Getting ready for Spring Break? We are. For the first time since…wow, for the first time since Raines was born – more than seven years ago – Mike and I are taking a vacation. To a real, genuine, vacation destination: Puerto Rico. The kids are coming, too, and we are all so very excited.
I don’t quite understand how my boys have managed to either grow out of or destroy virtually every piece of clothing from last summer, but that’s the state of things around here. So I’m in full-on shopping mode. Want to see what’s making the cut?
1. Swimshorts, Rashguards, Sunglasses, etc.
I’m obsessed with Nordstrom’s selection of swimwear right now (for both boys and girls!). Also? SUNGLASSES. I mean seriously. My only complaint is that the girl’s section has a ton of fun accessories that the boy’s section is lacking (case in point: Raines’ hat). But I never hesitate to buy from the girl’s section – my boys haven’t caught on that it’s a thing (and I hope they never do).
2. Quirky Tees + Board Shorts + Vans
Last summer, my boys were constantly getting themselves soaked, then insisting on changing their clothing…only to get soaked again within minutes. Like little wet bombs, there were piles of sopping wet shorts and little boy tightie-whities laying in puddles all over my house, just waiting to be stepped on. No more!! I’m anti-shorts now. Instead? I’m going to try and replace their shorts with several pairs of quick-drying board shorts. And it doesn’t hurt that many of the surf brands are making hybrid shorts / swim trunks now. WE WILL SEE.
I’m always (ALWAYS!!) on the lookout for cool tees for kids. But I’m rather picky, and I prefer tees with a unisex vibe – a graphic black and white, or something playful. The new line from Peek made me swoon. I’m looking at Peek’s tees for boys, but I’d put any of them on a girl in a heartbeat. Kowabunga, dude.
3. This Hysterical “Nose” Sunscreen
This colorful sunscreen is intended to be worn on the nose, lifeguard style. #riiiight
I mean seriously.
Let’s Go Shopping!
Yes!! Yesyesyes! THIS is where my head has been the last couple of weeks: Spring Break shopping. Could any type of shopping be more fun???
Below are a collection of board shorts and rashguards – for both boys and girls. I lumped them all together because I really don’t think it should matter quite so much. (But you won’t be fooled – it’s pretty obvious which is which.)
Playful Tees For Little Spring Breakers
Unisex tees! Some are from the girl’s section, some are from the boys….can you guess which is which?
Cool Sunnies and Stuff
My boys insist on sunglasses at the beach, so we’re stocking up now. The little kid brands (babiators, etc.) all are made so kids can put them on with their whole bend-the-arms-backward-technique. Love it. And I included a few fun towels because babies-dressed-as-chickens NEVER get old amiright?
A big, HUGE thank-you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post – we have SO much fun. As always, all product choices, thoughts, and opinions are my own. (Or as Pax would say, “MINE OWN”.) And readers, thank you for supporting the retailers who help support The Mom Edit – seriously. It’s much appreciated.