Saturday, April 28, 2012

6 months old (4 days ago)

I intended to create a fun post about Timo turning 6 months old but my computer is taking a long time to do things so it is uninspiring/frustrating to write an interesting post. I know that it will take too long for me to edit and format the video I wanted to post here so i will just post photos instead. Timo's 6 month "birthday" happened when we had a a few super glorious HOT days here in the Spoke. It felt like SUMMER!! We hardly knew what to do. However we did figure out that going diaperless on the back lawn clearly was the correct way to conduct ourselves! Since then Timo has been able to do these moves and more even with diapers on!
Unlike Ami's first year we haven't had a cake every month (not even close) in honour of Timo's mensaversaries. However, Timo gets a blog post and photos galore. Happy half birthday little guy, and Happy half birthday to Miho too!!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


  I can't imagine what it must be like for babies/children today whose lives are documented almost by the minute (at some times of the year at least). I wonder what it will do to their sense of self and place in the world. I thought I would make a photographic comment on this phenomenon... or maybe i was just taking a picture of my dad's hands ;)

Friday, April 20, 2012

a poem and some pictures

Spring is

Owls, spiders
flying hooting, growing
warm as a sweater.

-by Ami Elfert

Monday, April 16, 2012

day off

what does a day off look like?
what would i not do?
and would i do instead?
I'll have to wait until summer to find out,

Monday, April 9, 2012


I am remiss in posting here. and shocked that the last post was March 17th. but not surprised that I haven't posted however. Life is full.

Since the last post I have -
won more items at the auction,
heard Zuill Bailey play Bach Suites across the street from our house,
had parent-teacher conference at Ami's school,
Martin was ordained to the priesthood,
we hosted my parents and Helen and a friend from CDSP for Martin's ordination,
I went to California for 9 days with Timo,
I graduated from the ABM for Children Mastery training,
Ami broke his arm,
the kids and I "spring break-ed" in Portland,
Martin introduced the "Elfert Interpolation" while celebrating at the Easter Service,
and now Mum and Dad are here for a visit!
I guess that's why i didn't have a chance to post....
and perhaps why i am tired.