Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Two Temples"

A builder builded a temple,
He wrought with grace and skill;
Pillars and groins and arches
All fashioned to work his will.
Men said, as they saw its beauty,
"It shall never know decay;
Great is thy skill, O builder!
Thy fame shall endure for aye.

A mother builded a temple
With loving and infinite care,
Planning each arch with patience,
Laying each stone with prayer.
None praised her unceasing efforts,
None knew of her wondrous plan,
For the temple the mother builded
Was unseen by the eyes of man.

Gone is the builder's temple,
Crumpled into the dust;
Low lies each stately pillar,
Food for consuming rust.
But the temple the mother builded
Will last while the ages roll,
For that beautiful unseen temple
Was a child's immortal soul.

Hattie Vose Hall

Happy Mother's Day

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Littlest Lawnmower

It was too rainy to mow the lawn today, but that didn't stop Little Mister Busy from taking a turn with the mower. He loves being outside and is not afraid to get dirty...he's ALL boy!

Monday, May 5, 2008

A Free Moment

As we speak, my students are taking their midterm, so I get to sit back and take advantage of some quiet time. So, what better opportunity than this to send a hello out to everyone.
Once again, we have the Teeples to thank for this batch of photos. We had a birthday picnic dinner at the park up the street, and what fun! It sure gets chilly right when the sun dips behind the trees, but that didn't stop the little whipper snappers from playing their hearts out, despite cold finger tips, runny noses and rosy cheeks. We enjoy Seth more every day! Thanks, Cortney and Jason, for sharing your certainly know how to capture the perfect moment!

You can almost hear the squeals of delight coming from that cute little slobbery mouth!

Taking a break to re-energize via one of Jenni's deliciously adorable cupcakes from Mom. There's always time for dessert!

One of my most favorite expressions from our little guy. He loves to point and say "ook!" (look!). Oh to have the same excitement and wonder again over a new discovery.

This usually happens when it's time to leave. We wrestle him into the stroller, tears are shed, we're promptly forgiven for calling it quits at the park, and we enjoy a leisurely walk back home, only to repeat it all over again another day. :-)