Archive for September, 2013

30 September 2013 Isabella Cameron

Monday, September 30th, 2013

It’s the 1980s all over again! Cabbage Patch mania with Aunt Skip.

29 September 2013 About to Become Salsa

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Well, not the green tomatoes. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with those, but the tomato plants are pretty much done for the season. JalapeƱos and green peppers are still coming in, though, so perhaps I should learn to make salsa verde.

28 September 2013 Teal Dragons v. Orange Bears

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

27 September 2013 Soccer Girls

Friday, September 27th, 2013

26 September 2013 Eight Inches

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

A while ago (a long while ago…) Sam announced that she wanted to grow her hair long and donate it to Locks of Love. Two of her friends have done it and it sounded like a great idea at time (oh so long ago). We have regular battles about hair care now. Our solution of […]

25 September 2013 Fortified Broccoli

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Overnight, practically, our 10 broccoli plants have been mowed down. We suspect the cutworm. It’s a caterpillar that munches on tender young plants in such a way that makes them look beheaded. Sam and I are devastated. This morning we put cardboard collars around the three remaining plants who aren’t completed severed. This is supposed […]

24 September 2013 Mini Pond Ecosystems

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Today was the final day of the Lakes, Ponds and Rivers class at the Green Adventure Project. The kids had two challenges today: 1) make a water filter out of ordinary household materials and filter dirty pond water, and 2) construct a dam in the stream. Sam’s favorite thing about the class was that the […]

23 September 2013 A Secret Gift

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Sam spent all afternoon working on a secret birthday present for Susie. Shhhhh….

22 September 2013 Cotton the Kid

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Baby goats are unbelievably cute, kind of like puppies with hooves.

21 September 2013 German Bearded Iris

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

20 September 2013 Corn on the Clothesline

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Because I’m crazy. Last year, after Sam’s mystery theme birthday party, I swore up and down that NEXT year we would do something simple–like go to the park. This year, we are going to the park (yay, follow-through!) but then Sam says, “I want us to play fun games… like tag and hide and seek.” […]

19 September 2013 Into the Labyrinth

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

No Minotaurs were spotted, thankfully.

18 September 2013 Robber

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

At first I thought, oh how cute, he’s going to hang onto the sunflower and gobble up the seeds. And then he snapped the whole flower head off and scurried away! I’m not going to feel so bad now when the neighborhood cats chase squirrels up our trees.

17 September 2013 A Gaggle of Girls

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

At homeschool park day this afternoon.

16 September 2013 Chili and Cornbread

Monday, September 16th, 2013

15 September 2013 Laundry Hide and Seek

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

14 September 2013 Sam v. Pinata

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Sam whacks a flower with a hockey stick at a really fun, really ingenious Plants v. Zombies birthday party.

13 September 2013 Out to the Island

Friday, September 13th, 2013

AC had a much-deserved day off today after having spent the past week or more working 12+ hour days. After Sam’s class at CHEC, we drove him out to Sherando Lake. If you look closely, you’ll see a dot that is AC swimming out to the island in the center of the lake. Before we […]

12 September 2013 Not-Back-to-School Picnic

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

11 September 2013 Swinging

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013