last year, we enrolled samson and eleanor in one of the sweetest little art classes in the city. it was a bit of trek each week to get down to tribeca (and on time for class no less, ha!) but we had such a good experience we’ve been wanting to make it happen again.
with fall is upon us and since eleanor and samson are about to begin several classes over the next few weeks, we decided to kick it all off with a trip to our favorite children’s museum of the arts for their drop-in art class. we’re really excited to get back into a routine this fall with a couple days a week of pre-school, music lessons and either soccer again or tennis (they are still deciding!)
we partnered with mini boden (which the kiddos are wearing in this post) to share a couple of their adorable back-to-school looks. they have some of the cutest kids clothes i’ve seen lately. i cannot get over the knee socks on E. haha! can i get away with wearing knee socks like that?! pretty please!?
a few photos from our morning below!
all my boys waiting for the train! do you see samson’s face? he’s like this EVERY SINGLE TIME we catch the train! i love how the magic of riding the subway has not worn off on him the last three years of his life.
yes, josh is totally skipping across the street with the kids. yes, this is exactly why i married him.
over the last few days, samson has just come up to me randomly throughout the day to tell me how much he loves me. “mom, i love you so much.” every single time, i just wanna melt. sometimes if i ask him for a kiss, he plants one on me and makes it long! my heart!!!
the CMA has a really fun moving mirror exhibit right now!
trains and airplanes through the paint!
we could not get over eleanor’s carrot coming out of the dirt in her painting on the right! you better believe i brought that home and hung it up! they do such a good job with all their paintings but this one i totally understand! haha! we are making progress out of the abstract and into things mama understands! ;)
singing time and story time with tom and annie! for any of you who have been, you know what i’m talking about when i say this is one of my favorite parts! they are so good at what they do.
josh and samson are sharing secrets through this tube. here is josh listening to samson say something from the other end. must have been a good secret!
after art class, we went to bubby’s for lunch, because if you’re anywhere in tribeca and you do not go to bubby’s, like, how are we even friends?! ;) josh has this thing right now with their biscuits, the kids and i have this thing with their pancakes. i know, i know, you hear about it all the time on my blog. but we love it. i’m actually thankful the closest location to us is all the way in tribeca. it’d probably be a terrible thing if it was any closer. :/
samson’s really obsessed with these new sneakers. he has told several strangers on the street in full volume to “LOOK AT MY NEW SHOES!” haha. love his enthusiasm.
i always forget how much babies like to drink from big people water glasses. it’s hilarious. and there is always water everywhere afterwards. but they have such pride in their faces after they’ve made their attempt and mess and you can’t help but just let them go for it again. this stage, you guys, this stage is a good time.
i don’t know if there is a better pancake in the world. if there is, i haven’t met it yet. james beard, you did good.
and yeah right if you thought we went all the way to bubby’s and didn’t stop by the photobooth in the basement. it’s getting cozy in there with 5 of us, haha! but i love it even more than back in the day when it was just the two of us. (insert cheesey emoji right here!)