Thursday, February 28, 2013


 It was so fun to run over and check out my friends new baby. What a darling! She makes lots of cute baby noises. She was resting peacefully and I bugged her enough to wake her up. But we got some fun photos taken.

Friday, February 22, 2013


Life's Mirror

The poem doen't really go with the photo in any way but I have had this thought on my mind. I recall hearing this poem as a young person and really took it into my heart and soul.

By Madeline S. Bridges

There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave,
There are souls that are pure and true;
Then give to the world the best that you have,
And the best will come back to you.

Give love, and love to your life will flow,
A strength in your utmost need;
Have faith, and a score of hearts will show
Their faith in your work and deed.

Give truth, and your gift will be paid in kind,
And honor will honor meet;
And the smile which is sweet will surely find
A smile that is just as sweet.

Give sorrow and pity to those who mourn;
You will gather in flowers again
The scattered seeds from your thought outborne
Though the sowing seemed but vain.

For life is the mirror of king and slave,
'Tis just what we are and do;
Then give to the world the best that you have
And the best will come back to you.

1st Lost Tooth

Clara's tooth had been loose for a while. It rattled me. I lost my teeth in the second grade and I thought that Clara's would follow suit. I keep thinking she is too young. But here she is with a hole in her grin. I was so glad when she came to me and asked me to pull it out. I was glad to share in the expiriance with her and photograph it.
Her words "that it felt like a fist in my mouth but now that it is out it is so tiny"  She was excited to tell Dad and Grandma and really anybody she talked to!

Heigh Ho

 For about 2 of his 3 years of life John's favorite song has been Snow White's "Heigh Ho". When Kelly plays the song John marches around the living room with his hammer over his shoulder.  He casts Kelly as Grumpy because he would play the piano, I am Dopey, and John is Doc.

 Margaret is crawling and pulling herself up. She is fun to tickle. I can put her hair up in a little elastic and it makes a point. She had a play date with Brooklyn and they sat like this for a good 3 minuts.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hopping the Fence

Valentines Day

The card that Clara gave out.
What our piano looked like. We wrapped up undershirts, socks, and a new Angry Bird bomb.
Kelly thoughtfully printed the first two years of my blog and gave it to me. Clara and John love looking at it.
Heart trees.