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 […]
Archive for July, 2011
Been hearing about Nia for a while now. It’s dancy. It’s sweaty. It’s fun!
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!)
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 […]
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.
It was so hot today, the tomatoes were practically cooked on the vine.
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!!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
A good day to visit the Virginia Discovery Museum.