My favorite toys for my kids are ones that are simple, spark creative thinking, and inspire open-ended play. These toys typically don’t have an on/off switch. The @ManhattanToy Company (MT) makes some of the best toys in this category and are among my kids’ most loved and played with toys. When Blair was born she was gifted an MT Snuggle Pod Hunny Bunny and quickly became affectionate towards it. As she got older, she named it Margaret and still sleeps with her every night. Then when Brantley was born “he gifted Blair” an MT Baby Stella doll. She renamed her baby, Jasmine, and took care of her while we cared for newborn Brantley. Jasmine was a big help in transitioning us all into our new roles. Brantley loves hugging both of his nieces, Margaret and Jasmine, and making sounds with his MT Sqwish Rattle. So when we learned that our favorite play space, @playatNook, would be partnering with @ManhattanToy we were excited and not suprised. We got a sneak peek of the collaboration, and Brantley quickly discovered some new favorites. He was especially drawn to all the musical animals and the movable pieces from the castle collection. We’re excited to come back and share the experience with Blair. #aloyalloveofbrantley #mothersondate #toddlerlife #momlife #inspirationsatplay #playatnook #MTCxNook
We’ve had a rough week with a nasty virus and have been doing everything we can to make our two little 💥fireworks💥 feel better and loved. #familyfirst #july #hapa #american #usa #targetstyle #kidsfashion
My DILF. #happyfathersday #bestdadever #loveyou
We had the best time meeting @evachen212 and @derekdesierto at @framebridge this morning. Blair was in no mood for pictures or to talk to new adults but loved coloring, eating treats, sharing the picture she made for Ren, and coming home with a signed copy of @junovalentine and “A is for Awesome.” We’ve read both books several times now and are very excited for “Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure” to come out in October! #evachen #author #stylesetter #strongwomen #motherdaughterdate #mood #acreativedc
@hamiltonhoteldc reopening was perfect for date night. See my stories for peeks of the newly renovated hotel and restaurant, @viasophiadc.
messy hair, matching swimsuits, sandy toes #aloyalloveofbrantley #aloyalloveofblairryan #beachbabes
Perfect little playdate #intheNook @playatnook ⚪️ #thesearethedays #aloyalloveofbrantley
Blair and I had the sweetest Saturday thanks to the executive pastry team at the @ritzcarltontysonscorner. My little sous pastry chef chose a chocolate ganache + mango filling for our a 3-layer vanilla cake, buttercream icing in her signature color - pink, and then topped it with sprinkles and edible flowers. It turned out so beautiful! #aloyalloveofblairryan #mothersdaughterdate #rcmemories #mothersday #cakemakingclass #ritzcarltontysonscorner