The high is 88 degrees in Tucson. Warm and sunshiny with a beautiful breeze to temper the heat of high noon.
On spring days like today, the girls spend hours in our yard.
It's the small kind of backyard that is typical of newer subdivisions, but Tim worked his magic several years ago and it's now one of the very best parts of our home. There's a playground with a slide and tire swing (a wonderful hand-me-down from our next-door neighbors), a sandbox with a playhouse, and a flagstone porch with a patio dining set for 6. Best of all, we have an uninhibited view of the mountains.
Though we typically choose closed-toed play shoes for our kids during most of the year, we like to have one good pair of sandals for each girl for the summer months.
When I think about kids' shoes, I almost always think SEE KAI RUN first. The Washington-based, mom-owned company makes flexible, comfortable, super stylish, and easy-to-put-on shoes.
Take a look at these Harper Hot Pink sandals that See Kai Run sent my way.
Also available in White and Mint (the "it" color of the season), these sandals are a little girl's dream. They're breathable, nicely cushioned, and super versatile (they match almost everything!).
Our just-turned-4-year-old can quickly take them on and off without assistance.
* On a budget? Bookmark the Sale section of the website and sign up for the See Kai Run Email List. If you happen to live near Woodinville, you're in luck because the brand hosts regular Warehouse Sales on-location, where you can score shoes for $15-$40.