Once I had kids, my birthday became sort of… blah. I still liked receiving cards (yay Snail Mail!) and getting to pick a restaurant to eat at. But I no longer planned to go out for drinks with friends or planned a get-together to celebrate turning one year older. I’ve been trying to survive my… Read More A Birthday Trip to Virginia Beach
My brother and (soon-to-be) sister-in-law gave G an InsectLore live butterfly garden for his birthday last year. This was a huge throwback for me. Our elementary school had a butterfly unit in 4th grade. The big 4th grade project was for each class to watch baby caterpillars grow, change, and emerge as butterflies; which we… Read More Raising Painted Lady Butterflies
Winter Storm Stella was unpredictable right up to the end. Ten days before she blew through town, it was projected we’d get about 8 inches of snow. A few days later, possibly 12+. Then 5. Then 1. Then 5! Then 10! Then nothing. Then 3. Then nothing. Then 5… Winter has been lacking in Virginia… Read More Winter Storm Stella: Some Pictures
On Monday we woke up to this frost. “It looks like snow, Mommy!” G said. Tomorrow temps are supposed to be in the 70s. Now that we’re venturing into December, I’m ready for snow and colder weather so we can use our fireplace more often. Virginia weather be crazy.
When we walked around Snead’s, I saw a lot of these butterflies in the fields. I thought it was odd to see butterflies at the end of October, but apparently these Cabbage Butterflies (or White Butterflies or Cabbage Whites) are one of the last to leave, sometimes sticking around as late as November. I’ve seen… Read More Cabbage Butterfly
I mentioned in my Halloween post that we visited, what I think, will be the farm we take our kids to for picking pumpkins from now on. Snead’s Asparagus Farm is about 40 minutes from us, and is one of several area farms that are popular this time of year. G and I enjoyed it when… Read More Photos from Snead’s Asparagus Farm