happy 2nd birthday, samson!

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happy second birthday to my handsome baby boy, samson rex! the last two years with you have been a dream. i love your curious and adventurous personality, your infectious smile, your insistent determination and spirited love for life. i want to bottle you up and keep you two right here and now at this age forever....

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best pancakes ever, best photobooth filmstrip ever, best goodnight kiss ever.

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hope you had a wonderful memorial day weekend! i’m not sure how it’s already wednesday… we crammed our little family of four into a photobooth on monday down at bubby’s in tribeca after we enjoyed brunch there with friends (and some of the best pancakes any of us have ever had.) i’m actually embarrassed at how many times since brunch i have brought up those pancakes to friends or just thought about them myself, but they really were something else.  ...

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an afternoon downtown in tribeca!

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we spent the afternoon in tribeca as a family earlier this week.  sweetgreen, our favorite lunch destination and longtime blog partner, just opened its second location in manhattan down on greenwich and hubert street so we wanted to check it out! we decided to make a day of it and visit a few other spots in the area as well....

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life lately, according to my iPhone.

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a few from a quick trip to LA a few weeks back, and a few from around the city from my phone and josh’s. the best was opening my lipstick one day to find a surprise cheerio thanks to mister samson. cracked us up all day long.  also love seeing eleanor inside that bubble in central park....

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a few of our favorite books right now: samson edition

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i wanted to share a few of samson’s most favorite books today, incase anyone has babes around the same age and are looking for any new reads.  i always love hearing what books kids with similar ages are loving these days, too… so if you have any recommendations, please leave them below!  we try hard to keep our toys and stuffed animals and tiny clutter-y kid things to a minimum and on rotation, but books are something i just can’t pass up.  ...

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