i don’t know what it is about blog archives, but i absolutely love them. i love how this blog started out almost ten years ago by me uploading my wedding photos and also some photos from our first few months of marriage into a blogspot site so my mom and sisters could see them. crazy to think how far blogging has come, with social media now too, and how fortunate we feel for the opportunities and adventures we’ve been able to experience and document as well as having all of you here over the years with us.
since the root of my posts have always been around us and our family (even before we had kids!), i love how i can go back through the archives and see photos and read posts from our first few years of newly wed life in harlem, to our short time in DC to now, with three littles ones back on the upper west side of new york.
as i occasionally browse my blog archives late at night before bed and die over how young josh and i look, or the kids, or revisit the memories and adventures and struggles we have been through over the years, as well as how ridiculous some of my posts were (LOL. it’s been ten years guys, i’ve had a lot of growing up in this last decade. thanks for staying with me!), i thought it’d be fun to maybe revisit the archives on occasion!
and since i’m dying for summer to get here (or warm weather at least) so we can visit street fairs and playgrounds and just walk around this incredible city without feeling numb, i’m throwing it back to this post from 2013, when E and S were seriously babies and josh was also like 13 years old (his baby face!)
see the original post here.
^^^papa said, “point and smile at mama!” and eleanor of course points to the ice cream truck just out of frame. i have a feeling it’s partly why she smiled at all. ^^^
^^^i have been dying for months now to happen upon a street fair that is happening on a saturday (instead of a sunday). this one near union square was just perfect. perfect in the over priced and terribly crowded kind of way where the food smells so good and the atmosphere was so wonderful it doesn’t even matter.^^^
^^^my kids and their obsession with corn on the cob! i swear it’s all we eat at the house these days. ^^^
^^^he is my cuddle bug and i love him for it.^^^
^^^watermelon in a cup! and somehow, none of it on her shirt! a saturday miracle, for sure.^^^
^^^trying out the new citibikes! or…actually just sitting on them for a while, which is just as exciting.^^^
^^^i love this picture because it sums up both my kids on the playground so well. eleanor wanting someone to help her down the itty bitty kiddie slide, and samson just going for it. it’s interesting to see how their personalities differ.^^^
^^^we grabbed sandwiches and pasta from one of our favorite italian spots in soho, pepe rosso. always delicious.^^^
^^^and this would be my daughter thinking the diana mini camera has a self timer app. she totally stepped back a few paces and posed for the photo which she set up. we were dying.^^^
and a few things not photographed but worth noting:
eleanor has 5 or 6 tiny freckles forming on her nose and cheeks! my sun kissed baby girl, welcome to the freckle club! it is the best club. no question.
the other night over dinner, josh said to me, “i feel like there could come a time in your life where you could be a “runner.” he must have forgotten how that one time in our marriage where i tried to go running with him, i only made it half a block.
also from around that time in the blog archives:
that day my girlfriends and i woke up at 4:45AM to be the first ones in line for the very new and already popular cronut.
a life lately post from september 2012, after we’d been back in new york just one month!
and way back in the DC days when E was just a few months old and we made our way to 2Amys (still my favorite pizza ever ever.)