Meet William (Bill) and Shirley Boucher (2013)
Your great-grandparents and two of my favorite people. I wish you could know them better but they live very far from us. This photo is one I will treasure for my whole life. I could not love it more.
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
It's hard to believe it's been more than a year since my last post here. Sorry about that kiddos! We have done some serious living since then. We travelled to Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and goodness knows where else. We have been seeing some stuff! We've settled into what we think will be the home you grow up in now and I couldn't be more excited. The two of you are such great friends. No one makes Pook laugh like you do Boo!
Boo, you love the "Momma" song (Bohemian Rhapsody) and I can't tell you how funny it is to hear you singing happily, "Mommaaaaaaa just killed a maaaaannnnn." So completely inappropriate, yet so totally hilarious!! You love the colors red and pink, the trampoline, Kraft Dinner, ham, ice cream, Hello Kitty, painting, playing and sooooo much more.
Pook, you are such a clown. Your vocabulary at 20 months is staggering. I LOVE hearing you sing, "All aboard choo choo train toot too," over and over and over. You love anything Boo is playing with, eating crayons (grrrr,) exploring in the woods, being chased, looking at books, counting and drving sissy nuts. Sometimes I hear her say to you, "NO, I'm NOT having that," and I know she gets it from me but it's soooo funny to hear her say it.
You two make me and Daddy so crazy happy we can hardly stand it. Your smiles and giggles are truly the best thing ever. Thanks for making us so blissfully happy and thankful. More to come soon.
I love hot dog carts, sitting by the ocean, smelling fresh cut grass, opening presents, the turning colors of fall and driving with the windows down. I'm learning how to be a mother, a wife, an artist and a business woman. I'd like to say I'm doing it all with grace, but that would be a complete lie and who wants to start off a friendship like that?