball net.

            I made Mitch's favorite...oatmeal cake. He even blew out all the candles all by himself. He's getting to be such a big boy! 25 years old already... a quarter of a century! He has definitely made the most of those 25 years. I don't know why, but in every picture Mitch and I take together, it always looks like I'm punching him in the stomach. I'm really not.

After it got dark, we played night games which brought back so many great memories from growing up. I think I scared a lady who was walking her dog half to death when she came up on me hiding behind the cars. She stopped and looked at me crouched down creeping on the people in the park, then looked back at the people in the park and took a minute and thought about telling them that someone was creeping on them. I tried to look less suspicious and smiled and then I think she realized it was all just a game. Must not be very many night games going on in Houston. Or maybe it's just that it's more common  here to see someone creeping around cars than nightgames in the park?

 We got lots of fun packages in the mail from Mitch's parents. Just take a look at this excited doctor.
 Who asks for a reflex hammer and a tuning fork for their birthday?

As he was opening these, he was like, "sweet now I can do more tests on you Kels!" I thought to myself "oh no please not more tests." I just answered "Yes, I'm so excited about that. That will be wonderful." It's not too bad when he's doing the quick run through, but when he's doing the full out practice exam it can get annoying fast. It's sit up, lie down, turn over, sit down, lift this, lower that, and my favorite...don't let me push your leg down, now don't let me push your leg up. It's like a weight resistant work out! Oh it's the best. I like to be a really annoying patient and answer all his questions wrong. And every time he asks me if something hurts, I say yes. It's the best. Just picture him pounding that reflex hammer on my knee over and over, harder and harder, waiting for my lower leg to kick out. He claimed it was a defective hammer until our friend came over and figured out Mitch was just hitting my knee too high. I love being married to a med student!

Mitch reading his birthday card from his cute Grandparents.

 Mitch loves games! His parents sent him Liar's Dice, a Peterson classic, from Amazon.  This game is timeless. Just look at the classic 80's hair in the picture. The game even came with Yahtzee instructions slipped inside as a bonus from the previous owner. Sweet deal!

I got Mitch just boring old clothes and shoes but the kid needed some new shirts! He would rather do anything in the world than go buy himself new clothes. 

I love this 25 year old boy so much! I thought I would never love him more than I did when I married him but I keep finding more and more things I love about him. I am so grateful for all he does for me and the example he is to me. He is so unselfish and loves to serve. Even though he is super busy with school, he always makes sure that he spends time with me first. He is amazing!