Archive for August, 2013

30 August 2013 Treehouse at Tyler Arboretum

Friday, August 30th, 2013

This one was called “Outlook”– part of a fantastic treehouse exhibit at the Tyler Arboretum.

29 August 2013 Uncle John Still Knows How to Wind Her Up

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

28 August 2013 Hershey Park Carrousel

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

The family goes for a ride on the Hershey Park Carrousel. Historical note: this carrousel was built in 1919 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company.

27 August 2013 Sibling Reunion in PA!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

26 August 2013 Spoons!

Monday, August 26th, 2013

25 August 2013 Fooood

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

from the Cemetery garden. The tomatoes are splitting from too much water, apparently, but they still taste pretty good.

24 August 2013 Finally the Sun Came Out

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

The day our British friends left Cville for DC. Ah well. Perhaps the rain yesterday made them feel at home.

23 August 2013 Tulip Poplar

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Sam enjoyed showing Anjali the hollow Tulip Poplar at Kemper Park before we made our way up to Monticello. It poured as we toured the house but later we got to wander the gardens in the mist. I can’t believe our UK guests are experiencing such a British summer while in Virginia.

22 August 2013 Visitors from Brighton

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Our first visit ever from UK friends! Anjali and Sam were so excited. Not a lot of sleep going on in our house tonight…

21 August 2013 Face Painting at the Farmer’s Market

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Sam has been eyeing the face painter at the Farmer’s Market for a couple of weeks now. Today she braved the chair, paid her own money and handled the transaction all by herself. She came out a very cute bunny. (Of course a little while later she complained that the paint itched and washed it […]

20 August 2013 Snail Habitat

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Sam spent nearly the entire afternoon with the homeschool group at Mint Springs building a snail habitat in the sand for the numerous snails hanging out in the water. This is just one part of it–Sam tells me it was a “private island.” Apparently there were also two orphanages, a hotel and a morgue. Everything […]

19 August 2013 Getting Past Bigfoot

Monday, August 19th, 2013

At family football night AC’s nickname (given to him by the coach and adopted by nearly ALL the kids) is “Bigfoot.” Sometimes also “Orange boots.” Here Sam gets the ball past Bigfoot and goes on to take a shot on goal. As I can never get past Bigfoot, I felt pretty proud of her. I […]

18 August 2013 Goats!

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

You never know who’s around the corner in our little Virginia city.

17 August 2013 Book and Broccoli

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Sam and the broccoli seedlings enjoy some outdoor time on a grey day.

16 August 2013 A Sly Look Over a Cone

Friday, August 16th, 2013

15 August 2013 Day at the Lake

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

14 August 2013 Hues at the Market

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

13 August 2013 Sherando

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

12 August 2013 Reluctantly Leaving the Pool

Monday, August 12th, 2013

11 August 2013 Brother

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

This is the cat Sam calls Brother. AC has lately taken to calling him Walter, after the title character in The Secret Life of Walter Kitty. That’s one of those picture books we must have read to Sam hundreds of times. We still quote the book to each other.