Entries from October 2009

Molly Has Met Her Match

Date October 26, 2009

As Elwyn slowed down over his last few years, Molly often seemed downright cruel. The brisker the weather, the more likely she was to decide that she wanted to wrestle and run — neither of which Elwyn was particularly capable of doing. Just a week or two before Elwyn died, our next-door neighbors got a [...]

Fall Foliage Has Arrived!

Date October 25, 2009

After a recent post, my dad commented that it didn’t look like the colors had really started turning up here yet. That was just what I (had not) managed to take pictures of! Alana and I went for a little walk (scooter ride in her case) yesterday and saw some pretty vivid colors. This little [...]

A Halloween Ham

Date October 22, 2009

Destined to be a rare series of photos, as there is ‘nary a trace of pink anywhere in this ensemble (Halloween-themed bow and shirt courtesy of J):

Fall Flora and Fauna

Date October 21, 2009

“What are you looking at?!” And some turning maple leaves near the Smuirfield Golf Club

Wilderness Explorations with Carson

Date October 20, 2009

Carson and I went for a walk last Saturday morning. The main destination was the “hideout” that he and a couple of friends have discovered near the playground near our house, but we wandered through the woods and over a creek and elsewhere in the process.

Another Saturday Night in the Driveway

Date October 19, 2009

The weather was too perfect to not have a fire in our driveway last Saturday. It was a small group — only three families — but it was a fun evening. The classic image of the evening was of four girls aged 5 and under all simultaneously roasting marshmallows: That led to some gooey mess [...]

Eat Your Heart Out…Tom Watson!

Date October 18, 2009

It was just last week that I compared Carson to Michael Jordan. And, here we are with a comparison to Tom Watson: Carson and I wandered down to Smuirfield on Saturday afternoon to play a round of golf. I, of course, brought along my camera! Carson did a masterful job of extricating himself from a [...]

Then And Now: Extended Clothing Edition

Date October 13, 2009

Yet another installment in our semi-regular Then and Now series, in which Julie demonstrates her impressive memory when it comes to which of our kids wore what clothes when, and which ones had pictures taken of them in those clothes. Alana: November 2007 Alana: October 2009 In Which the Dress Has Become a Blouse

Eat Your Heart Out, Michael Jordan!

Date October 12, 2009

Michael Jordan’s tongue is as legendary as his perimeter shooting and ballhandling: Carson’s doing his best to follow in MJ’s footsteps. At least from a lingual perspective.

A Crisp, Fall, Saturday Morning in the ‘Hood

Date October 11, 2009

I took a little walk on Saturday morning to check out the foliage in the area. And to, um, play with my camera. A little guy who posed for me The Smuirfield Golf “Club” (site of many a daytime and nighttime pitching outing) Walking/Bike Path Nearby Halloween Is in the Air 12th Hole at (the real) [...]