i just got an alert on my phone about a flood warning today in the city. and the rain banging on the outside of my air conditioner in my bedroom window as i type this sounds like someone is spilling bags of raw rice on to it. it’s LOUD. and slightly aggressive. the irony is that while this storm brought a wind chill that feels crazy cold, we were blessed with 48 hours of nothing but pure 70 degree sunshine prior to it all. i’m not even mad that the sunshine didn’t last longer, because it was such a special snippet of what’s right around the corner, and that was enough for me.
this city becomes so alive as the warm weather hits with the parks crowded once again full of hundreds of bodies soaking up some vitamin D, smiles on strangers’ faces as you pass by them in the crosswalk, and an energy everywhere you turn that i haven’t been able to find elsewhere. it’s one of the very top reasons i love new york. and i’m just so glad we’re inching our way towards a steady amount of those glorious days to enjoy together in the coming months.
my sister, rebekah, has been living in berlin the last several months and detoured to boston (to see our other sister, rachel!) before detouring to nyc to spend some time with us on her way home to LA. it was so nice spending part of the weekend with her, and also spending all of saturday with hannah, my sister who lives here in nyc just a few blocks from us but whom we sadly don’t see often enough because of her long work hours. it just felt really really nice being with family, seeing my sisters spoil my kids with so much attention and love, and eating our way through some of our favorite neighborhoods and spots as we spent the weekend outside.
i brought my camera out on saturday with us, and have a million photos below to prove it! :)
bump from the front! josh and i were laughing so hard because after we took this photo, we were walking back over to our family who was sitting on the grass nearby while the kids were playing and this man shouted at us, “that’s a boy in there!” josh hollered back, “nope!” and he guy shouted again, “no, it’s a boy! she’s carrying a boy!” wrong times two! haha. it was pretty funny in the moment! i love new york and all the people who randomly shout things at you.
SO fun being with my sisters. always missing one of them though, and we were missing rachel a lot! gotta convince bekah to move to the east coast because how fun would that be to have all four of us in closer proximity to one another!
while we were hanging out on the grass in washington square park, eleanor came and cuddled up onto my baby bump and had this moment of crazy butterflies getting so excited thinking about her future relationship with her two sisters who she was snuggling up to as she cuddled my belly. it felt really special as i sat beside my own sisters, to see her there like that. i know they’ll have their moments, but i look forward to seeing their special bond form further after they are born.
it’s become tradition in our home to head to joe’s in the west village on one of the first warm days of the year, every year. it’s the first of what will surely be many many more trips on nice days to our favorite spot for a slice of pizza. i had mentioned to samson the night before as i was getting him ready for bed that we’d get pizza tomorrow at joe’s. that’s his favorite place for a slice so naturally, he woke up on saturday morning at like 6:30 and immediately asked when we were leaving to go get pizza. it took a lot of convincing to get him to eat breakfast because he wanted to wait for his pizza. :) i love him.
also, this set up. genius, samson. genius!
these happy faces playing with their aunties! grateful my sisters have so much energy because i can’t chase after the kids and really play right now with them like i’d like to.
i hope everyone in the city enjoyed those glorious 48 hours of sunshine as much as we did! made me so pumped for the next few months in the city when we get to have that as the regular. HAPPY SPRING!!!