yesterday we spent the earlier part of the morning exploring the newer section of the high line. josh still hadn’t been to the newer part (although a large chunk of it is currently under construction this month, so only a small portion was open.) i know a lot of these images show us playing on train tracks, but that’s the beauty of the high line! it’s a beautiful walkway and park built on top of historical train tracks, so the tracks are actually walkable pathways in a few areas. we always have a lot of fun down there, and need to go more often. it’s such a great area to explore.
we basically set up camp in one spot for a good while and let the kids run and play and just hang out. conrad hates shoes right now (he’ll cry and fuss and pull them off if we attempt to put them on) so i just don’t even bother with them. we plop him right into the bath whenever we get home and try to watch where he stands and plays when we’re out, but he’s rockin’ the whole city kid thing just fine. i also noticed for the first time while holding him this morning and seeing the sun reflecting off him how RED his hair looks these days. people always say it, but it hasn’t ever really looked red to me before. and i know it’s just a hint of red, but today i saw the hint! it’ll be interesting to see how that changes over the years.
we enjoyed checking out olafur eliasson’s exhibit called the collectivity project on the high line before leaving. you can see more photos at the bottom of this post, but what an incredible way to engage the public in participating in his art. the kids are having a major moment with legos so it was right up our alley. definitely worth checking out if you’re in the city!
we ended up taking a taxi home because we were hungry (i was actually very very HANGRY, sorry family) and we were running late and needed to take a business call in the taxi. i used to tease josh that he was really bad at multi tasking but i’m actually realizing that dude can juggle being articulate on the phone while dealing with chaos amidst our three kids and me and also remain calm and patient as i am losing it. i think that is one of the best things about a relationship, you balance each other out pretty well. there are a lot of things i do really well, and a lot of things he does really well, and a lot of teaching moments in the middle for us both.
anyway, some photos below. i didn’t edit down this batch very well because i loved too many, so sorry, it’s a lot!
my backpack above is from sole society. after i scored that other one last month for such a good price, i keep going back to look for others. i am convinced backpacks are seriously the way to go for diaper bags.
that styrofoam bracelet thing eleanor is wearing came from some packaging from something we bought the other day! she carried it on her arm for most of the day. i love how little things that mean nothing to adults can mean everything to a child, even the packaging from a box! :)
made this little crown braid in eleanor’s hair while we were on the subway early this morning! getting better and better at them every day and so thrilled my little girl has begun to request them so often!
outgrowing his jeans and looking cute as ever.
my happy baby boy!!!!
tickles for you, samson rex davis!
hey eleanor, people (ah hem, your mama) pay lots and lots of money to have pretend lashes that look like your lashes. you know that, beautiful? you definitely didn’t get those from me.
seriously, this lego thing was incredible. i love how exhibits like this bring people together to create things. it was fun to see a few people around us making different things to contribute.
heaven right here for this boy.
we also spotted the cutest little wire creatures on a spray painted dumpster on our way home. the kids liked them but i especially loved them. things like that just make me really happy. i’m curious who put them there, or took the time to make them.
for those interested, my shirt is from here. hat from jcrew. black flats from here. sunglasses here and black backpack from here. eleanor’s t-shirt and leggings from here. samson’s shirt from here. conrad’s onesie c/o kira kids. baby jeans from here. kids sandals from here. josh’s shirt from here.