Category Archives: Children

Baking with Granny Jo Jo

Below is my mom … mom to three girls (I’m the youngest), grandma to six grandkids, and “Granny Jo Jo” to six great-grandkids. She turns/turned 84 on August 24. You’ll see this first picture again soon because I am entering it in an I Heart Faces Weekly Photo Challenge called “White.” The picture has to […]

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LoraLee - August 24, 2011 - 1:26 AM

Oh my gosh, is this the cutest idea ever!!! Mary, you never cease to amaze me. What a precious way to cherish the kids at these adorable ages with such beautiful pictures with Grandma Jo Jo. I loved the kids’ darling aprons. And as I always say, I enjoy your captions as much as the pictures!! Keep up the wonderful work. I will be back to see what’s next.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 24, 2011 - 8:25 AM

Lora Lee, you’re the best. I compete every week against 600 or more photographers so while I’ll never win against the great competitors, it’s always fun entering any way.

Linda Johnston - August 24, 2011 - 8:33 AM

What precioius pictures! Granny Jo Jo is very brave to take on baking with toddlers AND have her picture taken to boot. Give your wonderful Mama Happy Birthday wishes from me.

Megan - August 24, 2011 - 1:12 PM

What a sweet post for Grandma…I loved all the descriptions of her character, personality and loving demeanor. She is a keeper…we’re all so very lucky, aren’t we.

Oh, and the pics- you’re totally gonna win. ūüėČ

Roberta Johnston - August 24, 2011 - 2:00 PM

What a wonderful memory for your mom and those precious grandkids to have; and for the generations to come! Great idea Mary and even better that you were able to capture all their personalities to boot! Very creative, reminds me of something Sandra Lee would do on her show “Semi Homemade”! She always has her background match her outfits or visa versa, but it’s always beautiful (just like your work!) Blessings to your mom on her 84th!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 24, 2011 - 5:06 PM

Roberta, cool comments that are truly appreciated and I will give my mom your blessings. I let her read my blog today and she snickered in a place or two … didn’t ask which ones since I figured it was the comment about the obstinate woman in the family. Yes, me included at times. Thanks for reading Roberta. Mary

Your Man - August 24, 2011 - 5:08 PM

I BELIEVE YOU WILL outdo all of the other 600 or so entrants. Nobody does WHITE like u do. Great great pics. My grandkids r the cutest ever.

[…] of the adventure … if you want to see more of what progressed, you can find it here:¬†Baking with Granny Jo Jo.¬†Surprisingly, the cake turned out pretty good … what wasn’t on the floor of […]

Ella at 9 Months

This is Ella and she is 9 months old! That’s 9 months of hugs and kisses, diaper changes, smiles, pouts, wrapping her daddy around her finger, learning to crawl, to stand up, putting everything in her mouth, getting two teeth, and to just be a joy to everyone around her. She is a C-U-T-I-E!¬†I had […]

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Sheila Webb Clark - June 28, 2011 - 5:07 AM

Gorgeous photos Mary!

[…] a blue ribbon at the Fair from one of those images of Ella and her cousins), again when Ella was¬†9¬†months, and then at her ONEderful First Birthday. Then I photographed¬†Ella and her cousins¬†again this […]

Miss Ella and the Boys

Ella is almost 7 months with big dark blue eyes and two cousins that think she’s pretty cool. I took¬†family portraits last November when Ella was just a couple months old and was privileged to be asked to take hers again now. She was the focus and her cousins would join her for some Easter-outfit […]

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amandapfeifer - May 9, 2011 - 4:07 AM

That second from the last one made me laugh! That needs to be hanging on a wall somewhere!

Christine Ellis - May 9, 2011 - 7:30 AM

Great photos Mary! I love the last two!!! So sweet!

Roberta Johnston - May 9, 2011 - 10:56 AM

What beautiful pictures, darling, darling children! What wonderful memories for their parents to have for years to come. Ella had some wonderful outfits, baby modeling here she comes!! Great job as always Mary!!

botut - May 11, 2011 - 4:28 PM

OH This is THE BEST one EVER! Really! I love these!! and the descriptions…LOL. Thanks for the smiles Mary.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - May 11, 2011 - 7:38 PM

Wow, Beth (and you other commentators), thanks for boosting my confidence. I get to photograph Ella in another few months – yippee!

[…] you would like to see the entire post of Ella and her cousins, check it out here in the post called “Miss Ella and the Boys.”¬† She’s a cutie, this […]

[…] is 18 months old and you’ve seen her before here¬†(at 6 months)¬†and again at her Onederful Birthday Party last September. It was a year ago at […]

[…] when Ella was just a new baby and I was first starting out two years ago, at Easter when Ella was 3 months¬†(I won a blue ribbon at the Fair from one of those images of Ella and her cousins), again when […]

Sugar and Spice … and a Little Dirt Bike?

Meet “Ry”, a sweet, petite,¬†almost five-year old with some good upbringing! Take for example being out in the cold for over an hour and never once, not once, whimpering or complaining or backtalking or crying or anything even remotely negative — through several clothing changes no less. I got report back from her sweet step-mom […]

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Stacey - March 31, 2011 - 8:57 AM

Mary, these pictures are GREAT! Nice job! Michelle, you guys are too cute – Ry, looks adorable and those of you and Jim are so good!

botut - April 2, 2011 - 3:47 PM

Hola Mary – I have something for you over at my blog. Come and see……

Chad, Holly, and Ryker « Fairly Candid - November 2, 2011 - 8:38 PM

[…] be pretty fun to hang out with! I heard nothing but great things about them from Michelle of ¬†Sugar and Spice … and a Little Dirt Bike.¬†I arranged to meet¬†Chad, Holly, and Ryker¬†at a park on one of the most beautiful afternoons the […]

Jim, Michelle and Ryan « Fairly Candid - November 15, 2011 - 12:18 PM

[…] photographed them around Easter when Ryan turned 5 (and it was cold then too). She had a little dirt bike with training wheels that was so cute … and I just learned she no longer needs them! Rock on […]

GAP, Check This Kid Out!

My first grandchild turned ONE in October!¬† Gone are the more cuddly days of Gramma bouncing him to sleep on an exercise ball and watching him learn to sit up and crawl. ¬†He went from baby to little man overnight it seems.¬† He is now a walker, loves our stairs, his trucks, the animals, anything […]

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Megan - November 11, 2010 - 6:43 AM

I can’t WAIT til you get your lenses on her! ūüôā

fairlycandid - November 12, 2010 - 1:39 AM

You and me both lady!!!!

Aubrey Archuleta - November 17, 2010 - 9:25 PM

YES! This just made my whole month! I WILL be calling you! ;0)

Heeeeee’s TWO! « Fairly Candid - October 20, 2011 - 6:28 AM

[…] 20). Pictures taken of him one year ago were the first pictures on Fairly Candid. It was titled “GAP! Check This Kid Out” because GAP was doing a Casting Call that Danielle wanted to enter. We obviously didn’t win, […]

First and Last “Visit” « Fairly Candid - October 21, 2011 - 3:28 PM

[…] I started my blog last October, when our first grandchild, MJ, turned one. (You can see his post here.) I’ve never posted baby pictures so I wanted to relive her first (and last) […]