Spring has sprung (finally!!)

Brown and Pink Flower dress, Mini Boden; Pink leggings, Carters; Shoes, Stride Rite

Grace debuts her pigtails to celebrate spring (kindly note how green the grass is in my yard and enjoy it, because July is right around the corner...) and sports a super cute Mini Boden dress, passed down from Josie.

Tiny shoes for tiny strides

Within the past few weeks our expert crawler became a full fledged walker. I've always heard that babies make the change overnight and it's true! Maybe it's just a natural progression or maybe it's the Stride Rite gummy soles! Regardless, these tiny shoes are super cute and easy to put on. We loved them so much, we even have another pair in a slightly darker pink/purple color.


Stride Rite SRT Soft Motion Nancy

Baseball and Blazers

Blazer, Target; jeans, Nordstrom Rack
Let's play ball, or rather, strike a pose in my nautical striped blazer and skinny jeans, of course!  - Josie

Throwback Thursday: Preppy Summer Style

Headband: Carters, Pink and Green Whale Romper: Carter's, Madras Booties, Ralph Lauren 

The Pitfalls of Hoodie Use Among Babies in Car Seats (and more fabulous Hoodies)

For realsies Mom? You should know better!
A floppy Hoodie (this one is super cute by Life is Good) + the car seat was a bad combination for Grace this morning. I heard her whining a little in the back seat during our 45 minute commute but she finally fell asleep. This is how I found her. Hoodie eye patch?


I feel like Grace lives in Hoodies. Especially considering the New England Spinter (Spring+Winter) we've had when even in mid-April it's cold but not too cold for a heavy jacket and hat. Here are some fabulous hoodies that I found around the web. Enjoy!

1.Genuine Kids from OshKosh™ Infant Toddler Girls' Stripe Jacket - Sunburst, 1-5Y, Target, $13
2.Rainbow striped arch logo hoodie, 1-5Y, Gap, $29.95
3.French Terry Hooded Cardigan, 0-18M, Carter's, $12 (on sale)
4.Striped Full-Zip Hoodie, 12M, Ralph Lauren, $39.99 (on sale)
5.Embroidered Flower Terry Hoodie, XS-L, Gymboree, $32.95
6.Lightweight Jersey Hoodie, Calla Lilly 0-24M, Old Navy $14.94

Throwback Thursday: Boston Terrier Style

Isn't six months the most snuggly age? This is Grace back in August 2012 rocking her favorite Boston Terrier jumpsuit c/o her Aunt V (a proud owner of 2 Boston Terriers). Aunt V loves the puppy-motif gear as you can see.
Boston Terrier jumpsuit, Target; Gray flower headband, Carters

From Daywear to Playwear

Josie
Flower sweatsuit, Baby Gap; turtleneck, Target; coat, Macy's; accessories, Kohl's; shoes, Gymboree
Hi there! If you're like me, you don't have time to change outfits between events and activities! From Sunday brunch straight to the playground, this flower sweatsuit does the trick. Spotted! Cute boy on the swingset! Catch you later! - Josie

Pink and Green

I tried so hard to get a good shot of this cute little outfit this morning but just as I was about to take another picture on my phone I got the dreaded "you are out of memory" message!

{Cable-knit cardigan [Ralph Lauren], Green corduroy pants [Children's Place]}

Side note: This adorable little sweater originally belonged to none other than Josie. Love hand-me-downs!!

Meet J


Dapper James cleans up for Easter

Josie's cousin James is looking dapper in his Easter finest! How adorable are these little guys dressed like grown men, complete with the side part - but with cherub faces?

{Sweater Vest [Target], White Button-down Shirt [Polo], Jeans [Carter's]}

One Year Olds Don't Pose

I used to take monthly photos of Grace in her little white onesie with the month sticker. Somewhere around the 10-month mark these photos became increasingly more difficult. Scratch that, no- near impossible! Between the crawling, standing, rolling and binky requirements each photo fell victim to motion blur, baby out of focus, baby misplacement, or general unhappiness with the photo shoot (see examples below from my latest post). The funny part is that, in many cases the first photo turned out to be the "best" shot (as in the post below.) Sigh... 

Katie tells me this is a phase and these one year old little squirm worms turn into over-posers with cheesy grins, so something to look forward to I suppose! Or I just need to become a better photographer...

Parisian Puppy

I love Target's graphic tees for babies! This one was a birthday gift from G's Boston terrier loving Auntie V and was a nice addition to her collection of puppy inspired fashions.
{French bulldog tee [Target], Red striped long-sleeved onesie [Carter's], Jeggings [Carter's]}

Easter, the Superbowl of Little Girl Dresses

Josie {Vintage Polly Flinders, Hand Smocked circa 1978}

Photo: Easter dress
Grace {Dress, Children's Place}

Photo: Baby girls in Easter dresses

Welcome to Grace & Josie!

Welcome to the inaugural post of Grace & Josie, a blog about kids who grow up too fast and the outfits that we almost would have forgotten. Baby and toddler outfits are fleeting so we wanted a way to share them and remember them forever! We hope you enjoy!

Melissa & Katie