this is most certainly a summer i won’t ever forget. although…it might be a bit foggy when it comes to remembering it all, from the lack of sleep we’re getting. ;) but i’ve been trying to be better at documenting it all for that very reason. through writing things down (even just small things in the ‘notes’ section of my phone at night, to taking pictures with either my big camera or iphone. and recording so many random videos throughout the day of the simple moments where it’s honestly just downtime on mama’s bed, but we’re all there, half dressed with hair messy and the laundry pile that needs to be folded pushed to the foot of the bed. just so grateful to have this summer together, and for those moments. they are everything to this tired mama who can hardly remember her kids’ names on occasion (true story. someone asked me one of the twins names the other day and i blanked. to be fair, i could barely form a sentence on that day though! there had been no sleep the couple of nights prior.)
these photos are from a couple days ago when the weather wasn’t too hot, and our family of 7 packed up all the swim stuff, the water shoes, the sunscreen, the snacks, and a million diapers for M and B, and spent the day playground-hopping around this city we love so much. there were make-shift waterslides going down, so many attempts to keep hats on my older kids, and basically always me nursing a baby. haha! we got little portable fans that we clipped onto their stroller to help keep a nice breeze on them in between the times we were inside a restaurant or a shop with air conditioning.
some photos from the day below!
the face of a very happy little dude who just got his mama super wet!
new favorite photo of eleanor!
beautiful baby girl! beatrice! at six weeks old.
and our beautiful madalena! HOW it’s been six weeks since we met these two beautiful babes is beyond me.
something i am so thankful for right now, is how eleanor and samson have really brought conrad into their circle. these three are playing so well together right now, which is so nice since i’m not as available for playtime with the new babies. maybe it also has something to do with conrad really maturing and growing up the past few months, and not to say that they don’t argue too, but the three of them have been getting along and playing so well together at home or when we’re out.
the little fans i mentioned earlier. giving the girls their very own beyonce wind everywhere they go around the city. ;) also please note miss madalena’s extended arm and fingers. i mentioned this in my 4th of july post, but the sweet girl LOVES to have her hand raised at all hours. it makes me smile so big.
a summer tradition. stopping by the magnum ice cream pop up shop in soho and getting custom ice cream bars. we left with so much chocolate on our shirts, but nothing a bleach pen couldn’t fix once we arrived home. :)
here we are at jefferson market garden, a community garden in the west village we had never visited before.
the days where we don’t have set plans or expectations for the itinerary… and just wander new york, the playgrounds and splashpads and find good food along the way (we ate some of the best fresh homemade pasta in soho at ll corallo trattoria for lunch) are proving to be my favorite kind of days.
summer, we love you.