Archive for March 7th, 2016
Yesterday, the eldest turned four. Four. Four! It is equal parts amazing and confounding – to see how much he’s grown in so short a time. and yet how quickly that time has slipped by. We marked this milestone in an unusual fashion for us, for reasons. Instead of celebrating on his actual birthday, we took him – and only him (no brothers*) – to one of his favorite restaurants with most of the extended family, to celebreate. (The first picture, with the candle.) On his actual birthday? Recovering from all of the early mornings and playtime with grandmothers.
Hansard is likely best know for his involvement in a little independent film that seemed to take the world by storm. The film garnered several Oscar nominations, including a win for Best Original Song, as well as a reinterpretation for a run on Broadway. I’m talking about Once, just in case you didn’t know.
Easily half of the soundtrack frequently makes it onto traveling playlists, most of which features Hansard on vocals, which is why I’ve decided to share a double this week.
Falling Slowly (Note: NOT with his costar from the movie.)
When Your Mind’s Made Up (WITH his costar, as their group The Swell Season.)