yesterday was one of those days where the weather felt to be reassuring me with every step i took outside that spring is right around the corner. as we pulled off our coats and sweaters and other layers while making our way down to the lower east side to see friends, i just wanted to scream, “new york, i love you!” because there is this sort of energy that is reborn in the city each spring, and you start to see everyone out more, with the playgrounds and parks full of people and the streets and sidewalk cafes bustling, too. people seem to smile more, because they aren’t rushing around in puffy jackets with their heads down trying to block to cold wind in their eyes…. and for me, being able to dictate how long we’ll stay out based on our own freewill over the cold weather (all day every day, please!), is something pretty special as well.
we explored the lower east side with friends, did a little playground hopping and finished the day off with ice cream cones before dinner, because that’s how you say, “warm weather, please stay through all of march, and then april too! and onto may and through october!” it’s just hard to beat. i’m a broken record when it comes to professing my love for new york and good weather and days well spent in the city, but my excitement is hard to contain at times when life feels good. and yesterday was good.
these photos of C are a little blurry, but i love them still! he’s excited about spring and no jackets and longer playground dates, too! conrad, just you wait, love. you are going to love these next few months!
and you realize your kids are having the best time of their lives when they are already full on in the sandbox before turning around and asking you if they can get in (i hate the sandboxes at these parks around the city, but we just went with it yesterday.)
eleanor and her little friends together make me so happy.
ice cream cones at davey’s for the littles!
and big day for conrad getting his own little scoop (which he devoured all by himself!) it was impossible to not let him in on the action when all the kids around him including his siblings had ice cream cones. welcome to the good life, conrad! he’s just gotten his “please” and “thank you” signs down so it felt appropriate since he signed “please” so diligently waiting for his scoop.
these two photos above are thanks to eleanor being behind the camera lens! she’s getting good, no?! first image was to test to make sure she had me in the frame, and second one of me and friends latonya and belle which she nailed! proud of her!
excited for all the new adventures this warm weather will bring! you’re a wonderful beautiful place to live, new york. and we’re so thankful to be here.
ME: highwaisted black jeans, zara denim button up (old), shaggy vest (sold out, but similar HERE), wool fedora hat, booties (old, but similar HERE) and camera bag (old, but trying to take better care of my camera after we accidentally broke a lens last week!) wearing nars heat wave lipstick. ELEANOR: crewcuts sweater, shaggy vest from mini boden, skirt from hum stitchery c/o SAMSON: gap kids jeans, hanna andersson sweater, new balance tennis shoes. CONRAD: patagonia jacket, sweater and jeans from baby zara. new balance baby tennis shoes.