Thursday, April 22, 2010


miss, originally uploaded by ellajohn.

Ruby is bursting with toddlerness this week. She has opinions and has learned how slide down a sliding board. She is fast and strong. She and John had so much fun today at the roundy roundy playground swinging side by side in the sun.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

yellow room author's tea

yellow room author's tea, originally uploaded by ellajohn.

The second graders read their stories at school tonight.

Friday, April 16, 2010


knitted, originally uploaded by ellajohn.

I feel like I haven't finished any of my projects in a long time, so here is the Snowflake Cowl knit in the softest wool, Twinkle Soft Chunky in Quartz.

ruby june

ruby june, originally uploaded by ellajohn.

Someone is talking in full sentences and is so excited that she has "shoulders". She has one serious southern accent, climbs like a goat, and loves roasted asparagus.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

ella on her first birthday

ella on her first birthday, originally uploaded by ellajohn.

Here is my little pre-digital baby walking on the Park Blocks in downtown Portland, Oregon.

ruby's easter nest

ruby's easter nest, originally uploaded by ellajohn.

It has been all flowers and fevers around here. The children and I have had a cold, then Ruby had a double ear infection. Today John has a fever and took a nap on a doormat. Somehow we haven't missed a day of school or slowed down. Today we went to the opening of our farmer's market. I've been dreaming of baby arugula for many cold months. We heard some music and saw a tiny baby goat. Over at the school, we worked on our herb garden in the warm sun. I'm betting John will need a trip to the doctor's office tomorrow. Before bed he absolutely hallucinated the location of the toilet and peed on the living room wall. Oh, the beauty of it all.

My friend made this little fairy and two others for John and Ella. She sells them in her etsy shop, Dancing Sky. Run, run over there. They are tiny and perfect with their hand embroidery and wool hair.


spring, originally uploaded by ellajohn.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

hippity hoppity

hippity hoppity, originally uploaded by ellajohn.