Posts Tagged ‘ around town ’

Big Truck Days

Thursday May 6, 2010
By
Big Truck Days

Every year, I would hear my friends would talk about Big Truck Days, a fun event sponsored by the town of Herndon’s Public Works department.   Unfortunately, it was always after the fact.  This year, I made sure I had it on my calendar and we got over there this afternoon. Apparently, the afternoon is...

Read more »

My Evening with the Pioneer Woman … and 600 other crazies

Wednesday May 5, 2010
By
My Evening with the Pioneer Woman … and 600 other crazies

Last night I got to meet the world famous Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.  She was in town for a book signing at the Borders in Fairfax.  I debated on whether I should go, because coordinating handing off the kids would be a hassle and I knew from reading her blog that her signings are...

Read more »

The Big Boy Bed

Thursday April 29, 2010
By
The Big Boy Bed

We bought a “big boy” bed for A a few weeks back and talked up how exciting it was to have a new bed.  He was pretty jazzed about it, until it was time to sleep, then he wanted to go back to his “kib” (crib).   Since his tiny bedroom is quite crowded with...

Read more »

.31-Wonderful Dessert

Wednesday April 28, 2010
By
.31-Wonderful Dessert

We, like many others, took advantage of Baskin Robbin’s .31 cent scoop night.   Never mind the cool 50 degree temps.  We were the to support the firefighters.   And score cheap “eye keem”, as A would say 🙂

Read more »

Brunch at the Gaylord

Monday April 19, 2010
By
Brunch at the Gaylord

Grandad graciously invited us to join him this Sunday for his Yacht Club’s Annual Power Cruise and Brunch.  The plan was travel from the club to the National Harbor by boat, then have brunch at Pienza, an Italian restaurant located in atrium of the Gaylord National Hotel.  Well, the weather was not ideal for...

Read more »

One of the Joys of Living Near DC

Saturday April 3, 2010
By
One of the Joys of Living Near DC

It’s Cherry Blossom Time!  Everyone loves when the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom – I think it is when DC looks its best.  We, like thousands of others, came down to enjoy the blossoms around the Tidal Basin this week.  We went on Wednesday, when the weather was sunny, but still a bit cool...

Read more »

Men on the Money Monumental Field Trip

Thursday March 18, 2010
By
Men on the Money Monumental Field Trip

I got to join Wendy’s class on a field trip today.  They have been studying money, learning about coins, their values and whose picture is on them.  So the fieldtrip involved going down to DC and seeing the monuments for various presidents.  I was so glad to be able to join the kids, thanks...

Read more »

Of Sledding and Snow Shakes

Tuesday February 2, 2010
By
Of Sledding and Snow Shakes

Sunday was a beautiful morning, with perfect conditions for sledding. Sunny, not too windy, and not so much snow that we couldn’t drive our minivan to the nearest bestest hill in our neighborhood. It took some effort to get all of the children into their snow gear and out the door, but finally, we...

Read more »

Veteran’s Day Fun at the Smithsonians

Saturday November 21, 2009
By
Veteran’s Day Fun at the Smithsonians

Back on Veterans Day, we found ourselves with an unplanned free day.   Everybody had the day off except Sam’ preschool, but we let him play hookie.  It was a drizzly, gray day, but I decided it would be fun to hit the museums downtown, since we don’t get down there often enough.  I was...

Read more »

Everybody loves a parade

Thursday October 29, 2009
By
Everybody loves a parade

We live close to our neighborhood high school.  Close enough to hear the marching band practice and close enough to for our street fill-up with parking during football season.  One of the fun things that comes along with living close to the high school is that we get to see the Homecoming Parade.   Back...

Read more »

Archives

View My Recipes On

Chowstalker Badge