Louis Wilcox Mitchell, III (Trip)

Satcha Faith Gwyn

Elliot Louis Mitchell

Pokemon Cupcakes

Pokemon Cupcakes - we almost made em all!

Pokemon Party friends

Eating Cupcakes

Pokemon Friends

Opening his presents

Blowing out the candles
Blowing out the candles

Elliot's Pokemon drawings

Zapdos, Artecuno, Moltres & MewTwo - All Legendaries!
Drawn by Elliot

Eliot 2005
July 3, 2005

Elliot 2004

September 7, 2004

Eliot September 2004

June 18, 2004

July 10, 2004

race car party
Elliot's 5th Race Car Birthday Party

race car cake
Race Car Cake!

Elliot in March 2003

October 15, 2003

Elliot at his 3rd birthday party

Elliot's Great Train Cake

@ Allaire State Park July 2000

September 2006 - Elliot just turned 8! We took him and two friends to Pt. Pleasant Beach Boardwalk for an afternoon of rides. Ironically, though this was Elliot's choice, he is not a big fan of rides. He wanted to ride the more tame selections, but he was too big for several of them. Alex loves the rides, and because we had just the right mix of tastes, the adventurous ones road the thrilling rides, Elliot enjoyed the atmosphere and the kiddie rides, and we all enjoyed pizza and cupcakes afterwards. So much less "to do" than his regular birthday extravaganzas. Elliot has finished reading his way through a set of Time Life Encyclopedias about all kinds of natural phenomena: Earthquakes, Floods, Gemstones, Glaciers, Volcanos. When he is not having his daily hour of video game, he seems to be reading or playing with Bionicles most of the time, and drawing and pretending with Alex the rest.

July 2005 - Elliot is planning a Pokemon Party for this year's birthday theme. His favorite thing is reading and playing his gameboy. He reads his game guide for hours - preparing for future quests and battles. He also really enjoys the Series of Unfortunate Events books.

August 2004 - Elliot is going to be 6 in under 2 weeks! (I guess I'd better get those party invitations made!) He is still a big Harry Potter fan. We went to see the movie, and he plays with his Harry Potter legos, and we are having a Harry Potter Birthday Party - although I haven't quite figured out what that will mean. Elliot also loves Pokemon - he was given his cousin Trevor's old collection of cards, so I feel so fortunate being spared requests to buy them. Now that he can read, he is really looking forward to playing some video games with Trip. Elliot loves to play with words, and draw pictures and imagine games and pretend scenes with Alex. He still likes to pretend he's a cat, and for his back to school supplies he chose a VERY CUTE folder with a kitten on it. I'm wondering if he's going to change his mind about that when he gets to school. (He quickly rejected another "girly" looking folder, but somehow the kittens and flowers are just fine). I can't believe how quickly the years have gone by!

2003 - Elliot is 4! His favorite thing to do is play on his iMac. He has upgraded since Trip bought me a new computer for Valentine's Day. His newest favorite games are Reader Rabbit Kindergarten and Freddie Fish. He likes to listen to Disney Lullabies as he falls to sleep and A Children's Celebration of Song for singing and dancing. He and Alex play together with trains (but not so much lately), and Dinosaurs (sometimes) but his favorite thing to do is pretend he's different characters from his movies (usually Disney movies) or pretending to be dogs and cats. Alex is getting better at this, now. Elliot is doing well in his Pre-Kindergarten classes in Bradley Beach Elementary School - he learned how to sing The Itsy Bitsy Spider in Spanish, and is learning about letter sounds now. He is registered for Kindergarten, but I have mixed feelings about it and am waiting to check out the classroom before we decide on the schooling plan for this coming fall. Size: 5T / 11 shoe. Looks like: Daddy! - It's nearly unanimous (but he has my sunny disposition) Favorite foods: Pasta, Italian Ices from Dominic's, hot pretzels, regular pretzels, cheddar cheese, broccoli! Tricks: Using the potty! An astounding vocabulary, and now nearly as fast as Trip on the computer! Turnoffs: Going to bed, eating certain vegetables, (sometimes) playing with Alex. Favorite quotes: "Alex is getting his BABY breath on me!!"

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Updated: August 1, 2004

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