1. Bow and Arrow Set via Four Monkeys | 2. Peter Pan book via Amazon | 3. Pirate Costume via Sisters Guild | 4. Mask and Tail via OEUF | 5. No + Zo Drooling Scarf via Scandinavian Minimall | 6. Teepee via Land of Nod | 7. Wood Drum via Sprout San Francisco | 8. Campfire Set via Land of Nod
The holidays are right around the corner and we have a few gift guides lined up to share with you. This first one is perfect for the creative child who seeks adventure, who easily turns a couch into a pirate ship and is running from danger!
I know these items would go over very well in our home, what about yours?
Liz // Yellow Finch
Come meet the Babiekins team and get your kiddos styled by us! January 18 and 19 Babiekins will be offering mini shoots just for YOU! We will be shooting a limited number of kids (6 a day) so get your spots in time! The shoot will include hair and make up, props, creative direction, styling and 5 photos for you to keep of your choice. Kids will be scheduled in 1 hour time slots.
We will also be picking 5 kids from the shoot to include on the Babiekins blog!
Where: Orange County, Ca
When: January 18 and 19
What: Photo shoot with the Babiekins creative team (includes hair and make up, props, wardrobe styling, creative direction and 5 images of your choice).
To book a spot please click here.
We just love this time of the year! I really can’t get enough of all the beautiful colors and fun things to do during this season. But the leaves are almost off the trees and the temperature is decreasing. We really have to enjoy the last weeks of Autumn since Winter is on its way. We have done so much fun things, like playing in the leaves, painting leaves and nice walks in the woods and parcs.
I’m really going to miss Autumn! How about you?
If your little ones are anything like mine, they are easily entertained. We love this time of year for so many reasons, but one of them most certainly is the creative play that comes out of Halloween costumes! These whimsical animal masks, or creepy as my husband says, are a great inexpensive prop for play. Usually, we run around our house acting like wild animals, but this year we took the silliness outside.
What are some of your favorite Halloween costumes?
Do they tend to linger around past the holiday season like ours?
Hope you find a little silliness this Halloween!
Liz // Yellow Finch
A while back Babiekins did a fun vintage-inspired Halloween editorial with our fashion editor Heather Rome and photographer Jessie Kenney. The setting was a historical house nestled in the town of Temecula, California. The clothes were all original vintage from Heather’s personal collection and some fun goodies from Loralee Lewis’s party collection! These images make us so excited for this fall season and Halloween which is right around the corner (how did time go by so fast?)! Do you have a party for Halloween? Do you go trick o’ treating? What will your babiekins be dressed up as this year?
xo Priscila Barros
hi there -it ‘s christina from neutral hue. i wanted to share a little shoot of my daughter mila’s first [real ] halloween. i wanted her costume to be home-made, but i don’t know how to sew. this option popped into my head inspired by another shoot i was styling up. she is going to be a little indian, + with all her hair, what else could you possibly think of? i simply folded over a piece of felt, cut a hole for her head, fringed the sleeves, bottom + neckline , and there you have it. i braided a belt + head band, attached some feathers + you have some fun accessories. i like the real look of dress up, and it not being perfectly perfect- what do you think?
all images captured by the amazing heidi geldhauser
Our little babiekin loves when we are reading books together. Gabriel never sits still for a second, but when it’s reading time he can sit still longer than a half an hour. Reading books is really a daily activity in our home. We have regular times to read, especially before naps and bedtime. This all started when Gabriel was only 6 months old. My older sister (she’s a teacher) told me that reading books is one of the best ways to learn a language. In combination with the wish to create a bedtime routine for Gabriel, we started reading books together.
But the most important thing is that we always having so much fun when we read books together. So we created his own little “library” in his room on his own bookshelf. We have a wide variety of books and we let Gabriel participate as much as possible. He picks his own books he wants to read, we let him to finish the sentence, read the pictures etc.
Is reading books a daily activity in your home too?
Good bye summer, hello autumn! Fall is coming here, I can’t believe this is just happening. I know it is September already, but less than two weeks ago it was 30 degrees celcius and we went to the beach. It’s raining cats and dogs for days now, the weather is getting cooler and the leaves begin to drop off the trees.
But today there will be some sun. Yay! So we decided to put our rain boots on, Gabriel not me, and take our little babiekin for a nice walk in the woods to collect some beautiful leaves. And during our walk we teach Gabriel all kinds of things about nature and fall.
Beside summer, fall is one of our favorite season of the year! I love the beautiful colors of this season, the pumpkins and fun family things to do.
What is your favorite season of the year?
Sundays are our favorite, especially the mornings. It’s all about relaxing and taking things slow, the opposite of busy weekdays. And not to forget the most important thing of Sunday morning is the good food! On this day of the week we finally have time to have breakfast together. We wake up, trying to stay in bed as long as possible with our little babiekin and preparing breakfast with croissants, boiled eggs and fresh orange juice.
And you? What is your Sunday morning routine?
Have a nice Sunday(evening) with your babiekins!
Aubrey’s reporting from the beach in Philadelphia. Can I just turn off the computer and join her? -Editor
It has been a rainy and strange summer in Philadelphia with not many hot sunny days. We have been craving the sand and saltwater between our toes. So, when the forecast was clear, we decided to head to the beach for the day!
There are a lot of great shore points close to Philly but Point Pleasant Beach is one of the closest at only a one hour drive. Since the beaches are always crowded, I ordered tattoos online that have my cell phone number for identification purposes, just in case they got lost. Kolton and Kira each wore one on their forearm. I grabbed a few beach toys, some fun stripe swimsuits, sunnies, my camera and we were off.
What are your favorite things to do at the beach with your babiekins?