this is probably gonna go down as one of my most favorite pictures of these three, right here. haha! three of the most unique and crazy and fun personalities in their own way! can’t wait to watch conrad come into his own as well. we make for a crazy bunch. but it’s always a good time.
yesterday, i was craving a hot dog pretty bad. and there really isn’t a better hot dog out there than that good old gray’s papaya with a little piña colada drink to go with it. seriously! (well, ok. tommy’s in provo is the best hot dog, i confess. but gray’s is the best when it comes to new york.) so we loaded up all three kiddos into our big old minivan (i mean stroller, but it’s the same thing!) and took off to have a fancy dinner together at gray’s….
^^^mister conrad’s first gray’s experience!^^^
^^^ketchup only, please!^^^
^^^this sweet boy was a lion for most of yesterday. he even “roarrrrrr”ed for a few city blocks and here is a cute little video for proof! what would we ever do without this lively spirited baby lion?^^^
^^^sound asleep and dreaming of piña coladas!^^^
^^^new winter boots! took ’em on a test run on every snow pile we saw. they passed. she’s estatic. we actually bought them for samson who needed a new pair, but he didn’t want to try them on and wanted eleanor’s blue boots instead. she was like, “sure! let’s switch!” only a few years old and they’re already swapping closets! ;) ^^^
^^^E has her 4 year old check up with her doctor tomorrow and when i told her about it today she said, “oh good. i can’t wait to tell her i am FOUR!” me either, baby girl. me either!^^^
^^^love them lots. and yes, my ankles were cold. ^^^
Firstly, I love all the shades of yellow in this post. Secondly, I’m now really craving hot dogs! Such a lovely post. :)
Lovely family as usual ! :)
The sweetest! I love the last line of your post ;)
Your family is too cute! –Hanna Lei
Haha I bet your ankles were cold, but the outfit is so cute!
LOVE the pictures!
Agh- your family always makes me so happy! I love seeing families who are loving being a family. I’ve never got to try a grays, but if my crew ever makes it to NYC- it will be a must, well and also shake shack, because you’ve been tempting me for years with how good it is:) I got those same boots for my 1 almost two year old and it is the cutest thing I have ever seen, although we’ve gotten zero snow!
Making a mental note of where to find those dogs… they look huge in those little hands! So so sweet. Love the new boots – (& the Hunter ones!) Your kiddos are the absolute cutest, and you are gorgeous! Pretty pretty outfit xo
Hot dogs look good! I keep adding NY recommendations to my list for the next time I visit.
all your kids are super cute! make more :)
Goodness so cute you guys, I can’t even DEAL. I hope we can hang out again soon so I can smoosh that little Conrad-face!
Conrad makes my heart melt!… I must say, you look SO PRETTY without your bright lipstick!
E ans Samson look like twins here!! Your family is too cute!!
Conrad’s little hat is so cute! Love when they are that little. It goes by soooo fast! Your family is so sweet!
Your posts always put a smile on my face. Thank you for that :)
You have such a beautiful family – all with such unique personalities and it’s so much fun to see how that comes through in photos. Looks like a fun day!
Through the Thicket
i love to see all the fun faces! Gray’s always makes me think of Fools Rush In ;) have wanted to try them ever since, ha!
hot dogs are the best! yummy!
Samson is getting so big! In the first picture I did a double take and totally mixed up Eleanor and Samson for a second. You have such a beautiful family! (You look amazing by the way – they always say the third is much harder to come back from but let me say, can’t even tell you just had a babe!)
I love the fact that you are taking Conrad out and about! I get really scared of taking our little one out and about in FL!!
ah! i live in provo and you HAVE to try J Dawgs next time you are in utah. they are seriously the BEST hot dogs ever. literally everyone is obsessed with them here, and i’m sure you guys would be too. this have this special “j dawns sauce” that makes them extra good!
oh i love this place! makes me wish NYC so much! Ireland just doesn’t have as much fun spots for food!
So cute! You really do see all their unique personalities and traits in that first picture
Dresses & Denim
Eleanor’s face in the first photo is SO ACCURATE. haha xx
I love Samson’s lion hat! He looks fierce in it :) This is probably a ridiculous request, but do they have those in adult sizes?! I know my bf would die for one…
Also, how do you look so tanned and gorgeous in the depth of winter?!
Its inspiring to see how much you guys get out and about despite freezing weather (and ankles) and three little ones!
I am not a big hot dog person, but this looks good!
Will have to try this place out next time I visit. And how adorable, baby Conrad and Samson in the lion hat! :) The kiddos all kind of resemble each other! :)
All of Samson’s poses made me smile! He is such an awesome little one…Happy Thursday :)
How fun, I love me a good hot dog (although I prefer Chicago style, more toppings!)
Aww, what a fun day! I haven’t had a hot dog in years, but those look pretty darn good. And Samson is the cutest lion I ever did see!
Circus & Bloom
My hubby and I were watching Fools Rush In the other night and he agreed with you and the movie- Gray’s Papaya is the best. So looks like I gotta head to NYC to try it cause right now my favorite is either Five Guys or Hire’s.
