Sunday, May 9, 2010

Madame Butterfly


We're back safe, sound and slightly sunbleached from another scorching hot wonderful Festival weekend. A great time was had by all - music and song were freely given and received from every imaginable corner, pools and lakes (okay, just one pool and one lake, but work with me here) were jumped into, faces were painted, juggling was attempted, fairy dolls were made, stories were told - and listened to, jams were held long past the time when all sane souls should have been asleep (I don't function nearly as well as I used to on no sleep), ice cream (and iced coffee) were consumed in vast quantities, and air mattresses remained relatively full.
And yes, the tooth fairy did in fact pay a very special visit to a certain tent pitched at Jacob's Ladder. Maya was a bit concerned that she wouldn't be allowed in without a festival bracelet but she did manage it after all - we suspect she simply flew over the gate, or perhaps hitched a ride on the pickup truck that was helping folks transport their gear from the parking lot to the camping areas. (Luckily the tooth fairy got a heads up that she might be making an appearance for the first time in nearly a year and prepared accordingly.)
All in all a successful weekend, if you discount the fact that Maya so graciously shared the miserable cold she had last week with the rest of us. More photos and stories will follow, once my head unfogs a bit. Which reminds me, has anyone seen my sudafed?
Happy Mother's Day.


Anonymous said...

So cute. Happy Mothers Day.

Mojo said...

Heh. Sharing is Caring! Besides, how could you ever get mad at that face? Adorable!

Glad the Festival went so very well. Sounds like a splendid time was had by all!

Mimi said...

Glad you all enjoyed yourselves.That is one amazing photo of Maya, minus 2 teeth.
There's a cold on the go here too- are you sure you didn't leave it behind after your Dublin visit?

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

glad so much fun was had by all! the face painting? divine! the tooth fairy visit? a forever-memory, for sure. the cold? meh. sorry about that one. welcome back! :)

Dina said...

Oh cool, Jacob's Ladder! (Always wanted to go and never did.)
What a great place to invite the Tooth Fairy. Mazal tov, Maya.
Wow, Maya is really painted. Not so many years from now she might use some real make-up.
Good luck with your new colds.

quilly said...

What a beautiful butterfly! And it is a very rare species, too.

Happy Mother's Day!

Jientje said...

That photo is so sweet, I think you should frame it! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Heckety said...

Face-painting is always such fun! Glad you got the photo taken before she sneezed or something!
And she obviously has a very powerful cold as we have gone down with it too!
Hope you get rid of it soon!

Maribeth said...

Yes, Happy Mother's Day to you, and how sweet Maya looks all toothless!

Daryl said...

What a gorgeous butterfly ..

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Happy Mother's Day, Robin! It does seem funny how camping requires so much gear to 'get away from it all'. How can you get away when you have to take it all with you...?

But the festival sounds exciting, even so.

Batya said...

Adorable! What did the toothfairy leave?

Janet said...

She looks great as a butterfly!

Joyce said...

Love the missing tooth and the cutest butterfly. Exciting for the kids when the teeth start to fall out but not so exciting at my age:-). I am headed to the beach with my new computer finally and can't wait to join in the summer sunday shots again this year.