Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Meera's New Shoes

Yesterday Braydon and I took a few hours off in the afternoon alone with Meera. We went out to lunch with her and then we three went shoe shopping. She had outgrown all but one pair of sandals and was desperately needing new Fall shoes. At the shoe store she was absolutely into it. She tried on about five different pair, some multiple times. She loved every second of it, couldn't get enough of it, and had a very strong preference for a certain pair of shoes which just happened to be Braydon's and my least favorite. Of course, those were the ones she walked out of there with. And so it begins. But her adorableness made it completely irresistible. And the result was a strikingly obvious new-found sense of confidence in walking all over the place when we got home (photos below taken then). In just 24 hours she's suddenly experimenting with running and she's just everywhere in the new shoes. Margie says that she thinks Meera even starts talking more when she's wearing the new shoes. You'd never know it from these photos below, but Meera has been under the weather with a cold that she hasn't been able to kick for over three weeks. Today I finally took her to the doctor and she's now on a 10-day antibiotic. She was not thrilled about the pricking and prodding of the doctor today, but she was thrilled about showing off her new shoes to everyone who would pay her any attention at the doctor's office, and then again showing off her shoes to all while picking up her prescription at the pharmacy. As you can imagine, Meera's big brothers usually steal the show when they are around. So it is fun (and important) to give Meera opportunities to be in the limelight all by herself. She definitely feels like the star of the show with her new shoes.







10 comments:

Robyn said...

I love the way you give your kids such freedom. And, by the way, the shoes are cute!!

Kathrin said...

Those are adorable! And Meera is way to cute!

Brittany said...

Aw, that is so cute!! And I love the little necklace -- she's a fashionable little lady. :)

Ani said...

She's learning early that a little shoe shopping makes a girl feel better :)

Love the glee in her little face, and those are cute fall shoes!

Hope the antibiotics work their magic!

Mark and Sarah said...

What a special time for Meera--I find that my one:one times with my boys are so special for both of us, and I wish we did it more often. She looks SO proud with those new shoes. What a little personality she already has!

Lisa said...

She is at such a fun age, I miss my kids being so little, it all goes by too fast!

How awesome that she is a shoe gal, we really wouldn't want it any other way right?

Patricia said...

I can't get over how fast her face is changing. Ah!

Nadia said...

ok, the girl's got great taste, those are ADORABLE! and so is she!

Stina said...

Those are SO SO SO cute, I am sure they would have been my favorite too. GO MEERA :) :)

BSC said...

I remember shopping for my 3 year old son who could care less about clothes. Another mom had her 3 year old daughter with her and this little girl clearly had strong preferences. I can so clearly remember getting on my high horse and thinking, "Who's the parent here anyway?"

Then I was blessed with 2 girls... nuff said.

But those are actually some of my fondest memories. "Remember how you would only wear overalls?"

Those shoes are adorable!!!

Blessings,
Beth