hi! hope you had a wonderful 4th of july! we were here in the city for the day, and weren’t really sure what we were in for this year since the forecast anticipated rain for every hour of the day due to hurricane arthur. but it ended up being kind of wonderful outside in-between the rainfalls, so we spent a few hours outside making the most of it when the rain was holding off, and inside for the rest napping and cooking and deep cleaning our apartment. i really love celebrating the 4th of july, and i think my love for america is rubbing off on my kiddos! they kept chanting “happy 4th of july!” to any strangers we passed on the street! maybe it has something to do with the fact that the day was full of firetrucks and parades and sparklers for them. ;) either way, grateful to live in such a beautiful country and proud to be an american.
^^^we took the littles up to the harlem children’s parade! we had tried to go last year, but i got riverside drive and morningside drive mixed up and we never found it. (lol. i’m so awesome sometimes.) but we found it this year! eleanor and i decorated her scooter beforehand in our apartment which was kind of the funnest thing ever for the two of us to do together. we tried to decorate samson’s too, but he’s more of a minimalist and didn’t want anything to touch his blue scooter. ;) the little parade was very cute. the kids scoot or bike behind a big firetruck for a few blocks and at the end, they squirt everyone with the firetruck hose. it was a party!^^^
^^^getting tossed in the air AND sprayed from the firetruck?! eleanor was in heaven.^^^
^^^since we were just a few blocks from columbia after the parade, we stopped by josh’s favorite old deli, hamilton deli, for some breakfast sandwiches and ate them on campus. it’s funny because we ended up here last year, too! so i guess we are making a stop by columbia university a 4th of july davis family staple. we finished our breakfast *just* before the rain came down, too! so the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.^^^
^^^baby was there, too. ;) ^^^
^^^chicken sliders for dinner….^^^
^^^and a few sparklers in central park before bedtime. i have always loved sparklers, but sharing them with E and S made it even more fun than any other time we’ve used them. it was a great close to our evening together. ^^^
happy birthday, america!
ps. for those curious, we used our canon 6D to take these pictures. my dress is from a lauren moffatt sample sale a few years back and my sunglasses are by karen walker (available still in this color). eleanor and samson’s flag moccasins were a gift from freshly picked. samson’s shirt is from a local children’s boutique in our neighborhood and eleanor’s romper is from zara a few seasons back.