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Archive for the ‘Activities’ Category

Children’s Museum of Richmond

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Dinosaur egg

Milking time

Apple picking

bank teller


Sam's shop

Tire change

At the till



4 August 2012

Oak Leaf Magazine

Monday, August 6th, 2012

While we were unpacking and settling into the new house, Sam wrote a magazine. The articles feature stories from our daily lives, as well as a restaurant review.

Corn Kernel
Japanese restaurant
Social security
holy moly

July 2012

Slug Trap

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

We made a slug trap. We caught two slugs. We made it by mixing yeast, sugar and warm water.

16 May 2012

Strawberry Picking

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Strawberry picking

at Critzer Farm near Afton Mountain, VA.

11 May 2012

Tomato Plant

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

tomato plant
Today we repotted the tomato plant Scottie and Janet gave us. Sam gave the tomato plant some special food.

9 May 2012

Learning About Cooking

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Slicing and dicing

25 April 2012


Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Today we opened the flower press and saw our pressed flowers. They were very pretty. My favorite was the dandelion.

Pressed flowers
pressed flower

We took a walk in the woods to get some more flowers for our press. We found violets, mustard, azaleas, redbud and many violets. We also found lots of flowers we didn’t know the names of.

flower walk

30 March 2012

Seedling Update

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

We repotted the morning glories.

We planted the carrot seedlings outside.

26 March 2012

Nature Walk

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

We took a walk in the woods and gathered wild flowers to press. Sam noted that we picked six flowers.

Nature walk

We looked for tadpoles in the swamp behind our house.

tadpole hunt

And we read A Seed is Sleepy by Diana Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long

14 March 2012

First Sprouts!

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Morning Glory
11 March: Black Simpson Lettuce

13 March: Bibb Lettuce, Morning glories

14 March: Morning glories

20 March: Carrots