the last time we went to the US Open was two years ago (see that post here, oh my gosh are E and S tiiiiiiiiiny. and like, josh with no beard! it’s a crazy throwback!) but anyway, we have since declared ourselves a tennis family, mostly since it’s the one sport i can understand, the one josh follows intently and also one that the kids have really gotten into (see this video as proof. and a million thank you’s to our downstairs neighbors for being so cool.)
i always put this disclaimer in my brain as we head out the door with all three kids to a big activity or event… a disclaimer like, naomi, you have three kids with you. keep expectations within reason. and i guess since i start my outing this way, i always come back being like, that was the best ever! again, again! perhaps having low expectations is the key to life! just kidding, but anyway, we had a really good time. we had tickets for the day matches but just went to watch federer play his first men’s round, which he won! (of course he did.) by the way, how he makes every move look so fluid and effortless while still looking so powerful and fast with his physicality, it’s just insane. i sat there on my butt eating my big old ben and jerry’s ice cream cone feeling a little bit guilty about it all and thinking, athletes, man. they are the rockstars of life.
conrad’s first tennis match!
i see you, federer!
yes, i’m pretty sure i have lipstick up on my cheek here but i did shower and do my hair, so whatever.
those three things right there, on the ground just chillin’. they belong to me. immune systems like machines, you guys. we’re all good here.
i think samson won for being most enthusiastic about every point scored! he was very into it!
this photo is giving me crazy deja vu to this one from a couple years back (besides the fact that there are now three babies). based off the past two family photos at tennis matches, apparently i really like striped dresses for such events.
sneaking in a little nap! i want to find a way to pause the world for twenty minutes every afternoon and do the same thing!
like i said above, it feels weird eating bad stuff like ice cream while you watch someone perform something so physical. i bet federer doesn’t touch stuff like ice cream. but also, this was my first time trying the tonight dough flavor by ben and jerry’s, and while i usually streer clear of peanut butter in my ice cream, you guys, it’s my new favorite and i’m telling all of you, you have to try it.
meatballs during a tennis watching break. you live a good life, conrad.
after the match on our way out, we went to find the kids some new tennis hats and they talked us into getting them t-shirts, too. ;) i think it’s cute how excited they get about stuff like this. seeing them in their matching stuff makes them look even more alike to me, too.
we’re going to try to catch a few more matches next week!
also, speaking of blog posts and tennis, HERE and HERE are photos from when we went to the bnp paribas tournament in palm springs last year. we got to sit on the court and watch djokovic play! i’ll never forget that! crazy amazing.
and where things are from — my dress and tote bag are by sonnet james. sunglasses from here. the kid’s tennis shoes are from zappos (conrad is wearing an old pair of samson’s! it’s bringing me back!) eleanor’s shirt by kirakids, samson’s is crewcuts and conrad’s from patagonia.