when you head out together for the day without definite plans. the weather says occasional showers but you ignore it and go (without the umbrella.) it only rains once in there for maybe 5 minutes anyway so you’re already winning. it’s fun to see where the day will take you… a few different playgrounds, meeting up with old friends and running into others, wandering around neighborhoods while stroller naps happen and sampling a few different dishes as you go. this city comes alive for me in these warmer months and i feel more alive, too.
a few photos….
busted out my old saltwater sandals that are seriously going on their tenth year of life for me and holding out strong. also, didn’t even notice until i uploaded these images off my camera and saw this one larger that my foot and shoe is completely covered in something gross. just hope it isn’t poop! but also, this is new york city. most certainly probably definitely poop. awesome.
summer in the city! means cleavage! cleavage! cleavage! (ps i miss you regina. where have you been?!) it also means the prettiest contrasting colors in every direction you look.
might agree with this sign.
we are good at finding any excuse to go to popbar just because it’s a treat papa can enjoy with us and also, it’s just really yummy. first time trying the watermelon popsicle (i usually dip mine in as much chocolate and nuts as possible) and there’s something to be said about fruit all by itself, with nothing added. it’s kind of amazing.
this four year old! she gave the opening prayer in primary at our church on sunday all by herself and both her papa and i had to sneak into the back to witness it. it was the sweetest thing. she’s truly growing up and i’m so proud of the little girl she is becoming.
best buddies. (most of the time.)
she’s usually on the ride board these days since samson and conrad are in the stroller seats. but it is new york, and we do tend to stay out all day sometimes walking miles and miles. so sometimes when i wear conrad, she sits in the seat and i just love how lady like she’ll be crossing those cute legs and sitting so proper. also, baby birks. they are also the cutest thing.
up from a solid 2 hour nap and not quite sure if he’s ready to play yet. i’ll just hang out here for a minute. okay samson! you do your thing.
kati roll for lunch.
playground hopping! ps. my linen pants are from anthropologie and i’ll probably never take them off this summer. because they are airy and forgiving and fun and i just like em. a lot.
we split a grilled cheese sandwich on the way home and it’s funny how your taste buds change over the years. for years, i hated grilled cheese. and i still just prefer the most basic and traditional kind if i do eat it, but yeah, it’s grown on me.
balloons at the playground! and balloons filled with water, too! a bajillion thank you’s to the parents clever and fun enough to bring those along and also bring enough for all the kids. it was cute to see a group of about 7 or 8 littles all huddled around the drinking fountain trying to fill up their water balloons, and then race to wherever their nearest parent was to have them tie the balloon knot. good times were definitely had.
also, we definitely tested our good luck on this day by staying out til the kiddos bedtimes and the train ride back home was epic. lesson learned. be home before 7!
ps. my lipstick is heatwave by nars. my hat is from madewell, t-shirt is an oldie from zara. pants from here and sandals here. conrad’s hooded onesie from bit-z kids and eleanor’s dress and samson’s burger t-shirt c/o of kira kids. their baby birkenstocks from zappos.