Archive for January, 2012

31 January 2012 Long Shadows

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

30 January 2012 Hop and Stop

Monday, January 30th, 2012

29 January 2012 Vine Swing

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

28 January 2012 Mount Mud

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Despite my better judgment we went trail biking on Saturday after riding the Rivanna Trail to Darden Towe park. In truth, I was outvoted. After watching her father barrel down a muddy slope into the woods, Sam turned me to and said, “I want to go explore with Daddy.” I followed along, curious to see […]

27 January 2012 Playdate à trois

Friday, January 27th, 2012

26 January 2012 44 3/4 inches

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

at 6 1/4 years old.

25 January 2012 Rocking the Boat

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

24 January 2012 Under the Table and Scheming

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

I wanted to post a picture of the back of Sam’s skirt after her long play with friends at the park today, but she didn’t want anyone else to see it. Suffice to say that after the recent ice, snow and rain, today’s weather featured mud.

23 January 2012 Rainy Downtown

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

22 January 2012 Snowy

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

21 January 2012 Icy

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

20 January 2012 Loto!

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Sam and Lydia learned to play Loto today, aka French bingo.

19 January 2012 Resting on her Laurels

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

We are fully immersed in Ancient Greece these days and today Sam staged Bearlandic Olympic games for her bears. Molly Bear, ever the favorite, won the olive wreath after competing in Sam’s version of the pentathlon: foot race, high jump, discus throw, ski slide down the ladder back chair, and trampoline. I suspect that the […]

18 January 2012 Giant Heart at Giant

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

17 January 2012 Winter at Explorations

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

16 January 2012 Pop-Pop and Sammy

Monday, January 16th, 2012

15 January 2012 1401

Monday, January 16th, 2012

To celebrate his birthday, Pop-Pop wanted to visit the Smithsonian American History Museum and put his hand on the locomotive that his grandfather, Charles Field Capehart, helped build. So we took the train to Washington, DC and walked over to the National Mall. This was Sam’s first trip to DC and in addition to the […]

14 January 2012 Happy Birthday, Pop-Pop

Monday, January 16th, 2012

13 January 2012 Getting Ready for a Big Weekend

Friday, January 13th, 2012

12 January 2012 Stick Hut

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Benjamin and Sam, and several other children at the park, spent hours building this hut. And knocking it down. And building it, and… you get the idea.