Ella loves shoes. Always has (so obviously my daughter).
When we go to a friend’s house, she always wants to try on their shoes. If you come to OUR house and take off your shoes, within about five minutes, she’ll be sitting at the door, trying on your shoes.
Last week, we went to Target and I said, “We’re going to buy you some new church shoes.” She almost lost her mind, she was so excited. After we picked out a pair, she and Bart stayed in the aisle trying on different pairs for another twenty minutes while Ani and I zipped around the rest of the store grabbing thrilling things, like diapers.
(P.S. Have you tried out the Target Cartwheel app? I’d heard it mentioned, but didn’t download it until we were picking out Ella’s shoes and one of the Target employees informed me there was a 20% off coupon for kid shoes on it. I downloaded it on the spot. I think it might be replacing the coupon texts that Target used to send out? I know basically nothing about it, except that it was a free app and it saved me $3 on Ella’ shoes. I’m an easy sell.).
Anyway, Ella was super excited to wear her new shoes to church on Sunday, and when I went out to take some outfit photos, she noticed we were BOTH wearing shiny black shoes. And also, she was pretty sure she needed some outfit photos too.
(Another P.S. I mentioned on Twitter a few weeks ago how sad I was that we’d finally outgrown the last of the hand-me-downs for Ella and how I was going to have to actually BUY an entire wardrobe for Ella since she basically owned no winter clothing, and Grace and Operation Pink Herring both immediately offered to send some out-grown stuff our way. I love the Internet. Ella now has the best wardrobe in the house).
That hair on my shirt? The story of my life. In fact, about six months after we got married, a friend asked Bart what advice he’d give to someone about to be married. Bart’s answer, “Prepare to have long hairs on every item of clothing you own.”