playing catch-up here on the blog and wanted to share lots of photos from several weeks ago, around the 4th of july when we had family in town and some how managed a couple of exciting outings in the midst of all the newborn-ness going on at home. getting out of our neighborhood and exploring a different one is always a family favorite. although my kids are starting to know the playgrounds around the city by name and now request neighborhood outings based on the playground situation. i don’t know if it comes with the territory of being city kids or what, but our older three (and eleanor and samson especially) have the most incredible sense of direction now wherever we are in the city and sometimes we’ll be walking somewhere and they’ll be like, “hey, can we actually go this way? isn’t there a playground over there?” pointing in a new direction as we come to a crosswalk and i’m always amazed because wow! there actually is a playground that way but it’s several blocks up still and no where in sight, AND it’s been a few months since we had been to it. it impresses me. i feel like i should put them in charge of my keys from here on out, honestly. because i haven’t been able to find them for the last couple of weeks and i’m certain this would not be the case if my oldest two were in charge of them. ;)
anyway, lots of photos!
the east village neighborhood is such a fun one and we don’t get down there enough since it takes some coordinating of trains and a bit of walking from the upper west side. but we always love the change of scenery, the amazing food and shops and different energy over there.
one of our favorite spots for ukranian food, veselka is down in the east village so we love to stop in when we’re in the neighborhood. not as good as my mama’s, but one of our favorite spots here in the city.
working on nailing a jumping photo with all four of us. ;) however, samson killed it several times and had kept saying, “one more. one more!” see below….
grateful these baby girls are learning the rules of being city babes and sleeping through all the loudness and noise of new york city.
about ten minutes after josh snapped this photo, he took the one below and i was like, “you already took this picture!” and he was like, “yeah but now you’re nursing the other one!” hahaha. right! i am officially in the stage of life once again where whenever i am sitting and taking a break, i am probably most likely nursing. a quick and kind heads up that if you don’t like seeing pics of me nursing, you might wanna unfollow my blog for the next two years, because this is basically how i’ll be until around then and because of that, there will most likely be more photos or videos with moments like this to come. ;)
that moment after you’ve enjoyed all your milk and you give your mama the sweetest baby yawn. what is it about those tiny yawns that are just so so good?! i’m obsessed.
also obsessed with these three cuties and their papa having a good time on the tire swing. some of my best childhood memories are from swinging on the big old tire swing in my front yard growing up and i’m so glad these kids will have a few tire swing memories as well! best part of any playground in my book.
have a great week, everyone!!!