Friday, April 15, 2016

Busking for BRIMS

BRIMS is taking a trip to Ireland, and fund raising to help support it at any opportunity. Here they are busking on the mall, and enjoying the beautiful spring weather.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Happy 6th Birthday, Amity!

Amity celebrated 6 years on the planet with a swimming pool party. Here she is showing her age and posing with her buddies at the pool.

Friday, January 01, 2016

New Year's Hike

We've fallen somewhat sideways into the tradition of a New Year's day hike, and this year we were joined by the delightful Miller family. Not pictured here are the grown ups and puppies (all were in attendance) but you do get to see 4 adorable matrushka Miller/Craigs! (Photo credit to the incomparable Beth Miller)

Saturday, December 19, 2015


My adorable motley crew off to wassail Potter's orchard, so we may have apples and cider next year!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

Frostbite Champions

Zara and her Orange Tigers played 4 soccer games in 2 days (as opposed to the typical rec schedule of a game a week) in the Frostbite tournament. This year the weather was comparatively mild (not really so frostbite-y) but the excitement was high. Zara's team tied their first game, followed by 2 wins. They played the team they had previously tied for the championship and won, securing their title as Frostbite Champions (U12 girls edition). It was a great weekend of soccer.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Puppies in a Box

Zara had some free time and a big box, so she decorated a deluxe dog storage container for Zelda. It is so luxurious and capacious that the children also enjoy a turn in said box.

Friday, November 27, 2015


We spent Thanksgiving with Aunt Debbi, Craig and Nanny, and apparently I neglected to take any pictures. I did, however, snap a few of our adventures in Asheville - Z outside the famous Vortex Doughnuts (where we oddly ran into another family that is from Charlottesville!) and sisters walking down the street being cute.... Asheville is definitely a place I'd like to go back and visit again.

Sunday, November 08, 2015


Sometimes you just need a helping hand... or in this case someone to buckle your helmet so you can scoot. For all my whining, they are far more often sweet and wonderful with each other than they are at each other's throats. Well, here I guess Z is at A's throat, but in a loving and supportive way.

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Z and A went as 2 of the 3 Powerpuff girls - A is Bubbles and Z is Buttercup. I would have reprised my role as Blossom (having dressed up the same back in '02 with Gabi and Clare), but I was in the ER with MHL who took a spill down a hill while walking Zelda that afternoon. To be fair, it was entirely Zelda's fault for chasing after chickens, and she is very, very sorry for having broken her human grandmother. Fun was still had by the kiddos, and props to Wes for solo parenting it through the evening.