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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Family photo dump

Just thought I'd share a few family photos. First up...

Toby's all-time favorite birthday present from his sweet babysitter.
Alex, our brother-in-law and our friend picking up the balloons for my mom's sixtieth birthday party.
A picnic in the grass.
A temporary police tattoo! (And, omg, those chubby legs:)
Brushing teeth. (Alex has never had a cavity. I've had like thirty.)
Skateboarding by the river.
Telling jokes.
Smelling flowers.
Walking around, hailing invisible cabs.
Eating an enormous popsicle.
Running naked around Central Park.

How is your spring going? There's only a week and a half left! :) Hope you're having a good one.

P.S. The outtakes. :)

112 comments:

Melissa Blake said...

What wonderful photos! Makes me want to visit NYC!

Sarah said...

Ahh Dylan has the same little blue Saucony sneakers and I die for them! They make me feel like he's a crush worthy 12 year old.

Such a fun age - enjoy it!

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Nesa said...

Oh my goodness! These photos are absolutely darling! :)

Alison said...

Thanks for sharing your family with us! These pictures make me so happy that it's summer! (And, it makes me want a baby...)

Robyn said...

oh my gosh-i love your family! and shouldn't 'running naked around Central Park' be on everyone's bucket list!?

Christina said...

What a cool Dad Alex is! Save those skateboarding photos for when Toby is older to prove he has a rad Dad ;)

Gemma said...

I laughed at your cavity comment - we're exactly the same, I seem to have a new one every time I go to the dentist, he never has any. So unfair!

Anne said...

My fiance has also never gotten a cavity, and I have them nearly every time I go to the dentist. It's just not fair!

P.S. - Those balloons are intense!

Melissa said...

Toby hailing the imaginary taxi just kills me! What a super cute New Yorker!

Stefania said...

so much fun!

Caroline, No. said...

Toby sniffing the flowers - those eyes!

Mandy Koster said...

These photos are so awesome.

I really love the one of Toby in his own car and the one where he is hailing the imaginary cab! He is a super cool little NYer dude!

X Mandy

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Molly said...

Such a cute family! Toby has such a great expression in the "hilarious jokes" photo :)

ruth said...

would you mind telling me where you bought those balloons? they're awesome!

meet emily said...

thank goodness. i needed that. the tobster always makes my day. happy to see everyones faces.

Joanna Goddard said...

sarah, haha, i know. sneakers on little boys are one of the cutest things ever.

Joanna Goddard said...

gemma, i KNOW! what gives??

Joanna Goddard said...

ruth, we got the big round ones here: http://darlybird.com/decorations.html

and we got the number ones here: http://www.chicoparty.com/number_balloons.aspx

xoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

aw, sweet, thank you, emily:)

Marissa said...

Toby is the cutest.

megan said...

oh my god. that tattoo on his chubby little pinchable calf kills me. How can you stand it!!!

ElsaD said...

As I said before...as much as I love your writing, I can't get enough of your most personal pics! Such a treat! Thanks so much for sharing ;) xoxo

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How precious and adorable moments! Thanks for sharing! xoxo
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laura @ hollywood housewife said...

I love these personal shots of your family! So cute, the taxi one especially.

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

Lovely times like this makes spring not ever leave. J'adore nyc

Alexandra said...

The first one is my favorite :-)

Kelly J. R. said...

Very cute photos! On the cavity thing: I've had about 30 too and my husband none... and he drink 6 sodas a day and I don't drink ANY sugary drinks! I just don't get it. He teases me that Mtn. Dew is the secret cure-all. LOL.

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

So So CUUUUTE!

Alexa said...

Toby's eyes are so gorgeous! I love the one of him hailing invisible cabs :) It's really fun to watch kids around the city!

Shoko said...

Ahh, so cute! I love your captions, too :)

Alison said...

I also thank you for your cavity comment-my husband has never had one either and I'm getting a tooth pulled next week (root canal that didn't end up so well). Is it just because they are men!??!?!?

Lauren Ashley said...

Ah! That mini taxi is so cute - perfect for a mini NYC native.

Joanna Goddard said...

alison, i have no idea!! it's crazy! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

megan, i know! that little leg has been pinched so. many. times. :)

Frances said...

My favourite photo is the one of Toby smelling the flowers!

Audrey Camille said...

