TOQUE: The Gap (last year) – COAT: The Gap (on sale today) – SWEATSHIRT: C/O Nano Kids Co. – JEANS: H&M – SHOES: Converse
He is fully adjusted and really loves his full days at school. I, on the other hand am not fully adjusted. This whole full day school thing totally snuck up on me. It came with the kind of tip toeing you get a little upset about cause you actually didn’t hear it coming, rather then pretending you don’t hear it. I am grateful for school, it really came at the perfect time for King – just when he needed more from the world, and maybe a little less from me. It’s a sad thought, but every day I look back on a moment and realize how much more independent he is becoming. Sometimes he kindly tells me, that he can do it himself now. Other times we bicker for weeks about small things until I shake the sand outta my ears and realize, I need to take a small step back.
Five is a crazy awesome, fun and super sad (only for Mom) age. It feels like we are currently transitioning from the little kid, I was teaching 24/7 to a kid kid who learns as much on his own as he does from following my lead. It’s amazing to sit back and watch him interact with others, tell me stories or big awesome ideas, watch him solve problems or share what he learnt in that day – my days are full of proud moments (doubled up with pride from Harlow). When you realize you are currently seeing (with your eyes) so many of the millions of things you have taught someone, it’s a crazy heart thumping out of your chest moment (moments, many moments). Most days I am bursting with pride, he is learning so much at school and growing into such an amazing boy – Chris and I talk about how proud we are of our children every night before bed – usually I high jack the conversation, to weep a little about how much I miss King every moment of the day, when he is in school (and when he is mr. independent 5 year old at home). Parenthood is such an amazing, wild, bittersweet ride.
The kidlets were asked if they wanted to take part in Mini Mioche’s Fall 2013 shoot, I let them decide and they pretty much jumped all over the idea. They asked everyday leading up if today was the day and they both talk about when we can do it all again, on repeat. Mini Mioche is my longest and most loyal of sponsors, they are a home grown Toronto talent. Fully designed and made here, plus all their goods are 100% Organic. Everything we have owned from them literally lasts forever (meaning each item still pretty much looks like new when they have out grown it, forever is just an easier way of saying all that) and then we hand it down and it lasts someone else forever. They are my go to for shoes, the shoe collection is always perfectly curated and my kids just really REALLY love visiting their stores (they call it “eeny meeny micohe” I don’t know why). You have probably heard me talk about them a lot (here, twitter, IG, everywhere) it’s all for very good honest reasons, I am just lucky enough to work with a company that I enjoy so much and totally believe in. Okay, back to the Fall shoot because the cuteness cannot be held back anymore – these are just a few of my favorites from the day.
All Mini Mioche Fall items are starting to flow into the shops, and I hear more is to come – I am waiting out a few of the fleece items (that black hoodie and toggle jacket being two). And they have many more images to share (I just selfishly chose mosty images of my kids) lot’s of crazy cute babies and kiddos is cute attire – I think I said awww an annoying amount that day but I literally couldn’t help myself. Also before I sign off, MM did a limited edition collab with another awesome local talent Drake General Store called BEST KID – it is adorable and something you must check out before it’s all gone because I promise it’s that awesome it’ll go fast.
*If you use code heart&habit at checkout you’ll get 10% off. This is NOT a sponsored post.
CARDIGAN: c/o American Apparel – TANK: c/o American Apparel – JEANS: H&M – BOOTS: Joe Fresh (past spring) similar and similarish
Without even knowing it, Harlow put on one of the greatest outfits she had ever worn. Her feet were fast like a cheetahs and her cardigan, when she ran flew like a cape. Who knew wearing clothes that were crazy adorable (and awesome gifts, might I add) could be even more fun to wear. She since wants to wear both items pretty much daily and who could blame her? Like really. This cardigan is like the skirt version of the twirly skirt. The only thing is it flows out behind her like a cape and watching it while running is a tad tricky (teeth clenching smile for me). If your little it looking for the super hero cape that goes with everything, this here is the one.*that sassy top photo is my favorite (even though a tad blurry). She was teasing her brother but forgot I was right beside him, with a camera – siblings, the best.
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