Barefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and HeymamaBarefoot Blonde Amber's Play date in Central Park with H&M and Heymama

My Outfit – TOP // JEANS // NECKLACE // SHOES // Janelle’s Outfit : Jacket // Andrea’s Outfit – Dress // Shoes // Atticus – BLAZER // SHIRT // JEANS+SUSPENDERS // Alfie’s Outfit – Shirt // Shorts // Rosie’s Dress // Jack’s Onesie

One thing I’ll never get over here in the city is the parks. We are so close to so many amazing parks, which is great because we can pick a new one every day. We came from Utah with pretty wide open spaces and a big back yard which we loved, but it’s hard to argue with a big back yard called Central Park. I mean that skyline as our backdrop for a playdate? So good. It makes for a great location for a play date because there are so many play grounds and wide open spaces for kiddos to run free. I went with some friends and their kids the other day with with H&M and Heymama – we all wore H&M clothes! We all love H&M because they have the best and newest styles for the best price. Espeically for kid clothes when they get so dirty and messy – you dont want to spend a ton! We were fortunate to find some amazing friends with kids both Atticus and Rosie’s age. We just brought a big bag of toys and snacks and let them run free.

It’s always so much fun to spend time with your friends who you share motherhood in common with. It really brings you so close together. Heymama did a short interview on how being a mom has brought us closer together. Check it out below.

On Sunday March 20th from 10Am-12PM, Heymama presents their #HMPLAYSQUAD event at the H&M at Times Square (1472 Broadway) with dancing, snack, nail, hair and craft station. RSVP by email amanda@heymama.co and join me there!

AMBER

1) What do you love most about your friend? Janelle is really good at making everyone feel included and loved.. she was one of the first people to befriend me in New York City. She goes out of her way to make sure everyone is taken care of.

2) Best memory of you and your kids together? Our newborns are less than a month apart so it is fun to see them grow together and hit all of these little milestones at the same time. The first time Rosie and I got to meet little Jack was the obvious favorite. Convinced every newborn needs a newborn bestie.

3) How are your parenting styles different? Jack is still only 3 months so hard to say at this point but I think we are similar in that Janelle is super relaxed and go with the flow – she doesn’t worry about your kid making a mess in her house or being wild. I am kind of the same way and it is nice to be around other moms who dont get stressed about messes or craziness 🙂

4) Best piece of parenting advice she’s given you? I text Janelle for basically everything haha! She was a doula so I asked her for TONS of pregnancy advice – she basically saved my sanity during pregnancy. Janelle also has done preschool and nannying in the past so she has tons of fun ideas. She plans all of our mommy play dates and they dont disappoint.

5) How would she describe herself in three words? Loyal, loving, happy.

6) How does she react to her kids tantrums? Luckily Jack isn’t at the tantrum age yet 😉

7)  Name her favorite tv show? I could be totally wrong but I do know she loves a good episode of Saved by the Bell Favorite guilty pleasure tv show? The Bachelor or Bachelor in Paradise

8) Funniest thing she’s ever done? Lol basically EVERYTHING she says in group chat. Janelle is the witty one who can carry a joke and always has the best responses.

9)  If you spend a date together with your kids, what would she want to do most? Probably spend a day with our fun mom group and the babes just chatting and eating!

10) If your friend could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would it be? She has been SO many places – she is definitely well traveled. Maybe Morocco.

11) Most perfect day for your friend “sans kids”? Janelle is always the one taking care of everyone else and making everyone else feel good. So definitely a day where is wine and dined on all day.

12.) If your friend could have one wish what would it be? Watch her mom meet her son

13.) If she could be anyone for a day who would it be? Obviously Taylor because she is our bff and doesn’t know it.

 

JANELLE:

1) What do you love most about your friend? What I love most about Amber is her ability to make you feel comfortable and confident. She is fun and easy to be around, and is the first person to build you up.

2) Best memory of you and your kids together? My favorite memory was the first time we had our babies together. I felt so supported by her throughout pregnancy that seeing the babies together and talking about our experience with birth and our newborns meant a lot to me.

