Archive for the 'Charlottesville VA' Category

22 September 2014 Downtown Mall

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

On the downtown mall early Monday morning, camera crews are setting up to provide coverage of the Hannah Graham disappearance.

17 September 2014 RevQuest

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Sam, Susie and Timmy completed RevQuest– a spy game which had us hunting for clues and deciphering encoded messages in our mission to secure the support of the French in the war for independence. Here, the kids met a contact outside of the Magazine.

15 January 2014 Strike a Pose

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The kids were instructed to strike any pose they wanted when they each came to the podium at the end of the mid-season Showcase at the Little Gym. To my astonishment, Sam’s pose was… smiling! 🙂

13 January 2014 French Club on the Run

Monday, January 13th, 2014

7 January 2014 Luxurious Double Digits

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

17 degrees Fahrenheit felt wonderful this evening after the 6 degree morning we had.

4 January 2014 Sunshine

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

3 January 2014 A Smattering of Snow

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Sam was pretty disappointed.

31 December 2013 Happy Jalapeño!

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

While we were away last week, the last lone jalapeño plant, which has been languishing indoors in a pot, ripened to red. We ate it this evening, enjoying the last bit of 2013’s bounty. Happy New Year!

20 December 2013 Rescue Operation

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The motorcycle died while AC was en route to work this morning, so Sam and I mounted a rescue mission. AC was fine. It seems to be a problem with the battery (again). He stashed the bike in a parking lot next to some classic cars, whose white walls are as wide as my arm.

19 December 2013 80 lbs

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Sam (with my help) collected and donated 80 lbs of non-perishable food to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. This is something she’s been wanting to do for a long time and we finally got it together. Sam made signs and flyers and distributed them to friends and neighbors. It was sobering to see how […]

18 December 2013 Channeling Sam’s Cookie-baking energy into Pizza-making

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

17 December 2013 Chocolate Pinwheels

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

I know, how could there be MORE cookies? What can I say: it seems to be our homeschooling curriculum this month.

16 December French Club Crafting

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Making paper bûches de Noël… I know, they should be edible and chocolate, but after all the cookie baking, I just didn’t have it in me.

15 December 2013 Cookie Baking Day 2

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

14 December 2013 Peppermint Stick Cookies

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

We were baking maniacs today: hazelnut sandwich cookies, chocolate pinwheels and peppermint stick cookies.

13 December 2013 Rolling at the Rink

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Not really a rink. Just a rec center gym. But still, free roller skating on a Friday night is pretty cool.

12 December 2013 Christmas with Grand-mère

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

11 December 2013 Surreptitious Over-the-Shoulder Shot

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

10 December 2013 The New Look

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Well, the disgruntled demeanor isn’t anything new (Sam vehemently dislikes having her picture taken of late– the effect of this Photo365 project, I think). But check out the new specs!

9 December 2013 Hypnosis

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Today in French Club we took turns playing a hypnotist who can make people believe crazy things about themselves. Tu t’appelles Alex… tu as 3 ans… tu as 21 frères… French club parents: my apologies if your child wakes up believing that he or she is a dog, a dolphin, or has 21 brothers.