you can see part I, the first six months of 2012 here. and after the jump, the rest of the year…
we spent the first weekend of july in new york city (samson’s first trip!) and returned to dc in time to celebrate the 4th of july in the district. we traveled to LA to see friends (LA posts here and here and sprinkles new ice cream shop post here.) we also traveled to san francisco where the city officially stole my heart forever (SF posts here and here and here.) we spent a weekend out and about around dc in between travels, and here is one of my favorite moments from the month of july.
in august, we moved back to NYC! we had a little going away gathering with friends in dc before we left and had to say goodbye to kingsley who is currently living in virginia for a while. that’s been very hard for me and our family, but he’s really thriving and doing well which makes us happy. we survived the first week being back in nyc even though i thought we wouldn’t! (it’s exhausting to live here with kids!) eleanor started to carry her camera everywhere taking pictures of mostly the floor and here are some happy feet i found around the nursery. ;) i also wrote a post on flying with little ones found here.
in september my sister hannah visited and helped us move into our place. we started adjusting to life back in nyc with two kiddos in tow. josh started working longer hours again so the kids and i began figuring out life as just the three of us. and here are a few photos from around the apartment from september. i also attended blogshop ny and posted a tour of eleanor and samson’s nyc nursery.
in october, we enjoyed autumn in the city and the leaves changing color. samson started giggling and smiling and eleanor enjoyed a subway merry-go round. ;) here are a few photos from around the apartment from october. we also visited the brooklyn flea one weekend and flew to italy the week of halloween… just in time to dodge storm sandy hitting nyc!
we spent the first two weeks of november in italy as a family. we visited an olive vineyard in sicily (more sicily posts here and here) and a morning at the market in siracusa. we also visited rome (here and here), florence, cinque terre, a parmesan cheese factory and a vineyard where balsamic vinegar is made in parma and reggio emilia. we spent a few days in venice as well (posts here and here). samson celebrated his six month birthday at the end of the month (time flies!) and here are some sweet photos of eleanor and her sunnies. we celebrated thanksgiving back in nyc and picked out 2 christmas trees (one for us and a tiny one for e!)
in december, we decorated the tree and the little ones met santa (samson loved him, eleanor not so much.) eleanor and papa had the cutest impromptu tea party, and i posted some thoughts on traveling abroad with little ones. we spent time with friends visiting town seeing the festive nyc sights together. we stayed in the city for christmas and slept under the christmas tree as a family on christmas eve. then here’s christmas morning at the apartment and christmas day in nyc!
looking forward to it, 2013!!!