Last year with their Christmas money the girls went and bought new shoes, among other things. Calla chose a pair of red flats.
She wore those shoes with everything--I don't think there is an outfit in her posession that wasn't at one point worn with those shoes. And there wasn't a week that went by that they weren't worn at least five times. She even wore them to bed regularly, she loved them that much. Sometimes I think they helped her sleep better.
And everywhere she went, even when they were nearly worn through, people would compliment her on her red shoes. (I'm the terrible mom who lets my kids wear things like that out. That dress Grace is wearing in the photo also got a lot of use--even to the city park.)
This year they also went and got some new shoes with their Christmas money. Calla wanted red ones just like her now worn red ones, but they only had silver. So she got silver. But, she had enough money for another pair of red shoes (obviously the pair on the left).
She's pretty happy with them. The silver ones (that sparkle like the snow in the sunshine) and the red ones. She wears the silver ones to bed and the red ones she wore with her leopard print pants and black shirt. Somehow she pulls it off.
Two days ago Calla tried to put her old red shoes on again. She realized they didn't really fit anymore. So she gave them to Violet. Violet and Calla were both happy.
I think I might just put them away for posterity. They are that legendary.
After four kids, ten moves and nearly two decades, we are still blissfully in love (most of the time) and I found myself back in the state I was born and raised in. It has definitely been a journey. In fact, on our 18th anniversary we pulled the last of our stuff up over the pass and into Montana, leaving our surprise love, Idaho, behind. But Montana is a great place. The last best place according to some. And we fully intend to explore as much of it as we can! Join us on our continued adventure through life, love and other stuff that comes with it.