Archive for March, 2011

31 March 2011 Jabizri Beetles

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Benjamin and Sam make “Jabizri Beetles” and other creatures from The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle.

30 March 2011 Last Day of Explorations Winter Term

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

29 March 2011 Back on the Road Again

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

28 March 2011 Raggedy Ann

Monday, March 28th, 2011

This is my childhood Raggedy Ann sitting next to a Holly Hobbie doll. I used to play with these a lot. I never, however, played “battle” with them, as Sam did today.

27 March 2011 A Silly Conversation

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

With Granddaddy, all conversations are silly.

26 March 2011 Spring Training

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

A trip to Pennsylvania would not be complete without a game of baseball or two. Granddaddy had to reteach Sam how to play, since her time in the UK seemed to have erased her memory of the quintessential American game.

25 March 2011 Ready for French Class

Friday, March 25th, 2011

24 March 2011 Water Madness

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

In April Sam will begin a month-long, biweekly swim class at Charlottesville new city pool. I thought it would be a good idea for us to check it out beforehand, so we went this afternoon for “family swim” hours. The pool facilities are gorgeous. Sam kept referring to the family pool as a “playground” and […]

23 March 2011 Scarf Dance

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Please Mind the Gap

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

This video is likely of interest only to me, but I wanted to preserve it, because it is so representative of our time in the UK: a train ride through green and wet countryside, Sam gazing out the window, and my reading of a book (in this case, Watership Down) interrupted by the automatic train […]

22 March 2011 Back to the UK

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

As I write this, AC is now on an airplane (hopefully asleep!) bound for London.

21 March 2011 Bookworms

Monday, March 21st, 2011

20 March 2011 First Day of Spring

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

This is Sam’s poem for the first day of spring (I have normalized the spelling): Flowers Grow in the Spring twirling in the sunshine Look at them

19 March 2011 Virginia Festival of the Book

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

I attended a couple of sessions on children’s book publishing at the awesome (and free!) Virginia Festival of the Book today.

18 March 2011 Eugénie et Pascal en Virginie

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Poor Eugénie and Pascal. They’ve moved around nearly as much as we have–from the Bay Area to Brighton to Charlottesville–as has my little kid French class, which debuted today. We had 12 kids, ages 1-8. Mon Dieu!

17 March 2011 Leprechaun Gold

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Benjamin and Sam hunt for Leprechaun’s booty at Meade Park on St. Patrick’s Day.

16 March 2011 Green Goo

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

15 March 2011 MGV

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

“MGV” stands for “Moto à grande vitesse,” which means “high speed motorcycle.” That’s what we called this bike back in CA. It arrived today, the last of our belongings from the Golden State, and AC was pretty darned thrilled. He’s really not happy unless he’s doing something dangerous.

14 March 2011 Midway Matinee

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Midway through the semester, parents are invited into the gym to watch the kids do their thing.

13 March 2011 Sunday Football/Soccer

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

AC has joined the “age 40 and over” city Soccer league and played his first game last Sunday evening on the “Sporting Cville” team. Let me tell you, those age 40 and over players are out for blood. They certainly got a lot of AC’s. Not pictured above is the enormous gash in his leg. […]