we just got back to new york from our california trip about an hour ago! it’s 2-something in the morning and all three kiddos are sound asleep in their own little beds (well, conrad is asleep in our bed, but ya know.) josh is sitting close by doing some work at the table as i’m writing this from the sofa. our apartment is semi- clean (i tend to stay up the entire night before we travel scrubbing my apartment so i can come home to a clean place and be like, “ahhhh” when i walk in the door) and there is this butterfly-y feeling in my stomach right now that i can’t shake.
i think i’m just happy to be home and also, going through these photos from our afternoon on balboa peninsula and balboa island made my heart so happy. our little family always tends to have a lot of fun together, but this particular afternoon was just gold. all three kids were having the best time, we ate our fill of frozen bananas from dad’s and taking our rental car across the water on a ferry was such an adventure for eleanor and samson, that it felt like the biggest adventure i’ve ever encountered, too!
a few more photos from this day in california…
^^^so we also did this jumping thing in santa monica the week before. eleanor and samson talked about it nonstop afterwards so when we saw they had one on balboa peninsula, they were over the moon. infact, samson kept declaring as he jumped, “i almost touch the moon!” how they have not inherited my fear of heights is beyond me.^^^
^^^the views from the top of this ferris wheel were something else. and also, the seats rocked back and forth like crazy with any sudden movements and i tried so hard to mask my fear so my kids wouldn’t feed off it, but i was truly panicking inside.^^^
^^^broke his first tooth the other day and killing it with that grin! we cannot get enough of this tiny little dude.^^^
^^^riding the bucking shark at the fun zone and looking sharp while doing so. this papa is the funnest.^^^
^^^the sunburst is hiding it, but i was trying to show off the fact that i got my hair into a freaking TOP KNOT the other day! i might have had to use twenty million bobby pins to do so, but a top knot nonetheless!^^^
^^^embarking on a trip across the water with our car! the kids didn’t understand what was going on until we were half way across the water. it’s a super short ride, but we pulled them out of their carseats and out of the car so they could get a better idea of what was happening. once it clicked, the “wow’s!” and “oh my’s!” were very sweet.^^^
^^^the frozen banana’s from dad’s were really great. so was the balboa bar! i had to try both. ;) ^^^
^^^i’m not sure if this day will be one the kids and josh will remember forever, but it most definitely will be for me. i have a lot of fun with these guys.^^^
ps. i took these pictures with my canon 6D and used my portrait lens the entire time (it’s still my fave.) my shirt is from anthropologie and sunglasses by karen walker. josh’s striped shirt is from jcrew. eleanor’s shirt and shorts from zara and her headband from shop ban.do (she’s so obsessed with wearing those headbands it’s pretty cute.) both of their shoes are teva’s. samson’s dinosaur tank is an oldie from bit’z kids and conrad’s sun protective shirt and pants are from patagonia. :)