Monday, February 6, 2012


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 shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullaby, rockabye, lullaby 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?
Lullaby, rockabye, lullaby 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.

-Ruth Hulbert Hamilton


How is it possible that in just six short days, my baby will be ONE?

photos of Brother, three days new, taken by my dear friend, Jen


  1. brother at three days new is so precious and handsome. pretty much the same as now... just more to love. : ) happy almost birthday, baby boy!

  2. Oh my, I love this post!! Stunning photos!!!
    I wish time would slow down. My 2nd baby will be 4 months's going way too fast already :( As they say....time flies when you're having fun :)
    Claire :)
    P.S. I'm hosting a photo/blog project which I thought you might be interested in participating in:

    1. @Claire, i'd love to! I'll work on it during nap time today!

  3. Happy Birthday, cute little man!!!! Where does the time go?! I didn't realize Milo's birthday was so close to mine- I'll be thinking about him:) Your words are beautiful as always, Amy. Can't wait to see what you have in store for the party!

  4. So precious Amy. I don't even remember f as a baby. She literally slept 20 hours a day.

  5. What a doll! Enjoy every second, I know you are/

  6. I love this poem. It is one of my all-time favorites. It is a mantra of mine. And the pictures of your little guy are absolutely beautiful!