Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Freddie's Back

Well, sort of... Freddie's clone followed Anna home from Barnes & Noble a while back. One of his first acts was to help make raspberry pancakes on a sunny, disorganized morning. Brilliantly, this return of the prodigal frog gives us the chance to continue chronicling the adventures of a certain stuffed frog.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Grandma's Visit, pt. 3

Sunday arrived, and we all moved a bit slower. After breakfast and puttering around the house in the morning, we ducked over to Can Can for the last part of Freddie's restaurant week. He particularly appreciated the cricket brioche.

For the adults who might visit this blog, you can also appreciate that Freddie enjoyed a small taste of beer. Good beer.

The rest of the day was spent wandering the VMFA. Freddie and Banana especially enjoyed the late nineteenth century works, and Freddie saw one very, very small frog in the Faberge exhibit. Sadly, no one thought to bring a camera to record the visit.

After a few hours there, though, it was good to get home and cool our heels a bit. One final walk with Reilly, and Freddie got to go to sleep for his last night at our house.

Grandma's Visit, pt. 2

Then it was off to get Daddy's hair cut at the Pine Street Barber Shop. That's where Freddie discovered he could hang with Elvis and the Duckie. (ed. note: there is something a little odd about having a frog, a duck, and a miniature Elvis watch you while you're getting your hair cut.)

It was a rainy day--not great for a Spring visit, but perfect for a frog--and we decided to go for some perfect rainy day food: pho. Even a small bowl is a little much for Banana, but Freddie stepped in to help her. He thought about helping Daddy too, but Daddy likes to add lots of chili to his pho.

After lunch, we took care of a few errands, including picking up crickets at the pet store. Freddie left the pet store very glad that he gets to spend so much time with so many different families, and that he doesn't have to be kept in a cage all the time. (ed. note: we're hoping this lesson doesn't result in another prison break for the Leapy, the tree frog.)

When we headed to CMoR afterwards, Banana wisely chose to leave Freddie in the car. Every kid would have tried to play with him.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Grandma's Visit, pt. 1

As we waited for Grandma's plane to arrive, Freddie helped set the table. He did a fine job matching the napkins and place mats.

The next morning, he played Princess Monopoly with Banana and Grandma. Most importantly, he made sure that Grandma didn't cheat. (heh, heh...)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Day 5 - at rest

Time to take it easy. Freddie stayed home to hang with Reilly today, keep the pooch company, and rest up for the big weekend with Banana's grandma.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Day 4 - the evening

Friends came over for a fun dinner of pasta, salad, and crickets. At one point, Banana decided to see if Freddie wanted to prepare for summer swimming with a mask and snorkel. It was a good look, but Freddie admitted he didn't need the protection when swimming.

Day 4 – A daytime trip with Daddy

Freddie began the day sitting with Banana, who woke up later than usual, while she ate her yogurt and granola. Once everyone got out the door, he rode up front with Daddy to the first stop of the day at the physical therapist's office.

He hopped right up on the counter and gave everyone a good laugh before heading into the office itself. He watched as the nice physical therapist worked on Daddy's shoulder and back. Then, as a special extra, Freddie got to lie down and get a massage. After all the weeks with the different families and washing machines, it was a nice treat.