The kids need clothes too

Oct 20, 2015

boys:
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girls:
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baby:
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I was holding out for awhile on buying the kids too many new fall items. I was holding out to see if we would be moving, therefore may not actually be needing updated layering pieces. Well we found out that we will in fact be in Alaska through the winter. I have mixed emotions about it, I really do love Alaska, I do not so much care for the bitter cold winter and the length at which it stays. But I have grown to really appreciate our time here. Then again, there is a huge part of me that is just ready. Ready for the next chapter. This is the longest we have ever been at one duty station, so I kind of have the itch. As much as I was prepared to move, I did not want to pull Ace out of school. It was so hard to finally get him to a point where he was comfortable being away from me, and somewhat excited to go to school, that I desperately did not want to disrupt that. I know as a military family we do not always have a choice in the matter of when we move, but Chris and I thought why not just put in for an extension and maybe just maybe we will be able to stay a little longer into the school year. Otherwise we would be moving next month. 

One event on top of another event led us to getting the green light on staying a few more months. Which then led me to some online shopping. The kids are all set for winter, but they needed a few new pieces for everyday use. The boys are in the exact same sizes in everything so they just get double the wardrobe options. Avalon needed a couple new jackets to throw over a princess dress or two, and the baby needs whatever Avalon didn't leave her.

I happen to shop anywhere and everywhere when it comes to kids clothes. Every time I go to Target I make it a point to stop and see what they have on the sale racks for the kids. Last week I scored a butt load of pajamas on sale for all four kids. Also since we have an Old Navy just a few doors down from Target, I usually stop in there a couple times a week as well to pick through their clearance section. Gap will always be one of my favorites for kids clothes because the quality is just great. I have also found myself grabbing a few things for the boys from Forever 21' s kids sections. They have cute trendy pieces, and I mean, cheap.

When it comes to outwear for the kids I tend to spent a bit more. I mean, if I am going to spend a decent amount of money to keep myself warm, shouldn't I do that for my kids? I think yes. Patagonia is a huge favorite because they have so many things for kids. Not to mention they have all the outdoor needs covered. Their base layers are my favorite for the kids, and Odette needed a set for herself. Not to mention their fleeces are amazing! I had to grab Avalon a couple options.

When it comes to footwear for the kids, I am all about the warmth. When the snow is on the ground we live in our boots. But for everyday running around I look for shoes my kids can get on and off themselves. Minus Odette, I'll slip her Uggs on for her. Speaking of Uggs. They are my favorite for all the kids, but make sure you spend a few extra bucks and get the water and stain repellent! It is a total lifesaver, and makes the boots last even longer!

So this is the round up of some of the things I have picked up recently for the kiddos!

Where are some of your favorite places to shop for kids?


9 comments:

  1. I've been eyeing that horse sweatshirt for Maddie for forever!

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  2. This post is giving me goose bumps. I don't ever want to leave here. Old Navy and Target are two of my faves. Carter's usually has some great stuff, but it's over in the outlets where the tourists flock to, so I stay away.

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  3. OMG baby UGGs are the cutest thing ever! I don't care what anyone says, they are super comfortable and I'm itching to wear them when we head back to PA next month :)

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  4. That super cute little vest for babies!

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  5. I think I'll take one of each please!!! We have a carters outlet here and I love their clearance section and sales. I just got the kids matching Christmas pjs for like 7 bucks a pair. I'm a sucker for matching. And they go up to big kids sizes too!

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  6. #3 on the girls list is too cute! I love the ears.

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    1. I know!! Avalon loves wearing that one :)

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  7. Don't forget to check out the web specials page on the Patagonia site! Jealous you get to stay in Alaska ;)

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    1. They say a few more months, so we will see :)

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