i know there are technically a few weeks left of summer (and i’m sure the city heat will prove so with a few more humid 90 degree days ahead), but labor day always marks a sort of farewell to the season in my head, as the splash pads officially shut off their water and classes for eleanor and samson begin this week. it’s bittersweet as always to see summer go… i know come february as i’m bundled in a coat that is stupidly NOT warm (but looks cute, lol, always my downfall) that i’ll regret ever complaining about the subway car on the train that didn’t have A/C and felt so hot and muggy while being wall to wall crowded that i thought i might die. it’s how it always goes.
and while it’s impossible to hide my enthusiasm for hat weather or not having to shave my legs every single freaking day (the biggest blessing of winter, let us be honest!), this summer rocked my socks off, and i will miss it terribly.
on saturday, the kids all woke up before the sun (bless them). josh got up with them all and fed and played with them for an hour or two while i kept on sleeping (bless him, although truth be told i was up most of the night with conrad, so i was really finally just getting into my deep sleep for the night.) anyway, josh came in around 7 and whispered to me asking if i could “top conrad off” (lol, breastfeeding inside joke) because he was going to take them all out for a second breakfast. i was like, “but where will you go?!” and then he said something about maybe pancakes and bubby’s and i don’t even care that we had already been once last week already, i was up and out of that bed so fast. sleep < bubby’s pancakes. i usually only get 5 hours a night anyway. i’ll live a short life due to my lack of sleep, but i’ll have lived a life with pancakes. :)
so we said so long to summer with one of the best ways we know how over the weekend…. with a full day out and about on saturday where we left the house at 8-something in the morning and didn’t return until dinnertime… with a few different playgrounds and neighborhoods, a splash pad and even a birthday party in central park for a little friend in the mix before coming home and plopping our 3 babes straight into the tub. the summer days of just meandering and seeing where the city takes us, with a stroller nap or two in there, and a whole lotta good food, those days are my favorite. this weird feeling of living outside, schlepping your stroller and bags up and down the subway steps, and walking miles and miles everywhere. i just feel alive and well during days like these, and i’m hoping i’m able to hold onto this beautiful encouraging part of summer when it’s below zero outside and we feel stir crazy. let’s not think about it just yet though. there’s still fall to enjoy….
on these days where we don’t anticipate just how long we’ll be out and how much walking we’ll actually do so we don’t bring the double stroller. WHOOPS.
are you so sick of me always talking about pancakes?! i’m so sorry. i feel sick of myself always talking about them but i can’t help myself.
sorry, i just had to document the pony tail she requested “go through” her tennis hat! also please note she’s wearing two short sleeve shirts on top of each other. i love when she wants to dress herself!
they climbed to the top of the spider web and then they kept climbing back up to the top for more! they are adventurous and daring and i’m so proud of them both!
as summer comes to a close, i don’t even have words for watching this boy splash in the water. it was a good summer for him to start being mobile! he lives for the water! have a feeling we’ll be having extra baths over the next 9 months until the splash pads are up and running again.
“whatcha doing, samson?” “i’m just taking a break in the sun, mom.” :)
we walked by cafe habana and it’s pretty hard to do that without grabbing some corn. this photo below of my baby boys both eyeing it crack me up!
we sat outside the cafe to eat our corn, but samson didn’t want to get out of the carrier. haha! he managed to polish off his corn while staying strapped to josh’s back! impressive. ;)
we brought the single stroller out for conrad, but i guess we haven’t quite graduated from the double stroller just yet for our older two. it’s so funny how this even happened because they both don’t nap anymore and then randomly every few weeks they both ask for one! i know they don’t look very comfortable but they woke refreshed and happy an hour or two later. i wish there was a little more space for me to cuddle up in there as well!
thanks for being the best summer yet, summer of 2015.
and where a few things are from: my madewell shirt (on sale right now, too!), and jeans are old from madewell (other options here). samson’s swimsuit is from polarn o pyret and eleanor’s is by eberjey. i’m wearing birkenstocks and samson’s wearing tiny birkenstocks. :) eleanor’s shoes here. we’re using the ergo carrier and the bugaboo bee stroller.