Toby is so adorable! I love his mini taxi. Thank you for sharing photos of your sweetest family.

Sofia said...

I have never commented before. But I just want to say that it is so refreshing seeing a family thrive in NYC. Everyone always talks about how bad it is to raise kids in the city, but you are proof that people can make it work. Toby is the cutest ever!

roza said...

toby on that plastic cab! it kills me. more please!
the cavity situation is the same here too.
roza from loveandthisplace.blogspot.com

Lindsey Arotin said...

Toby's little legs and police tatoo are so sweet!
xo

Maddison said...

Hailing an invisible cab! So cute. He's such a KID now.

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e-orbin said...

With all of the amazing photos and wonderful family moments - I hate to say this but - why doesn't Alex wear a helmet skateboarding?!?

(oh man, am I really THAT person! sorry Joanna! I'm four years out from a head injury and I still have headaches, I zero in on these things)

Otherwise, its a delightful post (as always) and its fun to see your daily city life. Thank you for having the vulnerability to share, and endure readers like me! haha

Sammi said...

I LOVE TOBY!

His taxi is the coolest thing ever, and seeing the tiny guy hailing invisible cabs is sooo funny!

Nicole said...

so lovely! I especially like the photo of you and your man during teeth brushing time :)

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Lisa said...

This made me realize that I need to take way more photos!

Also, your photos are totally getting my psyched up for having a baby boy this October - woohoo!

Barbara said...

Oh thanks for this post. It made my day a little brighter. Toby is the cutest toddler ever and when i read your blog i want to visit NYC so much. Greetings from Slovenia :)

paige said...

are you going to share pics from your moms party? id love to see what you came up with!

Tina said...

Funny about the cavity comment. My husband only has one and I have too many!

kimalli1 said...

My husband and I are opposite- at 35 I have never had a cavity and at 42 my husband has had more than can be counted (plus a bridge, plus crowns, plus root canals, etc. etc. etc.) So it is not just a man thing.

Amber99 said...

OMG Love all of those:)

Catherine Masi said...

What happy "behind the scenes" photos; you're all so flipping lovely. And the one where Toby is scarfing down the popicle... check out the kid's hair behind him. I wonder if his whole head is like that or if he has a sort of mohawk (or fauxhawk). Either way, awesome.

kate said...

Joanna - Your son really is so freaking adorable. Those eyelashes kill me. I was cracking up out loud when I saw the size of that popsicle - it's as big as his head! lol. Spring in the city looks enchanting :)

Tournesol said...

Great pictures, I love the one of Toby smelling flowers, it is precious, one of those you blow up big, frame and put on the wall : )

Liz said...

OMG, Joanna, I feel your cavity pain. And my boyfriend has never had a cavity either! So unfair.

beth said...

Thanks for sharing all of these! I especially love the teeth-brushing one. I think the bedtime routine is oddly romantic and fun. My mister & I always seem to laugh while getting ready for bed.

Have a great day!

girlseeksplace said...

So cute! I love that taxi photo.

Rachel @ My Happily Ever After said...

toby is just plain adorable! looks like you're enjoying the start of summer!

Priscilla said...

Thanks for posting those photos! Love them! Can't get over how adorable Toby is. :)
I've had MANY cavities and fillings too!! My brother has poor brushing habits and he's never had a filling. sigh!

Lisamarie said...

Oh no! Only a week and a half left of spring? Where is the year going? I seriously feel my days flying by me!

Arielle said...

My boyfriend and I moved away from NYC a year and a half ago to Baltimore because of work. We always talk about how we want to move back and raise a family in the city. Most people we know think we're crazy. Pictures of you and your family make me want to move back right now. Thanks for the smile.

michelle tree said...

that taxi photo is a classic!

Meredith said...

Didn't Toby have a onesie with the same crane print as the sweatshirt he's wearing while hailing invisible cabs? What's the company again? It's darling!

nancykate said...

i freakin love toby.

Hollie said...

toby hailing an invisible cab is too much cute!

Bela said...

Thanks for sharing! You have an adorable family, and I mean it when I say it :) Btw, Toby is one of the cutest kids I have ever seen, no exaggeration needed. His eyebrows are one of a kind. So much personality!

have a wonderful day!
Bela.

Danie at Pasadya said...

