Jennifer Garner looked happy to spend some time with son Samuel and daughter Violet this afternoon in Central Park. Jennifer and the kids took to the colorful carousel, with Violet adding her own pop of colors thanks to her tie-dyed shirt. Earlier this week in New York, Jennifer sported a little black Calvin Klein dress for a night out. But despite her glamourous appearance, she still had kids on the brain — she was decked out for the the first-ever Save the Children benefit gala. There, Jennifer, who started working with the charity five years ago, was also joined by her Alias costar Victor Garner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In her speech at the event, Jennifer shared the advice Violet gave her: "I told my daughter Violet that I was a little nervous to speak in front of a crowd like this, and she gave me a great piece of advice, which was: to imagine that you are all our dogs, Martha Stewart and Gandhi, and to imagine you’re all wagging your tails, waiting for a treat, and the treat is my speech!" Jennifer also hinted at her own political preferences by referring to Hillary as "our next president." The mom of three is likely enjoying the family time in NYC, too. Jennifer will soon hit the press trail ahead of her newest film, Dallas Buyers Club, out Nov. 1.