Saturday, August 23, 2008

Happy Birthday
Little Boy!

We LOVE our Mitchell!

I found a little list of things to remember the other day and thought they would be fun to share on this little guys' birthday.  He has brought so much happiness and funny moments into our lives--I don't think I will ever be ready to have him grow up.  Sending him to kindergarten next week is killing me; he's been such a darling sidekick the past six years.  I could not love him more.

Mitchell the PILGRIM:

Mitchell brought in some old scriptures today. 
"Who's are these? Can I have them?" he asked.  I told him,  yes. 
He then started looking at the pictures in the back.
He showed me one of the garden tomb then the ruins in Capernaum. 

M:   Where is this place?

I told him it's in Israel where Jesus lived. That those were the places where Jesus did 
lots of his miracles, like healing people.

M: Can we go there?

J: Maybe someday. Wouldn't that be neat? 

M: Is it close? 

J: No, very far.

I pulled up a world map and said, "See we live here and we have to go all the way over the ocean, across all these other countries, then there is Israel."

You could see his mind working for a few seconds.

"Mom, you know that twadle (cradle)  in your room.. that Camille used to sleep in? Could I use that for a boat---and go there?"

the PEACEMAKER...

Tonight at dinner we set a new family goal.  We decided not to joke or talk about the neighbors next door (the ones that hate us). We asked the three kids why we shouldn't act like Steve?

Long pause from everyone.

Mitchell said, "Because that would make us, the kind of person that he is." (WOW)

the PROTECTOR...

Camille woke up crying from a nap. I went in and she said, "Monster." 
"Did you dream about a monster?" I asked. 
"Yes...Mitchell get it. Mitchell shooted it. He cover my eyes."

the PANICKED...

Mitchell walked by my door this morning and stopped dead in his tracks, looking in wide-eyed at the ironing board that was set up.

"Wait a minute...why's that up?  It's not church day is it!?



18 comments:

partii said...

Mitchell, I will miss having a helper at work. Who will help me serve lunch to students or carry tools to build MHF? You'll have to play hookie every now and then for old times sake! Happy Birthday to my bestest helper!

Jayne Layne said...

MY LITTLE LOVEY! Happy birthday Mitchell! Those stories are so cute, I could just eat him!

I can't believe how old you are!

up in bubbles said...

Cute little boy. We are so glad that you and Johnny are such pals. Happy Birthday and I hope you have a great birthday. Love, Uncle John, Aunt Kelley, Johnny, George and James.

Chris said...

Mitchell, I remember visiting you in the hospital when you were only a day old. I can't believe that was six years ago. You are such a nice boy and I love your curly hair and your great hugs! Happy Birthday! Love, Chris

VEGAS VIC said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Mitchell, happy birthday to you, Cha, Cha, Cha.... we are so happy to have you as our grandson.
Hope your birthday is very happy and that you have a great school year.

Love you,
Gpa and Gma

Mitch said...

Mitchell!! My best buddy!! I can't believe you're SIX YEARS OLD!!! Man, every time i see you your muscles get bigger and bigger! I hope you have an awesome today on your birthday. I love you so much bud. Keep being a nice brother and cousin. Happy Birthday Dude!!! Love ya!

Mitch said...

P.s This post had me on the verge of tears a few times. There isn't much better than seein this cute little kid pop up when you open your blog. Man, i miss them all......sadness :(

JENNIFRO said...

And now you GET how I feel about you, Mitch.

I am so proud he has your name. XOXO

Robert said...

Mitchell, you're a funny kid!!! Happy Birthday, buddy! Thanks for being such a great big cousin to my two little girls, Caroline and Elizabeth. They really look up to you. You're the strongest kid ever!

Love,
Uncle Rob

jill said...

What a doll face!!! I LOVE these little stories about our Mitchell!!! I love you Mitchell SO much and I know that you'll love school!!! Happy Birthday Sugar!!

We love you!!!!
Aunt Jill, Uncle Rob, Caroline and Elizabeth

Ann Marie said...

Very cute tribute! So, you have 2 August birthdays! :)FUN!
I hope your day with your family is a happy one!

I loved that you wrote down those cute little things about him. The one about boating to Israel is the cutest thing ever! How creative to think of using the cradle... Doesn't your husband have some sort of a boat?
You'll have to go with him there oneday...

Christian said...

Happy birthday Mitchell! I would love to take the boat across the water with you!

Elisa said...

I LOVE those quotes. What a sweet little boy, and those curls are to die for.

Jek said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LITTLE CUTE MITCHELL!! YOU ARE SUCH A GREAT KID, AND I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ARE STARTING KINDERGARTEN!! I REMEMBER YOU WERE THE CUTEST LITTLE NEWBORN BABY AND WE WOULD ALWAYS PUT YOUR FACE UP TO THE LIGHTS TO TRY AND GET YOU TO WAKE UP BECAUSE ALL YOU WANTED TO DO WAS SLEEP!! I SURE LOVE YOU. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

CrazeeAngee said...

Smiley Mitchell, Happy birthday to my favorite little boy down the street!! I can't believe we have had six years of fun and memories to boot. Times flies when you have a friend and buddy like you!! Thanks for being such a good friend to my boys and such a good helper to your family and their crazy friends. We love and adore you too!! Pinch your mom for thinking she has such sensitive friends..... so silly....(o:

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday Mitchell!

Lauralee said...

fun stories..
love the panicked one! ha! I have heard that same line too many times!

what a cute boy!

eggy said...

Mitchell...What's up big dude! I can't wait for your pirate party this weekend! Think we can find some sand to build a castle? You know you are my favorite sand castle builder?!?!?