Aww, I love these! How sweet of you all to get your mom all of those balloons! I think I'm trying to suck in all the spring I can before it reaches the 100's again.

sip-n-wear said...

How sweet are these puctures!? Love!

Anonymous said...

Alex on a skateboard!

Aya said...

I love love love the photos. Thank you for sharing with us. I especially enjoyed: chubby legs, Alex on a skateboard, the men with balloons (I imagine them gleefully marching down the street) and Toby with his popsicle--grasping the actually frozen popsicle instead of the stick! Hee hee.

Barbara said...

These photos must elicit endorphins or something. They make me feel good, almost good enough to want my own two year old. Good thing I have a grandson . I can get my fill of that particular joy one only gets from being with an inquisitive, happy three year old. Later, when I need a nap, his parents take him home. Perfect!

Marybeth Thielke said...

awww such great photos! Your family is beautiful!

Joanna Goddard said...

meredith, it's winter water factory -- they make such cute stuff! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

aww, nancykate, that is so cute:)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

toby's chubby ankles MIGHT have just made my day.

Aja Lake [the gold hat.] said...

michael's never had a cavity. i, too, have had like 30.
sweet pics. toby's such a doll!

xx,
Aja Lake
the gold hat.

Julia said...

Love the comment on cavities! That's like me and my bf, he has 0 and me over 5 :S

jenny said...

These photos are hilariously lovely. Thanks for sharing.

PS. I'll be 26 this year and I've never had a cavity either. (;

Beatrix said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing. I've had such a hard day today and this immediately brightened my mood and gave me a much needed change in perspective. Thanks Joanna!

soniadeli said...

oh my God, that tattoo on Toby's chubby leg just killed me :) So cute!
And he looks so stylish with his super cool blue sneakers in the in yellow car. Adorable.

Anonymous said...

That tatoo is so cute! Thanks for sharing these pics. Also, love the little taxi in front of the real one.

Tatiana said...

wow. seeing these pictures makes me want to have a baby asap :) and I'm usually a non-baby-friendly person :)

lynn said...

Oh my gosh, I love these! We live on a small farm in a small town in VA and it seems like my son (2 yrs old) never has clothes on. I always felt bad that he ran around half naked, wondering what the neighbors were thinking about our little streaker! Glad to see Toby does it in the big city too!

Rasheeda Ali said...

omg, nick and toby are TWINS.

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pernambuco said...

oh Joanna, these pics are the cutest ones! i loved it :)

little said...

those aren't balloons. those are planets! i now need to go to new york after these awesome photos.

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Natali said...

I like the half way across the chubby foot velcro action. Could he be any cuter?

Marty J. Christopher said...

It's so nice to see another grown ass man who skateboards. My husband skateboards and I always think, "Maybe he's too old to almost break his neck for fun." But then I think I'm just acting like a grandma and I realize it's actually kind of cool that he skateboards.

: )

Love, Y said...

toby's eyelashes are so gorgeous! :) why do boys always get the prettier, longer, eyelashes?

xoxox

rellimarie said...

i looooooove the photo of your little guy smelling the flowers. so precious!

Gutterflower said...

:) Toby is too cute *pinches cheeks*

Kate said...

These are such lovely photos! Toby is too cute! x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

Camila Ferraro said...

wow! how lovely is this picture!

mamalooks said...

Love the photos, you should do this more!

Charlotte said...

You know he's going to be a little heartbreaker, right? x

Alicia said...

I have finally figured out who Toby looks like: Agyness Deyn! It's uncanny!

michal said...

i think i've said this before, but toby is honestly one of the most beautiful little boys i've ever seen. what an adorable family!

Lilac In May said...

Toby is getting so big, it's lovely seeing his progress, thanks for sharing

Hania Zaman said...

Joanna, these are wonderful! You and your family are super adorable :)

Eva said...

These pictures made me smile (and miss NYC!)...especially the one where Toby hails an imaginary cab!
I had my first two babies in New York before returning to Europe and Taxi was my son's 2nd word.....

Karissa Cornell said...

you are all so adorable. I look forward to reading your blog every day! I was away on vacation this last week, and when i got home i was excited to catch up on what id missed!!

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"running naked around central park" that just went on my bucket list. haha

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Absolutely love the photo of your son in the taxi. Great shot and timing :-)

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