Archive for February, 2011

28 February 2011 The Indoor Playground

Monday, February 28th, 2011

I can’t decide what cracks me up more: the fact that there’s an indoor playground in Charlottesville’s “Fashion Square” Mall (very handy on a rainy day) or the fact that it’s Jeffersonian themed. Notice the stack of “books” that Sam and Benjamin are climbing on. One of them is a “Jefferson Bible.” Right outside of […]

27 February 2011 The Shredder

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Make that the broken shredder. AC gave it a go, he really did, but even greasy thumbed “Mr. Fix-it” gave up in the end (when turning on the shredder caused a short-circuit and all the power went out in the office.)

26 February 2011 The Charlottesville Pavilion

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

We walked to the downtown Mall and back today, passing right through the Charlottesville Pavilion– scene of summertime concerts, we hear. Sam said, “That doesn’t look anything like the Brighton Pavilion.” We laughed. She’s right.

25 February 2011 Three Capeharts

Friday, February 25th, 2011

And one endoscopy today. But no pictures of my stomach to post, thank heavens!

24 February 2011 Riverside Lunch

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Cheap, tasty, fast. Also very Southern. The waitress called us “Sweetie.”

23 February 2011 The Kitchen

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Or “I forgot to take a photo today until just now.”

22 February 2011 Dance!

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Ballet class at the city’s Crow Recreation Center. Got this shot just before the instructor closed the door.

21 February 2011 Visiting Aunt Skip at School

Monday, February 21st, 2011

20 February 2011 Crossing Under the Free Bridge

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

19 February 2011 The Scary Face Contest

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

chez Cindy and Bill. Aunt Skip has clearly won the title, after losing to Sam in the balance competition.

18 February 2011 Finally

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Our shipment from the UK arrived today. It is lovely to have a fresh set of clothes, but oh am I sick of boxes. And I must confess that the glee of different threads was mixed with sadness. The arrival of our stuff brings a new closure to our UK adventure. Except that AC gets […]

17 February 2011 Fancy Feeder

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Just in time for the Great Backyard Bird Count, which starts tomorrow. Thanks to the Marcus family for the feeder! Now we just need some birds.

16 February 2011 Playing Restaurant

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

15 February 2011 Cerys and Sam

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

and a dragon. But of course! They never did succeed in trapping their parents and running away together, but at least they still get to see each other thanks to Skype video chat.

14 February 2011 The Shape of Our Hearts

Monday, February 14th, 2011

This was a mostly me craft, although Sam did do much of the big heart. This craft is based on the yarn hearts at Family Chic. I didn’t have floral wire and I wasn’t about to buy some, though I imagine it would have been much easier to deal with. Instead I untwisted an old […]

13 February 2011 Meade Walk

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

A walk through the Meade cemetery and surrounding streets of our new neighborhood.

12 February 2011 Packing Paper

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Destination: the local recycling center. We’ve saved most of the packing paper and boxes for our next move but the last bit got packed into the back of the car.

11 February 2011 American Money

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Sam has been reading the price tags at our local grocery store and saying things like, “Look, Mom, this costs only 99p!” It was time to introduce her to American currency. Today we did math with nickels and pennies and Sam created an impromptu shop. Note that the plushie otter is a steal at only […]

10 February 2011 The Neighborhood

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

plus unidentified rubbish in the road.

9 February 2011 Playing House

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011