Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Old Salem

We took S's mom to visit Old Salem in March, it was a beautiful spring day as you can see. Old Salem is in Winston Salem and is along the lines of Colonial Williamsburg, although this settlement was by the Moravians.

G found a worm very interesting, it required close inspection

Here's Earl (the horse) G was excited to meet him.

I guess I was very interested in textures on this day...I have several shots of brickwork/stonework and other materials converging together...I love the architecture and layout of the village, it is so orderly.
The campus of Salem College. It is an all girls school, liberal arts I think. I used to conduct an audit at this location every year and enjoyed it because I'd plan my appointment on a day where I could spend the afternoon browsing the gift shops.
G has definitely outgrown the stroller, but when he's getting tired he's willing to sit still in it for short periods of time!
This was an art piece called "ladder house". I can't imagine why they named it that.

The Up Side of Unemployment

There definitely is one. More time for swinging.

Building a castle "like at Disney"!
And the only traffic jam is the one in G's room.

A Friend's Birthday Party

In March one of G's friends had a 3rd birthday to celebrate. L is the son of my dear friend (more like sister!) and we joined their family (they also have an adorable little boy who is 15 months old) for a birthday get together at the grandparents place. We had a wonderful time with them. Here are the three boys and their cousin (the little girl) and their great-grandparents.
It was a bat man themeG got to try out the boys' new toys!Then we went fishing in their pond,and had a great time, it was perfect early spring weather tooThis one is in black and white...not sure why. But I think the highlight of the day for G & L was when L's grandpa gave them a ride on the diggerThat look says it all - he was shouting at us, telling us how fun it was! He still talks about it.I think L was pretty excited about it too! Thanks to our friends for including us in such a fun day with their family!!