3) How are your parenting styles different? I am such a new mom. It’s only been 3 months since my son was born. I am still developing a “parenting style”. We’ve talked a lot about schedules and I haven’t quite committed myself to one. I need to!

4) Best piece of parenting advice she’s given you? We have a mom chat going with parenting questions, funny mom stories, and other girl stuff. The advice she gives there is always so helpful but more than anything I have watched how much she enjoys her kids, and how calm she feels while parenting. Being a mother comes very natural to her.

5) How would she describe herself in three words? Adventurous, optimistic, enterprising.

6) How does she react to her kids tantrums? She has such happy kids! I haven’t seen a tantrum from either of them. Whenever Rosie or Atticus need something Amber is always really calm, she talks to them, and she helps solve their problem or need.

7)  Name her favorite tv show? Breaking Bad Favorite guilty pleasure tv show? Ridiculousness

8) Funniest thing she’s ever done? She doesn’t take herself too seriously. We spent a lot of time laughing while we were pregnant about the “glamour” of pregnancy. I have some funny stories but I think most of them are of the TMI variety.

9)  If you spend a date together with your kids, what would she want to do most? I think we would both want to take the kids to a beach somewhere warm, enjoy delicious food, and time with the kids without any other distractions.

10) If your friend could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would it be? Bali

11) Most perfect day for your friend “sans kids”? The most perfect day without kids would be a day of being pampered. You can do almost anything with kids if you don’t mind a slower pace but not a day at

the spa. Spending the day relaxing would be hard to beat!

12.) If your friend could have one wish what would it be? Make every flight 30 minutes long with no security

13.) If she could be anyone for a day who would it be? Maybe I’m projecting but I think she would be TSwift. We have a pretty cool squad but Taylor is the ultimate girls girl.

Pin Gallery

30 Photos

121 comments | Join the Conversation

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. Loved this post as always, the photography is incredible. I attempted to email you but your contact form doesn’t like me very much. I just wanted to let you know that I featured you in my most recent blog post on ambermariemarie.com “The Ones to Watch- The Bloggers that I Love.” To feature you I have used a photo of you from your blog, I have linked the blog post the photo is from and also left a link to your blog in my blurb- I really hope you like the post! Thank you for being such a big inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much Amber!! That is so sweet of you 🙂 And I am sorry for the trouble with the contact form. Thanks for featuring me on your blog!! What a nice compliment 🙂 I loved the post! xo

  2. Aw so fun!! SO jealous. I wish we could get a play date with our cousin Jack and Aunt Janelle! Enjoy them for us:)

  3. Aww, this is SO sweet! You girls both seem like such amazing friends. Love that you have kids the same age and play dates are the cutest 🙂

  4. Pls can u tell me where u buy her hair bows (Rosie) she’s so beautiful GOD BLESS HER !

  5. Haha I love that you guys both love Taylor Swift. Also, the baby’s face in that 5th? photo down is sooooo good lol.
    EmmyJake

    1. Aww thanks so much!! I love that pic too 🙂 And yes! Big fans of T Swift!! xo

  6. Hi Amber! First of all I loveee all your posts, my friend and I are obsessed with you family, hair and all you travels! haha anyways, I am going to a wedding in April and the brides color is champagne. I love your fashion sense, so you know of any brands where they would have champagne colored dresses? (or places you have bought in the passed) thanks so much!!<3

  7. our so lucky you have nice big parks, where I live we zero nice ones 🙁

  8. Amber, this is my favorite post so far!! AMAZING. Love the pictures, love how everything here is so natural and beautiful. I’m gonna get that cute dress for my baby girl! I started following u on Instagram when I was pregnant and then we had our babies almost at the same time… And you inspired me all the way 🙂 Also, we moved to a new house and I’d love to see how you decorated Rosie’s room to get ideas. Thank you!

  9. I love Central Park. I believe it is the most besutiful paark in the world! Although groeing up in San Diego Balboa Park is gorgeous. However can’ compare to Central Park. I live in Camphuan Ubud Bali now and love it, however Central Park is simply spellbounding! Best beach La Jolla Shores and all around La Jolla. Compares to the French Riviera….

