Friday, July 30, 2010

Babies Don’t Keep

by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,

Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,

Hang out the washing, make up the bed,

Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?

She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,

Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.

Dishes are waiting and bills are past due

Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew

And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo

But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo

Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?

Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow

But children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow.

So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!

I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


We have finally made it back to Utah and we couldn't be happier!  St. Louis was an experience that we're glad we had but that we don't want again!  I never thought I would be so happy to a place that I have hated for so long.  (UTAH.)

We're technically still homeless, but staying with some family friends and enjoying their company!  Joseph is back on the phones at Pinnacle Security and I am with Ayla all day.

Ayla and I are making a trip to Washington to visit family and we will get to be there for at least 2 weeks!  We're so excited to go home!  I can't wait to be with my family and be away from this heat.  Sadly Joseph isn't coming.  He has to keep working and get an apartment set up for us.  I will miss him a lot.  And Ayla has become SUCH a daddy's girl.  I feel terrible taking her from him for so long.  :(  It's so cute to watch her light up when he comes in the room and have her say: "HAAA DAAAA!"  Which means "hi dad!".  We'll have to Skype a lot and make lots of phone calls to dadaaddaadaaa.  :)

Some other exciting news:  Joseph's brother and sister-in-law had their baby!  His name is Benjamin Joseph Salazar and he's perfect!  Such a sweet little guy!  I'm glad that we got to come home early and see him when he was just a week old!

Here are a couple pictures from our ride home from St. Louis:

At a rest area in Nebraska!
The Proud Uncles
Cute cousins :)