Monday, June 29, 2009


We just got back from vacation at the beach - every day we did the beach and a pool - it was so fun - and exhausting! Somehow I kept them from getting sunburned... you can see Jo enjoyed being a mermaid...

Sam is saying new words every day - cracker, water, stroller, run...

Josephine is talkative and imaginative as always. She is quite the performer. She entertains the babysitter with comic opera, and today at the post office she belted out some numbers to the long line of disgruntled people waiting for stamps. And "why" is the thing to ask, of course, because she is three and that's what you do when you're three. Today we were looking at My Little Ponies and she was asking which ones were "dappled" and "what's dappled?" And I had to wonder to myself, well, heck, how do I describe dappled??

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wandering Sam

Sam's definitely a toddler now. The upsides are many, but I like that he can now walk to me when he wakes up in the night wanting to be held. But, he's changing, as this image snapped from my new phone depicts. I didn't even hear him wake up, but he walked down the hall to my office, looked and saw me working, and then plopped himself down on the floor in the hallway outside to go back to sleep, comfortable in the knowledge I was around. He was there for a couple of minutes before apparently realizing a rug on the floor is not as comfortable as it should be.

Next from me: A photo-spread called "Window Shopping in Charlottesville"

Monday, June 8, 2009