Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sleeping in the new year


She partied a little too hard tonight and is suffering from a milk hangover.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Driving to MS

after a stop at Zacadoo's for breakfast.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Where's John?

There he is, hiding in his new blanket made by Big Daddy.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Day recap

David got more toys than he (or his parents) could count, including this Big Rig from his Texas cousins. John's favorite toy of all (and there were many) was a new toothbrush from Gram. He spent the rest of the day brushing his teeth in the bathroom. Little Mary Claire, for her part, found the whole Christmas Day spectacle pretty exhausting.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Traveling to Valdosta



Christmas arrives early


Santa Ned gave Mary Beth a blue bottle tree. Here's to good health in 2014!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Watching West Wing with Mama

It's great for our girl night!

Santa Claus is coming to town...



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Years of alumni donations

Will earn you an official 2013 ND ornament, courtesy of the American Studies department. Thanks, Prof. Schmull!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Bath time

Everything comes in threes these days, and bath time is no different.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

David's birthday party

Thanks to all our friends for joining us for David's fourth birthday (which is actually Wednesday). And a happy birthday to Mr. Jay, who also celebrated a birthday today!
 
He got a cool new seesaw from MA and Jimmy, plus tons of other presents, including finger paints, a  Hot Wheels track, a race set, a cool Toy Story truck, a Spiderman basketball hoop, games, and a They Might Be Giants book, and some Cars cars.

There were cupcakes with cowboys, and all his friends got badges, bandanas, and cowboy hats.

Miss Patricia (a new friend) gave him finger paints.

Aunt Angie paid a visit, which made his day!

John and Grady enjoyed the seesaw, too. Grady's a good bit older than John, but John has a weight advantage, as can be clearly seen here.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Supper time: pasta and oranges



Chocolate cupcake snack

Belly aches are tiring

Screaming one minute, snoozing the next.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Let me see!

What happens when all the kids crowd the camera at once to see themselves...

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Meeting Tatum

He was cool.

Happy birthday, Jimmy!

Love, Team Mitchell
(Even though David wasn't in the mood for a photo, he wishes you a good day, too!)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Happy birthday, Cousin Larkin!

You're three!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Finally, gaining weight!

Averaging one ounce per day since our last visit. Granny would tell her to watch her figure, no doubt. :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Decorating the tree...

...and watching A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Somebody appeared in Mama's bed this a.m.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The fun has begun!

Chicken-n-dumplings, fresh-picked greens, and cornbread make for good times.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cheers!

John's latest trick: toasting! Just in time for Thanksgiving...

Monday, November 25, 2013

We love Charlie Brown!

Almost as much as the Irish.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Football weekend

The Irish took care of business, as did the Cleveland High Wildcats, but otherwise (Rebels, Eli, maybe Peyton) it's been a frustrating football weekend!