Mini Style: Playtime After Dusk

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Happy Fall, y’all… or is it?

It sure doesn’t feel like fall here in NWI. In fact it feels like the real dog days of summer decided to show up a month late. I’m not one to complain, though, as a gal who thrives in warmer climates. We did get a few chilly days last month and I had. a. meltdown. I’m thankful that in this unusual heat I was able to buy a little more time to come to terms with summer ending. School has been in session for a month and as I nest and prepare wardrobes to welcome sweater weather and all things “spice”, Juicy is still in summer mode wanting to do all the summery things. He’s at home until we put him in another program so he is unfazed and still available to party.

This week, Juicy has been asking to go do “fun stuff”. We’ve been promising him a park visit, aaand putting it off each day. Thursday came around and after dusk, he asked to go do fun stuff. At that point, we felt like we were neglecting our poor middle child, so we hopped in the truck and took him to Valplayso. We love this park for nighttime visits since it’s located in a visible area and is well lit. Jayden, exhausted from a long day at school, decided to catch some z’s in the truck and Kiki was totally down for being Juicy’s partner in play.

saucony jazz lite

saucony jazz lite

Juicy and Kiki had been itching to wear new sneakers Stride Rite sent for fall, so to the park the sneakers went. We were excited to receive Saucony Jazz Lite sneakers since Juicy had a pair of Saucony sneakers that he wore all summer long. The Saucony Lite sneakers are lightweight and flexible, perfect for playtime with energetic kiddos. The classic look of the shoe makes it easy to pair with anything in their little wardrobes. Something to note; the big kid’s Jazz Lite Lace are a snug fit, so I recommend going up two sizes. Juicy is usually a 12 and he’s wearing a 1.

These kids are living their best lives. I mean, what’s better than running through an empty park at night in new sneaks?

saucony jazz lite

saucony jazz lite

The tiniest of the Tatums were all tuckered out and ready for bed after their nighttime play date. Fall may be here according to the calendar, but we’re going to keep on enjoying the spontaneity of summer as long as the warm weather lasts.

Sources: Tees – Melanin OP • Sneakers – c/o Stride Rite

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Candy Rachelle October 4, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    With my first child, he wore Buster Brown shoes, you know those super hard bottoms…the GOOD shoes. But when they went out of business, I had to choose Stride Rite for him and my other two kids. I was pretty happy with them. These days, their selection is incredible.

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  • rich bivins October 3, 2017 at 6:52 PM

    I love the park after dusk when it is supposed to be quiet but near me, it seems everyone else has the same idea and it is just as crowded as it is during the day.

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  • Blair villanueva September 30, 2017 at 10:49 PM

    Why is it that kids shoes are more fabulous than adults?! Love the purple and blue shoes and also the cute alphabet shirts! Love basic wear 🙂

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  • Sự Đinh September 30, 2017 at 4:21 AM

    so cute. your kids must be very happy and comfortable. they looks so fashionable. I will buy for my niece.

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  • Shilpa Bindlish September 30, 2017 at 1:22 AM

    The sneakers look versatile and comfortable. My son would love this blue pair. Loved the way your kids had fun during the shoot.

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  • Wendy Polisi September 29, 2017 at 11:19 PM

    Man I would have loved those when I was a kid. They look really cool!

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  • Beeb Ashcroft September 29, 2017 at 11:18 PM

    Comfy and stylish shoes. Kids have it all these days!

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  • Nancy at Whispered Inspirations September 29, 2017 at 10:10 AM

    Playing at the park is so much fun! It is cooler in the evenings too and I love it when it’s that much more quiet so you can enjoy yourself.

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  • Claudia Krusch September 29, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    My Son loves to play at the park. I like to go in the evenings. It is much cooler and not as many people. I want a pair of the purple sneakers for myself.

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  • Kelli A September 29, 2017 at 7:03 AM

    The kiddos are adorable! I love their shoes! Definitely feels like fall here in PA, cool autumn air and leaves everywhere! But the colors are worth it!

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  • Michelle September 29, 2017 at 4:54 AM

    I’ve been meaning to buy my nephews Stride Rite shoes as I’ve read a lot of good reviews about them, but I keep forgetting. I have to remember to put these on my Christmas gift list.

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  • Maria Magdalena September 29, 2017 at 2:58 AM

    They are so cute, and their outfit look so comfortable. Children need clothing that makes them feel comfortable and stylish

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  • tara pittman September 28, 2017 at 11:16 PM

    Those shoes are so cute especially the purple ones. Your kids sure are having a fun time.

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  • MICHELLE GWYNN JONES September 28, 2017 at 10:02 PM

    What cuties. I want those purple shoes, it is so hard to find such fun things in grownup.

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