sharing lots of photos from the past month or so… love this time of year so very much. autumn in the city can’t be beat. and while i’m a total zombie these days dreaming of a solid stretch of uninterrupted sleep that feels years away at the moment, i feel so happy. and thankful. while yes, stressed on occasion and feeling bonkers a lot of the time and often feeling like a human binky, happy still. and thankful.
photo up top from a night josh and i snuck away for a date after putting all our babies to sleep for the sitter. we didn’t sit down to eat until well after 9:30pm and the music in the restaurant sounded louder than usual but we just pretended we were into it and still cool even though keeping our eyes open was a struggle. anything for those pork buns at totto ramen, though! they can’t be beat. the ramen with the wavy noodles is amazing, too!
all five of my babies the other day all dressed up for church! eleanor, samson and conrad participated in the children’s (primary) program at church and sang lots of songs in front of the entire congregation as well as said little parts they each wrote and memorized on their own. i was so proud of them! the primary program sunday is probably my favorite sunday of the year.
bagels on bagels on bagels. any excuse to head uptown and snag a warm one in the mornings from absolute bagels.
the upper west side, starting to feel rather festive for the season! this home is in between amsterdam and columbus on 82nd street for those wanting to have a look! although so many stoops are decorated now in the neighborhood!
sweet baby beatrice!
my helping hands in the kitchen!
tis the season for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! we invited all of our neighbors in our building over to our apartment a few sundays ago, so we made several batches of cookies (i also made a fun little cheese board to share!). everyone brought something to share, and we had the best time with everyone. we feel pretty lucky to have such great neighbors in our building and also so many with little ones as well! i shared my favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe on instagram last week, but if you missed it, this is the one we use and love every year!
fresh flowers, no matter the season, make everything feel a little more joyous. i try as often as i can to have some in the kitchen regularly. it’s one of those things that makes me happy and i hope helps bring a happy spirit into our messy and chaotic nyc apartment. :)
happy autumn, everyone!