Thursday, September 14, 2006


While I do love to buy shoes, I had hoped that Lydia's foot would not outgrow shoes so quickly. She has needed three different sizes over the summer. She has been going barefoot to church lately since outgrowing her white sandals - or wearing her sporty pair of Tevas. (Very stylish with those pretty church dresses!) I had a hard time justifying those baby Tevas in July, but she needed something waterproof before we went on vacation to the lake! Unfortunately (size wise) they barely lasted a month. (Before resorting to the Tevas, Liz and I looked everywhere for something cheap and water friendly to get her through the hot months - but to no avail.) We are at a size 5 (wide) right now and that leaves a little room to grow. I'm hoping we can use the couple of pairs I bought at least through Christmas!
The poor girl seems to have a rather chubby foot. When I had it measured recently she was right in between regular and wide widths. So some regular (i.e. cheaper) styles fit, but in others she needs wide. Here is a pair I found at Marshalls in a wide! I paid less than half the price that the kid's shoe store wanted for a pair of tennis shoes.
Today we went to a park with Amy and Emma and Auntie Liz. We moms wanted some exercise and boy did we get it pushing those strollers up and down the hills on the walking path. Lydia had a blast exploring and finding such treasures as rocks, pinestraw, pinecones and tree bark.

The swing was lots of fun!
I went in the grocery store to pick up a couple of things on the way home. Lydia was wearing the blue shirt and khaki shorts. Inside a kind woman waved at Lydia (who was waving) and said "He is quite a cute boy." I hesitated only a moment before answering, "thank you".


Amy said...

She is not a cute boy. She is an adorable girl! We had a great time at the park today, and I am hoping that I lost at least 8 pounds just for going. You think it's possible?

Kathy said...

I wonder if the poor kid not only has my hands, but my feet (size 8-1/2 wide)!?!

Elizabeth said...

Mom, that's what I've been telling Jen. It was a lot of fun hanging out AND I think it must have given me some extra energy today (is that possible?) Thanks for such a great idea, Amy!

Kelley said...

I know sometimes it's hard for people to tell what gender a small child might be but in cases like that, one would be better off to say nothing or "What a cute child" rather than specify a gender.

Sort of like you never ask a woman when she's due unless you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that she's pregnant.... :-)

For the record I've never thought Lydia looked like a boy.

Anonymous said...

Fun to see the pictures of Lydia in the park.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I also really liked the picture of the two shoes. :)

Lois said...

Lydia does not even look close like a little boy, she is way to cute!!!

Kelley said...

I have now posted in my blog. :-)

susan29 said...

That's a hilarious story. The poor delusional woman. She must have been on something. =)