Moses turns four today! He is like sunshine and we feel so lucky that he is ours. We had a low-key party that involved making a big pot of his favorite soup, a big cake, spending $20 at a party supply store, and some animal masks. It was perfect. (PS: We also had a lot of these fun paper balls and shooters where you blow the balls at each other. They have them at all the party stores in France and kids looove them. You can get them in the states here.)
It is the most beautiful weather today. Skies are blue and its 60 degrees out. We had an afternoon snack of beignets on the balcony. We try new a new treat everyday but somehow the beignets have been in heavy rotation.
[The striped shirt is from American Apparel who sent me a few kids clothing items right before we left. I actually buy a lot of AA for my kids. I love the quality and that they are cool.]
Moses turned three yesterday! Between Paul finishing up the Commission Project and Roman’s surgery this isn’t the year for a fancy party. But I did manage to throw something together last minute. We had a few friends over, ordered some Delfina’s Pizza and Kara’s Cupcakes. Then I stopped by the toy store for presents and the party store for balloons and confetti cannons. I decorated his presents and the wall with Japanese tape. It was perfect.
I had the watercolors out this week so Moses was painting on some strips of leftover printmaking paper. It was so pretty I thought it would make a nice paper garland.
It was a great little project to do with kids. The main thing is to paint on both sides of the paper before you cut. And I’m not sure if you can tell the scale here but I think the teeny tiny links are the cutest (even though they take a little longer.)
A few weeks ago I took Moses to get his first real hair cut. (I don’t count the infamous head shaving incident.) I asked Aubrey Trinnaman, my good friend (and photographer) to come and document it. We went to Louie’s in the Castro which is a classic old barber shop. It makes me so happy to have good photos from these little life events. Aubrey also took photos of Roman’s Birth and even my wedding photos. Email her if you need a photographer for milestones and stories of any sort. firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman.