the Mermaid parade

June 22, 2011 |  Category:   life nyc outings

I think one of the best things about the girls getting older is that they are becoming true companions and I can take them places on my own that I wouldn’t have been able to even just a year ago when we were still dealing with a stroller. Like the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. I mean this looks fun, right? Shilo was even nice enough to whip up the girls some sparkly mermaid wear which the girls were thrilled about. Can’t even remember the last time I went to the Mermaid Parade, but it was definitely pre-baby years. All I had to say to the girls were “mermaid” and “Coney Island” and they were all over it, as any sequin and sparkly loving girl would be. I warned them that they might see “a lot of boobs”, but they just giggled and said “boobies” about 5 times. They even informed our parade watching neighbors that some of the drag-mermaids they were taking photos of were guys (“that’s actually a man, you know”). Oh, to be 4 and 7 and see the spectacle of it all. Now, if only Wigstock, one of my favorite events back in the day, would come back.

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  • Chai Ling June 22, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Heart the 6th photo πŸ™‚ Mia is simply beautiful!

  • Pink Ronnie June 22, 2011 at 6:38 am

    I look forward to times like that when I can take the boys out without worrying about strollers – or baby carriers or toddler harnesses for that batter! I can’t even comprehend it right now. That mermaid parade is awesome, thanks for sharing these great shots!

  • olivia rae June 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I’m sure you’ve heard the Phosphorescent song about it? One of my favorites! I’ve always wanted to go. Your girls look so stunning as always! x

  • Ana June 22, 2011 at 8:18 am

    So cute it makes my heart melt.

  • And So I Whisper June 22, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Looks like the girls had lots of fun. Very nice of them to give them the mermaid outfits.
    I also enjoy now that the kids can come with me and we do not have to carry so many things with us (extra clothing, strollers, wipes…)
    Have a great day!

  • Meghann June 22, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Oooh! The mermiad parade! I have been a lover of all things mermiad since I was about five years old. I have heard and read about the mermaid parade and always wanted to go. Thanks for sharing the pics. Please allow me just a minute to live vicariously πŸ™‚

  • Chris June 22, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Adorable pictures. Love the girls. By the way, where did you get the star tee?

  • sonal June 22, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Jenna, I love your blog!!! Your girls are so cute! I wanted to get my 5 year old daughter a pair of the sandals the girls were wearing in these photos. Would you mind telling me who makes them? Thanks! Sonal

  • Jenna June 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

    @Chris, the star tee is from Jcrew a few seasons ago. @sonal, the sandals are Saltwater Sandals

  • anna wu June 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

    jenna <3 i always look forward to your words and accompanying photos! thank you for sharing your family and your life with us..also, i love mia's hair as it's growing longer πŸ™‚

  • Sara Jensen June 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    This makes me want to schedule our month earlier. R would love this. I also especially love the photos of Claudine and Mia in this post. There is a really sweet sisterly love in these. Also Mia’s face with the headband on. Awesome.

  • Shilo June 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Glad your girls liked the costumes, hope they get some dress-up fun out of them. πŸ™‚

  • andrea June 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    i just stumbled across your lovely blog and, though i haven’t read every single archived post, i’ve looked at a lot of your pictures and read about you and whimsy&spice. you seem to have a really wonderful thing going for you – a yummy successful business and a beautiful little family! i’ll enjoy following your blog from now on πŸ™‚

    on a side note, my sister and i love love LOVED mermaids when we were growing up! we used to cross our ankles and pretend we had fins in the swimming pool. actually, i’m not going to lie, i still have a thing for mermaids πŸ˜‰

  • Clara June 24, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Love the girls headbands! Does that come in my size?