Aside from the kids' shoes,
Julia's skirt, Phoebe's headband,
everything is from
(guess!!) Hanna Andersson
Don't mind us Pattons! Just frolicking in a school parking lot! I forgot the camera's memory card so Simon had to run back home and then we had a little bit of a mostly friendly quarrel over what exactly, "back light" means. We're just going to go ahead and hyphenate our last name to Pattons-Have-It-Together-Forever.
I'll never forget my mom ordering little Hanna Pilot Caps for my siblings right before they were born. The arrival of the cap meant that the baby was just around the bend. She loved the quality and the fact that the company was Swedish so that she could pay homage to her mother's heritage and it didn't hurt that the caps stayed put thanks to the sweet little under-the-chin ties. The tradition came full circle when she gave some to me right before Julia was born and despite her sending an array of pink and pink striped caps ... people still called her, "he!" all the time.
Sadly, I only ever thought of Hanna Andersson as a pilot cap and pajama source for the kids so when they contacted me to tell me about the new women's line, "Love Hanna" I was pleasantly shocked by the cute and on trend selection. I know I should be more concerned with quality rather than what's trendy at this stage of my 31-year-old stay at home mom life but I just can't resist keeping half on eye on what the kids are wearing these days. The Love Hanna line hits the happy compromise nail on the head with quality + trendy (but not middle school appropriate trendy) duds.
They also have the sweetest Bright Baby Basics full of super soft and organic cotton onesies and pants and shirts and of course, pilot caps. Phoebe picked out the navy and white stripe although I tried to convince to walk on the wild side and mix and match with some yellow pants but no. Not for her.
The boys are wearing their Washed Chinos that have adjustable waists and a slightly tapered leg which I fully appreciate because we have so many wider legged dress pants that still fit in the waist but are too short and it's super obvious but with a tapered leg I feel like a bit of high-water looks totally fine.
Don't tell Julia but I purposely picked out her sweatshirt in neutral colors so that she could share it with the boys and then hand it down to Phoebe in a few years. The little hoarder and sharer-of-no-things will be THRILLED.
When the Hanna box arrived I tried everything on the kids for fun and then threw it all in the wash and nothing shrinked. At all. The best when it comes to kids clothing.
Simon had many, many things to say about my pants but I played deaf because I'm normally such a boring dresser and I loved the green + you all know how I feel about elastic waists that are publicpropriate.
You want in on all of this? I knew it!!!
Well look what I happened to find in my photo folder .....
Yep! $200 to spend any way you'd like over at Hanna Andersson.
Best of luck to you and yours!!
And please be sure the email address you registered for Rafflecopter with is an address you check regularly because I keep having to pass over MANY a winner for failing to respond. The worst!