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Jul
30

Back to school

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids  Shopping

Täällä yksi tuleva ekaluokkalainen jo jänskäilee vähän alkavaa koulua ja ensimmäistä koulupäivää. Silloin käydään myös ottamassa vihdoin kauan toivotut reiät korviin. Ensimmäisen koulupäivän asukin on jo valittu ja se näyttää tältä…

We are very excited and a little nervous about the first day of school ( well Bubble Gum is). She has already chose her outfit for the important day if weather permits. 

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Jul
25

… when you are a (pre) tween. How is it so impossible to find cute clothes for children over eight or ten. It seems most labels stop making the adorable models after six that might still be very appropriate for a little older girls too. And after 10 it´s all teenagers outfits or at least after 12. And it would all be good if Scandinavian kids would fit in them at that age but most seem to have to buy at least a size up as we grow very tall here in the North. I buy a size 8 and now often already a size 10 for my 6 ( soonish to be 7) year old. What will I get her when she is actually 10? She has already outgrown her big sister in height. And they are slim kids, just tall. Well Bubble Gum is. Cotton Candy is probably a European norm and at that shorter than all her classmates and the girls one year behind her.

So I took it upon myself to find some labels that make pretty clothes in bigger sizes if ( you or) your child is not ready to look like a teenager at elementary school. And surprisingly ( not) it was a French label that came through. Cyrillus has pretty dresses and other clothes up to sizes 14 and even 16. Nothing too childish but still appropriate for little girls. As that is what they still are in elementary school no matter how fast this world wants them to grow up. And I do let my girls wear worn out jeans and such but they do not need to look completely like adults and especially not on special occasions like family celebrations.

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The pieces in this outfit come up to sizes 14 and 16. It´s not a baby´s outfit and my girls would definitely wear it to school but it´s still cute. My girls said they would love to have the pullover. The velour pants look so comfortable yet smart.

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This dress would look good even on a grown up. My girls said ” please, please, please can we have it”. Very cute with ribbed tights, suede ankle boots and a beanie hat. Still appropriate.

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Jul
23

Christening gifts

by Sofia   -   in Good things for kids

One more christening for one more godchild. Such an honour every time. This time I bought the whole present from Bonpoint as I knew the mother is a fan. I have bought presents there earlier and it´s such a brand that if you love it you will definitely love a present from there but if you don´t know it or are not a fan of the style then it´s not really worth the extra you pay just for the brand. But this time it was for someone who appreciates it like I do. So we got this baby blanket. It´s such a classic and we bought it with some monogrammed silver cufflink to our godson a few years back too. They have a pretty cashmere blanket too but this is such a pretty old-fashioned one I think it goes well as a Christening present. This time we added a music “box” teddy that plays ” Somewhere over the rainbow” that was also played by a clarinet & piano duet at the church. It looks like a Steiff bear but is Bonpoint´s own. It seems it´s not available online. It´s such a toy that can be kept for the baby´s own children and grandchildren. I love to think that a classic blanket or toy will go further in the family. A timeless piece of jewellery does that too. Some buy designer furniture. I love to buy something specific for the Christening present and then start collecting something for later years. Some collect wines for a wine cellar, some pearls. As I have said before, I give books. It´s sort of my thing to get kids to read. It´s something that is not so expensive but reading is like putting money in the bank. There are so many studies that speak so highly of the profits of reading weather it is you reading out loud to your children or them reading by themselves.  Everyone has something that is close to their hearts and this is something that is close to mine ( along with manners). I buy them toys and clothes too and usually mix them with a book. But nothing plastic is another one of my things. Something useful that stands the test of time.IMG_2934

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