hi everyone! this week flew by and i honestly don’t even know how it’s the middle of july already, too! we have been working hard on a lot of fun stuff over here, and josh and i have been getting pretty much no sleep in the process, but that’s okay because it’s summer and it’s nice out (albeit humid and sticky and sometimes kind of smelly, too) but we always love new york in the summer so i can’t complain.
i wanted to share some photos from the past few weeks. so many in this batch feel so special to me. it’s been a crazy whirlwind of a couple of weeks, but i wouldn’t have it any other way. :)
from our mommy-daughter date to alice’s tea cup for tea and breakfast a few days ago! it was crazy because we’ve been to alice’s together now on little dates a few times, but this last time, i told eleanor as i sat across from her how i used to come to alice’s with girlfriends early in the morning before classes started when i was in college here in the city. and then how her papa took me here on the day he asked me to marry him, because it was my favorite spot and he knew it. and i told her how crazy it felt to be sitting across from my little girl, as she stirred her tea with her little pinky up and and then sipped it so properly. it just felt surreal for a moment there, and i felt incredibly grateful for the memories created in that spot and for these new ones i get to create with my little family right now.
this game of jumping off the bunk bed is totally scary sometimes, and probably a little bit dangerous, but they love it, and i’ve always caught them! (ps. my cream ruffle t-shirt is from here. black jeans from zara.)
jammin’ in our pjs before bedtime. (and i’ve been getting a lot of questions about my lashes lately…they are lash extensions! i’ve been wearing them on and off (mostly on) for the past several years and i believe in them because i hate mascara and don’t know anything when it comes to eye makeup, so anything that helps me look awake and done at any hour is a plus over here. )
her current obsession is ninjas. and this is her posing as one! she’s been carrying her star wars light saber in an old tripod bag on her back throughout new york city (you can see it in action on this instagram right here) and i love her for it.
the conrad-scooting phase has begun! it’s one of my favorite baby-into-toddler phases, so get ready for it!
this was when we were all the way down in the west village and he wanted to ride eleanor’s scooter so badly, although we didn’t bring his helmet. so josh was willing to let him ride it while he helped him out, which is a pretty great compromise if you ask me. but if you knew what that face means that conrad is making, it’s his “i totally just got what i wanted” face and yes, we are most definitely in for it.
and then this happened. he wanted up on papa’s shoulders but also wasn’t quite ready to let go of holding sister’s scooter. it was close to bedtime, and if you know anything about kids and their moods around this time of night, you’ll understand why we sometimes pick out battles and just let him win this one. 5PM and my three children aren’t the greatest combo. ;) it’s a good thing they are cute!
moving into this place someday (JUST KIDDING) but a girl can dream, no?!
so i have to tell you the story behind this photo. my iPhone screen started flashing last week and then the screen stopped working entirely. so i was trying to find an apple store that had an available appointment at their genius bar in the city to get it fixed but was also phone-less for a little while in the process. josh and i tried to designate a meet-up spot (i said subway, as in the sandwich shop, and he went to subway, as in the subway train station by our apartment! LOL!) and so we totally missed each other after we both waited for about twenty minutes for the other one at our different spots.) when we DID finally run into each other (once my phone was fixed and i was able to find where my family was and hurry to them!) i happened on this incredible sight you see in the photo above! my handsome husband with a baby in a stroller, samson on a bike and eleanor on her scooter. also, they were no where near our apartment, and he totally managed this entire circus act on the train getting downtown. i have anxiety just thinking about it, but he did it with a smile on his face because he’s josh davis and that’s how he does things. i had no idea when i married him what an exceptional father he would one day be, but he blows me away every single day with the care and thought he puts into his role as a dad. i know this is getting totally cheesy and i myself am starting to get annoyed that i am still going on about this, but this photo will always hold a special spot in my heart. such a great memory from the day. (also, HOW on earth did we ever met up with anyone before cellphones and text messaging and everything?!)
we paused for several minutes while the kids watched a few chefs make fancy pizzas through this window. the guy was so nice too, before he put the pizza in the oven, he brought it over to the window so the kids could see it close up!
after having subway on the brain from our meet-up mix up, we shared some subway sandwiches in the park. (yes, i know they are disgusting to most people including myself sometimes, but sometimes i crave them with chips smashed in the middle and nothing else will suffice. and i am not pregnant, but i still get this craving regularly during the summer months and have to set my healthy eating goals aside for a moment because it’s worth it.)
haha, conrad running after samson on his bike!
things have been getting so much easier with conrad. not that it was horrible before, but sometimes this phase of toddlerhood is a handful, because they are so determined to do everything on their own, and also so curious how things work and function, that there is just a lot of patience required on my end, which i sometimes struggle with. there was this phase of him being like, “what happens if i flip this full cup of water over… oh, i spill everything inside it?! cool. let me try that again with my brother’s cup, too. oh no, mom is running over here, i better hurry and spill sister’s cup as well before she gets to me! haha! i’m so fast, i did it!” and me being like, “i can’t do this!” but this past month things are kind of smoothing out and he’s communicating so much more these days and also understanding us more, too. and gosh it just makes me wish for seven more like him (or at least one more. i don’t want to get ahead of myself.)
fun fact: eleanor’s t-shirt once belonged to josh’s older brother. go team davis!
his favorite food ever. has been for a few years now and he still asks for it often.
i love my family. just look at those faces!
that beautiful freckle-kissed face wearing mama’s sunglasses! she’s the best.
from an early morning last week when i took all three kids to see the secret life of pets. how cute are eleanor and samson with josh’s old pound puppies they insisted on bringing with them to the movie theatre! josh snapped these photos of us on our way before we parted ways so he could get some work done in peace and quiet. the movie was darling by the way, but yes… i do regret thinking conrad was old enough to sit through it (it was close to his morning nap time, so i knew he’d wanna just nurse to sleep.) also, all the comfiest white t-shirt awards go to this one, which i’m wearing above.
have a great weekend, friends!