A day out in the Upper Upper Upper West Side with father and son

The summer here in NYC has been beautiful this year. It's often said that there are two seasons in this city - freezing cold or sickeningly humid. However, I can count the number of truly humid days we've had on two hands. For that reason, the weather has been great and we've had no excuse not to get out and enjoy it when time permits. Despite living on the Upper Upper Upper West side for the last couple of years, we only discovered Discovery Park Playground (no pun intended) this summer. We decided to make a day of it, and take some photos of how our days usually unfold - having breakfast on our fire escape, with Seth pointing at the planes and automobiles with the excitement typical of a 2 year old, and enjoying as much park time as we can. Just a typical day in Toddler Town

 son holding dad's hand while standing in the sunshine in front of nice leafy green bushes in nyc
 double exposure black and white image of dad sitting on nyc park bench. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 dad and son together on fire escape outside of nyc apartment. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 toddler boy in diaper on fire escape of nyc apartment in upper west side. fun family photography by krystil mcdowall
 toddler in discovery playground in nyc caught amongst pockets of sun and shade and looking up playfully in nyc family lifestyle session 
 bird's eye view of son and toddler hugging in playground. enjoying real family moments during family documentary session
 photo of downtown manhattan from upper upper west side in manhattan
 blurred focus of dad and son at the hudson river in nyc, holding hands while in the sand
 dad and toddler son exploring the hudson river from upper manhatttan during candid family lifestyle session with krystil mcdowall
 almost bird's eye view of dad and son on fire escape in documentary family lifestyle session with krystil mcdowall
 dad and son play in a tunnel in the upper upper upper west side in nyc
 details shot of dad and son feet while playing on the fire escape outside of their nyc apartment
 dad and son stand on sun looking at ship sailing in the hudson river nyc. image by photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of toddler out on his fire escape. capturing real family moments is nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 black and white image of dad and son playing in window sill. capturing your candid family moments is krystil mcdowall
 portrait shot of toddler son holding railing on his fire escape. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 blurred detail shot of dad and son's hands holding railing on their nyc fire escape. image by photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white image of son enjoying shoulder ride from dad in playground. capturing fleeting family moments is nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 toddler son poses cutely for the camera while standing on the fire escape for his nyc family lifestyle session
 son enjoys shoulder ride from dad in playground. capturing fleeting family moments is nyc family and enwborn photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 dad and son having fun at the playground with dad helping son up the slide. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 son laughing runs through tunnel with wind flying in the air. having a fun dad and son family session in nyc
 dad and son playing in tunnel and being goofy. having a fun dad and son family session with nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 dad enjoys a quite moment in the playground in the sun. image by krystil mcdowall
 picture of son's name scrolled into sand by the hudson river in washington heights nyc
 dad and son hold hands looking at the boats in the hudson river in fun family outdoor session in nyc
 beautiful green and white flowers and plants in upper manhattan
 son swings at the top of the slide at discovery park in nyc during family lifestyle session
 black and white image of dad and son playing together at discovery playground in nyc. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 dad and son monkeying around in the playground together during documentary family lifestyle session capturing real moments between families
 trees at discovery playground nyc
 dad and son stop for a rest and a snack on nyc park bench during documentary family photo session with krystil mcdowall
 boy plays on playground and looks curiously at leaf in playground. image by krystil mcdowall
 close up of dad's hands in playground 
 black and white image of dad enjoying quiet peaceful moment in the sun in the playground
 bright green tree leaves in washington heights
 son playing out on is fire escape in nyc. image by krystil mcdowall

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