Each of our children have had the same pair of first shoes: Pip Squeakers. They make a nice selection but these are the ones each of our girls have worn as their first pair of shoes. They go with just about everything and the squeak with each step. All my girls have loved them. They get such a kick out of the fact that, when they take a step, they themselves are making that noise! "Hey, look what I can do!" And, for those places where you don't want your child squeaking up a storm, a small piece of scotch tape over the squeaker and they are just plain cute Mary Janes.
One of the bad parts of packing is that it opens new avenues of danger and reasons for upsetment. Having emptied this bookcase, the girls have begun climbing onto it's shelves and hiding in it's cabinets. But they aren't always happy when we notice they are there, especially when they have snagged Mommy's Ipod Touch and are enjoying the glowing screen in the dark.
Our new rented townhouse has a patterned ceiling.
My dad saw Felicity just staring at it and asked what she was doing. She said, "Just looking." He asked if she thought the looked like snowflakes. In an awed whisper she replied, "Fireworks." Oh how I sometimes wish I could see into that imagination.
This past week we had a heat wave. Maryland felt like Texas. For someone who doesn't like the heat, this stunk. Since we had a lot of unpacking to do, we spent a lot of it inside in the air conditioning, but little girls can only stand watching mommy unpack boxes so long. We had temperatures up to 103 and heat indexes up to 105, so the only way I was going to let the girls outside was with cold water. The girls didn't mind. How have you been keeping cool?
The day before she turned 1, Elizabeth figured out how to climb onto the sofa by herself. We have been catching, comforting, scolding, and guarding ever since. We've had to move our wedding picture and all the remote controls.
We tell her to get down so when she knows we see her on the sofa she breaks out with the biggest smile. It has become her new favorite game. She thinks it is the most fun - until she falls off.
Well, we took the girls to see Toy Story 3. Overall we did very much enjoy it. Elizabeth slept about an hour the first time we saw it but she was awake the entire second time. There was one part toward the end that did scare the girls a little such that they wanted to sit in daddy's or grandpa's lap, but otherwise they heartily enjoyed it. I honestly can't say which of the films of the trilogy is my favorite as they each have songs, characters or moments that I enjoy so much. One of the things I love about all the films is that Pixar never tries to make the toys more than they are. They aren't international spies or superheroes trying to save the world. They are toys and the strive to be just that, the best toy of themselves they can be. They strive to be true to themselves and this makes the film so rich even on this floor-eye-level of a toy. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it.
Just a photo I'm sharing.....
Reading time with Grandpa.
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