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.