Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Same View and Others

Snow and Rabbit Hat

Thursday morning we woke up to two inches of nice snow. I was so excited! Clara was excited! John was ho hum. When I went looking for my baret I found my rabbit fur hat that Uncle Carl had given me from Russia. So here it is. It is toasty warm.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I had a hard time deciding what was my favorite.

John Deere

Today we saw some new piglets, hunted eggs, and fed bread to the cows and sows. Clara even sat on a horse for the first time. We are excited to go back to see some foals when they arrive. Brother Hugie was too generous giving us his time and kindness. In addition we each left with fresh eggs. Thanks Brother Hugie!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Between Subdivisions

Princess Fashion Set

Please note the Georgia O'Keeffe Pansy. It makes me happy when I go into her room.
The frost made it look slightly flocked.

Get out of the dryer

Of course I told them to get out after I finished taking pictures. I realize it dilutes the power of the statement but I am a photographer.

I am pleased with how well John and Clara are playing together. They seem to be doing everything together including getting in to mischief. I am not pleased with that. Today three bags of cereal on the floor at two separate times. Two bags before church and one bag after. I did to much vacuuming for the Sabbath. They happened so quick I am starting to worry what is in store.

Face Painting

Clara and Taryn were pink tigers and Judd was a U of Oregon tiger (not duck). John sat for a star and Wren (not pictured) a heart. Derak didn't like the feel of the cold paint so chose not to sit. I really like the texture of Taryns face and seeing the pen under that paint from an obvious attempt at doing it herself earlier. I also like seeing Clara's closed eye expression.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

View from OSU Lambing Barns

We saw a brand new baby lamb that was born today. The poor thing seemed to be having a hard time eating. We also pet a friendly little black one. John can do most of the animals sounds so seeing sheep up close was really fun for him. I just eat up all of his little squeals. Because of today's events I have had the words of William Blake stuck in my head for about a week. I will share so they can be in your head too.

Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life, & bid thee feed
By the stream & o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, wooly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?

Little Lamb, I'll tell thee,
Little Lamb, I'll tell thee,
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb.
He is meek, & he is mild;
He became a little child.
I a child, & thou a lamb,
We are called by his name.
Little Lamb, God bless thee!
Little Lamb, God bless thee!

Noxious Weed

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sometimes I find it really hard to think of titles.


Lattice Shadow

Thursday, February 03, 2011


When we are at our house for the rotating preschool I do a little routine that includes making the letters with our bodies. We also get the ribbon streamers and practice making the letters in the air. They are really good about sharing since we only have 4 streamers and there are five of them. It is really a game. I say "Who is going share with ______?" and it is a race to volunteer. I get so proud of all of them.

Station 14

For playgroup we went to the local fire station. When we walked in to where the trucks were Clara exclaimed "WOW, This is so cool!" Cool is her new word. The fire fighters are so kind. They were especially good about talking about the fire gear.