Monday, October 29, 2012

Miss Danielle paints a pumpkin

DAM's first Halloween School Carnival ("Fall Fest")

He was pretty good at this (when they let him stand right in front).

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

No, John! No!

He is too young to be standing up in his crib. He'll be sleeping in my bed until we move the mattress down...again.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bad Candy Contest

At the Southern Foodways Symposium on Friday night, my friend Peter McKee and I had a "bad candy throwdown" on the front porch of Taylor Grocery.  The verdict: yes, bad candy does exist.  Both entries were awful, but--thanks to help from my brother-in-law, Marvin--my candy won because it lasted longer.  Peter's entry: an Idaho Spud, the "spud that made Idaho famous."  Coconut, cheap chocolate, and a mushy marshmallow (the only marshmallow I've ever met and not liked, incidentally).  A few quick bites and my suffering was over.  I entered a watermelon lollipop covered with chili pepper that extended all the way down the sucker stick. When your eyes watered, you couldn't use your hands to wipe them dry! It took Peter more than 10 minutes of suffering to finish it.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Shopping's not bad

when you have an icee!

Snuggling with my mama

I've missed her!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Football Saturday


"Hello Bufflies!"

They were all over M.A.'s sun garden, enjoying the splashes of color.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Team Mitchell + Shawhan

We took some photos for our Christmas cards a few weeks back.  This image sums up about how it all went.  At least Cousin Madeleine looked at the camera and behaved.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A visit from Granddaddy and Nana

And several readings of Otis the Tractor.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

All smiles

Hanging out with my mama.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

John is 6 months!

And his mama is very late posting his photos.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Almost sitting up

Been practicing over a week, but the parents are slow with the cameras these days.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Brother, can you spare a crumb?

Meeting Aunt Anne

Sunday kitchen picnic

We had to picnic indoors with Cousin Madeleine because of all the rain this past weekend.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy birthday, Gram!

My crazy big brother has decided to wear Daddy's dress shoes to celebrate your day. Love, John