A Poem for You.. A Poem for Me..

Saturday was my birthday.. we decided to go the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art to celebrate. It seems weird to most people to take a bunch of kids to an art gallery huh?

I really went to the museum to see Claude Monet's water lilies. All three panels are together for the first time in 30 years. The exhibition reunites the right-hand panel, from the Nelson-Atkins collection, with panels owned by the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art. The three were last exhibited together in 1979. With the exception of a triptych in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, this is the only Monet triptych in the United States.

I really thought this would be the highlight of our day..

But it was really…

this guy.

zach houston, poemstore, poem store

Zach Houston was this really cool guy that would write for anyone who asks for a poem. My kids thought it was fascinating.

zach houston, poemstore, poem store

Some liked the poems with drawings…

#1… reading

Some liked his decorations…

Others wanted to read each and every poem there.

We waited in line to get a poem written for us…

(sorry it's blurry.. my camera is having issues)

When it's your turn he talks to you a little bit.. and he types his own little piece of art for you to read.

#4 and #5 thought a manual typewriter was AMAZING! They really want one.

Not our poem.. but a cool one..

Here's our poem:

eads bay

queen of


dealing with

online retail

auction on mom

and on the surface

of the internet there

are gatherings of people

and expansion pack

the little zach add on at the

last sleeping minute

detail beauty truth and

how to make the future

from a happy birthday

mom eads


If you have the opportunity to go to the Nelson to meet Zach.. You should.

I don't recommend wearing these shoes.. I was totally amazed that this lady was wearing these and her husband was wearing those… Ah what we do for beauty