Trendy tot: dress up
Linking up with Trendy Tot Tuesday again today. This has to be one of my favorite type of posts and I am making it a blogging goal to join each week for the rest of the year.
Anyway, one of my VERY favorite things about having little girls is dress up time. I loved dress up when I was little and would use just about anything I could. I'm talking dresses made from sheets, hats made out of books, etc. Luckily, my girls have that same enthusiasm and I'm loving every moment of dress up time. My favorites though are when dress up crosses into day to day life. When we leave their bedroom or the confines of our home and they get to be characters all day. Here are a couple examples.
I love looking at the costume sales after Halloween. It's the best place to find good dress up clothes. The kind that actually lasts through a few years of toddler and little girl play. This year however the pickings were slim and I had all but given up. The. ladybug spotted these super girl shirts and my girls had to have them. As in wanted to put them on in the store right that second, had to have them. The shirts are a little too big which is ok since they were cheap and it means they can wear them through this year and next too. Win win! Add in a tutu for good measure, and I now have two crime fighting herons. They loved being herons and constantly ask to wear them again and again. Actually, I had to bribe Lil Giraffe with her princess Sofia shirt to get her to change clothes.
Speaking of, this is Lil Giraffe....I mean Princess Sofia. As soon as she sees this shirt in her closet it is all she talks about until I put her in it. Then for the rest of the day or longer if she is stubborn, my little girl becomes a princess. She even insists on being called Princess Sofia. Then there's my Ladybug princess and her dolly. She picked these outfits out with her birthday money from Great Grandma. I love this picture, because she looks soooo very young here. She is a princess most days, but she prefers to be the save her kingdom kinda princess and that is ok by me.