saturday afternoon in brooklyn!

see MORE

LOVE TAZA 57822-5

we spent our afternoon and early evening last saturday in brooklyn doing a few of our favorite things together. jane’s carousel, the pier along the water by the brooklyn bridge and devouring some of our favorite pizza in the city together at juliana’s. we meandered through a fun art installation set up for the kids close to the pier and jumped off a million rocks, too.

one of the things i love most about josh is how he prioritizes his family and kids before anything else. he has always been this way, even while working hard long hours at the bank for many years before resigning to work full-time along side me. he would just make the time, no matter what, to be present with me and the kids even if it was just for a little while each day around his office hours. and that little while always felt so special because he made it count.  while we feel very spoiled now to get to see more of him as we are working from home and tag teaming it with the little ones each day, he still makes sure every single moment counts when he is with me and the kids, and i so admire that about him and try to emulate it as well, because i notice what a difference it makes in all of our lives.

with father’s day approaching, kenneth cole asked if we’d like to partner to share a bit about their watches. i really loved their focus for father’s day this year to #maketime because i believe it is truly the best gift anyone could ever give, making time for your family and loved ones. the great thing about it is that making time to connect with the ones you love doesn’t mean it needs to involve an extravagant activity or holiday… i’ve watched as josh has turned what might be a mundane or regular moment into the most special one, from time around the dinner table to walking with the kids to school drop off in the morning, he makes those minutes count and matter through interacting, through thoughtful and loving conversation and through his genuine love of being a dad. and when someone wakes up in the night for water and occasionally will call out, “papa”, i realize just how fortunate and blessed our family is to have a man so dedicated to making time, at any hour, for what he knows matters most, his family.

LOVE TAZA 57822-2LOVE TAZA 57822-8LOVE TAZA 57822-6LOVE TAZA 57822-27LOVE TAZA 57822-21LOVE TAZA 57822-22LOVE TAZA 57822-23LOVE TAZA 57822-24LOVE TAZA 57822-28LOVE TAZA 57822-26LOVE TAZA 57822-25LOVE TAZA 57822-18LOVE TAZA 57822-15LOVE TAZA 57822-16LOVE TAZA 57822-12LOVE TAZA 57822-13LOVE TAZA 57822-14LOVE TAZA 57822-17LOVE TAZA 57822-19LOVE TAZA 57822-20LOVE TAZA 57822-9LOVE TAZA 57822-10LOVE TAZA 57822-3LOVE TAZA 57822-4i’d love to hear in the comments about some of the ways the men in your life have made time matter if you’d like to share. it’s always so nice to hear new ways and ideas of how to get the most out of our time together, especially when we might be stretched for it.

thank you to kenneth cole for sponsoring this blog post. if you’d like to give the gift of time to an important man in your life this father’s day, you can shop the collection right here. josh is wearing this kenneth cole timepiece in these photos.

  1. Brittany

    The light is so pretty!

    What a perfect evening.

    Xo, brittany
    Pretty summer dresses on my blog today!
    http://Www.notablob.com

  2. Mollie

    I’ve always wanted to go to that park in Brooklyn for the incredible view (& also the carousel a little bit) but always forget! Definitely making a note for this the next time I’m in New York :).

    xoxo Mollie
    http://www.molliebellezza.com

  3. My parents were both school teachers in Los Angeles and when my brothers and I were 2, 3, and 4 my dad took a year sabbatical and stayed home with us while my mom taught for a year. We have some fun memories from that time.

  4. Teresa

    This looks magical. I love your dress and your kids are having a wonderful time with you guys!

  5. The sun’s out! Looks like a great evening out for you all :)

  6. Meghan

    I love your dress! Where is it from…? :)

    • TAZA

      thank you! it’s from gorman! a few season back though.

  7. Pam

    In love with the first picture!
    What a gorgeous family and those watches are amazing! They look so cool ♥

    http://www.pamelayaquelin.com

  8. hanna

    These photos are gorgeous. Your family looks amazing –Hanna Lei

  9. Nathalia Gerheim

    love your pics! i’m definitely a fan from brazil!!!

    i would like to know which is your camera/lens.

