We eventually woke up on Saturday,we had a late night of painting and scrabble the night before. After walking Roxy, feeding the kids and starting my home made marinara sauce ( just call me Martha), I got really ambitious and decided to hit the Y for a quick workout (I am going to look fantastic soon, just in time to get pregnant all over again.) When I cam home everyone was awake and there was a fresh pot of coffee brewing in the kitchen. I love the smell of coffee, but only have it in the house when my Mom or the boys are here. Matt was working out in the yard and getting ready for the party that evening. The day was laid back and relaxed and the smell of my sauce filled the house. Sadly the boys had to leave before the party started since they had a show in St. Pete that night. We bid farewell, but not before we got some awesome pictures in the backyard.
Shortly after the boys left our party guests began arriving. We are so happy that everyone (except for Trevor, Caci and Jace...happy birthday Trevor!) was able to make it for the party. The weather was perfect and we were able to eat outside. And eat we did! We had pasta with my marinara sauce and Matt's famous alfredo sauce. Hence the need for the workout earlier in the day! We ate pasta, salad and bread to our hearts content and just as were finishing up a slight sprinkle began to fall.
We were pretty excited that Brian was able to enjoy some of Matt's alfredo sauce since he has recently discovered he can't have anything with gluten and a bunch of other stuff. It limits a lot of what he can eat and eating is a big deal when you are a Mitchell.
We headed inside and sang happy birthday and had cake, cupcakes (thanks Sarah) and brownies. I decided to make Dax a skateboard cake this year and think it came out pretty dang cute. Matt did the design, we were going for the DC symbol but with Dax's initials instead.
Happy Birthday Dax!!!
The "wheels" were a big hit! I am glad that I noticed Matt was eating them before we were without wheels for the cake!
I am Barrett's favorite Aunt because I gave him a chocolate donut/wheel. How cute is he?!
Anna Mae looked every bit a princess in her crown
Dax was so happy he decided to get on top of the chairs and dance a little.
Present time. Dax got so many great gifts this year. We are having so much fun playing with all the new skateboard toys, RC dinosaur, hot wheels, lincoln logs, puzzles and more! You guys rock!
I would have to say the big it of the night was the Tony Hawk helmet. Thanks Auntie Amanda, Uncle Ian and Finn! Dax told us it was just what he wished for.
Finn picked out a Transformer card for Dax. Dax loved it!!
A good time was had by all. Good food, great friends, awesome family and presents make for an amazing birthday. Here's to our boy, Maddax Lee! We love you so much!!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Posted by Sarah at 2:51 PM