Summertime with kids, is there anything better? While yes King still goes to preschool we still love to do a lot of fun activities together that you can’t do any other time of the year. Summer goes by so fast that I want to make sure that we are living it up and doing everything that we can to enjoy it. I heard someone say the other day that you only get 18 summers with your kids and this is one of them. That hit me so quick and so hard and really changed the way that I look at summertime.
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We love to go out and do things that don’t take a lot of preparation, but are still fun to do with our kids. One of our favorite things to do is go and feed the ducks at a pond just down the street from our house. We take oats and King and Lettie love to throw them and see how many ducks come running over. This is such a fun activity that gets us out of the house but also doesn’t take much preparation besides grabbing the oats and heading out the door!
I love to always have my littles dressed and ready to go for any adventure. I’m very careful with the clothes that I purchase for them because I want to know that they will wash up even when we have been playing outside in the dirt or eating popsicles. I get most of King’s clothes and a lot of Lettie’s clothes at Nordstrom Rack or HauteLook. My favorite thing of the two sites is that they share a shopping cart so I can bop between the two and add things from both sites to my shopping bag. Both sites also offer free shipping on orders over $100 which is a GAME CHANGER to me who loathes paying shipping. I love that they have designer brands and their own in house brands that will hold up through little kids being KIDS. I love snagging King his Hurley shirts and shorts & Nike clothes on a good deal and knowing that he will love it, will last all season long, into the next, and he will look nice & put together. Lettie girl’s outfits are always so fun to me. I love the Nordstrom Brand called Harper Canyon. It is the cutest brand with so many different options and it holds up so well!
Wearing brands myself that I know will wash up when I get touched with sticky fingers, dripped on by ice cream, end up in a water fight, or so much more is important to me. I would rather spend a little bit more money and know that my clothes are going to hold up. My sandals are MIA brand and I actually own two different styles of the same shoe because they are so comfortable and have held up so well. I even joked with my mom that they are so comfortable that I could trek through Europe walking in them. This darling dress I am wearing is perfect to wear out and about with my kids during all our summer activities or easily dressed up with some heels for church on Sunday. Finding pieces that are versatile to be worn multiple ways is something that is super important to me.
King is always one who loves to play tag or “the floor is lava”. He will randomly come up and tag me or yell “the floor is lava” and I better be on my A game ready to go. Wearing clothes that allow me to actually play with my kids is something so important to me. We love to go to the park and run around playing tag or toilet tag (King’s new favorite). It is easy to be able to look outside to see the weather, load up the car, and head over for even just a half hour.
We recently had a new ice cream shop open by us and it is one of our favorite places to visit. It is just down the street and couldn’t be cuter. We love to surprise King at night and tell him that we are headed out to go get ice cream. The look on his face is something that I love so much, it is so full of genuine & authentic excitement. Our clothes do end up with a lot of ice cream drips on them, but that is just a part of the fun when you know that you can go home and it will wash out like a champ.
No matter what activities that you do with your littles during the summer, having clothes that will hold is something that I love having the peace of mind. Also knowing that I snagged them on killer deal at Nordstrom Rack or HauteLook makes it that much better! If you haven’t shopped either place, go take a look and I will make sure that I share in my stories and such when they are having even better deals with extra off their sale! I always stock up on shorts and tees for King in a size bigger for the following year and am able to buy him designer clothes at crazy affordable prices!