You look beautiful Naomi : ) You’re such a good mommah!
Your kids are absolutely darling. And not to knock your parenting skills, but perhaps next time don’t let your kids put their shoes on a counter were people eat. Depending on the neighborhood, I know how gross the sidewalks can be in NYC (varying degrees is dirt and trash) . Just a slight suggestion, sorry to be that person! But now I’m craving GP (:
such a fun family outing!! I have a little (almost) 4 month old and I have been searching for a nice warm hat for him; where did you get conrad’s from? It looks like exactly what we need. Thanks!
you are a beauty, naomi! what a lovely little family date :)
Wow I remember changing upon your blog when E was just a baby, And now she’s four?! Time flies! Anw it’s a complete opposite in my country, it has been really sunny lately…
Oops chancing upon*
I love hot dog places like this! Where I live, the only hot dog place I can find is Costco… $1.50 for a polish dog and a drink!
Aw, I love little Conrad’s hat! These are such precious photos of you and your family. I need to train my husband to take more photographs! I’m never in any of the ones of our newfound family haha
I think these are my favourite types of posts. Just your sweet little family going about daily life.
p.s. I’ve loved seeing these hats making there way round everyone’s heads during the years. ;)
Your kids get me every time. My best friend and I have been following your blog since before you have Eleanor. It’s so much fun to watch your family grow. thanks for sharing!
So many funny photos!and Eleonor is great with her 4 years!
i love your jacket!
would you mind telling me where that coat of yours is from? gorgeous design!
oh man, now I’m craving a hot dog! Just love all these pictures, especially the one of you and Conrad- oh my goodness he’s looking so much bigger already!
The Hills Are Alive
Absolutely agree with Kayla’s comment, please don’t let your kids put their feets on places where people eat… I know that’s not a sweet comment as the other ones but I think that’s not very fair for other customers. anyway, I don’t want to be rude and you and your family is lovely, as usual !
you are absolutely right! thanks for reminding me!
Wow, your little guy has full Angelina Jolie lips in that one picture! Gorgeous! Such a beautiful family you have :) Where about did you get your coat? Love it!
thank you! it’s by lauren moffatt.
Your kids are so cute. But what’s not cute is letting them put their dirty snow boots on a surface where people eat off. Totally rude and disrespectful. Please bring up these cuties with better manners and respect for those around them. Just so gross.
Ahhh love your cute little family!! There’s a place in Provo called J Dawgs that has the best hot dogs!! You should try it next time you go visit your family there! :) SO GOOD! I love hot dogs and need to add gray’s to my list for when I come visit New York! :)
Cute outing but please don’t let your kids sit up on tables with outdoor clothes and boots on. It is very unhygienic (esp Samson’s boots on the table) and not fair on the people who use it after you.
Aw looks like a lovely outing. The first photo IS adorable!
A great post that i really enjoyed with all the colorful pics – but seriously, the boots on the counter where other people eat?? What were you thinking??? Genuinely curious here Naomi!
A beautiful family.
These photos are absolutely adorable!
Sparkles and Shoes
You all look very snug and cute (minus the ankles)! I’m curious as to why the hot dog place is called Gray’s Papaya. Do they also sell papayas? Wouldn’t connect the two foods!
Such a cute boys you have, you make me LOL with your last comment, your ankles were cold! I though about it and then you said it hahahah so funny!
Cool pics :)
Hi Josh & Naomi,
Doesn’t Eleanor have to go to school now she’s four? In the Netherlands kids do at that age.
Love from Amsterdam!
Just moved to nyc from Germany and i love your little family! We have got the same stroller because i worked for bugaboo Germany. You might not even know it but there are suitable baby carrycot seats for babies. They are not expensive at all! Please for the sake of your baby put him in a carrycot. It is really not got for him, not even for 10 minutes. I know what I am talking about since i had to take extra courses for baby safety.
Beautiful pictures and family! I was wondering if you could tell me where you got your boots? I’d love to have cold ankles as well :)
They are from ASOS!
^^^ are they all for real?! goodness gracious, get over the counter situation ppl! If you are eating directly off a counter in NYC, well then, you have a whole other set of issues. That’s why we have plates in 2015. And then the stroller situation.. honestly, when will ppl stop with the unsolicited advice? Sorry… I just got super annoyed for you and i’m sure some of it comes from a good place and all but I’m a mom too, and i looked at your photos and thought “that is such an adorable photo of Samson… kids got killer lips too” rather than “how dare they allow their child on the counter”. I wonder if ppl know what most of this world eats on…. Sigh, first world problems. anyway, i for one loved all your photos… esp the counter one! :)
I have a bucket list of foods from around the world I want to try and a hotdog from Gray’s Papaya is in the top 10.
Love your shoes! Been looking for a pair of heeled black booties! What brand/where did you get them?!
So cute! I’m craving a hot dog now :-)
Beautiful post. Love the pics!
I’m a little late on this one, but you have to try Crif Dogs :) We love the hot dog (well veggie dogs for us) with peanut butter, pickles and crushed potato chips. They have some great mashups of flavor :) Happy Snow Day!