Mark’s First Christmas: Holiday Attire

With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve been checking Mark’s closet to ensure he has some festive attire for his first holiday season. We have a number of celebrations planned for Mark’s First Christmas like exploring the Christmas Markets in Germany & Austria, family celebrations in Texas, Christmas dinner in New Jersey, and our first family photoshoot since Mark’s newborn pictures many many months ago, we had to pick up a few new winter pieces. Ranging from family Christmas pajamas to sweater rompers and a velvet overall outfit, I’m sharing my favorite Mark’s holiday outfits for Mark!

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Cold Weather Favorites for Baby

With the days becoming ever shorter and the temperatures dropping more & more by the day, we are in winter prep mood here. Antwerp’s climate is fairly similar to Amsterdam, very damp & chilly but minimal snow. We pretty much stay between 30-40 all winter long. So while it isn’t “oh my gosh I can’t breath” freezing like other parts of the world (I spent a winter in Minnesota YIKES!) it is definitely cold enough that we need the right gear to keep Mark warm.

Living in the city center means we do lots of walking outside, even in cold weather. We either use our carrier or stroller to run most of our errands, like the grocery store, the pharmacy, shopping, and some play groups. Needless to say, keeping Mark cozy in cool damp weather is a must. I’ve rounded up our five favorite staples for those heading outdoors with little ones in damp cool climates.

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The Best Baby Socks

Baby socks may seem like an odd thing to blog about, but these socks are gold. Would you believe me if I said we have NEVER lost a sock?! Would you believe Mark has been wearing the same pairs of socks since he was born and they still fit great?! Well it’s true everyone! I think I have found THE best (and only) baby socks you’ll ever need and everyone should know about them! 

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Favorite Fall Finds for Baby

We’ve returned to Belgium and oh boy, it is chilly! We had our first glimpse of Fall last week in New Jersey, but Belgium is on a whole other level. I spent yesterday unpacking and formally swapping Mark’s wardrobe. Bye bye shorts & summer coveralls, hello pullovers, comfy joggers, and sweater rompers.

While back in the US, I spent some time picking up a few more fall essentials for Mark. While there are a number of UK and Belgium stores we adore, there are a few US brands I miss too much not to stock up on when we are stateside. Looking at all of Mark’s fall clothing from Europe & the US, I find myself a bit jealous of his adorable wardrobe 🙂 So, I’ve decided to share my top ten favorite pieces in Mark’s fall closet!

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