Wednesday, March 27, 2013

John Donne

Meditation XVII

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.


Margaret and Grandpa.
Angel food cake and strawberries.
Balloons and banners.
Family and friends.

Please note how you can see Kelly and me in the photo of John. It is a new favorite!

Books and Bagels

Clara's school had a morning activity were you go and eat bagels and read a book together. She wanted to go but I like my routines to not change too much. Instead we went to the 5th Street Bagelry with the Mayos! We read a book about spring coming, The Biggest Snowman Ever, Big Bad and a Little Bit Scary and Heckey Peg. Then the children colored and Jamie and I chatted. It was exceedingly peasant.  
Clara and Ashtyn have both lost the same tooth.

Friday, March 15, 2013


It was a beautiful day despite the brown grass.
On the chasing photo I think my hair blew in the photo. I still loved it.
Kelly took many kicks in the face.
The last one Kelly has no head.

On John

From the begining John has been good at writing. He holds his pencil properly and forms his letters correctly. Coloring was the last thing we would do in nursery and our family would frequently have to wait for John because he was working hard finishing his picture. he stays in the lines and filling in so nicely. I am so proud of him. He is kind and learning so many things. I love spending time with him.

Monday, March 04, 2013


Margaret is working on her drinking skills. She excitedly grabs the cup and puts it up to her mouth. Then she holds it in one hand and dumps the water out. I am always surprised with how much I wipe up. I give her so little but when the water is flat on the try it seems like a lot.  She is also getting a tooth on the bottom!

Idaho Natural History Museum

We loved going to the Idaho Natural History Museum last Friday. They has a fun children's room that had awesome puzzles, masks, bones, rocks,  a fun weaving board, etc.  Clara and Ashtyn are a cute pair and John and Corrine try to keep up. We also headed over to the art gallery that was in the bottom of the fine art building. I was underwhelmed.  Maybe they will get something worth looking at the next time we go?  I loved that the afternoon was free, close, and full of movement. But the best part was having some friends to go and do something with.  Thanks Jamie!