back to school with my little third grader!

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since our kiddos’ school doesn’t officially let out until the last week of june for us here in new york city, we don’t technically head back until after labor day in september! even so, i know so many of you in many places around the country have school starting back up at various times over the next few weeks (has anyone’s kids started already?!) and back to school-everything is back in session!...

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jackson lake hike at grand teton national park!

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our family is currently in wyoming where we spent the majority of last week camping in grand teton national park! that place was insanely beautiful. like, i’d seen photos and knew it looked pretty, but exploring that national park gave me goosebumps numerous times. the lake water was so clear, the trees were so tall and the mountains so grand, i was really taken aback....

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little black bag.

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last may, about a week or two before my baby girls were born, i remember lying in bed and feeling so uncomfortable and big and hot and exhausted.  at the time, i remember i could not wait to get this twin pregnancy over with, and even said outloud “i will not miss this. i know i will not miss this.” (small edit worth noting now, some 14 months later – i miss it a teeny tiny itty bitty bit.) anyway, while laying there dreaming of holding my babies but mostly just feeling really really uncomfortable (have i said that yet?), i decided i was going to buy myself a little gift and look for a new bag that could also double as my new diaper bag....

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chalk and heat and my big camera.

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last weekend the heat wave in our city was intense. and while this mama would have been more than happy sitting beside the air conditioning unit in our apartment for the majority of it, the heat does not slow these munchkins down. i was reminded of the book i read last year called there’s no such thing as bad weather, which mostly referenced the colder months as an example and how children thrive being in the great outdoors in rain or snow or any sort of weather– and how it really just comes down to the proper attire (usually)....

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making homemade ice cream in central park!

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let it be known if it isn’t known already that josh davis is really good at finding the fun stuff. like, when this thing showed up in the mail and i opened the box, i was all, “…what is this?!” he was so nonchalant about it… “oh right.” he said, “i ordered that…. it’s an ice cream maker inside a ball....

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