we made a stop to utah on our way home from california so we could spend time with both my parents and josh’s parents! the kids are having the best time with their grandparents (and my brother who is a senior in high school, their uncle isaac!). josh and i totally caved and ended up buying the kids bikes the other day. they have been talking about getting their own bikes for so long (for over a year i think!), and it’s one of the few things that is hard to make work with city living. but with samson’s birthday coming up in a couple weeks and finding such a good price on little bikes out here, we went for it. they will get a lot of good riding in over the next week with their grandparents and we’ll have biking to look forward to when we come back to visit!!!
you might have caught it on my snapchat the other day (i’m love.taza on snapchat!), but the kids picked out their bikes themselves and proceeded to bike over to the checkout counter at the store! it was so sweet. samson jumped off his bike later that day to tell me, “mama, i love my bike THIS MUCH!” extending his arms out wide to show me the length of how much he loves his new bike! it’s been the biggest hit! we’ve had a few falls, and one slightly scraped knee, but over all they are doing so well! conrad isn’t sure if he loves his new tricycle or trying to ride samson’s bike more, haha!
some photos from when we took the bikes over to a park near my parents’ house before dinner the other night:
do you see this face?! absolute excitement!!!! i just love this kid so much. he has said thank you so many time the past few days, i feel like his entire world has been made! we might need to find a way to ship these bikes back to new york, haha! he really can’t get enough right now. happy early birthday, samson rex!!!
conrad always makes such fun faces when he’s in the swings! he cracks me up.
when she was looking over the bikes on display trying to pick one, she looked at this one and she said to herself, “well, it’s not all purple…. but the wheels are purple. mom, i’ll take this one!” HAHA! (her favorite colors right now are blue, purple and gold. in that order.)
a little push to take off on the hill!
he kept switching which bike he wanted to ride! always wanting to do what his big brother does!
i love these swing pictures so much!
the snow on the tops of the mountains against all the green is seriously the prettiest thing. i wish this picture did it justice, but it doesn’t. it’s beautiful here right now.
also, i am DYING to have someone make these sneakers in an adult size!!!! i can’t get enough of them! why are all the fun bright colored sneakers always kid size only?!
ps. this t-shirt is the comfiest! i snagged it in both pink and black.
sweetest hugs i ever did see. they are so good to each other right now, i am so grateful. they bother each other like crazy, too, but for the most part, it shows how much they love each other and it makes me want a million more of them (well maybe just one or two more. but you know. ;)
always a treat to spend a little time in utah with family! i wish we had more time to see friends and even try to meet some of you while we’re here (i had such a good time meeting a few of you at my event in LA last weekend) but hopefully next time.
my t-shirt, jeans from zara (similar here), my new balance sneakers (on sale!), and sunglasses. eleanor’s flare jeans (on sale!), sweatshirt, sneakers. conrad’s happy t-shirt by kira kids (c/o), samson’s t-shirt. bikes from wal-mart and helmets, too (i can’t find the exact ones online!)