Sunday, May 15, 2011

Some Things Are Best Left to the Professionals

These pictures were taken by Brooke Battersby, a professional photographer, on May 8, 2011...

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Fishin' Hole

Is there a better way to spend a nice Sunday afternoon than fishing out of a paddle boat? Maybe. But it's still a lot of fun, especially when you're looking for low-key activities during tonsil-surgery recovery. So a couple of weeks ago, we joined the Wolff Pack for a trip to the lake (a short trip to this particular lake, about two miles from our house)...

This is the hat Claire would have worn to the Royal Wedding had she not declined the invitation (or to the Kentucky Derby if she were old enough for bourbon).

She sat this one out, watching us from the shore and occasionally chewing on pine cones.

Henry handles the fishing pole. Unfortunately, the fish weren't biting that day, so he got a realistic introduction to the sport.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

North Mississippi Allstars

We were in Oxford last weekend for Double Decker. When you have two kids under the age of five, the key to a successful Double Decker Festival is beating the crowds to ride the double decker bus (and also, them not breaking any of the art)...

Henry waits, very seriously, for that bus ride

Once aboard, Claire shows off her new favorite activity: waving

Grilled cheese with a side of live music

Someone is excited about her new red shoes

Pop shares his perch on Square Books' balcony with Henry

And finally, Henry and his buddy Sanders -- and Claire -- break it down North-Mississippi-hill-country-blues style...