Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Gorgeous days

We lucked out and the weather was beautiful in Charlottesville while we were there. We took the requisite tourist shots,

went to the football game (some of us took a little nap),

while Nate met Buzz, the Georgia Tech mascot. Buzz made Nate take off the Virginia hat he had on on top of the Georgia Tech hat.

Hattie managed to bounce back a quarter or two later.

We also visited Montpelier, home of James Madison, our 4th president. Charlotte particularly enjoyed the acoustiguide, which she treated like a phone. She loved conversing with the narrator!

The Virginia countryside is so unbelievably pretty! See the horses and the Blue Ridge in the background? It does the heart good.

We went to the gift shop, but Hattie preferred to play outside.

Finally it was time to go home, so we packed up the kids' backpacks and headed out.

The day after we got home was Nate's 6th birthday. I cheated on the cupcakes for his classmates by buying them, but I was able to make him a cake.

Happy Birthday, Nate!

1 comment:

kim said...

i came across your blog while doign my new favorite thing, looking over crafty mom blogs for inspiration...

im due with my 3rd blondey as well, would have been a charlotte (so sad that its not) but a boy...

ANYWHO! saw your bday candle holders and needed to comment. LOVE THESE. i grew up with them and bought some on ebay a few years back myself. do you know anything else about them, i never see them anywhere!!?