revisiting our very favorite places.

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we spent the long weekend in DC, visiting our old favorite spots and places from when we lived there, and seeing some family members who live in the area and old friends, too.  we hadn’t been back for 2 years, so it was long overdue and i was doing a happy dance all week in anticipation.

we rented a car and hoped to be on the road before noon towards DC, but yeah, packing up three kids, three carseats and all the ‘stuff’ we needed…. we didn’t get going until after 3PM.  life with three is teaching us a thing or two about chaos.  if we make it anywhere on time this year, i’m buying the entire world donuts!

the first thing on our itinerary for DC was stopping by 2amy’s for lunch.  it is my all time favorite eatery and it didn’t disappoint me. still, my all time favorite eatery.  we split some suppli a telefono, polpettine/meatballs, roasted olives and a couple of margherita pizzas.  in-between the chaotic moments of sitting down at a restaurant trying to entertain our three little ones, there were moments where i really got to enjoy my delicious meal, making it the highlight of my week…

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  1. Eva

    I’ve loved watching your family grow! I’m currently pregnant with my second child and I can’t help but feel guilty for my 3 year old. Is this normal? How did you cope with the transition to baby #2 and #3?

  2. that last photo lol. the pizza looks delish!

  3. We are in DC and eat at 2 Amy’s twice a month. We joke that we might be their most regular, regulars, haha! It is the BEST!!! Hope you had a fun time revisiting your fav spots!

  4. hanna

    Looks like a fun day and the food looks awesome. –Hanna Lei

  5. was it conrad-approved? ;)

  6. Jessie

    oh how I love and miss 2amys! Used to live right around the corner until we moved :( Now that I’m pregnant with my first I could do some serious damage there!

  7. Anita

    Those little pajamas! So sweet. We’re heading to DC in March — I’m already looking forward to it!

    Always, Anita

  8. Anca

    Conrad is not in the mood.

  9. I love that you take your babies everywhere! My sister in law doesn’t want to move her kids from home and while I respect her decision… well, I wish I could see my nephew and my niece a little more and we could do fun things together!

  10. Jessica

    Looks so yummy! Especially the meatballs! May I ask where your red and cream blouse is from? It’s very cute on you! Thank you.

  11. Hey Rita

    Everything at that restaurant looks delicious!

    We should always return to places where we’ve been happy! I love going back to places after a long time, it brings such great memories. I’m doing the same thing in February, going back to Lisbon, Portugal, where we used to live for 3.5 years before moving to London, UK.


  12. emily

    I LOVE 2AMY’S!! we live just down the street and they never disappoint. and one of the best parts is you can bring anyone (your baby, your grandma, your visiting college friends) and never feel out of place. and, if you drink, they have a fizzy red wine (served cold!) called gragnano that is so much fun!

  13. Maggie

    You need to get over to Pupatella in Arlington next time you’re in town! 2Amy’s is pretty good, but Pupatella is easily the best pizza I’ve ever had in my life.

  14. Your family is beautiful! I love the silly photos – they’re fabulous. God bless you and I hope you get to squeeze in more fun trips soon!

    Warm Regards,

  15. Sinead

    Looks like a great place!

  16. Jennifer

    You make me want to road trip across country and visit DC again!

  17. kaye

    LOL! the last picture gave me a good laugh! glad you got to enjoy your time reminiscing with your family!

  18. so sweet! very impressive you even got on the road at all! you guys make it all look so effortless, beautiful!!

  19. vicky

    that looks so good. i’m eating pb&j for lunch so just kind of vicariously living through your weekend eats ;) you’ve got the cutest kids, really! looks like a fun weekend get away!

  20. your family is so stinkin’ adorable!

  21. Kathryn

    Taza, you have such a beautiful family! Truly! It’s amazing how many memories certain places can hold … I’m glad you got to back and enjoy yourself. :)

    xx Kathryn

  22. Cassie Webster

    Why do you have Australia political advertising on your site?We have a state election coming up – and there is the opposition party on one of my favourite blogs! PS: Congrats on the birth of your darling little boy xx

    • TAZA

      hi! we’ve filtered our ads so there shouldn’t be any political ads on our site. we will take a look at our filters again!

