Tuesday, September 12, 2006

An Early Birthday Gift

Kenley has always had a hard time keeping shoes and socks on her feet. All through the winter I was chastised for her cold toes. Truth is, it wouldn't have mattered if I had duck taped her shoes on, she would have taken them off, I'm sure of it.

It's been nice not to have to worry about it (much) over the summer. The weather has permitted bare feet. But the weather is changing.

It's getting cold. We still have warm days, but the mornings and evenings are really cooling off. That brought up the issue of what to put on Kenley's feet. I usually don't spend much on shoes. We hit Wal-Mart and see what they have under $10. If they have nothing, we check Payless in the same category. It rarely goes any further than that.

However, I just couldn't help myself when I saw these at Target. So I bought them and have stored them in my closet for about a month. I took them out a few days ago to admire them and my great sense of style. I also took a closer look at the sole. The 1/4 in thick, non-flexible sole. *Sob* They were obviously not going to work for my still-shaky, walking babe.

I grieved after taking them back. I just thought they were cute. And then I came across an ad for these. I found a local shop that carries them and I bought them. They are way more expensive than I am used to paying for anything. My last pair of jeans (and a t-shirt, for that matter) didn't even total $26.00. But they are perfect for little feet still unsure of their grounding. Plus, they are machine washable and should fit for a long time. And Kenley has been tugging away at them and they are sticking to her feet like a monkey on a cupcake.

So, Happy early-Birthday, Kenley. Just act surprised when you open them next month...at that price, they may be all you get!


Katie said...

Those Robeez are beautiful! If you don't keep them for the next baby, you can ebay them and get a good price.

When my twins were little, I found some slipper-booties with a leather sole. They wore those things everywhere.

Gina said...

Both pair are adorable! So cute! I have been shopping ebay for shoes for Liam. No wins yet.

Kik said...

They are so cute! Plus, she'll probably be one of the only girls in town wearing such high fashion!