Saturday, September 24, 2016

Celebrate This Week: Poetry, Baby Boys, & Leaves!

Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres. 
                                                         When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build.
A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.

1.  It's moving day for my daughter!
We've been moving things gradually for two weeks. 
Yesterday we unpacked most of her kitchen,
 but today is the heavy box/ furniture moving day.  
I can't wait to see her new house begin to look more like her home.  

2.  It's only one week until Poetry Camp
and half a week until Irene Latham arrives in Seattle.
I'm excited for Poetry Camp at Western Washington University
and hope it becomes an annual event.  I'm not sure what the poets are doing at Western on Friday, but I hope it's spreading poetry love 
among all those undergrad teacher candidates.  
I met Irene at NCTE 2014 when my new friend
(who I met at the newcomer's breakfast),
Kim Dooele, introduced us.  Irene is 
presenting on Thursday at the school
where I used to teach and where I 
facilitate our after school book club.

3.  My grandson Teddy is 3 months old!

4.  Fall, my favorite season,  officially arrived on Wednesday!  
I captured this pic on a walk with my good friend, Jan.

5.  It's a boy!
Daughter Sara's ultrasound on Tuesday
revealed our new grandchild is a boy.
That evening I found this fantastic "new-to-me" title
in the book sale section of our library.
I am so in love with this book!
With hints of William Carlos Williams' 
poem "The Red Wheelbarrow," Alison
reveals how much depends upon
 a cardboard box in a boy's life.
I am enchanted with this book and
thrilled for our second grandson's arrival in February! 


  1. I'm off to the bookstore, but love all your celebrations, especially that "Little Boy" announcement and book! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Teddy is so cute!
    Many many reasons to celebrate!
    PS Fall is my favorite too.

  3. So many great celebrations! Teddy is absolutely a-dor-a-ble! We may get a taste of gall this week as temperatures drop, but no color...yet. Fall is my favorite season (with the exception of pool time in the summer) and I am so ready for it. Congratulations of boy #2! What a grand time you and they will have at family get-togethers!

  4. I so understand the celebration of 3 months old boy. How wonderful to receive the news of another baby boy.

  5. What a beautiful week! So much wonderful in and coming soon to your life.

  6. What a wonderful bunch of blessings. Grandchildren must be such an amazing gift.

  7. Congratulations on your new granbaby boy, Ramona. I look forward to hearing about poetry camp-wish I was there. I captured your fall pic because it is just so lovely and I have not seen many hints of autumn yet.