This winter is the warmest winter we’ve had in the 10 years we’ve been married! 10 years! The kids’ and my favorite thing to do in the summer is the splash pad but our favorite cold weather activity is the library. When we lived in Utah, Brent and I went to the toddler story/sing time every week. Our library in Texas had tons of puzzles and puppets (in addition to books obviously) that the kids loved. Our new library here in CA only has computers as an extra ‘activity’ to books which I don’t love since we try and limit the screen time the kids get. However, it’s still fun to read new books!
Linking up for Mommy Style Monday for other Winter activity ideas check out:
One of the many things I love about Austin is there are SO many parks, lakes, covered playgrounds, community pools and splash pads. We’ve gone to a splash or pool at least once or twice a week this summer.
Two of my suits and all of my cover ups are from Old Navy, as are Brent’s swim shorts and their flip flops (which $2 price you can’t beat!) I recently got this blue ruffle one from DownEast.
Our water day essentials are sunscreen (lotion and spray), towels, water toys (like buckets) and snacks. Having 2 toddlers has taught me never leave the house without snacks!
One of the best resources I’ve found since moving to Texas is Free Fun in Austin where I found out about some of these splash pads.
Linking up today with Kiana, Madeline and these lovely bloggers for Mommy Style Monday:
Any day is a great day to celebrate America, I feel extremely blessed to have been born and to live in a diverse country where we enjoy so many freedoms. Having lived and traveled to other countries around the world (including living in a 3rd world country), I hope to never take for granted liberties and prosperity we have in the states.
Our 4th will be spent painting, unpacking and organizing – it’ll be exactly 1 week since we moved to our new home and it’s coming along slowly but surely 😉
Shirt ($9!) I also love this red tie dye top
Linking up with these awesome bloggers today who are also sharing Independence Day inspired outfits:
Kiana at Glitter & Donuts
Usually I take our BOB double jogging and run with my kids to the park BUT it’s currently in storage along with 90% of our stuff until we close on our new home here in Austin.
And let’s be honest, my hair usually never looks this nice but we took these pics after church ha, ha!
What I pack:
–zip up picnic blanket
-snacks and water bottles (I NEVER go anywhere without snacks for my kids!)
-park toys (buckets, shovels)
What I’m wearing:
-relaxed fit, breathable top because Texas 😉 this one is from Forever 21 but it’s out of stock- I also love loose tees from H&M, Old Navy – I’d love any recommendations forother casual tees that don’t require a second layer!
–Zella live in leggings which I highly recommend, they hold and stretch in the right places, quality material, hold color and shape after wearing and washing. They’re perfect for chasing kids around the park.
–Nena & Co day bag
Linking up with these awesome bloggers today!
My diaper bag has changed a lot from when I had newborns, but here’s what I currently carry for my kids (ages 4 and 2):
Bag from Nena and Co – I’ve also used bags from Petunia Pickle Bottom, Urban Outfitters and Humble Hilo
Snacks – my favorite carriers are the Clinique gift with purchase bags ha, ha!
Wipes, diapers, changing pad (I use the ones that came with the PPB bag)
Hand Sanitizer, advil, extra hair ties for me
As my kids get older, I carry less stuff – less toys, changes of clothes, blankets, bottles, formula, etc. When they were newborns, I love my Petunia Pickle Bottom bag which could be worn on the shoulder or as a backpack which is awesome when you need both hands! They are expensive but you can usually find great sales on their outlet site.
Linking up today with these amazing moms who are also sharing their diaper bag essentials: