November: Family Bowling, Cupcake Picnic, Anya Citizen of the Month, Colonial Williamsburg, Grandma & Grandpa Wiseman Thanksgiving
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Family Bowling Day!
Anya heads for a spare
Holly tries the Skull Ball!
Roll on Anya
Game 1 final scores
Holly with a mighty throw
Final Score Game 2
The Pin Pals!
Sasha saw this place on the TV show Cupcake Wars. So of course we had to drive all the way to Chesapeake for a cupcake!
We took the cupcakes to the park for a cup cake picnic
Then played at the Fun Forrest
I convinced Sasha to go light the Christmas show at the mall with Santa and a bunch of toddlers!
Anya scores another impossibly high score on Flappy Bird - 169!
Anya wins citizen of the Month for Diligence
The principal sings her praises
Grandma & Grandpa Wiseman arrive for Thanksgiving
Grandma doles out all the stuff she's been saving up for the girls
Including fancy necklaces!
Thanksgiving dinner with the traditional home made nature walk gathered Cornucopia
Spending post Thanksgiving in Historic Williamsburg
Waiting for the shuttle in the blazing hot sun
Heading over to the first of the historic houses
Anya plays cup and ball while Sasha tries on some colonial garb
Then Anya tries on a bonnet. The kids head out to the vegetable garden.
They enter the kitchen and the cook puts them to work
Samples of meals of the era. Sasha mashes potatoes
Some traditional holiday cookies
"Go fetch some water girl!" Sasha finds the dolls.
Making scented sachets
Sasha calls to Anya from the window
Inspecting the livestock
A babbling brook
Waiting in line for lunch at the town bakery then eating out in the yard
Some of the locals
Anya dances a jaunty jig on this stoop to curry favor from this shop-keep
Ninjas appear out of nowhere for a chat with the townfolk
Happenings main street
Anya takes to the waving platform to greet visitors
Grandpa desperately attempts to master cup and ball
Thanks to the magic of split-second photography, he succeeds!
Anya swears her allegiance to The Crown
Fancy colonial sewers
Punishment for unruly children.
A horse of course
Grandma stares down the mare
Grandpa picks out a tricorne at the milliner.
A short rest before a tour of the Governor's Mansion
The tour begins
Tiny beds, well appointed hearths
Fancy cribs and harpsichords
In the ballroom
In the foyer of the ballroom
And lastly chasing Sasha through the hedge maze
Grandpa takes a ride on Big Bike (Video)
My new beach cruiser
Grandma & Sasha start baking
Yum Yum Yum
A game of cards
Then a pistachio cake!
The next day grandpa makes potato latkes
And Grandma sews pillows with the girls
Alan heads out for his first day of work in 16 years
My temporary cube
The Foosball Table
Pool and Ping Pong. I think I'm going to like this job!
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