I embrace and love things in every stage my kids go through, but if I had to pick a favorite stage – one I could lock my kids in forever – it would be age 5/6 (Kindergarten/First grade). It’s not as physically demanding as the baby/toddler stage, but they are still so little. They say adorable, hilarious things. Their curiosity and excitement for life is unmatched.
And they love their mom. :)
This boy of mine has my whole heart wrapped tightly around his little finger. He always has! I am enjoying life with him right now immensely. Don’t get me wrong. He can be a major handful. At this stage with my girls they were happily (and quietly!) playing for hours with their princesses and barbies.
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Kole enjoys rough housing, ramming remote control cars into my furniture, and generally keeping his mom hopping 24/7.
Not to mention that most days it feels like his life goal is to annoy his sisters.
I guess it should be when you’re that good at it. :)
Which is why when I saw this shirt I had to have it for him. As you can see, he wears it proudly. :) I love to shop at Nordstrom for my little buddy because it’s just so easy. Get on the computer.. up pops fun, unique shirts.. click click click. DONE. I know if there are size issues I can easily return at no cost. Plus Nordstrom clothes are always great quality. Here are a few more of his favorite clothes (and mom’s!) from Nordstrom that fit his spunky 1st grade personality.
All three of my kids love Chucks/Converse shoes. I do too (I wear these weekly!) so we are a pro Converse family.
His all time favorite shoes are this pair I got him at the beginning of the school year. He has worn them so much that a few weeks ago I ordered another pair for him. He and his dad take “nature hikes” on the weekend (also known as “mom needs a break” hikes) and his first pair were looking a little rough. :)
I’ve been looking for nicer clothes for Kole to wear to church and a good friend of mine who has boys kept raving about these easy care dress shirts. I held off getting one for awhile because they are kind of pricey for my not so tidy 6 year old. :) But after trying other shirts that didn’t fit well and I had to iron, I finally caved. I took this picture of when it came in the mail so it looks a bit wrinkled, but as soon as I washed it, I could tell it was a keeper. Such a nice fit and no wrinkles! I ordered it a tad on the big side so it will last a while.
He looks so handsome in it. Even when he’s half way dressed. Ha! He’s not a huge fan of church clothes so he lives in his favorite Adidas shorts until we are ready to walk out the door. :)
I also bought him this Check Silk Zipper Tie. Moms of boys.. do you all know about these!? They are the coolest thing ever! I put it on and it zips right up to a perfect fit! So cute and comes in lots of colors.
I’m always so happy when I can get a genuine smile out of this boy for a picture. I have to snap fast because after about 20 seconds I get this..
Yup. Life with a little boy. :) A few more favorites…
When I came across this Current Mood shirt I had to have it because one thing I get the biggest kick out of is how he can be flying high one second and so upset the next. Everything with him is either the “BEST” thing ever or the absolute “WORST” thing ever. There’s no in-between. He’ll be in a great mood and tell me “mom you’re the BEST mom of my life!” And then two minutes later he’ll be having a hard time with homework and suddenly all is dark and his math is “the WORST math of his life!”
It seriously cracks me up. :)
Christmas can’t come fast enough for my little buddy and he loves to help mom decorate. He’s always my #1 assistant!
He’s so excited to put up our Christmas village he can hardly stand it! It’s always my kids’ favorite. I told him we need to wait for the weekend when I have time so I keep finding him just sitting inside the entry cupboard doors playing with everything.
It’s so precious. I love listening to the great conversations between Santa and the village people. :)
One last favorite shirt! I love him in bold bright colors. I love him in bold bright colors even more when he’s bringing in the trash. ;)
I have him convinced it’s a great race.
He can’t possibly beat his last time and go even faster this time around..
Or can he?
Somehow he always pulls it off. What a stud.
Here are more of my recent favorites for boys clothes..
I have to say that while my girls get excited about clothes on Christmas morning (I shared some of their favorites here) my little buddy.. not so much. The great thing is that while I was adding a few things to his Fall/Winter wardrobe from Nordstrom this year I found some FUN Christmas gifts for him! I love that Nordstrom carries toys also. It’s a great one stop shop and more than once I’ve found myself needing a birthday gift and popping over to find something special.
Here are a few toys that I love and recommend for little ones this holiday sesason!
Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! And making shopping for my favorite little boy such a breeze.