Posted on December 12, 2012
‘Tis the season! Last week, on one of the few cold days of this unusually warm December, I wandered the historic district with Ellie and her mom. Yes, she’s really this adorable. Quite a chatterbox, too. We discussed all sorts of curiosities as we meandered quiet streets admiring Charleston Christmas decorations.
“Taking pictures is really more fun than school!” she exclaimed. I couldn’t agree more.
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Posted on February 14, 2011
I spent a good bit of the day hopping between my kids’ schools for carpools and their Valentine’s Day festivities. As usual, I was awestruck by the mild manner of their teachers in the midst of the action, calmly providing direction in classrooms that are brimming with Stuff-with-a-Capital-S. Books, art, toys, cubbies, shelves, worksheets, chalkboards, tables, chairs, backpacks, germ juice (or “hanitizer” as my son says) — the sheer volume of it is dizzying. My daughter, still six, was dressed in red and white, and I was reminded of Where’s Waldo as she bopped around the room delivering her valentines.
As I stood on the perimeter of the room chatting with a few other moms, I took a closer look at some of the art surrounding me. You just can’t make this stuff up. It’s the beauty of kids’ minds, with their developing penmanship and lacing abilities proudly displayed like hearts on their sleeves. Kids just call ‘em as they see ‘em. I love that.
The firework one just happened to be my daughter’s. I should have known since she told me the pink and orange manicure she scored at a sleepover “was awesome and like Dunkin Donuts.” Hope your Valentine’s Day had you “bursting with cheer” too!
Posted on November 19, 2009
While Sis was practicing her Nutcracker routine, I took my fave little guy to the end of the street for a walk and a test of my new lens. The overcast afternoon was perfect for meandering along a sliver of lawn and remains of a bridge that once took beachgoers via trolley to Sullivans Island.
Posted on September 23, 2009
Before we went on a family field trip to Botany Bay Plantation Saturday, I ambled down the street to photograph some sweet neighbors in their perfectly manicured backyard. He’s three, and she’s almost one, and Mom had them perfectly styled in these checked outfits. I love the red Keds!
Posted on March 2, 2009
Given Charleston’s mild versions of winter, I have little to complain about. After all, we need some occasional chilly temps so we can legitimately break out woolen layers for oyster roasts! But this winter seems to have dragged on, and the groundhog must have laughed smugly when he popped up last month, knowing spring was still weeks away.
The Boy and I took advantage of a recent springlike day, looking for signs of life on our “birds-and-turtles” walk around the neighborhood. We caught glimpses of color and wildlife and are reassured that spring will be here soon enough.