A Wedding Anniversary Baby Date (+ Giveaway!)
“This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”
On this exact date two years ago, Rob and I were standing in front of each other (and the world on TV!), declaring our vows to one another. It's crazy to think that on our 2nd wedding anniversary, instead of a champagne filled romantic evening to celebrate, we're now ecstatic at the simple thought of taking our little girl on a baby date, to show her the place where her parents began falling in love!
Back in college, Rob and I used to sneak away from campus and head to Siesta Key beach on the weekends. One of the first memories I have of our relationship involves one failed dinner at a local Applebee's, that was swiftly made up for by a romantic stroll in the sand at sunset. It'll always hold a special place in our hearts and I have been waiting to take Arya there for weeks! She's not quite old enough yet for a full on beach day, so in celebration of our 2nd wedding anniversary, we decided to get a little creative with a baby date (and photo shoot AND a giveaway, of course!).
Our date nights are certainly different now that we're parents, so we're constantly looking for baby friendly ways to spend quality time. Even if that means getting everyone casually dressed up for a family dinner on the beach, followed by baby's first steps in the Gulf Coast. However, this new mommy has quickly learned how hart it is to keep a little one comfortable and cool and cute and clean from car ride to destination and home again, all in the same outfit!
It's no secret that I rely heavily on my HUGE stack of bodysuits for Arya, but it's fun to step it up a notch for occasions just like this one. Carter's Little Baby Basics line is my go to for baby soft fashion, because I love how many different options there are no matter what we're doing. They're simple 100% cotton, are easy to wear in the FL heat, and most importantly they last! This coral baby soft bodysuit dress was perfect for our breezy beach date, though so were the bright yellow bodysuit and floral pants she was wearing before the massive diaper blowout just after dinner! (Wish I was kidding... lol). Thankfully Carter's dresses have expandable shoulders, making it easy to slide on in the back seat of the car before heading out to the beach. Our dates may be super unpredictable now, but it's further proof why it pays to stock the diaper bag with as many cute back-ups as possible. This kid has nothing like she has comfy outfit options!
Turns out, Arya London loves the sand, water, and sun just like her mommy and daddy. She's a Pisces though, so I'm not the least bit surprised! It sounds weird, but now that I'm a new mom, I couldn't imagine spending our wedding anniversary any other way. There will be time enough in the future to book romantic getaways just the two of us, but for now, we're both so completely content with staring in amazement as we watch our baby girl discover the world around her. It's the coolest thing, experiencing these moments through her eyes, and we wouldn't have it any other way!
And did I forget to mention? In celebration of our special anniversary baby date, Carter's is giving every single one of my readers 20% off your next (or first!) purchase through July 4th. And even better, one lucky Bloggerella reading mommy will win a $100 gift card to shop Carter's for their own sweet babe. Details below:
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