i live for those days where it’s not too hot, not too cold, and we can pack up the stroller with some swimsuits, snacks, sunscreen and toys for the day and just head out! who knows where we’ll go exactly, how many playgrounds or splash pads or parks we’ll come across. the city feels like our backyard on these days and the boys are always so incredibly happy and content to just keep going, which i swear helps me feel unstoppable as a mother sometimes (even when i’m down to my last wipe, which always feels a little bit risky and dangerous, if you know what i mean!)
these photos are from a day the other week when we started off in central park, but found ourselves in washington square park before lunchtime and hit up two more playgrounds right after; one in soho and another in the west village before hopping back on the train to head back towards home and pick up eleanor from school.
you guys know what bigs fans we are of bringing healthy snacks and water along on our days out exploring the city together. i know i’ve shared in the past how we rarely leave home without some sliced up vegetables and almonds so we have something on hand at any moment. it also makes me feel less guilty over the amount of ice cream we somehow stumble upon in the city. we have loved partnering with blue diamond almonds over the past few months since we have been fans for years and bring their whole natural almonds with us everywhere. almonds are such a great easy snack for kids and adults alike since they are packed with healthy fats and fiber and as samson always says, “it’s my protein!” also, they don’t really get squished and can last pretty much forever in our bag without ever having to worry about them going bad. (i’m looking at you peppers and cucumbers!)
here’s to many more days this summer filled with playground hopping, sweaty sticky kiddos from playing hard in the heat, splash pads with cold water and yummy snacks on the go that the entire family can love and can get behind.