we made a little video last week from an afternoon in central park! in good ol’ davis family fashion, we also brought along our regular camera too, so there are a bunch of photos as well. i put the video at the bottom of the this post, but you can also see it on my youtube channel.
central park is so glorious in the summer with all the greenery, popsicle stands, and street performers playing their saxophones and instruments. it’s often crowded in the summer months, but i always feel like it’s an extra friendly place during this time as well, because people are just happy to be out (and it’s not february). there are so many places to go and things to see in central park, and i think it’s our saving grace with city living since it’s just a few blocks from our apartment and we don’t have our own backyard. (we made a video two summers ago when i was pregnant with conrad all about what to do in central park, if you’d like to check it out).
i don’t know how it’s the end of july already, but as usual with most everything in life, summer is flying by! conrad is already 19 months and starting to say such hilarious things like “JOOOOSSSFFHFHFHFH!” whenever he is trying to get papa’s attention! eleanor and samson hosted a little crepe party for their friends last week and we had seven little friends over, which was so much fun. eleanor’s favorite thing to do is host her friends over for crepes, although as of yesterday, she has been discussing quite seriously a christmas party and keeps asking how many days until she can host it. i’d say next month, but i know how strongly papa feels about waiting until around thanksgiving to get into that territory. ;) all i know is eleanor might have a future in party planning, so i’m trying to just go with it and help her plan even though it’s still july.
i feel like i could go on and on with more updates about life and the kids, but i’m going to end here because i have got to get to bed! no one seems to be sleeping very well here lately (HOW are we regressing on our sleep here?!) and it’s taking a toll on me. all i know is i am a much nicer wife and mother when i get my sleep. and i am not so much that way when i don’t.
have a great week, everyone!!! here are some photos (and a video) from the park last week…
amid the chaos of kids running wild and yelling to hear their echos at the bandshell, josh snapped this photo of me and i seriously love it. i look super chill even though i am not chill. i want to be more chill. how do i become more chill when i’m a mom and my kids are kind of wild?! can someone help me out with that?
i tried out a new lipstick and lip color this week (its this one, the color is fiery) which i found when emily wore it in california in may. i couldn’t stop staring at her lips and i finally got around to trying it. (the verdict: it’s a good one. impressed with how well the color lasted without reapplying for several hours.)
lately, my kids pretend their scooters are skateboards and are super into standing on them sideways while they scoot and trying to “jump” as they ride. at first, i thought they were practicing their snowboarding moves and i was like, “that’s cute”, but then samson asked me for a skateboard the other day and my heart dropped. nothing against skateboarding, it just terrifies me! (honestly snowboarding terrifies me, too.) i just want my kids’ feet to stay planted on the ground for basically all their lives. and samson seriously is so adventurous with anything active, i know i’m in for it. we watched this guy in the park for a while and my kids were in such awe and now i’m not sure samson is going to forget about the skateboard anytime soon. help me!
i don’t even know what we’re all doing in this photo but conrad’s face (is he winking?!) was too much for me to not include it!
i just hope he always gravitates toward music the way he does right now. he lives for it, and moves to it, and it just makes me happy. music is everything. i’m so glad he’s able to see and hear so much of it in the city.
ruffles on sleeves, on everything, please! (ps, i’m wearing this ruffled blouse.)
he’s really into this right now and i have no idea where he gets it from!
i shared this photo on instagram already, but had to include it here too! THIS FACE! he does the side eye emoji like no other. haha!
pointing to a black squirrel!!!
and then running towards the black squirrel! (which is basically a rat with a different tail, am i right?! NOOOOO!)
this is one of my favorite buildings on the upper west side. how beautiful is that place?! josh and i always joke that it’s our favorite building, but we’d never want to live IN it, we’d want to live across from it, so it could be our view. ;)
samson has been talking nonstop about hot dogs lately and how much he wants to go and get one with papa. he talked about it the entire time we were in central park, so we stopped by gray’s papaya on the way home so he could share one with papa. we have come to learn that he actually dislikes hot dogs and only likes eating the bun with a little bit of ketchup. it’s kind of hilarious how he still asks to go get hot dogs frequently even though he does not eat the hot dog part (josh eats it for him). oh, samson! he’s working on it!
i love this photo josh took of eleanor when she was playing on the bridge in the park. how sweet.
we love you so much, granite slide!
and these three kiddos, gosh do i love them!
HIGH FIVES to eleanor as she goes down the slide!!!
have a great week, you guys!