This week's VH,VT is a little peek into a morning of family fun at the park. Well, actually it was fun for about twenty minutes and then Mama got hot and cranky and the kids decided they'd had enough picture taking. Nevertheless, they looked adorable in their Tea clothes.
I found a vintage croquet set at a garage sale earlier this month that brought back some fun childhood memories. I had Sebastian try it out recently in our front yard and he was hooked so I thought it'd be fun to take our game to the park and teach Ruby how it worked.
We grabbed Starbucks on the way there and told the kids they could have their treats after we took photos. Sebastian helped me set up the wire arches that poke into the ground. Ruby followed after him and pulled them all out.
Here Sebastian is stepping in front of our photographer, also known as Brett. Ruby stole his coffee while he wasn't looking.
Ruby was most interested in throwing the croquet balls around whilst chewing her fingernails.
I had to explain to Sebastian why throwing the croquet balls into the air to see where they would land was a bad idea. It had something to do with his little sister's head.
Then I got serious. I lined them up and made them watch as I showed them how it was done. Pardon my blisters. I've been teaching Sunday how to go on walks, too.
Just kidding. I really don't know how to play either.
It's like miniature golf, right?
I'm wearing: Vintage button up shirt, thrifted. Cut-off jeans, tank, shoes, Target. Headband, handmade by Elsie. Vintage purse, thrifted.
I know both kids will get a lot of wear out of what I chose from Tea because the clothing is high quality and easy to mix-n-match. Ruby, being the petite thing she is, will be able to wear this dress over leggings and a long-sleeved tee through the fall and winter months, and possibly into next summer as a top!
Sebastian's shirt can be layered for back-to-school and those shorts, made of a soft cotton, are his new favorite. He's the kid who refused jeans for weeks at a time when he was younger in favor of his 'soft pants' (sweats). These shorts are the perfect solution! They're super comfy but still well constructed so they don't look sloppy. I think he wore them three times last week.
Rubyellen and I were more than happy to share some beautiful items from Tea clothing! Head 'over there' to see what her girls are wearing and what she has to say about her selections. I think we need to be real live neighbors so Ruby and Soul can trade clothes!