Of course, dresses are great for drinking tea. I've found these little cotton dresses to be WONDERFUL for Little Bit! When she was in diapers they provided easy access for diaper changes, and now that she's potty trained, they're easy for her to pull up by herself. And they just look comfy!
Wading at a friend's creek. Another cotton dress for Little Bit, and one of my favorite summer combos, a broomstick skirt (with a cotton slip under it) and t-shirt. It was especially helpful that day since we were wading, light enough to dry quickly (I brought changes of clothes for the girls)
And here's the big girls playing in the creek in their skirts/dresses. If we'd known ahead of time we would have brought their swimsuits, but we were visiting my parents' house and went over to a friends' house and ended up down at the creek.
Skirts work for riding bikes as long as they're full enough to allow leg movement.
And pretty much everything else we do. The girls do wear snowpants to play in the snow (I get sweatpants from Goodwill for them to wear under them), But that's about it. I wish I had a picture of the girls in their swimsuits. We've used "rash guard" type suits (shirts and knee-length or capri-length shorts) for several years, but last summer the girls asked if they could have skirts for swimming too (I have a swim skirt and shirt that I love, they wanted to be like me). Their current swim pants are black with pink & purple (respecitvely) waistbands, and come to just below the knee). My mom got some black swimsuit fabric and sewed simple skirts to their existing pants (attached it below the waistbands. They turned out great (although something happened on a trip (that I wasn't on) last fall that completely DESTROYED their swim shirts (thankfully the next size up fit by this spring) and turned their (at that time pretty much brand new) swim skirts from black to a light silver (I'm not sure if the chemicals were WAY off in one of the pool or if suits didn't get rinsed out or some combination of the 2). But they still work fine and are a neutral enough color to work with the swim shirts they have this year.
For Little Bit I'd gotten some swim shirts & figured for the baby/toddler stage she could wear the shirt with a swim diaper. But last fall on clearance at Walmart or Target, I found a skirt with attached panty in an "atheltic mesh" fabric, for like $2, it's worked great as a swim skirt for her now that she's potty trained.
And that's a peek into our life in skirts.