eet Kelli Murray the founder behind our newest collaboration partner, Rylee + Cru. Today we launch a super sweet collection of children's bedding and pajamas featuring whimsical prints in calming colors.
This collaboration celebrates the special moments that surround bedtime routines with kids, so naturally we needed to hear how Kelli and her family get ready for lights out. Read on to find out how Kelli and her three kids unwind, if she craves a midnight snack and how she creates the beautiful illustrations featured in the Parachute x Rylee + Cru collection.
Let's get right into it, tell us about your bedtime routine with your kids?
We have three kids ages nine, six and three and we try to spend time with each of them individually at bedtime. My husband and I will rotate going from room to room and we usually read them a story, talk about their day, scratch their backs and say a prayer. It’s honestly one of my favorite times with them because for some reason (likely their attempts to postpone bedtime) they are the most open to talking about anything and everything with me. I really do cherish those bedtime conversations.
How does your family relax and unwind in the evening? Any special nightly rituals?
We always try to do dinner together as a family. I remember growing up really valuing family dinners gathered around the table and have always wanted to prioritize that with my own family. Thankfully I married a good cook ;) Lately we have been playing ‘hide-and-seek’ (inside) since the kids are kind of obsessed with that right now….but we are always changing it up. Sometimes we play games or watch a funny show together before bed. Wipeout is a family favorite!