    1. I agree!! It is definitely one of a kind 🙂 I love La Jolla too! All so gorgeous!! Thanks for reading! xo

  10. So totally in ???????? with A’s blazer!!!! He is sooooo adorable!!!!! Rosie is so beautiful!!! YAY four months old today!!! Happy happy four months Rosie Belle!!!! Picture on Instagram is so beautiful! The whole family needs to be on the cover!! What a fun date with your friends!!!! You truly are blessed when you have an amazing group of friends!!! ???? You look so gorgeous as always!!!!! ???????? ya!!!! xoxoxo

  11. Oh my gosh Rosie looks JUST like Atticus and OMG having friends the same age is the BEST. Two of my best friends have been my best friends since I was 3 and we do everything together! Hope Rosie and Atticus get to experience that ????

    1. Aww thank you!! I love hearing that 🙂 And no way?! How fun is that!!! and yes, I hope so too! xo

  12. It’s so cute seeing atticus interact with other kids. And how cute is his suit jacket!?
    -Kate
    Katekoutures. Blogspot. Com

    1. It really is so fun!! He’s loving playing with the big kids 🙂 Thanks for reading Kate!! xo

  13. Aaw I’d love to have a mommy friend like this one day!
    But I want kids now basically (or after uni at least) and my friends aren’t even thinking about them for another 10 years! lol lovely pictures by the way, A and R are gorgeous as always 🙂 xx

    http://www.pamelayaquelin.blogspot.com

    1. Yes!! You will love it 🙂 You could meet new mommy friends too!! Thanks for the sweet comment!! xo

    1. It really was a gorgeous day 🙂 Thanks for reading!! Have a fab weekend!! xo

  14. That looks so fun! The parks in the big cities are amazing! We live in Boston and we spend so much time at the park! I have some questions about makeup! I know you wear the Estée Lauder double wear foundation. Do you wear it year round? What concealer, blush, and mascara do you like? And if you just had one lipstick for everyday what would it be? Sorry so many questions! Your makeup always looks flawless!

    1. I agree!! I love it too!! And yes, I wear that foundation year round in the shade ‘fresco’ because I honestly don’t tan my face so it works for me 🙂 If that makes sense?! If I want a little more of a tan look in the summer, I will add some bronzer. Oh and I also use the Estee Lauder concealer too. And as far as blush, I love NARS in the shade ‘orgasm’ and Kat Von D blush in ‘wish’. For mascara, I use the Covergirl lash blast (I have used it for YEARS and am still obsessed haha). I hope that helps!! I am also going to link my bathroom tour video I did below because I go over all my fav makeup products. xoxo
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljhO6hIetCw

      1. Thank you! That video helped a lot! But there wasn’t much about lipstick. What lipstick did you wear in your beach vacation photos in Mexico? I liked how natural it looked. And thank you so much for replying to comments! I know you get a lot and that takes a lot of time!

  15. I love this post! the pictures are just so cute and so adorable!!! xoxo, Audrey

  16. Oh my gosh, Atticus looks so dapper!!! ♡ I love that blue jacket!!!

    1. Thank you so much!! So glad you like it 🙂 And yay how fun!! I know you will have a great trip!

    1. Thanks so much!! And I wish you could too!! Have a fun weekend yourself!! xo

  17. Love, love your blog! It’s always so beautifully done! Can I ask what lenses you use? I love the perspective of all the photos, they always look so crisp and beustiful!

