Friday, May 31, 2013

D's last day of school

He was less cooperative for the last day of school pictures than he was for pictures on his first day of school, but it's clear that our fella has grown! (Photos taken May 22.)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

David had a 5-star day!

He behaved for speech testing, was rewarded with ice cream, got to pick up his dad at the airport, and ended the evening with his train set and Lightning McQueen (both of which he "earned back" today as potty training continues).

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day picnic w/ Grady

and his moms, of course. Thanks for hosting us!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

First lunch at Vicksburg Chick-Fil-A

And the boys fell asleep on the 3 minute ride home. Praise be!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

If I had a hammer...

"I'd eat it," sings John.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tasty and delicious

That's what David declared the cake he snitched off the counter while I changed John in the back of the house. He's right; Sandy's cake is delicious!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Splash Pad

After the mud episode, the best idea we had to clean the boys up was to put them in the splash pad that they received for Christmas. We thought it was a good idea, until--after starting the water--Mary Beth realized how much of the splash pad was inflatable. She and Ned almost passed out blowing up the whale slide, the palm tree, the giant fish, the starfish rings, the shade rainbow, etc. We put John in a swimsuit, but David quickly stripped out of his play clothes and insisted on splashing in his birthday suit. Team Mitchell has moved into the Wisteria neighborhood--sorry, Sandy!

Turn your back for one minute...

and David dumps out a glass of water to make mud, and John commences eating it. Is the bottom photo what John will look like with a beard in about 20 years?

Catching up on the Blog

Apologies that things have been silent this week. We've been running 10 different directions, and there hasn't been much time for blogging. A quick recap:
Image courtesy of Google
On Wednesday, we went to Jackson to see Lyle Lovett with our friend, Sandy. He was terrific. He played for 2.5 hours, and Ned and I enjoyed a "grown up" evening while Nana and Granddaddy kindly kept the boys. (Thanks, y'all!)

Image courtesy of Google

On Thursday, we recovered from our Wednesday trip to Jackson. We got home Wednesday night/Thursday morning at 12:30 a.m., and we've decided we're too old to be doing that kind of stuff. We all dragged the entire day, and quietly ended the night watching the series finale of The Office. Sad to see it go, but I comfort myself with the knowledge that Arrested Development will be on Netflix in a couple of weeks.

Image "borrowed" from Shelby's Facebook page -- Senior Prom
Last night, Friday, Aunt Angie came over to watch the boys so Ned and I could again travel to Jackson for Shelby's graduation. She was an honor graduate, so she should have no troubles at LSU. Congrats, Shelby!
April 2012
And, finally, because we cannot have an entire post without a photo of the boys, here's a flashback picture from John's first meeting with Aunt Angie.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Picnic

We met Ned for lunch at ERDC after picking up David from preschool today. David ran around, John sneezed yogurt all over me, and Ned managed to scarf some lunch. I ate the cookie I packed for the "kid dessert" and grabbed a bite when I got home. Madness, but fun.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Meeting Logan Lucille

So sweet and tiny! Notice the little feet.

Muffins with Mama

David and Mama enjoyed muffins at preschool this morning. The kids learned a song that they were supposed to sing, but David didn't participate. As we colored at the table this afternoon, though, I recognized it as he sang it softly and then he gave me a solo command performance when I asked (and promised a candy prize). Bribery...I'm not above it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Introducing Logan Lucille Bendele

Born this past Sunday to proud parents Jessica and Marvin, along with the best big sister in all of Texas, Larkin Elizabeth. Meanwhile, back in Mississippi, Uncle Ned anxiously awaits the upcoming weekend road trip to see his two favorite nieces.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Quite the pickle, eh, David?

He crawled in John's crib with the help of a stepstool, but now he can't figure out how to escape. I think I have the only kids on Earth who've never tried scaling the rails.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

John is famous!

He has a full page photo in VICKSBURG IMPRESSIONS magazine thanks to Lauchlin. And he's precious, of course. The article is all about the local man, Mr. Hall, who makes wooden rocker toys.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

First barber shop haircut

All was good until Mr. Downey brought out the clippers. That man has the patience of a saint. David, not so saintly...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rainy afternoon watching Curious George

Mama gave in to the tv. The running-in-circles-around-the-house routine was more than she could take.