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Despite the overwhelming selection of Children's Shoes That Suck (chunky platform-style soles and too much frilly crap, mostly) around here, we found a nice pair of shoes for Laurel. Pictures to come.

I'm still looking for a pair of reasonably plain sandals for her in children's size (US) 7 or 7 1/2; I think I'm going to scan through the Campmor and Sierra Trading Post catalogs to see if I can find anything. (She loves my Birkis, but we aren't getting her a _new_ pair until her feet are growing less than a size a year.)

Best lines of the night...

Me: If we get these shoes (dressy patent vinyl with rhinestones), we can dress her up as Jon Benet for Halloween!

Himself: What is she doing?
Me: Dancing salsa. Duh.
[Laurel was jumping all over the printed children's shoe size rug. There wasn't anyone else in the department, so we let her jump around while we looked at shoes.]

Laurel: No boots! Shoes!
[said as he was strapping her into the car; her new shoes were on the seat next to her and she didn't want to wear her rainboots -- the only shoes we had that fit her at the time we went out]


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Feb. 15th, 2003 11:02 pm (UTC)
My all time favorite Halloween costume idea (a la my sister in 2001), Chemical Warfare Barbie. "Chemical Warfare Barbie comes complete with a real imitation small pox vaccine scar, Israeli gas mask and fatigues. Survival kit sold separately." :)

Second favorite, though not even remotely as improper, is a 3 person costume. A salt shaker, a tequila shot and a lime wedge. Lick it, slam it and suck it, respectively. w00t!

Hmm, 7 to a 7 1/2. I'll have to take a look around. I'm an incurable packrat, and won't be terribly surprised if I actually find footwear near those sizes around my house. My smallest is in a 13, but you'd be surprised at how much stuff I still have from when they were smaller. We have a long standing family tradition of hand-me-downs, though I've never quite figured out what to do with the stuff that there's no one to hand it to. This time last year, in addition to her birthday present, my niece who was turning one inherited a number of dresses and random other picture quality clothing from me that I'd had when Lizard (who'll be 9 in 2 months) was that age. What clothing size does Laurel wear? (assuming you're not opposed to hand-me-downs)
Feb. 16th, 2003 12:16 pm (UTC)
Chemical Warfare Barbie sounds hysterical! One year in high school I got talked into being Butterfly Princess Teresa (because I'll never be blonde like la Barbie, so with a little eye makeup and some rollers, I became la Teresita, fake breasts and all *g*) because my baby sister wanted whoever took her trick-or-treating to dress up like her. As soon as I was done taking her around, I took it all off, put on my actual costume, and went around with my friends as a salad. (I was a carrot.)

I picked up some imitation Birkenstocks from OldNavy.com -- they came out to under $15 including shipping. You'd think undecorated would be easier to find! Ack.

I'm never opposed to hand-me-downs -- a lot of what Laurel's worn since she was born has came from yard sales, thrift shops and the Airman's Attic. (It's a volunteer-run program on base; ours is open two days a week and everything is free with a military ID. There are limits on how much of certain kinds of items you can get at once, but it's pretty lenient.) Laurel's outgrown baby clothes that didn't get mailed to daemoniacus went to the Airman's Attic, and we'll take her crib and toddler bed (we're using her crib mattress for the toddler bed now) over when she's big enough for a twin-size bed. Right now I'm getting a bunch of Laurel's outgrown shoes ready to mail to tinder and dervish for their midget.

Right now Laurel's mostly wearing a size 3T (except for pants; she's tall enough for a 3 but they fall off her skinny bottom *g*) and size 7 children's shoes.
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