Tag: sam


A Tree Climb!

Could be the first, unless I missed something. Honored to say it was our sour cherry. Related posts: Tabletop Christmas Tree 2012 The Tree Is Up at The Farm Sour Cherry Preserves Recipe Pickled Sour Cherries: Recipe


Playing Checkers

One of Sam’s (many) Christmas presents was a chess-checkers game. Greg has been enjoying teaching her some strategy: Related posts: Sam’s First Swim Merry Christmas! Playing in the Sandbox Playing with Blocks on the Porch


Quiet Family Dinner

First, a bit of Legos with Dad, then a mussels-chorizo dinner on our own. A nice evening to wind down the holidays. Related posts: A Quiet Weekend at the Farm Family Dinner: We Are Doing This Thing At Sibley Park […]


Lego Fun

Sam likes to build, as she says, “a tall, tall tower” with her Legos. Related posts: Playing with Blocks on the Porch ‘MohDanDat’ Eating Her Peas Sam at Didier Dumas Patisserie


Watching Day at Ballet

An embarrassment of photos of Sam doing her ballet class and their version of “The Nutcracker.” I would guess this post is for family only. Snow Queen: Related posts: Sam Graduates from Ballet Sam at Ballet At OVI, Watching the […]


A Lincoln Logs Masterpiece

It’s the little things. Like building a Lincoln Logs log cabin worth of a “Little House on the Prairie” book. Complete with the very un-PC soldier set we inherited from the neighbors up the street. Fun playtime with Sam. Related […]


Happy Birthday Sam!

Sam! You’re four! Grammy and LeighLo came over to celebrate. We toasted you with Manhattans. We ate pork and polenta. We opened presents. And you ate dinner at the table with us, sat in a big-girl chair and used big […]


Sam’s Birthday Party

Oh frabjous day, calloo callay! Sam is four! The night before her party, we blew up helium balloons! Festive! And this year, it’s warm enough to have her birthday party outside. We borrowed the bouncy castle from Susan. We made […]


Sam’s First Haircut

Sam got her first haircut! Just a tiny trim; not a real full-blown cut and shaping. But our little girl has past another milestone! She was a little nervous at first … … but she relaxed after the washing was […]

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Dinner and a Movie with Lexi

Vegetarian supper on the patio, then a movie on the big screen with my niece, Lexi, visiting from North Carolina. On the plate, Alice Waters’ Ratatouille. On the silver screen, Far from the Madding Crowd. Not bad. Not really a summer, outdoor […]


Supper at the Ranch

The visit from the sister outpost is, sadly, coming to an end. The last hurrah was a delicious supper of grilled chicken and corn at the Ranch. We drank some rose, the girls put on a show for us — […]


Horsing Around in the Yard

A quiet evening at the farm, kids playing, adults relaxing. This is summer, summer!, the heart says!   Related posts: Horsing Around on the Porch Lunch at the Yard House Sunday Evening Supper at Oratamin Concert in the Park: Laurie, […]



Sam had her first sleepover at Grammy’s, and enjoyed time with her cousins, too. Cute girls. Related posts: Pizza with Cousins! Cousins! Cousins on the Couch Horsing Around on the Porch


Sam Graduates from Ballet

For the last class of 2015, the parents of the children in Ms. Cohen’s ballet class were invited for “watch day.” The girls performed “Gretel & Gretel,” and each dancer had a solo turn. Sam was a bluebird. A few […]


Sam in the Garden

Got her to sit still for a few minutes. Someone else took a few with Doris, too, so I’ll add those once I get them. Related posts: Garden Update and Sam on the Bambi Blanket Samantha in the Church Garden […]