    XOXO :)

  10. Jocelyn

    Love this! Would love some more parenting blogs/vids from you guys! Love the connection you all have. Could use some tips on how you guys go about that daily :)

  11. My husband, Jeremy, used to be a professor which was great because it offered a lot of flexibility and time off for holidays/breaks. About two years ago though he switched over to working full time at an architecture firm; this means M-F he’s gone from 6:30-6:30 and once awhile he has to travel. He’s always handled our kids’ bedtime and if time allows he spends a good amount of time reading to them and praying. Since being gone more though he’s started to a do a couple other things to let the kiddos and me know that we are on his mind. He set up a dry erase board for each kid and writes them a sweet little note on it every morning; he hides mine on some random window in the house. He also will sometimes send the kids a video when he’s on his lunch break and encourages them to send him videos of their art work etc. Additionally, he’s made it point to take one kid out a month for breakfast, just so he insures that they are getting some one on one time with him.

    • josh

      This is awesome! Thank you for sharing, Rachel.

  12. Audrey

    My husband is incredible and always makes time to be with me. He cooks, cleans, and supports me in my job while also doing his. We currently live in Guatemala and he was willing to move here for an incredible job opportunity I had (he works remotely). While we don’t have kids yet, I know he will be the best dad!

    You guys have such a sweet family!

    https://jonandaudadventure.wordpress.com/

  13. Annika

    Around Father’s Day I am thinking of all the fathers serving in the military and separated from the families they love and provide for. And fathers who must take dangerous work like mining, or menial work to feed their kids. There are so many ways in which fathers love and sacrifice for their children. Shout out to all the men who must do unpleasant work to provide for their families. Josh has a great luxury to be free to play with the kids so much.

    • josh

      This is so well said, Annika. Thank you!

  14. Aga

    Hi Naomi! Great pictures (as usual). You’re a very lucky woman to have such a Man by your side and your kids to have so dedicated farher! Bless you all.
    I need an advice from you. My older son is turning 7 in dwo weeks and he’s getting an instax mini 8 camera from his grandparents. I’m wondering have you got any tips how to ‘convince’ a young boy not to waste the film? It’s quite expensive,though. Thanks for your response. Greetings from Poland,
    Aga

  15. Hannah

    A bit of a side note- I noticed that Eleanor’s sweater is from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. If you ever have the opportunity, I would hugely recommend a visit to their orphaned elephant nursery in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the most wonderful, moving experience, and they are doing such incredible and crucial conservation work. Watching the baby orphaned elephants being fed and tended to by their incredible carers is truly life-changing. Any exposure that this wonderful organisation can get would be fantastic.

  16. Cristina

    You have such a beautiful and amazing family, Naomi! I just love to come here, on your blog, and read your posts and see your wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing so much with your readers! And….can I just say – your hair!!!! I love it!

  17. Cassie

    My wonderful husband has been a stay at home father for the last 12 years of our children’s lives. I can’t even put into words how amazing it is to watch him interact with and teach and love our babies. <3

    • josh

      Thank you for sharing this, Cassie!

      Josh

  18. Marie

    My husband quit his job 2 years ago to stay home with our two young ones, who were 3 and 5 at the time. I know he misses his old life sometimes — the autonomy and adult interaction — and I appreciate his sacrifice every day. Our kids and our family are so much happier and more peaceful (less hectic?) that we were when he and I were both commuting to offices.

  19. Kate

    Your dress is EVERYTHING!
    I really enjoy your sponsored posts. I think you’re the best at them, I really do. Kenneth Cole should just run this ad. It’s a beautiful watch and it’s classy advertising. Well done!

  20. Tara

    My husband is a medical doctor and that means he is quite often away from home. Since we live close to the hospital where he Works, he tries to share one meal with me and the kids each day. He tries to engage the kids in his work, so they understand How important it is to help others. Fx. when our daugther’s bestfriend had a teddy bear that Lost one Eye. My husband took the kids to the hospital to x-ray the teddy and gave him a new eye. It is one year ago and the kids still talk about it – and I still feel lycky that he’s the father for my kids.

    To you Naomi and Josh – I love following your blog. Your family is the sweest!

    • josh

      That is so sweet that he fixed up teddy’s eye! Of course they still talk about that. They will be talking about that for the rest of their lives!

      Thanks for sharing, Tara!