I Love Peach Ice Cream and I’m Already Scared of Halloween

This past weekend, Mom and I took a trip to West Point to visit the Grandfolks up there as well as my Uncle Mike and Aunt Lindsey. Not sure who is doing the naming in Virginia, but they need to get their act together. I have two Uncle Mikes? Both in Virginia? I’m really supposed to keep this straight! Not likely.

Anyway, while in West Point, I was coddled a lot. People took their turns holding me. Some received little surprises in return. They had a little surprise for me. I got to eat Peach ice cream (shhh, don’t tell Pops). It is now my favorite thing in the world. Sorry Penguin. Sorry Hokie Bird. Sorry Mommy.

Pops was away for the weekend at his little writer’s conference in Myrtle Beach. He gets to go to the beach all by himself for a whole weekend and stay at the Hilton on the water. Am I the only one wondering if there is such a thing as a writer’s conference? If so, do they really get anything accomplished? I’m sure he had fun hobnobbing with those uppity people. He told me he was one of the youngest there. I have a hard time believing that. Pops is the oldest person I know.

In other news, I’ve been doing a lot of eating, sleeping and growing. Not sure how much I weigh right now, but I’m having a hard time seeing my toes.  I’m starting to sleep longer through the nights. Mommy bundles me up really warm so I don’t want to wake up. That seems like a shady tactic to me. She is missing out on all the fun we can have in the middle of the night when Pops is asleep. 

My first Halloween is coming up this weekend. I don’t really understand this holiday. Mom assures me it’s great fun, but it sounds a bit ridiculous. A bunch of weirdos dressed up to look even more weird, running around in the middle of the night asking for candy and throwing toilet paper in trees. I guess I shouldn’t knock it till I try it, but I’ve never had any use for toilet paper. Does that mean I can throw diapers in the trees?

Mom also says my costume is her greatest accomplishment, so I guess you guys should stay tuned. She is talking it up so much around the house it’s destined for disappointment, but I’ll let her have a few minutes of fun.

I really have nothing  more to add. Stay tuned after Halloween. I’m sure I’ll have plenty to say about the Folks and their shenanigans.

Izaak P. Mitchell, Esq.

Oh yeah, one more thing.



A Lot of Stuff to Get Through

It’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve been busy. The Folks have been taking me out to watch Hokie Football games. I’ve seen more family. I’ve been growing. And, I’m learning to play and make noises that sound like words, at least to me. Of course, Mom and Pop aren’t getting it. They keep trying to confuse me. One is telling me to say “Daddy” and the other is telling me to say “Mommy.” I’m busy trying to tell them important stuff like “change the channel,” “this music sucks,” “get me a bottle” and “don’t you ever put me in this outfit again.”

While I’m getting better at talking, I’m knocking it out of the park when it comes to sitting up and playing with my toys.

I met new family members this past weekend. Who knew I knew people in Connecticut. I hung out with my great-grandmother, my great-aunt Kathy and a cousin, Susan, who is actually from Virginia Beach. They ate fancy food while I had milk. That’s par for the course around here. Anyway, I talked to them too, but I’m not sure if they understood me any better than the Folks. Since they came down here, I suppose I now have to go up to Connecticut. I’m not sure how I’ll do in Connecticut. I’m told it is COLD!

There is a bit of drama going on in the house. I received a gift in the mail from MaMa Mitchell–a Hokie Bird. Now, I love my Penguin. Me and the Penguin have been through a lot together, but sometimes he is in the other room when I need to take a nap. Sometimes he needs to be washed. I now have a nice, soft Hokie Bird. I can’t be mean to the Hokie Bird. I think as long as I keep them in separate rooms, I can pull this off.

Speaking of the Hokies, they have won 2 games since I last posted, which is good; however, they still are not inspiring confidence in me. They almost blew it against Miami, and they took a long time to get going against Wake Forest. Stiney and his offense are looking much better, but the O-line still doesn’t know how to block and that will mean trouble later on. I’m gonna have grey hairs before this season is over.

That’s about it for now. I’ll try to post a little more often, but being little keeps me busy.

Izaak P. Mitchell, Esq.

The Doc Lady is on My List

So I had an appointment with the Doc lady yesterday. It’s been a while, about 2 months, and the last time they stuck me with a bunch of needles. I didn’t think they would try something like that again. I was wrong.

It went well in the beginning. They weighed me and measured my head and the Folks talked about how much I was eating, yadda, yadda, yadda.  The Doc lady thought it was great that I could recognize their faces and voices. I was thinking they must let anyone become doctors nowadays. Of course I recognize the Folks. They feed me! I have to know who to hold responsible when I am not fed in a timely manner.

After all the chit chat and going over some new forms, I was thinking this wasn’t so bad and we were ready to hit the road. Not so fast. The nurse came back in and out came the needles–one in my right leg, the other in my left. I was not shy in voicing my displeasure, and it’s a good thing they couldn’t understand the exact words I was trying to say.

Mommy made it better, but I did get to say my peace. The Doc lady and the nurse are on my list and it is not a list you want to be on. 

There is some good news. I am now 12.6 pounds, which is about 12lbs, 10 oz. That puts me on the growth chart for babies that are a true 4 months old, so I’m gaining ground. Also, Mommy bought me this great new toy I can look at. I need to lay more on my side for a while so the back of my head doesn’t turn out so flat. I can lay on my side and look at this contraption. It plays music, stuff moves, there are bubbles and lights are everywhere–it’s pretty much my favorite thing in the world right now.

Other than the Doc playing her little games, it’s been a pretty good week. It has taken a while to get over the Hokie loss, but we have another game this week.

Go Hokies!

Izaak P. Mitchell, Esq.