this backyard of ours…

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i hope you don’t mind this ginormous photo dump, because i have over 40 photos in this blog post and that is a lot of scrolling! i just get so camera happy this time of year when we get to enjoy the outdoors again, and central park is absolute magic right now.

we might live in a concrete jungle, and we might not have our own private front yard, or back yard, or garden, or whatever it might be that many elsewhere are fortunate to have… but we do have central park....

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washington dc’s cherry blossoms!

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if you’ve been following along on instagram or snapchat, you probably know we are in DC right now. we drove down the other night for a day or two so we could catch the cherry blossoms while they are still in peak. they never disappoint. and they make me feel all sorts of happy. it was a little windy out while we were there so the loose petals were blowing in the wind around us while the kids ran near the tidal basin and the sun started peaking out....

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a morning picnic!

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the other morning, josh and i took off on a bright and early breakfast date on our bikes. sometimes nights can be hard with the kids to break away, especially when your sitter has a social life too! so we try to get creative and change it up sometimes.

this amazing spring weather that is finally showing its face (THANK YOU SO MUCH SPRING!) it kind of felt too good to be true!...

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mommy daughter date.

a couple of weeks ago, eleanor and i had a little mommy daughter date together. we got our nails painted at the nail salon and shared a few rice krispy treats at treat house on the upper west side.  that place is pretty cool inside. it’s like a tree house! ;)

it’s not often that it happens, but i’m trying to find more opportunities to spend one on one time with just eleanor or just samson, rather than always with both.  ...

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life lately, but not according to my iphone!

it feels like i take the big camera out with us less and less these days. mostly because i usually have my hands full with eleanor and samson. so i just rely on my iphone throughout the day to capture all the moments i want to remember. it fits in my back pocket and also, filters!...

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