Archive for May, 2012

31 May 2012 Football Time

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Can you tell it’s nearing the end of the school year? Today spring soccer skills class wrapped up their last session.

30 May 2012 “Tell Me Where the Party’s At!”

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

“It’s at The Little Gym.” Sam and her classmates put on the show that they’ve been practicing for about 2 months now. It was really good. But the song they did their group performance to is still stuck in my head.

29 May 2012 Order Comes to the Shoes

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

I came home this evening to an enormous package on the porch. I figured it was a birthday present from someone. But what could be that big? And that heavy? I was really perplexed. This evening I opened it, since on my actual birthday I’ll be in West Virginia. And I was delighted to find […]

28 May 2012 Hanging Out at Home Depot

Monday, May 28th, 2012

27 May 2012 Ladybug Toes

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

26 May 2012 Bare Wall

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

While I spent the day in bed suffering from an unexpected and unwelcome stomach virus, AC started taking pictures down from the walls.

25 May 2012 What Sam Did Today

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Or was it today? Notice the year at the bottom.

24 May 2012 Merrily We Roll Along

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Notice the donation hat. We may live in small town Virginia, but Sam works it like a city girl.

23 May 2012 Storm

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

22 May 2012 Mushroom

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

21 May 2012 For the Birds

Monday, May 21st, 2012

20 May 2012 Stilts

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

19 May 2012 Drinks with the Ladies

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

18 May 2012 Go Away!

Friday, May 18th, 2012

At least I think that’s what those grimaces meant.

17 May 2012 Coach Mom Helps Out

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

It seems I have become a soccer Mom. But with a twist (thank heavens!) Sam’s coach has asked me to help out with his rather large group of kids during the Thursday skills class. So today I had a group of 7 kids and we played a couple of scrimmage games. Very fun. And apparently […]

16 May 2012 Crayon Watercolor Resist

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

15 May 2012 Today We Bought a House

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

AC and Sam are not, however, standing in front of it. This is the Attorney’s office where we spent the morning signing papers. Sam paid her dollar (in four quarters) and was given a receipt. And that was it. Pretty anti-climactic, especially because the sellers will not vacate the house until June 9. So we […]

14 May 2012 Bald Eagle

Monday, May 14th, 2012

His name is Buddy and he lives at the Virginia Wildlife Center.

13 May 2012 Mother’s Day Presents

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Besides cinnamon bear pancakes this morning, my mother’s day presents included: a clothespin woman a clothespin man holding a French flag a tea cup made from a plastic apple sauce cup a pair of cardboard tube binoculars slippers made from cardboard and felt (the felt was a nice touch!) a goblet made from a plastic […]

12 May 2012 Dear Madame

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

We’ve moved seven times in the past ten years. There have been plenty of opportunities to purge belongings, especially books. And yet still I find books I’m holding onto for sentimental reasons. Like this copy of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles, given to me by a student at Penn State Altoona (I think). I’ve held […]