these photos are from yesterday in the early evening when we decided to ignore our usual more structured dinner and early bedtime routine and head down to the west village for our favorite joe’s pizza, popsicles from popbar and of course plenty of playground time at one of our favorite nearby spots. it felt so good to be together doing something we have done countless times before during the warmer months of the year. i love feeling that magic of summer nights in new york where the sun is shining just a little bit longer and the air is still warm even as the sun is setting… which makes us a bit more lenient with proper bedtimes and routines. even on a school night! it brings out the more rebellious side of this davis family and i sure like it! ;)
i wanted to say thank you so very much for all of your kind words and support on my blog post last week about our decision to stay in new york and also your excitement about our new space! it feels good to share how we’ve been feeling about it all but it feels even better to have made a decision we feel at such peace with. last night as we finished our pizza slices and popsicles and walked back towards the train in the village to head home to the upper west side, with the entire gang a little dirtier, a little stickier from that sweet sweat that comes from playing hard and never holding still, i looked at my little family and felt such peace. they looked right at home in their city surroundings, amidst the sunset and city lights, a few sirens blazing by (and even that drifting smell of cigarette smoke you can only dodge for so many minutes before it finds you again). we passed several strangers who we shared eye contact and smiles with. getting off the train back in our neighborhood, we had two people pause and ask if they could help as josh and i carried the stroller up the subway steps and while we both said in unison, “we got it, but thank you!” i had to laugh. how did i ever second guess this life in new york? feeling so very thankful for it and for the summer ahead of us.
PS. here’s my NYC GUIDE VIDEO all about our favorite things to see/eat and do in the west village. also, an old blog post from a day in the village a few years ago and a story about falling in love with josh in a snowstorm while we were in the village once, RIGHT HERE.
sonnet james playsuit blouse, madewell jeans (old, but similar), these shoes (a gift) and fedora hat. also wearing this lipstick in the color mauve matte. josh and samson’s matching shirts are from j.crew – (josh’s here and samson’s here.) i am dying at how S insists on popping the collar like his papa! josh bought one for eleanor and conrad as well in different colors. dare i tell you he also bought me one?! i maybe had to return it, i just can’t pull it off. haha! happy wednesday, everyone!