30 October 2014 Tasty Seeds

October 30th, 2014

Pumpkin seeds
Sam and I roasted the pumpkin seeds she so gleefully dug out of the pumpkin flesh last night. Tasty.

29 October 2014 Pumpkin Carving

October 29th, 2014

Pumpkin carving

28 October 2014 Parkday

October 28th, 2014

parkday in fall
The circle of moms at the weekly homeschool parkday. Notice the orange tree aflame in the corner.

27 October 2014 Pumpkin

October 27th, 2014


26 October 2014 Header

October 26th, 2014

AC heads the ball for the Rivanna Rogues, who went on to beat the Goaldiggers 5-0.

25 October 2014 35th Anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic SCBWI

October 26th, 2014

And there was a cake! I think conferences should always include cake.

24 October 2014 Good Night from DC

October 26th, 2014

Hello from DC
Sam and I text message and send photos to each other the night before the SCBWI Mid-Atlantic conference in DC.

23 October 2014 Football Contrast

October 23rd, 2014

Football contrast
Every week at Sam’s soccer practice I am amused by the contrast of the field: american footballers (all boys) on one side and european footballers (all girls) on the other. And that’s a pitcher’s mound in the center of the shot. The girls end up having to play soccer on the baseball field :-/

22 October 2014 Ripe from the Backyard

October 22nd, 2014

ripe raspberries from the backyard
The raspberries are finally ripening!

21 October 2014 Leaf Storm

October 21st, 2014

Leaf storm

20 October 2014 Jouons aux cartes

October 20th, 2014

Jouons aux cartes
French Club played card games today.

19 October 2014 Pool Table Out of the House!

October 19th, 2014

Pool table on its way out
And at the top of the driveway where I will hopefully not back the car into it. Still looking for a buyer. We had one a couple of months ago but the deal fell through when we failed to get the pool table out of the basement. Now it’s out of the basement (thanks to AC’s ingenuity) but so far no one (including our original buyer) is interested. Maybe we can make outdoor billiards a new craze?

18 October 2014 Soccer Day

October 18th, 2014

Soccer Day
Sam played two soccer games today and I cheered myself hoarse.

17 October 2014 Fall Raspberries

October 17th, 2014

fall raspberries

Can’t wait till they ripen!

16 October 2014 Emerging from the Woods

October 16th, 2014

Emerging from the woods

15 October 2014 Downpour

October 15th, 2014


14 October 2014 Fall Has Arrived

October 14th, 2014

Fall has arrived

13 October 2014 French Club Back in Session

October 13th, 2014

French Club back in session

12 October 2014 Molly Likes Her New Clothes

October 12th, 2014

New clothes
from Aunt Skip. But apparently she doesn’t like wearing her glasses… rather like someone else we know :-)

11 October 2014 Throw-in

October 12th, 2014

Sam takes a throw-in in the Red v. Orange game.