Benjamin and Sam make “Jabizri Beetles” and other creatures from The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle.
Archive for March, 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.
With Granddaddy, all conversations are silly.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
As I write this, AC is now on an airplane (hopefully asleep!) bound for London.
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
I attended a couple of sessions on children’s book publishing at the awesome (and free!) Virginia Festival of the Book today.
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!
Benjamin and Sam hunt for Leprechaun’s booty at Meade Park on St. Patrick’s Day.
“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.
Midway through the semester, parents are invited into the gym to watch the kids do their thing.
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. […]