Monday, July 25, 2011
When Mabel was a tiny baby and I was still on maternity leave, we used to go to this most excellent mama/baby yoga class. On the first day of class the fortuitously named teacher, Jane Austin (much and deservedly loved in this town as a teacher of yoga to pregnant ladies and new mothers) commented that the so-small baby Mabel already had a "person face." This description has stayed in my mind ever since, as it so accurately captures both her elfin good looks and autonomous spirit. The above polaroid admirably reflects what her dear person face is looking like these days. (The arm-moving-so-fast-it-looks-like-smoke also very truthfully represents her daily level of vigorous activity as she approaches her first birthday).