we were in brooklyn for part of our day yesterday, and since it was memorial day, we stopped by the soldiers’ and sailor’s arch over by prospect park. i think the littles were more intrigued by all of the intricate figures and water happening with bailey’s fountain which is close by the arch and fun to walk around as well, but josh and i (and my sister hannah who came with us!) all enjoyed taking the chance to take in the arch as well. always feeling very thankful for those past and present who serve our country. our prayers are with your families, and thank you.
maybe my other two were like this and i just don’t remember, but i have to watch conrad so so closely around any kind of water. even the tiniest puddle, he will find! and he will get as wet as possible and often muddy, too. i get so nervous near fountains or little pools of water right now because i don’t think he grasps that this is not a bathtub or swimming pool, and is anxious to jump in!
secret weapon right now when we’re out and about for the kids: a small stack of legos.
how beautiful is this arch?! and this isn’t even the front of it! we basically had the entire area to ourselves besides an occasional person walking by.
i know our kids are still small and young and can’t really grasp what a monument like this means, but i do think they can grasp enough of it, when explained more in terms they understand. we did the same thing last year at grants tomb and eleanor still talks about some of the things we talked about! these kids at this age really are little sponges!
i really loved the stonework by the fountain!
the number of times each day the kids beg josh to swing them around like this! haha!
will share more from yesterday soon. in addition to honoring memorial day, it was so fun having a full day of celebrating our samson rex! we actually celebrated him all weekend (we like to do birthday weekends over here!!!) but yesterday was a good one. he’s FOUR and i can hardly believe it!!!! if you didn’t catch the sweet video i posted on instagram after he opened eleanor’s birthday gift, here it is. it’s the sweetest to watch them interact and i am so thankful for their bond.
ME: candy stripe blouse (30% off!), black birkenstock sandals, zara jeans (old, similar HERE), sunglasses (in crystal peach color) ELEANOR: navy capri leggings, sneakers SAMSON: striped-t, shorts from gap last season, birkenstock sandals CONRAD: green overalls (a few seasons back from polarn o pyret), saltwater sandals.