Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday – Frog catcher

Aria caught a frog in the yard.  He really didn’t want to be caught.  He ran for it several times, but she managed to catch him again each time.  She then found a mason jar for him, watched TV with him, gave him a bath, ate supper with him (until I asked her to remove the jar from the table) and at the end of the day I convinced her to free him.  She went outside and sent him back to his family with no tears.  Almost no tears, anyway.




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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wordless/Wordful Wednesday - Walking

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JC has decided he can walk this week.  He takes a good 5-6 steps before falling on his bum.  He also thinks he can steal my clothespins when I turn my back.  Pardon the saggy diaper… I love these diapes but the wings keep drooping out on the sides.  Ah, well, they still function. I’ve ordered a sample FuzziBunz, so we’ll see how I like them!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Choke Cherries time

We have a choke cherry tree in our yard that always produces massive amounts of berries each year.  I usually try to pick what I can reach.  This year I plan to get up higher and harvest as much as possible.  My first excursion into syrup and jelly last year went SO well and we loved all the jars of tart tasty toppings.  I was pretty proud of myself for canning for the first time!

I will post some recipes soon!!




Saturday, August 22, 2009


 IMG_3026aWe went for a walk downtown,

the kids talked daddy into ice cream.

It was a good evening.



Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday – Snack

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Monday, August 17, 2009


I held a child today

he was not mine.

Sadly he was not theirs either,

he was His.

Seated beside his Father

before he ever drew a breath

on this earth.

His hand barely covered my finger

and I gently guided his arm through

an outfit that never should have fit a baby,

but it did.

I laid him carefully on a blanket

in a small bed

as if he were sleeping.

I imagined one year ago

that the child I carried in my own body

would already have been bigger than this.

How was it that I was allowed to keep my baby

when they were not?

What was different between me

and them?

Why would they suffer this heartbreak when I

would go home in a few hours and celebrate

a first birthday?

I took pictures

of the feet, the fingers, the ears, the length.

All the things I treasured on my own

living, breathing child.

I brought the bed and the child to his mother

who looked up at me with pleading eyes

and who said “Thank You” to me

even though I wouldn’t have been able

to speak at all.

She found her voice, and used it to say

thank you. To me. Handing her that box.

The father stood beside the bed,

his arms around her shoulders as they shook.

The Father stood beside the bed,

Holding them.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep