Living in a small house in a part of the country with 4 distinct seasons requires more creativity.
A healthy dose of OCD helps, too.
Our "seasonal closet" has been emptied and filled again. It used to look like this:
Jam packed with ski bibs, socks, winter hats and scarves.
Now, it looks like this:
Swim suits, beach towels, sunscreen, snorkel gear and sandals.
Don't forget the tutu suits. I believe I will make it a point from here on out to only buy swim suits for Lainey with an obnoxious details. I love them.
Jack has several suits to choose from this year. 2 cute Mini Bodens from Coco......some simple patterns from last year......and these, below. He refuses to wear the Hawaiian prints. Because they have
1 guess says he'll be wearing this one a lot. Except in California. It will be "accidentally" left out of my packing.
No more snow boots. Sandals and flip flops going forward. And, yes, I plan to clean off the shoe mat. It's still coated in ice-melt and dirt from the colder months. Don't judge.
A note to mothers of little girls......do not buy them flip flops for age 1. Dumb move.
Bubbles, bubble guns, sidewalk chalk = stocked. Just need to add glow necklaces and we're set!
So, why don't I just incorporate a lot of this into their own closets? Well, because they're minimal in this house. And, because this house has 4 floors and I don't want to have to do calisthenics in order to get kids dressed for the pool. It's nice to have it all in one place.
And, speaking of their closets, they got an overhaul, too. No more sweaters and few long sleeves left.
Love, love, love this cute dress my Aunt Donna sent
The boys share a closet. Winter clothes folded on top. Summer hanging.
We planted flowers, too. What Lainey lacks in being helpful, she makes up for with being cute.
Blake planted basil seeds with the punks. We're got a big competition going on with them right now. Watching for growth daily.
Please pray we see at least one sprout.
The ugly bunny got a makeover, too. You love it, Merry Mack.
The pots are just beginning to grow. This is one part of summer I definitely enjoy.
And, there you have it! The OCD mommy's guide to summer prep.
Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time to take my