doing my best to haul out the big camera on the regular nights, between big birthdays or holidays or other significant events that always warrant a fancier way of documentation. i used to bring it out all the darn time, but then i don’t know what happened, somewhere between my arms getting a little bit full of babies and the camera phones improving so drastically, it sometimes sits on the shelf more than i’d like. i’m a firm believer that any sort of capture is the right and perfect kind of capture, be it a camera phone, a shaky video, whatever! just document however and whenever you can! but i do frequently fall back in love with my proper canon camera after taking her out around the city with my family.
we wandered down to nolita on monday night for pizza and a playground. it had been a chaotic day and i had this strong desire to get out of the neighborhood for dinner. does that ever happen to you? it happens to me on occasion where i am like, we need to get outta here and go somewhere else. i love the upper west side so much, so that feels strange to say… but anyway, our monday nights have slowly turned into pizza night (followed up by tacos on tuesday – hey! taco tuesday! hey! – which i am so sick of but our kids live for!)… we hadn’t been to rubirosa’s for pizza in ages, although it’s still one of our favorites, so we found ourselves ordering a couple of pies to go and enjoyed them at a nearby playground.
by the way, here is a map of the city with our 5 favorite pizza spots if you’re looking for good pizza in new york. these places still top our search, only adding made in new york pizza on the upper west side to the bunch because they have that amazing spicy square pepperoni slice like prince street pizza but more seating for family and also not the crazy long lines. and while the pizza is amazing, we really enjoy the meatballs at motorino on the upper west side as well. ANYWAY!
a little photo diary from monday…
i shared a video on my instagram of madalena climbing up the big slide! she is such a climber and never stops!
taking a break from playing to read some books from his school book baggie. this was such a sweet moment for me to see. cannot believe my samson is turning 7 next week!
hello sweet beatrice!
last february when eleanor and i went to paris, we bought the baby girls these little mouse moccasins at a darling little french children’s boutique and it’s been fun to see them wearing them since it is something we picked out together on our trip.
conrad hopped up to the window and waved and smiled so big at the people eating inside the restaurant they waved back! he was very excited to hop back down and run over and tell me he made new friends. i wanna be more like conrad.
maybe one of my favorite photos of the family ever. so much going on, and i love it.
i had a lot of messages about my sandals on instagram so for those who might have missed them in my IG stories, these are tevas and i love them for long walking days in the city. they have held up well too as i’ve owned them for a few years now. i don’t need a new pair right now but when i do, i really love these red ones.
my beautiful madalena.
and the next series of photos of my kids sum each of them up perfectly!
just like at home, when we all end up on mama’s bed and don’t wanna spread out to other areas of the apartment, we all ended up hanging out on the very same slide towards the end of our time at the playground. lol. it’s so funny how that happens.
thanks for looking through the photos with me! have a great weekend, everyone!
ps. i know many of you have emailed and messaged about my blouse. it’s an oldie from anthropologie several years ago so unfortunately i don’t have a link for you! if i come across anything similar in the future, i’ll be sure to share.