Friday, September 4, 2015

Toddler Girl Fall Favorites - Five on Friday!

Linking up with April today for Five on Friday!


Today I'm listing a few of my favorite fall pieces for toddler girls this fall. Some have been purchased for M already, and a few I'm still eyeing and hoping for a sale soon! I am so over maternity clothing and don't want to buy myself much for fall since I have no idea what my size will be. So instead of shopping for myself, I'm putting all my shopping efforts into cute 3T clothes for M....here are five (well, really six!) of our favorites for this fall! 


1. Tea Collection Dresses...I have recently fallen in love with Tea dresses for M this past spring. I love the patterns and the cuts, and I think it's the cutest play clothes for kids. The periwinkle dress on the left we already have, but I'm really liking the look of this red tango tiered one as well for her fall wardrobe! Also, this weekend, everything is 20% off on their site and free shipping!

2. Old Navy Frozen Long Sleeved Tee....because can one little girl possibly have too much Frozen in her wardrobe?! I think that as far as graphic character tees go, this one is pretty adorable!

3. Silver Glitter Slip-Ons...I'm looking for easy, slip on, closed toed shoes for fall. This pair that I found for cheap on zulily earlier this month fit the bill! I also scored a few other pairs of boots and cute navy t-strap slip ons for her from here as well. 

4. Hanna Andersson Now Playing Dress...I ordered M a similar dress in a striped pattern from zulily this summer, but now I want this pattern too! I love the quality of Hanna Andersson clothing. 

5. Old Navy Halloween Pajamas....because every fall means it's time to restock our holiday jammies! I love this pair for Halloween this year! Also....only $10!

And as always...everything I have purchased was done using ebates! I love getting that extra cash back through out the year. It really does add up!

Any other super cute finds out there for fall? 
Where have you been shopping for your toddler lately that you love?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Westport Vacation - Part 3

Wednesday we stayed close to the house most the day! Lots of play time at the lake thanks to perfect weather and no south wind!



By this day, M was very comfortable on the rocks and at the lake. She was acting like she owned the place!





That evening, we went to town for dinner, and then came home for a very special night....camping! Months before we left for our trip, J had started thinking about taking M camping while we were here. We really weren't sure how'd she do sleeping in a tent and in a sleeping bag, so we thought this would be the perfect place for them to try it out ( I say "them" and not "we" because there's no way I was going to sleep on the ground in a tent at 29 weeks pregnant!). Wednesday afternoon they set up the tent on the deck, and that night was the big night! They got their head lamps on and were ready to go!



And sure enough, she slept all night (once she stopped talking J's ear off and went to sleep!). I was a proud mama on Thursday morning when they woke up and came in to greet me in bed. We got up and had breakfast and then some book and coffee time...


It was (yet again) a beautiful morning, so we packed a big lunch and hiked to Rose Point for a picnic. 





I love this comparison shot from 2013 vs 2015!




Proof that I participated in the hike and the fun!



That afternoon, M played with stickers on the deck while J made us dinner. And the dogs took in cool air!





After dinner, we decided to put on some bug spray and go down to the rocks to watch the sunset and the stars come out. This ended up being one of my favorite memories from our trip. It was such a beautiful night and just being with M and J watching the clouds turn pink, with no distractions....it was perfect. 






Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Westport Vacation - Part 2

Mondays highlights included....an early morning hike for J and M up to the top of Coon. They were back at the house by 9:30 AM, so we played some with magnets before heading to swim. 






That evening we went for a big walk down to the dock on the property where we let the dogs wade in the water. It was so nice being in NY where the temps weren't miserable and there was little to no humidity meaning I could go for a walk without feeling like I'm dying.







I love this photo...


After M went to bed that night, we took in a beautiful sunset from the deck.


Tuesday we traveled across the lake via ferry to Vermont to visit Burlington! A big shout out to Belle on Heels for all her help finding fun things to do here! 




Our first stop in Burlington was ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center...lots of exhibits for kids M's age and older. We had fun exploring here for the morning, especially since it was a stormy morning!






Our little Champy!



After the aquarium, we walked up the street to have lunch at American Flatbread. A great recommendation! 

 

Afterwards, we explored some of the city and walked around before we decided to try and find some Ben & Jerry's before we headed home for nap time.



Searching for a Ben and Jerry's was a total bust, and M passed out before we even made it back to the ferry.


When we got back to Essex, NY (the town the ferry goes to), we found a little ice cream shop pleased us all!



When we got back to our place, M and J went for a boat ride in "the turtle boat" (a small green row boat) while the dogs and I hung out on the porch and read. And yes...still obsessed with these Simply Balanced Target waters! 


We closed out Tuesday with a low key dinner at home and an early bed time. Low key and lots of sleep seemed to be a theme on our vacation!