  23. Estela

    Naomi, you says it is chaos lately but you make it seem so effortless!!! You even have lipstick on!!! lol… Do you have somebody helping you in NYC, like a nanny? Im about to have baby #2 but a little scared of not having any help. How do you do it???

    • TAZA

      that’s nice of you. ha! i put lipstick on everyday to feel put together even when i feel i’m not. we don’t have a nanny but since my husband is working from home these days, he is a huge help when i need him!

  24. Bea

    So many gooood things to eat!
    And a very happy family around the table! :)

  25. Macy Wilbanks

    You travel a lot, and you reside in NYC. Therefor you walk a lot. I’m searching for a cute and comfortable walking shoe, something that can go from casual to dressy. I love the look of saltwaters but I have a very narrow foot and they just don’t work. I need something that doesn’t run and can stand all day touring. Any suggestions?? Thanks!!!

    • TAZA

      i’ve found that a shoe like an oxford, that has just a slight lift in the back but is still flat, is awesome for all day walking around nyc!

  26. Chelsea

    Way to go! Oh man getting to places is a real problem. Our kiddos are homeschooled but one day a week we go to a co-op- it doesn’t start til 9 and I have yet to make it even semi on time. I don’t know how people do it!

  27. Eden

    Such a beautiful family, great photos. That pizza looks amazing, my mouth is watering!

  28. Tammy

    How adorable. Your family is beautiful Taza! And that place looks fantastic! What delicious looking pies! Yum-o :D

  29. Omg….that pizza……..

    I seriously shouldn’t have read this blog post before going to bed.

    Dreams tonight = PIZZA

  30. mara

    i feel like the entire past year i wasn’t on time to anything, and i only have 1 little so far….imagine me with 3! it’s going to be a complete disaster. oh well. such is life, right? that pizza looks delish.

  31. Vaness

    As a Washingtonian, I love Two Amys ; the line: not too much. Hope you didn’t wait long to get a table.

    Glad to see you guys back in DC even for just a little while.

    • TAZA

      we try to go for lunch over dinner so avoid the crazy table wait!

  32. Amy

    After a recent trip to NYC and eating exclusively at places you recommended on the blog I am feeling a Washington trip coming on! You eat at the best places. Lol.
    Where is Conrad’s little outfit from? It’s really cute!

    • TAZA

      thank you! it’s from polarn o pyret. hope you have a great time in DC!

  33. Xandi

    The food looks delicious!! It’s so nice taking a physical trip down memory lane, isn’t it? The organising will get a little easier with time – although I still find we are late for everything even though our youngest two are now 4! x

  34. Carri

    That’s so fun you all got to go back! I love your blouse where is it from?

  35. looks like you have already got traveling with 3 little people down pat!!

  36. Anne

    wow you make me want to go to DC just so I can go eat there!

  37. Adrienne

    I absolutely love your adorable family! I am so glad that I found your blog 2 years ago – it’s a place of warmth, love, spirituality, and happiness. Blessings to you guys in 2015! (o:

  38. Chloe

    Hi Naomi,

    As a fellow hat lover I always admire your hats. But I always have a hard time finding beanies that are cute and that I like. Where do you find your beanies? I love the black one your wearing and also the pink one in your pictures on Instagram? Thank you! And congrats on baby Conrad he is a cutie!

    • TAZA

      thanks! the black one is from ASOS and the pink one is from american apparel.

  39. Valerie

    I love going to dc. All the amazing free stuff to see at the Smithsonian! It’s so much fun. I never ate at 2amys before tho. I was just thinking about planning a trip there soon. I might just have to add this stop to the itinerary! Thanks for the tip!

  40. Anna

    Where is E’s lovely blouse from? I’m always looking tru ur blog while nursing my 4 mth old. It’s nice to see how close knit you all are

    • TAZA

      thank you! it’s by polarn o pyret.

  41. alexandra

    Hi! Who is your lovely top by? Moffatt? Thx so much!

    • TAZA

      thanks! yes, it’s lauren moffatt!

  42. nikki

    i can’t believe i live in DC and have never been! its on my list of places to go for sure!

    xx nikki

  43. Abby

    Ahaha my favorite part of this whole post is Conrad’s face! He is NOT excited to see that meatball coming at him!