#KidGoals with Gymboree

This post was created in partnership with Gymboree, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

I'm officially two weeks away from sending my two kids off to preschool for the very first time. It seems so weird to me that through the course of life's events, they're both leaving the nest for the first time in the same year, and it has me feeling both excited, and uneasy. Those mommy emotions with back-to-school are real. 

I've been thinking a lot lately about how vastly different Jay and Em are from one another in every sense of the imagination, but my goals for them in preschool are somehow the same. I'm really hoping that my kids will both learn to feel safe and comfortable with other people outside our home, and that they will each have a sense of community filled with teachers and friends that they really love. For Jay I also hope that he'll be very close to reading by the end of preschool and that Em of course will be caught up on milestones and even closer to walking. 

With school starting in two weeks I've really been working hard to make sure the kids have everything they need for the new year ahead of them. We got their supplies and backpacks all sorted out, and lunch boxes and food containers are cleaned and organized in the cupboards. The last thing we finally did was get all their cold weather clothes in order. 

We did a lot of our shopping at Gymboree this year, a brand that I've really come to love over the years for my kids, especially for Em. They're one of the few brands that fit her tall and skinny frame, and I love that their leggings are the only ones that don't require extra sewing on my part to make them even smaller for her. 

I love the idea of getting my kids a fun and special outfit for the first day of school, and this year I tried to pull together pieces that really fit both of the kid's personalities. I got Jay these olive green cargo pants, and the monster printed shirt because I thought they were really fun. I also love that the pants can easily be paired with all the other shirts in his closet, and that the shoes can double as church shoes too! 

For Em I wanted to get her something that was bright and fun, just like her! I picked out this cute and adorable super bunny tee, and then paired it with these leggings! I also really love the little glitter shape designs on these leggings which I think makes a simple pair of leggings way more fun than they normally would be. My favorite part of her outfit though might be the navy blue glitter hi-top shoes! I love the style, but also love that they work REALLY WELL with her leg braces, and that she'll have another option for shoes throughout the school year. 

What are your goals for your kids this upcoming school year? Have you done all your back to school shopping already? I'd love to hear about all your fun plans in the comments below!

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