it has been such a busy week.
firstly, i saw joanna newsom at the jefferson theater! she is simply astonishing! it is one thing to listen to her recordings, and another to see her live. to watch her hands hit the harp strings, to see her mouth form each poetic lyric, to witness harp song fill the room with constellations -- it was such a blessing. she opened with the song jackrabbits, and sent me spiraling into a realm of quill & feather, windows open wide to starry sky, dried wildflower petals and colored glass.
the day marking tristan's first year arrived on friday. he decided to start things early by waking at 4am! our doula said it was because he wanted us to remember the fun parts (it was around 4am that i started heading for the bathtub in order to manage labor pain). tristan was slipped gifts throughout the day, wheels and puzzles and books and blocks to replace chew toys and rattles. it was a pleasure to see him so engaged, even if he wouldn't keep his birthday crown on! joyful, emotional, exhausting, and delicious are just a few words to describe the day. we think he had fun too!
on saturday i officially became a soccer mom as tashi played her first match on her first soccer team. we thought she did a great job and are quite proud of her. afterwards we went and bought a car! all of our cars thus far have been spotted on the side of the road with for sale signs in the windows. but this time we got all adult-like and went to a dealership. we think the pretty blue subaru outback will be worth it. we hope so. our older subaru of 220,000+ miles just wasn't feeling so safe & reliable anymore, especially when carting children around.
saturday night i attended our school fundraising gala as the photographer. it was a good experience, and a lot of fun too. more photos can be viewed here.
sunday we had a small party so that tristan could celebrate his birthday with some fellow wee-folk. it was a very nice gathering.
and now i'm ready to get on with spring, oh beautiful spring.
wishing you a week of blossoming dreams!