Archive for March, 2012

31 March 2012 Ragged Mountain, Upper Loop Trail

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

It was supposed to be a gentle walk of about 2.2 miles for me to try out my new hiking boots (thanks, Mom!) but we miscalculated and misremembered and it turned out to be a moderately hilly walk of 4.9 miles that we started rather late. Oops. But the boots are great. Yay!

30 March 2012 Pink

Friday, March 30th, 2012

29 March 2012 More Laser Testing

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

This time with a motorcycle! In front of our house! With a hose turned on to simulate rain. At one point a bunch of neighborhood kids came and clustered around AC to see what he was doing. We are now the official geeks of the block.

28 March 2012 The Stack

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Sam had 64 books checked out to her from the library. These are the ones that were due today, minus one. We tore the house apart looking for it. Searched the car. Asked AC if Sam had left it at his office. It was nowhere to be found. Irritated that we’d probably have to pay […]

27 March 2012 Lettuce in Bed

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

There was a frost warning last night so we tucked our tender lettuces under an old shower curtain.

26 March 2012 Pommes de terre

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Making potato-cress heads in French Club. Yeah, that’s not particularly French, but Sam and I did this craft two years ago in Hove Home Ed and the UK is right next door to France.

25 March 2012 Cycling Ladies

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

24 March 2012 Virginia Festival of the Book

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

23 March 2012 Reading Time with Grand-mère

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

22 March 2012 Coach

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

At the end of an insanely busy day I realized that I’d taken only this one picture of Sam’s football coach giving directions to the kids on the field. Sam’s coach is now my coach too. This evening I tried out his Women’s Soccer Program. It was fun, a good bit of exercise, and also… […]

21 March 2012 New Mattress

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Imagine Sam’s delight when we were instructed–practically warned–by the mattress salesman to stomp on our new bed “until the point of exhaustion.” It’s a Tempur-Pedic mattress and apparently the special foam cells need to be softened up. We jumped on the thing off and on all day. I don’t think Sam ever reached her point […]

20 March 2012 The Tulips are Purple

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

19 March 2012 Deep in Discussion

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

18 March 2012 Crossing Moore’s Creek

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

17 March 2012 Mattress Shopping

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Mattress shopping is the BEST shopping. Since we’re not buying a house (we could not come to an agreement on price with the seller of the brick ranch), we decided to buy a new mattress instead. Our current mattress has been giving me a sore back since June. The new mattress should last us 20 […]

16 March 2012 Off to See the Wizard

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Last time we saw the Wizard was in Brighton in 2008. Sam was so terrified of the witch and the pyrotechnics and the scary music that accompanied her that she buried her face in her dad’s chest and slept through the entire second act. Three and a half years makes a big difference. Sam thought […]

15 March 2012 Game in the Rain

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

14 March 2012 Swamp

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

in the woods out back of our house–our current house–likely to remain our residence a while longer. (House purchase negotiations are still pending.) I’m pretty sure this swamp is the source of the frog serenades we hear at night.

13 March 2012 Sprout

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

80 degree weather today woke the Morning Glories up.

12 March 2012 Theater in the Park

Monday, March 12th, 2012

After French Club, the kids put on an impromptu rendition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Tristan played Mr. Bucket, Heidi played Charlie, and Sam played Mrs. Bucket and Grandpa Joe.