Errands with Fred

Here’s me with my little cat ears headband on. Look! I’m from Josie and the Pussycats!

Cat ears

When we got back to Gainesville, we visited some shops. I like Books Inc.

At the bookstore

Fred had never had “grits” before, as it is sort of a Southern food. He had ordered some in the restaurant but we didn’t have the camera then. Here’s our memory of his experience with grits.

Fred likes grits

Me in the store with bananas, and a Chiquita sticker on my head!

Ivy likes bananas

At Mother Earth they had these cool cheesecakes. Fred stocked up.

Stocking up on cheesecake

Happy birthday Lindsay!

We went to my parents’ house to visit my sister on her birthday. Here’s my sister Lindsay, me, and my dad, while she opened her presents.

Surprising Lindsay for her birthday

Fred and I gave Lindsay a card with a cute moon on it. She apparently liked it. (I hope.)

Lindsay’s birthday card

Linds cutting her cake that we brought.

Lindsay’s cake

My mom putting bunny ears on her dog Charlie. For some reason she has taken great pains to hide her face from this picture.

Hanging out with Mom & the dog


Here’s me with a big blow-up bat with which I was preparing to smack Fred, probably.

A big bat

Here’s Fred riding a bike to the picnic we were going to have.

Fred rides my bike

We had our picnic on a roof; here is me on the wall that is around the outside of the roof.

Lounging on the wall

And here’s me on the wall again, because Fred seems to be camera-happy.

Sitting on the wall

There’s Fred enjoying the food of the picnic.

Fred enjoying the roof picnic

There’s me, also picnicking.

Ivy enjoying the roof picnic

After lunch we played my game, The Phantom Whistler. On a second-story roof, I whistle and then see if the people on the ground figure out where the sound is coming from.

Whistling at passersby

These are some people we photographed who were walking by while I was whistling. Hehe!

People walking by on the ground

There’s me populating! Another one of my pranks: I made little men out of clay and give them roof-pebble heads, and place them all over the music building in a mini-men invasion.

Hiding clay men in the wall

Fred helped. 🙂

Hiding clay men in the wall

Cooking with Fred

This is the next day. I was playing with a toy where you try to get the heavy thing to swing up and land on the peg. I had just won it here.

Playing with bolero

Here is Fred, exceedingly happy that he had finally managed to win with the toy. 🙂

Playing with bolero

We went to the store to get some ingredients for our cooking exploits. This is me outside Fred’s car–the one he drove from California to Michigan (school) and later down to Florida to visit me!

Fred’s car

I’m putting away the eggs. Thrilling, innit?

Putting eggs away


We are preparing to cook honey cakes. Here is me with tools of the trade.


I guess I’m preparing the honey here.


Here is Fred cooking up the batter and frying the honey cakes!


Me with the finished honey cakes!

Made honey cakes!

Fred developed a hobby of playing my keyboard while at my house. Here is him doing so.

Fred tries keyboard