A few days ago we took a trip to a new park that opened up nearby. Adam was beyond excited because I told him we could have a picnic, so he helped me pack our picnic basket with all of his favorite snacks and a blanket to sit on. He even got himself dressed faster than I’ve ever witnessed before – granted I had to change him because he put on shorts and a t-shirt that was about two sizes to small, but I was still impressed by his effort.
The play area of the park ended up being closed that day for maintenance and flower planting, but that didn’t dim Adam’s excitement for the picnic. We watched as families arrived and left disappointed after learning the park was closed. We ended up spreading out our blanket in the picnic area which was still open and eating our string cheese and chips, then we made up games to play with some sticks in the dirt. Other parents soon joined us in the picnic area and began to do the same. Bath time required a little extra scrubbing later, but we had a lot of fun. I swear I learn new lessons from my babies all the time, this time I was reminded that life is truly what you make of it – if the playground is closed, get some sticks and go play in the dirt.
About the look – as a mom and a someone with no work dress code, I wear jogger pants a lot. They are the closest things to pajamas in terms of comfort, but they still make you look put together. I am not kidding when I say these are my favorite pair. I have them in two colors – black and olive green. They are a thicker fabric, with a moto detail, and the ankle area stays up if you pull it at the calf. I also like the thicker tie waist belt. It makes them feel a little more luxe. I also recently got this wallet on strap bag which I now wear every day because I will wear it as a cross body bag or I can throw it in the baby bag without adding too much bulk. It is the perfect size to fit an ID and credit cards, a phone, some makeup, and keys. This is pretty much my daily uniform – the perfect weekend casual outfit, or just for regular days at home learning lessons from my kiddos.