Archive for February, 2013

28 February 2013 Nurse Sam

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

aka Elizabeth Blackwell took care of her parents today. Now that she’s mostly recovered, it’s our turn with the bug.

27 February 2013 Neighborhood Cafe

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The neighborhood kitties love salmon skin.

26 February 2013 Choo Choo

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Or should I say, “Achoo Achoo?” Today Sam had a startling relapse 🙁 and a surprise mid-day nap (Heaven help me, will she sleep at all tonight?) And AC now seems to have succumbed to whatever bug she had. This evening Sam, feeling a lot better, read to AC from his favorite children’s book, Choo […]

25 February 2013 The Queens of The Girl Power Forever School

Monday, February 25th, 2013

24 February 2013 Eastbound 250

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

On the way back from my writing group in Crozet.

23 February 2013 Settlers of Catan

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

22 February 2013 Il Pleut

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Actually I don’t think it rained all that much here (freezing or regular) but still, it was a good day to stay indoors with a still sick child.

21 February 2013 Fever

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

22 February 2013 Monkey Girl

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

I took my monkey for a walk on the Pen Park fitness trail.

19 February 2013 Take the Homeschoolers Bowling

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

18 February 2013 Daffodils Stirring

Monday, February 18th, 2013

17 February 2013 No Dangling Wires

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Well, none on the wall. There are plenty of wires underneath the cabinet, but we are ignoring those. All in all, AC did a fabulous job.

16 February 2013 Amish Bread

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Another tasty recipe from Sam’s Amish Cookbook for Kids. She has been begging to make bread. A cold, grey Saturday was just the right day for it. We had to stop ourselves from devouring a whole loaf at dinner.

15 February 2013 The Awesome Table

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Seen on a walk downtown this morning… I don’t know about awesome (the box on top of the table was full of old, cleaned-out peanut butter jars) but they definitely get points for confidence!

14 February 2013 Tartes au sucre

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

We made mini tartes au sucre today in French Club as part of our Quebec studies. This was not an entirely traditional recipe, as we substituted graham cracker crusts for the more usual pâte brisée. They were quite tasty, though. Here’s a bonus shot of the kids feasting:

13 February 2013 Diseases of the Digestive System

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

This poster at the gastroenterologist’s office put things in perspective. At least I’m only struggling with reflux and heartburn.

12 February 2013 Explore More

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Playgroup went to Explore More in Harrisonburg today and the kids spent most of the time putting on plays, complete with sound effects and backdrop curtain changes. In this scene, Sam plays a homeless girl who encounters a witch. Drama ensues!

11 February 2013 Cafe 88

Monday, February 11th, 2013

We get our post-soccer nosh at Café 88 tonight.

10 February 2013 Root-ball

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

“When twilight fell he looked around for a safe place to sleep. Finally he climbed up onto a fallen oak with its root-ball towering so high into the air that it offered good shelter for the night. The root-ball was like a great rampart of earth, yet some of the roots still clung to the […]

9 February 2013 PRI’s New Digs

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

AC’s office at Perrone Robotic’s new location (same building, new office). Notice the lack of computers! And robots. They’re coming.