life lately. (but not according to my iphone.)

these photos are from the week before last. when my sister hannah was here and before josh had to shave that sexy scruff off his face. :(
friends have been asking how i’ve been doing in the city with the two babes this week since josh is back to long office hours and my sister is no longer in town. new york city living is a different ball game when you’re trying to get somewhere and you find that the nearest subway elevator for your stroller is 30 blocks in the other direction. it’s also fun when you’re bouncing one screaming baby while trying to explain to the other that she cannot kiss the dirty concrete sidewalk. my honest answer was, hardest week of my life. that was my answer until i met a woman at the playground with four little ones and a pregnant belly. also, she had her hair done and she was calm. calm! so now that i’ve met superwoman, i’m going to just change my answer to we are great! but feel free to send cookies. i don’t know about you, but cookies always make everything better over here. and, i’ll shut up now! because i’m back in nyc and goodness gracious, it really does feel good.

  1. Wow. Some lovely photos there. Looking at your "Life According to" pictures always makes me smile! I want to go to NYC (One day I'll get there). x

  2. I think you are doing a great job with your two little adorable children!

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  4. Hello!
    I love your blog, each time I read it makes me feel good and smile, so I think you do a great job with him and as a mother, I have wanted to be a mother, I think I can not wait!, And your I always inspiras.Me has also amused to discover that we have a lot of things in common … like cowboy boots which I can not deahacer although they get worn and old fashioned, I love;)
    Thanks for sharing your best moments.

  5. rachael

    i dig your sissy's tattoos!

  6. I love your Style and your tatoos!
    Beautiful people!


  7. Jennifer

    You need to become friends with!!

  8. tessa

    hi naomi,
    i've been reading on your blog since a couple off days, and it's really great i think. so full of happiness and love. i love to read about your family, and see your pictures of your beautifull kids en their parents.
    i'm also having kids, (three boys, de oldest is 7, then a boy who i 4, and the little one is just 15 months.) i'm living in holland, but love to see a family live so far away and different from mine. i'v even never been in america! thanks for letting me see a life on the pther side of the world. (but still isn't so different from living her with kids.i reconize lots off things yo write down about having babies.) my english is'n so very good, but hope you will understand my words. lots of greetings from tessa

  9. Joan

    I was a nanny to two small ones- I took the bus almost everywhere. The 3 year old walked to the bus stop while I took an umbrella stroller for the little guy (would have worn him and done the stroller for the older one but he was too big to be worn).

    Then I just folded the stroller up when we got on the bus. No stairs involved! For the subway I folded up the stroller, carried one and one would walk until we got up or down the stairs. Definitely harder!

    But it does get easier!! Good luck with everything :)

  10. Dana

    Sounds stressful but I believe in you!. I love NYC! Keep those beautiful pictures coming! :)

  11. Gosh, that sounds so crazy hard! I hope things settle down for you soon and you can look back on this time as just a whirlwind of an adventure. If anybody can do it, it's you!

    p.s.- I'm really diggin' Josh's scruffy beard! He should totally keep it next time!

  12. Samantha

    First of all, you are just gorgeous, and it's totally unfair how great your body looks. Second, that woman in the park probably has 3 nannies and they were out to lunch, so don't feel bad about that. I think it's amazing that you are in a huge city with two little babies because I'm a suburb momma all the way.

  13. brooke

    Where did your sister get her purse? I LOVE IT!

  14. Sounds like you are finding your way in NYC with the 2 little ones…not a small feet. That woman in the park sounds amazing and well practiced! Family are the best to have around :D

  15. Wow, four and one on the way! I have a tough time with just my one. But I've seen these superwomen around. How do they do it?

  16. haley

    you make me want to pack my things and move to the city! it looks so lovely…though I'm sure it is tough with two babes. But I bet in just a few weeks y'all will be pros at living in nyc with little ones. It'll just take a little time.

  17. Saar

    Haha I love your positive way of looking at things! I really would send over some cookies to wish you the best of luck and welcome you in your new home and everything but I live in Belgium, so cookies would be sort of alive when they reach you. Anyway the best of luck! I know you can do this! :D

    love, Saar

  18. I can't even imagine how difficult it is and how easily complaining about it would be. However, you have chosen the "bright side" perspective and i think that is great. Keep finding the beauty and joy in every situation.


  19. My Brother-in-law and his wife live in Manhattan with their 4 kids under the age of 4 and I don't know how she does it either! She's so calm and the kids are so well behaved. It's a miracle I tell you! They don't have a subway entrance with an elevator either but she just straps one baby to her chest, sticks the other two in the stroller and shoves them down the stairs while the oldest rides her little razor scooter along side. I have such an appreciation for NYC mothers!

  20. aw , city living. I have a small one in the city as well and it does help to stay positive! For all the down sides there are always upsides. When i was walking the streets pregnant, i made a mental note of all the places that let this poor mama use the restroom or where there were an elevator not just stairs. I always thought it might be useful information someday and it def comes in handy when toting a tiny one along. There should be a handy guide to motherhood in the city! It also helps to come across awesome treats in your hood. We just found the best gelato ever down the street while asking about restrooms! :)

  21. Molly

    I just moved to a new city too! Lots of adjustments, but lots of thrills too! Good luck

  22. Amy

    What fabulous photos!

    I love the spirit and vitality of New York, and am always itching to make another visit. I love how you've captured all the wonderful things about the city with your camera!

    I am always in awe of moms – we went to lunch yesterday and I watched a mother take her two toddlers to the restaurant, and while one was picking all the onions off her sandwich, the other was crying and screaming. She looked incredibly calm during the chaos, and incredibly enough, everyone finished their lunch! We were exhausted just watching them. So, after reading your post, I have to high-five ya!


  23. Where did you get your red sandals?? I really like them..

  24. i love the "fun (duh)" sign. too perfect! and gosh your sister is just gorgeous! you all look just so similar! so sorry to hear that your first week was hard, but now that it's out of the way, you will take NYC by storm!! :)
    xo TJ

  25. Audrey

    Thank you for your always honest but optimistic approach to life, it is inspiring and beautiful and what keeps me reading every week!

  26. Samantha

    i've just found your blog and i absolutely love it! you now have another follower :)