over the weekend, we got stuff done. we picnic’d with friends. we cooked a lot of delicious and healthy food at home. josh took eleanor and samson to a movie on saturday morning while conrad and i hung out together and shared a croissant. somewhere in there, eleanor stroked my arm and told me i have the softest skin in the world (melted!). we played princesses and knights and also pretend robots in the nursery. we ate japanese take-out together one afternoon on some brownstone steps. we spent a lot of time outside (thank you, spring) and we even brought home (and ate!) a watermelon! i cried at one point over something that doesn’t even matter. i also shaved my legs! (worth noting because it’s rare and i need a pat on my back for doing so.) we kept the kids out past their bedtimes sunday evening because the weather and day could not be topped, and being outside just felt so good.
throughout the past few days, i kept thinking, this is happiness. (the watermelon probably sold me on that thought. also, why do i always forget how nice it is to not have prickly legs?!)
a few photos from one morning this weekend at the park…
wearing matching pants with my mini me! and when eleanor saw me put on my white denim jacket, she excitedly exclaimed, “i have something else that can make us MORE matching!” while running back to her dresser. i had forgotten about her little white denim vest that she hurried and put on. “SEE?!?!” she said! love that she loves when we semi-match as much as i do! how long do we get to get away with this?! if the deadline has already past or is coming up soon, don’t tell me!
riverside park is so dreamy in the spring. in all honestly it’s my least favorite park in the city just because i swear it’s like ten degrees colder and windier in that direction than the rest of the city because it’s next to the hudson river, but whenever we go over there, i regret not visiting it more often.
love them together!
i asked her, “what are you up to up there?” as she had been standing up there for a while. “on the look out! protecting the kingdom from bad guys, mom.” right! thank you, eleanor.
baby overalls. one of my favorite things.
samson has been bringing out josh’s old pound puppies a lot the past week or so. at one point he was cuddling him in the stroller and looked at the puppy and asked, “you like being outside, little guy?” haha!
i do feel sorry for josh and all the other people who experience such horrible allergies during springtime in new york. since i don’t experience them, i can’t get enough of everything in bloom!!!! (sorry josh.)
the sandbox won on this outing. unfortunately. the one thing mama dislikes about the playground is the sandbox and how we somehow bring traces of sand with us for the rest of the day, everywhere we go. despite my best efforts to rid ourselves of it.
these cuties across the see-saw from me!
my happy place. with one of my babies, outside, and in good weather. :)
hope you all had a great weekend, friends!
ME: flamingo blouse, white denim jacket, high-waisted button jeans (similar HERE), and suede bow sandals (obsessed with these!!) ELEANOR: denim culotte’s (similar HERE and HERE), her white denim vest from zara last season.