On Sunday we had a fun family day full of firsts for Miss Molly. Because she loves standing so much and has started trying to take steps (when we're holdng her arms and helping her balance), we decided it was time for her to have a pair of "real" shoes that were more substantial than the baby ones that are made just for looks. We took her to the Stride Rite store and got her properly fitted:
Then we narrowed our choices down to our two favorites: Abby Cadabby sneakers (for those of you who are not versed in children's programming, that's a Sesame Street character) and classic, white high tops.
I just love these. The little velcro straps are made to look like two arms that are hugging the foot. Plus they have a little sparkle, and what little girl doesn't want a little sparkle? (A little, mind you, not a lot. I am not into tacky, over the top, princessy sparkly pageanty stuff. And you may want to reconsider if you are because you're probably raising your daughter to want to dress like a Bratz doll.)
My Grandma Marsh was adamant about Molly having a pair of "proper shoes," and those classic, white high tops are the only ones that would do.
Molly: "Oh no she didn't just put those sneakers with that onesie..."
Our first shoe trip was a major success! And we're sure to have many, many more since they outgrow them every few months. Yikes!