Friday, July 18, 2014

A Date with My Boys...and an Awesome Giveaway from Ergobaby and Nena & Co.


It's amazing how essential babywearing has become for our family with the second baby. I did it here and there with Henry, but once Charlie came along it really became a necessity if I wanted to get anything done...and now that Charlie is moving and grooving, it makes going out with both boys a whole lot easier.

So when Ergobaby and Nena & Co. asked me to share a bit about a special afternoon out with my boys, just the three of us, I was game. Our everyday looks a lot like this...minus a photographer following us around making everything look perfect. ;) But really, whenever the three of us head out it's usually Charlie in the Ergo and Henry holding my hand. This works for us. The carrier allows me to keep Charlie close while also being able to play and hang out with Henry. Hands free, ready for adventure. Add in the perfect diaper bag to the mix- the Day Bag II by Nena & Co- and we're set. I love how many pockets it has, and I especially love that it's not actually a diaper bag. This makes it double duty, and totally usable after the baby phase is over.

This time we were down at my parents' house, so we decided to head over to The Coffee Shop in Gilbert for some of their delicious birthday cake cupcakes. Have you been there? Henry had a great time running around, and we found the most beautiful spot under some shade trees for a picnic. On a side note, for parents of more than one child, isn't it funny how things change with baby #2 (or 3 or 4)? As a baby Henry never tried anything with sugar until his first birthday cake- I was so vigilant about that- but there we were, sitting on the blanket, letting Charlie try the cream cheese frosting. So I'm guessing with our next child he or she will get the whole cupcake by age 1. ha. But anyway it was such a fun day, and surprisingly not too hot. If you're ever in Gilbert I definitely recommend a stop by this area. Joe's Farm Grill is there too, which is another place we love.

And something else to love? Ergobaby and Nena & Co. have teamed up to do a Summer Good Vibes giveaway! Up for grabs: an Ergobaby carrier in this awesome, summery teal color and a one of a kind Day Bag II from Nena & Co., both featured in this shoot.

To enter, head over to the giveaway page on the Ergobaby Facebook for all the details. Good luck!

And of course, here are some photos from our afternoon-



Photos by Lauren Ristow for Sometimes Sweet
This post was sponsored by Ergobaby and Nena & Co.

22 comments:

  1. More importantly, where did you get those fab sunglasses?

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    1. Here you go: http://www.freepeople.com/accessories-sunglasses/abbey-road-sunglasses/

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  2. and the blanket? Or was that a photography prop?

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    1. The blanket is my sister's, just from a road side stand! :)

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  3. i have a love/hate relationship with ergo. i LOVE their products and i love the one i have. what i hate is when i see other bright, fun, upgraded, beautiful versions because it makes me want 10 of them, like you would need 10 purses. *sigh*

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    1. Right?! I have my eye on so many- they're all so fun...like accessories for us too!

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  4. I love my ergo and would love a new one for our second baby due next year. I really love that bag and the print but I can't find it on the website!!!

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    1. Hi Tessa!

      They are one of a kind so no two bags are alike! This one is the only one like it. But keep your eyes peeled because similar ones pop up all the time!

      <3

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  5. Aww, I'd love to enter this give away... Sucks I don't have a Facebook :(

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    1. Oh no! I'm so sorry about that! :(

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  6. Thanks for a great giveaway, I love ergo!

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    1. You're welcome Cassie! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Awesome! Thank you!

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    1. You're welcome! Have a great weekend. xoxo

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  8. Beautiful, beeaauuttiffull photo as always!
    I can't imagine the amount of awesome family photos you guys must have after seeing so many over the past few years of following your blog.
    I love your handbag too! :P

    Best wishes, Danielle x
    underlandtowonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I know this is all about the items and all, but good grief Danielle... these images are amazing!!! They look so natural and bright. They're perfect. I hope you print a few :)

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  10. This is pure awesome! I'm still in my first trimester, but I've been doing some research on things I might like. Totally entered! Also, my boyfriend said I definitely needed those sunglasses, so thanks for providing the link. My favorite pair are in pieces, so I've been looking for another pair.

    Christen
    http://christenlouise.blogspot.com

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  11. You have such a beautiful family! looks like you guys had a lot of fun just hanging out with each other! I love that diaper bag since it doesn't look like one at all!

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  12. I love your sleeve and the tattoos on your chest!
    www.weddingbellsandpuppydogtails.blogspot.com

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  13. Can I ask where you got your son's shorts? I have been searching for these EXACT shorts and I can't find them anywhere!!! They are so cute!

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