i can’t get enough of the kids carrying their little instax mini cameras around new york city and watching them take in the city through their photographs this summer! i feel nothing but honored when they ask to take my photo, especially since they only have 10 photos to each film roll, so we have taught them to really be particular about what they choose to snap. samson makes sure to grab his camera many mornings first thing, and often before we head out the door. it is the sweetest.
these photos are from a few saturdays ago, when we went over to an area in riverside park that we don’t usually frequent, to attend a little friend’s birthday party. after the party, we hung out on the board walk for a little bit while conrad snoozed in the stroller before grabbing lunch at a nearby grocery store. (i forgot how much i love those sorts of grocery-store-style-picnics, where everyone picks out something random inside the store and then we eat it all together right when we get outside! we had sliced turkey, pretzels and hummus, an apple, and the biggest bag of ripe and delicious cherries.)
you might notice that the kiddos and i are all wearing matching white converse tennis shoes! you all know how much i adore matching and so it was fun to partner up with DSW for this post, especially since they just expanded their kids’ shoe assortment and now carry several great and affordable styles for the entire family. they also offer free shipping and returns (on orders $35 and up), so shopping for the entire family is hassle free.
some photos we snapped from the morning below!
a few of the instax photos that samson took!
we spent a good long while observing all the ants climbing up the tree and also around the dirt and plants. fortunately, they were just tiny black ants, no red ones around! the kids are fascinated with bugs right now, so we tend to do this all the time lately.
i think eleanor’s converse high tops are my favorite. i struggle pulling off the look as well as she does. she’s been wearing these for a good portion of her summer now and i love what worn-in and a little bit dirty look on a bright white converse sneaker. samson spilled a bright pink popsicle on his pair a few weeks ago and as i wiped the excess popsicle off his shoe, i was like, “samson, it’s okay! look how cool your sneaker looks now! it basically will forever have this memory right here on the side of it of that time you ate a yummy strawberry popsicle in the west village!” haha!
checking out his party favor from the birthday party!
this was just as conrad fell asleep! bless my children for being such great stroller nappers! we laid his stroller seat down flat and pulled over the sun canopy once he was completely out. if i lay his seat back before he’s in a deep sleep, he sits straight up and isn’t happy! both eleanor and samson were the same way.
mama sneaker, baby sneaker.
this really is such a beautiful part of new york, over by the hudson river and underneath the freeway. we need to go over there more.
this handsome papa who also seconds as a double baby carrier! he had eleanor sit on the top of his backpack while he put samson on his shoulders. haha! it was epic.
running around chasing butterflies! do you see samson eyeing that white butterfly in the bottom left corner of this photo?! haha! this chasing up and down the hill went on for quite a while.
quick grocery store lunch picnic on the bench out front! how we didn’t end up with cherry juice on all of our clothing is beyond me.
a good day out for sure. and yes, i felt very proud whenever someone commented on our matching sneakers. haha! thank you to DSW and ShopStyle for partnering with us on this blog post. check out all the great new styles added within 200+ stores this back to school season here and women’s shoes here.