Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pontotoc Weekend

Mary Beth's work in Oxford afforded the kids some weekend country time in Pontotoc. They loved it. They fished and kissed fish (well, John did). They went to the Bodock Festival in downtown Pontotoc and enjoyed a petting zoo where they were fearless in feeding llamas and pigs. John even met Spider-Man, though David politely passed on the opportunity for Spidy to pick him up. He preferred to admire his hero from afar.

Two brothers...

...two very different views on the appropriate distance to keep between the fisherman and his catch.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

He'll never find more fish!

Jimmy says...

"THAT'S my tractor! Its driver is so handsome."

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Relaxing in Pontotoc

John and Mary Claire enjoyed themselves in Pontotoc this week while Mary Beth was running a conference in Oxford. David and Ned held down the fort in Vicksburg.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Flashback: being silly with Granddaddy

"These binoculars don't work at all, John! They make you look so small."

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

First attempt for John

Alas, nothing to report. More of this in our future.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

David didn't think this through

John was quick to take advantage.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A visit from Granddaddy

Super Patriotic Granddaddy!

Friday, September 19, 2014

The kids seemed quiet yesterday...

so I went on a hunt to see what was happening, and found them sitting together sweetly watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. John didn't even seem to mind that MC stole his drink.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cuteness contest

Perhaps sensing the new competition in Savannah, Mary Claire and John decided to up their game a bit this week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Introducing Dorothy Jane Lasseter Dean

Now that Sarah and Brian have had time to share their good news, we want to share it, too! We're excited to welcome our newest niece into the world, Miss Dorothy Jane. She was born on Monday (also my brother Patrick's birthday), and has a head full of hair that makes Mary Claire green with envy. Cousin rivalry aside, all the Mitchell kids are excited to have a new baby in the mix when we go home for the next family holiday.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lunch w/ MC and J

by J's request, of course.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy birthday to Patrick!

Guess we couldn't have topped your other birthday surprise, so it shouldn't matter that your gift will arrive late. Love you!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Say cheese!

Friday, September 12, 2014

First pecan pie

Mary Claire scored her first taste of pecan pie tonight at the Christ Church supper club. She was more enthused than these photos indicate.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

At their peak

The moon vine and Passion flower, respectively, have really been showing out this week. John is very impressed.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy birthday, Darcey!

A petting zoo, pony rides, cowboy hats, and a jail! We could probably use a cage at our house this afternoon, bc the boys went wild with the unlimited Skittles and gummy bears.

Thursday, September 4, 2014