The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of the year. Nothing beats the excitement and joy in my children’s eyes when they see the holiday lights, decorations, gifts, Santa, Christmas cookies and so much more. Celebrating all of the holiday seasons’s happy moments, big and small. On the flip side of that, sometimes all the excitement of the holiday season can cause them to get completely off schedule, stay up too late and spend lots of time in the car. Especially for my youngest, this can become a stressor so I try my absolute best to make things as easy and comfortable for her. This started years ago when I learned to give up my pre-parenting dreams of lots of tulle, perfectly manicured hair and excellent quiet behavior at all times. I realized what I really wanted for my kids was for them to be HAPPY!! Being happy included being comfortable and wearing clothes that allowed them to run, jump and climb whether they were inside or out!!
Hayley loves to look sparkly and put together for holiday parties but she needs clothes that she can move in while she is playing with cousins. A fresh pair of leggings, sparkly sweater and all the accessories she could wish for is exactly what Gymboree has to offer. Hayley can pick quality play coordinates from Gymboree that are fashionable yet allows her to run, jump and hang on the monkey bars.
I love when the weather changes and we can run outside in our yard. The kids enjoy running on their Ninja Warrior course and this time of year, with the leaves falling and the crisp weather, they can stay out there for hours. They just run, giggle and play. When we have cousins and friends over they love to run outside. It’s one of my favorite parts of the holiday season, getting to see my kids happy, giggling and playing with other kids. It’s also important to dress Hayley in layers this time of year since she gets hot while playing. Gymboree has so many coordinating layers from each line so that Hayley still matches and looks nice as she adds and takes off layers.
Since Hayley started elementary school she has all the sudden been asking for boots. I assume she is seeing all the older kids styles and picking up some more of her own. She and I both adore these boots from Gymboree. She can still run and climb in them plus she feels a bit grown up in her style. The fair isle design is sweet and great for little girls.
Being happy and finding ways to make the kids more comfortable has been a parenting goal since I realized how important it was to have good quality play clothes. I love the thickness of the leggings and jeggings from Gymboree. Hayley can roll around on the ground and the knees never wear out!
For 10 days, from December 1 – December 10, across stores nationwide, Gymboree will help customers add wonder to the season by gifting them with a holiday memory in the making. When visiting Gymboree stores you will be given a scratcher at checkout. The scratcher might inspire a family game night with a Mattel Prize Pack of Uno, Apples to Apples and Pictionary plus $50 to for Gymmies to outfit the evening! Or perhaps, a gift basket of Mrs. Fields Cookies – sweet treats for Santa! Or, a mid-holiday shopping trip treat with a Free Auntie Anne’s Classic Pretzel. Two lucky customers will be treated to their next HOLIDAY VACATION, with a Club Med all-inclusive family vacation. Every scratcher will reveal a special surprise, One Big Happy Wonderland!