Inauguration Day

Today is inauguration day, so the Pickering family will gather to watch on TV. There are no virtual classes during the inauguration ceremony…then back to school and snooze time for Rufus.

Back to school

Pickles is back in school from the holiday break. She and Rufus had lots of time to play over the holidays and they had lots of fun. Now it is back to school on Zoom and Rufus napping by her desk chair:)

Rainy weekend

This weekend looks to be a rainy one, but the rain has never stopped Pickles and Rufus from having fun! The two best friends are having breakfast now and soon they will be playing soccer in the backyard. Later today Mom and Pickles will pick some swiss chard from their garden and cook it for…


Pickles and Rufus enjoyed Christmas despite not spending it with their grandparents. Lots of time was spent on Zoom and Facetime but there was still plenty of time to play. The two best friends spent the afternoon playing with Pickle’s new soccer ball. Rufus enjoys any sport with a ball!

The holiday season

Pickles helped Mom and Dad decorate for Christmas last weekend. Their house looks lovely and everyone is excited about the season. School is almost over for the holidays and soon Pickles and Rufus will have lots of time to play!

Happy Sunday!

Pickles and Rufus are eating breakfast on this brisk and sunny Sunday morning. Even though it is still chilly outside, the day will warm and soon enough it will be playtime for these two best friends. Happy Sunday!

Gratitude on Thanksgiving

The Pickering family had a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and lots of love. Dad raked a pile of leaves in the back yard and Pickles and Rufus jumped in them over and over. The food was delicious and the family did a Zoom call with Nana and Papa and MeMa and Pa Pa:)


Pickles looks forward to Thanksgiving next week but it will look different this year. They will not be with her grandparents but the families will do a Zoom call and trust they will be together for Thanksgiving next year. In the meantime, Pickles and Mom are going to the farmers market over the weekend and…


It is a rainy day today but this rain is definitely not Anastasia’s magical sprinkles! She and Rufus are snuggled together on her beanbag chair and Pickles is reading a story to her best friend. Rufus loves storytime with his best friend:)