Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Monday, October 15, 2012

He's Here...

Remember those tiny shoes? Our "Little Someone" finally arrived to fill them:  yesterday at 7:00 AM our daughter announced to us she was in labor and going to the hospital.  Baby Peter arrived just over two and a half hours later, at exactly 9:39 AM.  What a blessing.
And he has his Mommy's toes!

Baby Feet by Edgar Guest
Tell me, what is half so sweet
As a baby’s tiny feet,
Pink and dainty as can be,
Like a coral from the sea?
Talk of jewels strung in rows,
Gaze upon those little toes,
Fairer than a diadem,
With the mother kissing them!
It is morning and he lies
Uttering his happy cries,
While his little hands reach out
For the feet that fly about.
Then I go to him and blow
Laughter out of every toe;
Hold him high and let him place
Tiny footprints on my face.
Little feet that do not know
Where the winding roadways go,
Little feet that never tire,
Feel the stones or trudge the mire,
Still too pink and still too small
To do anything but crawl,
Thinking all their wanderings fair,
Filled with wonders everywhere.
Little feet, so rich with charm,
May you never come to harm.
As I bend and proudly blow
Laughter out of every toe,
This pray, that God above
Shall protect you with His love,
And shall guide those little feet
Safely down life’s broader street.
-"Baby Feet" from the book Rhymes Of Childhood by Edgar Guest ©1924


  1. Congratulations! I'm sure you will start reading to this young one, soon. ♥

    1. Yes! - and I'm even happier that I raised a daughter who will read aloud to him. She and her husband will be wonderful parents. =)

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  3. Okay, what I wanted to say is: We are so happy for you all! And we can hardly wait to see the little man behind this foot in person very soon. God grant him many years! xoxo

  4. Awww love this poem. So happy for you all...what a blessing! Can't wait to meet him!

    1. Can't wait for him to meet you too!!! :)

  5. GLORY TO GOD! So happy for you ALL! Given Mary, Andrew and sweet little Peter HUGS please from all the Schaefers!

  6. Congratulation to Mum and GrandMum and all :)

  7. Wonderful news, may he bring you much joy!

    1. We're so thankful that he arrived safe and sound. He's leaving the hospital today! :)

  8. How exciting! Many years to your entire family!

    1. Thank you, Michelle - we are truly blessed.