Lion Heart and dusk skateboarding

For outfit details, see bottom of this post.

Have you seen it? The amazing collaboration between Gardner & the Gang and the wonderful Jaime King? If not, then you've totally been missing out and you need to check it out, pronto! Lion's Heart is a great collection - full of all the fun that Gardner & the Gang always bring to the table - and I will show you more of it soon enough. But tonight I'm just giving you this: 

The Lion Heart t-shirt. 

I am not sure what Kristin Nyström (founder of GG) and Jaime King (actress) had in mind when they called the collection Lion's Heart - I've even tried to google it - but I'm glad they did. See, not only is "The Brothers Lionheart" by Astrid Lindgren one of my favorite childhood stories. I am also a mother lion and this brave little kid of mine is truly my heart. What could ever fit him better than this tee?

This evening I took my lion cub out to get some popcorn and we brought the cruiser (for him it's honestly more of a longboard). It is still too heavy for him to maneuver on his own but he likes it when I pull him along on it. We stopped at one of our favorite cafés for some coffee (for me) and we ended up sitting there for a long time. I brought up the story about the Lionheart brothers (he hasn't seen it yet since he is only four and a half) and we talked about life and death, Nangijala and brotherhood and dragons that might not be nice like Toothless. We touched on sickness and we dug deep in the love-topic. I saw more of his serious face than I usually do but I guess that those heavy topics gave my baby boy a lot on his mind.

I love his smile so much but his thinking face is also a favorite. As much as he can be is a wild child, he is also a gentle soul and he thinks long and hard about thinks that he feels are important. At the end it felt like he was satisfied with our talk and we ended up getting ice cream instead of the planned popcorn. A simple skateboard ride turned into deep conversations that still, two hours later, warms my heart. 

A magic evening, for sure.

But the way, this denim shirt is pure love! It comes from I Dig denim of course - no surprise there - and it will be available in August once their AW16 drops.

What the kid wears and where to buy it:

Gardner & the Gang Lion Heart Tee from Babyshop

Stonewashed Denim shirt from I Dig Denim (available in August)

Bordshorts from Gapkids

Summer shoes from Hummel

Hat from last year's vacation on Cyprus

Koolabah; Balloon Poodles and Popcorn

Swedish kids brand Koolabah is an old favorite of mine. Their style has always been innovative and unique, bringing me fun and minimalistic clothes for my kid. Their cuts and styles are often fun and edgy and a brand with the core values "humor, respect and attitude" will always score high in my book.

And this year's spring/summer line-up is probably my favorite collection from Koolabah so far. How can you not love balloon animals in monochrome? Or popcorn pattern knee socks? It makes me wish that I was four years old as well.

There are so many great pieces from this brand that I want to show you - and I will, I promise - I just couldn't resist bringing you a few photos from this afternoon. We finally got some spring sun so we pulled out the kickbike and the new knee and elbow pads from Triple 8 and went to the park. Let me tell you; the kid was ecstatic.

The skateboard protection pads, the Vans cap and the sneakers all come from Brädkultur, our go-to shop for anything skate-related. Now lets just hope that spring is here to stay. We need more days like today.

Big hugs!