Archive for July, 2011

31 July 2011 Cars 2

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

We took Sam to her first movie in a movie theater. It seemed appropriate that it be “Cars 2” because “Cars” was the first feature length film she ever saw (in 3 installments, while we were in Brighton in 2008, and she was 3 years old). Sam loves “Cars,” which has long been her comfort […]

30 July 2011 Nia

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Been hearing about Nia for a while now. It’s dancy. It’s sweaty. It’s fun!

29 July 2011 A bientôt, Pascal et Eugénie

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Today was the last day of the summer session of “Le club des amis”–now Pascal and Eugénie get to take a nice long rest. (If only I could join them!)

28 July 2011 1 Dead in Attic

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Book Club met tonight, bedecked in Mardi Gras beads, to discuss Chris Rose’s 1 Dead in Attic. The book of essays about life in post-Katrina New Orleans is devastating, poignant, humorous and often Just Too Much. I got to take home the Mardi Gras beads for Sam. She was thrilled, though puzzled as to why […]

27 July 2011 Football

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I am still wiped from last night’s “Family Football” hour. This morning Sam found our inflatable England football from last summer in the basement, and she’s been practicing her fancy footwork with it.

26 July 2011 Science School for Bears

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

25 July 2011 “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone”

Monday, July 25th, 2011

24 July 2011 Crozet

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

23 July 2011 Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

22 July 2011 Cherry Tomatoes

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

It was so hot today, the tomatoes were practically cooked on the vine.

21 July 2011 Writer House

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Thanks to Candace I not only have a membership to Writer House but I also had time today to write there during open hours. Thank you!!

20 July 2011 Woods and Valleys is Back

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

That title makes no sense unless you know that Sam named our car “Woods and Valleys” back in January when we bought it. Woods and Valleys is indeed back and fixed and the repair job was not as dire as we first feared. Phew! Off to swim in 100+ degree temperatures.

19 July 2011 Family Football

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

This summer AC and Sam have been playing football (yes, I mean soccer–that’s a Britishism that has taken hold in our household) one night a week in Coach West’s parent-child football class. Tonight I went along to watch. I had even brought a blanket to sit on under a shady tree. But no. Coach West […]

18 July 2011 Our Temporary Wheels

Monday, July 18th, 2011

On Friday at just a few minutes to 5PM, our car’s engine went kerplouey. (How do cars know to wait until the weekend when most mechanics don’t work?) This morning we had it towed to the dealership where we bought it (just 6 months ago!) and the engine trouble *should* be covered under warranty. In […]

17 July 2011 Blowing Bubbles

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

16 July 2011 Aunt Maureen on the Downtown Mall

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

15 July 2011 Race to the Train

Friday, July 15th, 2011

With our car suddenly in the shop (yes we’ve owned it only 6 months) it was an interesting challenge to get to Cville’s Amtrak Station to meet Aunt Maureen’s train. Sam and I took two buses. AC beat us there handily on his bicycle, stopping briefly to cheer us on as we ran to catch […]

14 July 2011 Le 14 juillet

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

In honor of the fête nationale in France today, a few French and francophile families attended the free “Make and Take” craft session at Michaels today, which included, bien sûr, making a stereotypical bonhomme out of felt. Sam and Lydia loved it, though, and enjoyed making their bonhommes say “Bonjour” to each other.

13 July 2011 Shark!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

With temperatures still soaring it seemed like a good day to go to the pool. Unfortunately the waters were shark-infested. Well, infested with one shark.

12 July 2011 Too Hot Outside

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

A good day to visit the Virginia Discovery Museum.