Archive for August, 2011

31 August 2011 Ancient Egyptian Sandals

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

…the way they would have been fashioned, of course, if the Ancient Egyptians had had cereal cardboard.

30 August 2011 Farmer’s Market at Pen Park

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

29 August 2011 Carschooling

Monday, August 29th, 2011

28 August 2011 Soccer Cleats

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

or, if you’re in the UK, football boots. Either way, they’re bright!

27 August 2011 Playdate in California

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

I love technology. While Hurricane Irene mostly avoided central Virginia, Sam had a few minutes of “video playdate” with her oldest friend in the Bay Area. Sam and Meri have known each other since they were 1 year old, and even though they haven’t seen each other since they were 4 (sniff!) they enjoyed playing […]

26 August 2011 Playdate

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Doesn’t this look like the grand finale of some Icelandic Saga?

25 August 2011 Aftershocks

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

AC and I were awakened at 1AM by another quake– 4.5! Honestly, at this rate, we might as well move back to California.

24 August 2011 Not Back to School Picnic

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

There was very little picnicking, however, since the kids were much too busy discussing the parameters of their play. Sam later told me that it all hinged on who was the evil witch. Doesn’t it always?

23 August 2011 Unexpected

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Three unexpected things happened today: 1. One of the editors at Highlights magazine emailed me that she is recommending my revised story for purchase. 2. We felt a 5.8 magnitude earthquake this afternoon in central Virginia. I couldn’t figure out why the house was shaking. This is the east coast… I’m not in California anymore… […]

22 August 2011 Bear Detectives

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I asked what Emma and Molly were doing at the window. “They’re Bear Detectives,” said Sam. “What are they detecting?” “They’re looking for signs of animals!” This last word was pronounced “ANimals.” Imagine that Sam believes that I have asked the most inane question a mother ever asked. She all but said, “duh!” “What animals […]

21 August 2011 A Game of Corners

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

20 August 2011 Pool Party!

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

19 August 2011 McCormick Observatory

Friday, August 19th, 2011

McCormick Observatory was free and open to the public tonight. We peered through a 32.5 foot telescope at an amazing ball of stars that looked like a lattice of diamonds. The father-daughter astronomers I live with were most excited. I was excited because the telescope dates to 1885. But then AC reminded me that the […]

18 August 2011 I Meant to Take a Picture at the Pool Today

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

but I forgot.

17 August 2011 Spoils from SIGGRAPH 2011

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

One of Sam’s first conferences was SIGGRAPH 2007 in San Diego. She and I tagged along with AC who was working with our dear friend Rebecca (from Altoona days!) on the Guerrilla Studio. Apparently I blogged a little bit about that trip here. Oh my, this blog is old. And I am old, but anyway… […]

16 August 2011 Mermaids

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

15 August 2011 Today’s Harvest

Monday, August 15th, 2011

14 August 2011 The Three Little Kittens

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Sam thought she could remain at her grandparents’ house if she pretended to be a kitten.

13 August 2011 Sam and Sunny

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Of course the kid who ADORES cats appears to be allergic to them. :-(. But Sam doesn’t let the sneezes get in the way of kitty love.

12 August 2011 Mom-Mom’s Garden

Friday, August 12th, 2011