Sunday, May 17, 2009


What happened yesterday...

Jonas walks over to hold my hand.
Jonas: poo
Me: Do you have to go poop?
Jonas: a nod of the head
Me: Do you want to use the potty?
Jonas: a nod of the head
Me: let's hurry
He does what he came to do, and then wants to get off to see what actually came out.
Me: I have to wipe you first.
I wipe, then he looks, and the flushing bit is way cool.

And on his face: AMAZEMENT

We do this three more times within about five minutes, and of course after each go, everyone had to march into the bathroom and cheer.

What's happening today...
Nursing a boy who is quite ill, due to his canines pushing out from wee sore gums. I will post again when he is feeling better.

Friday, May 15, 2009

book & baby love

Even the littlest of babies love books!

He had been riding in my pocket while I was at work, and after most of the library patrons were gone, he noticed Elsa Beskow's, "Children of the Forest". He asked to be read to. How could I deny him such a sweet book?
A friend of mine had given me a bagfull of cotton velour, and so this afternoon he went to meet his mama. I am sure he will be well read to at his new home, and maybe he will visit with me again.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

glacier river toes

glacier river toes: the best kind of toes to have

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Yep, you know that with that smile on his face he was definitely up to no good.
Happy Mother's Day, to all the mothers I know,
and to all the mothers that have come before me.
Feliz Dia de las Madres, a todas las madres que conozco,
y a todas las madres que han venido antes de mi.
I hope you had someone with you today, who got to pull wonderful travesuras on you.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

at sunset

Many were out to admire the beautiful sunset from a beautiful day...
...ducks, eagles, a beaver, a hawk, fish, swans, a moose, a papa, a mama, and two worn out sweet boys.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

hooligan for my hooligans

Hooligan are smelt-like fish that return from the ocean each spring to the rivers in which they were hatched. Also called candlefish, they are high in vitamin rich oil. When the hooligan return we know it is the beginning of our food gathering season (which is quite short). We know the salmon will be coming soon and our many yummy berries.

Mal and Eoghan are mid picture, on the bank of the river.

When we heard that the hooligan were in this last week, we knew that we had better go and find them before they were gone. Eoghan was licking his lips at the thought of the small fish, as he found out last year that he loved eating them (tails and all!). We checked river after river for 27 miles, until we saw eagles plucking them from a distance. The two oldest hooligans were off with their net and buckets.

Eoghan trying to catch with a stick, and then quite pleased with himself as he actually caught some using his bare hands. Yay!