November, according to my phone.

Well, not all of these are from my phone. November, according to iphoto is more accurate... In November we took some beautiful family photos in Central Park, thanks to Laura Farr. And then Ken, Ryan's dad, came to the city for Thanksgiving and although there aren't too many pictures, we had so much fun with him going around the city adventuring, and the boys absolutely loved having a new playmate in the morning right when they woke up. We had a combined Thanksgiving this year, with the Kjar's hosting this time and dessert/pies at our house afterward. They invited us and the Davis' (Paola and Mark and their two year old, Johnny) and it's always fun to have a big, friend/family party, similar to the gatherings of my childhood. There aren't a lot of photos from November this year. I must have had too much fun enjoying the jacket weather and all that sun. 

Num Pang! 

The Intrepid--little boy/airplane heaven.

The boys started saying personal prayers before bed and it's just so sweet hearing their voices and allowing them to show their gratitude to their Heavenly Father. 


...in October.

The best part about October was going to our friends' home in PA. It was the perfect small town getaway weekend for Columbus day and we got some cute fall photos out of it, too. Playing in a backyard, picking pumpkins, apple cider doughnuts and car rides, s'mores in their fire pit, the boys (and Ryan and I) were in heaven. // And doesn't that picture of Ava and Henry make you swoon?!

Other highlights from October include finding this cute NY Giants beanie (we've already lost it, RIP and thank goodness for thrift store finds and cheap kids' hats), our first cold day of "winter" and Halloween, where, due to a kitchen fire alarm going off during our ward's party, the boys got to meet real firemen while in their firemen costumes. They were super friendly and obviously the parents thought it was much cooler than the boys. :)


Things that happened in September. And a little in October, too.

A little bit of everything here. Isn't it wonderful to compile a big group of happy pictures from you/your kids' lives into one little spot? It's also such a good reminder when things aren't so picture-worthy and these aren't even all the moments (that'd be a little overwhelming, right? if I could just screenshot with my eyes the million and one moments from my day that make me happy? wild).

This kid gets air! One of my favorite pictures of the summer. 

Things we do while waiting for Dad.

Lots of water balloons late in the summer. Lots.

Tourists in Morningside Heights.

Ryan's high school friend on the right plays in a fantastic bluegrass-ish band and we went to a show of theirs. It started at 10, so we were hip New Yorkers for a night.

Box robot!

Playing dress ups with our neighbors, the Wride's.

I just had to document their summer hair. Ode to summer, sun-bleached hair, right here.


A few of Henry's park buddies that we would play with whenever we saw them at the park. Henry actually learned a pretty foul word from the little kid on the left, but it was a good learning experience for me to deal with outside influences and simultaneously want to shelter Hank for the rest of his life. 

Butterflies at the AMNH. The boys were a little hesitant to go and were fairly quick to want to leave, but I could have stayed there for a long time looking at all these beauties and watching them flutter around the room.

Fall views from the Cloisters.

And lastly, we were reunited with McKay! Here Hank is intentionally falling of the bed just to make McKay laugh. 

We've had quite the warm weather this fall, a few colder days, but so many beautiful and sunny days, it's been such a good help to keep me getting out of the house.