We had quite the entourage at one point. And yes, the kids really are that blurry, all the time.
Archive for October, 2012
Steady rain today, not much wind– so far Sandy has not been so bad to our part of Virginia. Knock wood…
Kitsy is ready for the Hurricane-Nor-easter-Frankenstorm thing that is headed our way. Hopefully the tooth fairy can handle strong winds because we need her to make a stop at our house tonight!
Mr. Spock seems unimpressed with the alien life forms he encountered on the downtown mall today.
21 acres of corn. We’re lucky we made it out!
Briefly thought about organizing our bodies into a message that the balloon riders could read from the sky, but hey, we park-goers are just too lazy.
Today we did the old baking-soda-vinegar-volcano project. Always a big hit, but Sam’s favorite part by far was drawing the villagers screaming and running away from the lava flow.
I spent nearly all day in this room and only toward the end did my brain reach saturation. Great conference. Favorite quotes, presented entirely out of context and so they will be meaningless to just about everyone who reads this blog, but oh well: “Nearly everything is art, but not everything is interesting.” –Daniel Nayeri […]
Molly and No-name doll (notice– she has eyes now!) get all tucked into the hotel hours before any of us got to sleep. We came up to Dulles, VA outside Washington DC for the annual Mid-Atlantic region of the Society of Children’s Writers and Book Illustrators conference tomorrow. The plan is for me to learn […]
Sam is sewing a rag doll of her own invention, with a little help from me. She’s been reading about children’s lives in colonial America and she wants to do everything girls did back then. Sewing was top on her list. Apparently candle-making is next. “What do we need for candle-making?” I asked. “Tallow,” Sam […]
Had a hard time dragging Sam away from her friends (and the mulch pile) this afternoon.
Let me tell you, that is one high bridge! 2400 feet long and 125 feet high above the Appomattox River. We rode bikes about 7 or 8 miles along the High Bridge State Park rail trail from Farmville to Rice.
Third time’s the charm! The first time we got tickets to UVa’s Fan Mountain Observatory public night, it snowed. We had a tour of the facilities, but no chance to look through the 40 inch telescope. The second time it was clear skies, but we were stupid. We rolled up the mountain around 9PM, just […]