Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shopping for her.

The plan was to buy sandals or Summer shoes for the whole family this past weekend. Melody ended up getting 4 pairs of shoes and DH and I got none. Children have very little patience for shopping, so our time was limited before she had a melt down. She is 15 months old now and up to now, she only had 2 pairs of shoes. They were more decorative than useful and I was always sick of looking for a lost shoe because she would kick them off while we were out. She never really needed any because she didn't walk. But now that she does, she has worn out the one pair she wears at the play ground everyday, Bobux soft soled baby shoe. The Bobux shoes helped her transition from walking bare foot to walking with shoes.I wasn't crazy about the selection of girl shoes. It was either all white or white and pink. The navy pair on the top right corner is actually from the boys department. They had a nice thick rubber sole and were very cushy. The white ones will be worn with her Summer dresses and the green ones are for the beach and sprinklers at the play ground. The pink and tan ones I am holding were extra because I couldn't resist them and it was the only pair that didn't have an open toe.Today, she took the Navy ones out for a test run. She had some trouble adjusting at first and stumbled a few times. But she was soon off and running around in them.Her whole outfit today was brand new. I also purchased 3 pairs of shorts because she doesn't have any. I am a practical parent and won't buy something until she needs them. That t-shirt is from her Auntie Jo. My sister had sent her a care package a few weeks ago and she had so much fun opening everything. The t-shirt says, "Don't look at me...that smell is coming from Daddy!". She is looking less like a baby everyday. I see her everyday, but the transformation is still shocking to me. It's her first tooth brush! She has most of her teeth now and we figured we need to start getting her use to the idea of brushing her teeth. We thought she would put up a fight, but she was really receptive to it and was fascinated with getting to hold the tooth brush afterwards. Since the first try on Sunday, I have been brushing a little twice a day with water to get her use to it.
These are the only items I got for myself on Sunday. When she started throwing these balls of crochet thread out of the cart, I knew it was time to leave. I never thought that I would try to crochet with thread, but my friend, Rebecca, lent me Lacy Crochet and I want to try some of the projects. I can't wait to start.

18 comments:

Salihan said...

I saw that Lacy Crochet book while I was browsing in a book store in Singapore. Didn't end up buying it though. Looking forward to seeing your crochet projects!

Allegra said...

Melody is getting so big! Isn't it amazing how quickly they go from being little babies, to being little girls?!
Yes, shoe shopping for a toddler, what a pain. I think Satya is really in between two sizes--so closer to a 5 1/2.

SheBakesCakes said...

I saw all of that Aunt Lydia's and got super excited! You're going to have such fun.

Pixiepurls said...

I highly reccomend REI the sports outdoorsy store, it has canoe's and tents and stuff, it has the BEST girl shoe's that are meant to be walked in and more neutral colors.

Jennifer said...

She looks like Steve! (Which is not a bad thing!)

littlebirdbigcity said...

I can't believe how BIG Melody is! She's growing so fast. What a cutie!

Wendy said...

You're going to be so happy to have those closed toe sandals.

She's just adorable. The tiny shoes just make my heart melt.

Jeanne said...

Melody is so cute - and I love the little shoes...

Jackie said...

by reading this, again bought me back to when Jayne is at Melody's age. yeah, is a hussle to buy shoe for the age, it either too big or too small or just right only !!Kids grow very fast, their shoe need to be change very often. And that little mug and small toothbrush (O, i should have a pic on them too)

BTW, i done up the hooks bag in the Lacy Crochet. U gotta have fun with the book, with very beautiful pics tat you want to crochet all of them !!

Jennie said...

Ohhhh little shoes, too cute!!!

opportunityknits said...

Love all the cute kiddie shoes. They should make shoes like that in my size too :)
Happy crocheting with thread. I am crocheting something with thread at the moment too - a skirt for my daughter :)

Sam said...

Melody is a beautiful little girl. Those new shoes are adorable - especially the beige and pink ones. Very cute! Can't wait to see what you'll be making with the crochet thread :)

CelticCastOn said...

oohhhhhh she is such a ball of cuteness.
Those shoes are soooo cute and I love the t shirt, must have a look online for it, that suits our family to a T.

Rebekah said...

cute shoes! I wish kid clothing wasn't always so gender neutral...good for you for getting that navy pair. They are really cute and look great with the red

Hannah said...

Oh, such tiny little shoes..! Great choices, I'm sure they'll all look adorable on Melody (because really, what doesn't?)

amandajean said...

it's hard to find decent shoes for little ones. i saw a cute pair of shoes at target last night for my little one, but i was 99% sure that they would have given her blisters. and we don't need that!
melody is getting so big! and she's still as cute as a button.

hetty said...

Cute little shoes! Wow! Melody is getting big!

Ash said...

Great shoes selection for the summer! I just got a few pair of new shoes for my little one too, he is growing so fast, it's unbelievable! He looks more like a little boy when each day passes by!
Melody is so cute in her new outfit, I love her T-shirt! Daddy is always the stinky one in our home! :P
BTW, this is the first time I read you blog and I am loving it. Keep up the good work! =)