    1. Thank you so much!! I appreciate that 🙂 And we use several lenses: 24-70mm (most typically this one), 20mm, 200mm, and 50mm. I hope that helps!! xoxo

  18. These pictures are so cute!! Rosie is getting so big shes adorable and her cheeks!!????

  19. Lovely photos and place! Amazing family! 😀

    whattostyle.blogspot.com

    xoxo,
    Jessica

  20. Such a wonderful post with beautiful photo’s! I love that you always reply with a thank you in response to comments! Such a wonderful gesture that speaks volume about your heart and kindness. You’re truly the wonderful smiling person your photo’s capture!

    http://www.lesleyandeve.com

    1. Thank you so much!! That’s always nice to hear 🙂 Thanks for the kind words!! You sure made my day!! Have a great weekend Lesley!! xo

  21. this is soo much fun ❤ I have 11 kids and I.m soo happy and proud of them ❤

    1. Aww thanks so much!! And wow! That is amazing! You are super mom 🙂

  22. Amber, you look so beautiful in all of these!
    hannahnairn.blogspot.com

  23. So fun! And Amber, I love your lipstick shade. What brand is it? <3

    1. Yes you definitely will!! It’s so fun to have friends with babies too 🙂

    1. Aww thank you!! I had major heart eyes over that blazer, I had to get it 🙂

    1. Thanks Camee!! I love going to the park, especially for the view 🙂

    1. Aww thank you!! I love having friends with babies too, it’s so fun! And I agree, H&M has always been a fav of mine. Have a great weekend!! xo

  24. Oh my gosh! Atticus’ little suspenders! How cute! And how did I not know that H&M has kids clothes?!?! I will be checking them out!

    1. Right?! I die over them haha! So stinking cute!! And yes! Definitely check them out 🙂

  25. Hi Amber, I’m a new follower of your blog and I love it! I wanted to get your thoughts on fast fashion and the impact brands like H&M have on a global scale?

  26. This is too cute! I am in love with Atticus’ blazer, I cannot handle how adorable it is! I work for a mens custom suit maker and I always zone in on anything revolving around suits and I just love his little man jacket (and suspenders)!! Looks like such a fun day 🙂

    Ps. does David take most/all of your photos? Still trying to learn how to use our camera lol

    xoLauren
    http://www.thelavenderskies.com

    1. Thanks so much Lauren!! I am glad you appreciate his blazer as much as I do 😉 So cute!! And yes, he takes most all of them! It’s the best! And no worries! Take your time with it 🙂 Lots of practice and learning!! xo

  27. Beautiful pictures! It looks like you had a fun day.
    Which course in college you attended? A little curiosity of mine

    1. Thanks so much Julia!! And I took a physical science course, sociology, humanities and psychology courses, a western history course, a public speaking course, and a couple LDS religion courses (a few others I am probably not remembering haha :))

  28. These pictures are the cutest! My little girl is in heaven every single time we go to the park! I am so glad that it is getting warmer so that we can go more. 🙂 H&M has some of the best stuff!

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

  29. Amber I love that all your clothes are from H&M!! H&M is one of my favorite stores ever!!! I always walk out of there with something! haha Also how amazing that you can pick from a bunch of different parks! NYC is my favorite city and someday I would love to live there for a few months! 🙂

  30. SHUT UP WITH A’S BLAZER! I officially will never see anything cuter again lol!!

    1. Thanks Laura!! It was so fun! And oh yes, Atticus loves his little camera so he can be just like dad 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Renee!! They were taken on our canon 5d mark iii 🙂

  31. These pictures are so nice! Has Atticus gotten his hair cut recently? It looks adorable 🙂

  32. I also love all of the parks in and around NYC. You’re right you can’t beat the backdrop, and you’re surrounded by so many people, I’m sure it’s easy for Atticus to find lots of little friends! You’re lucky to have found friends with kids that are a similar age to yours! It’s nice to have that constant support from people who are going through similar phases with their kids. I love H&M, I can always find something (or many things) to buy there!
    xo, jill
    http://www.BornFancy.com

    1. They are all so charming!! We love love going to the park every day 🙂 We always look forward to little playdates too! And yes, you are so right! The constant support is the best part. Thanks for reading!! Glad you love H&M too! xo

  33. I think play dates are an amazing thing to do! it helps with socializing and sharing, Also having a baby being socialized with other kids and other adults is great because they won’t be too attached.
    it makes me so happy to see moms like you guys going out to the parks and public places with such little babies.
    Hope you have a great upcoming weekend! 🙂

    1. I totally agree!! It is so good for the soul 🙂 I always look forward to meeting up with friends. Have a fun weekend too Emily!! 🙂