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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Shoe Shopping

11th June 2005

Now that Analise is walking, we figured it was time to find some good shoes for her (and she’s outgrown all the hand-me-downs I’d been given). Earlier this week we visited a kid’s shoe store found a cute pair of sandals we were debating about. But yesterday we thought we’d check out Stride Rite in the mall.

It all started when I got detoured by Bath & Body Works’ Clearance sale (going on through Sunday!). I sent Brian and Analise on to look at shoes briefly while I shopped a bit. When I joined them, Analise was toddling around the store in these shoes:

Cute… but not what I was imagining as the all-purpose shoe. I know it’s a woman thing, and men don’t quite understand it, but this hot pink shoe wasn’t going to match all her outfits. I had envisioned a nice, simple white sandal, maybe with a tiny bit of pink, like this:

Brian was pretty convinced that Analise was walking better in the pink shoes than she was in the sandals. After a lot of waffling, I gave in. I’ll just chalk it up to the first Daddy/Analise shopping trip. It is kind of sweet:) If anyone mentions her pink shoes when she’s wearing a red outfit, I’ll smile and tell them her daddy picked them out… I think they’ll understand!

2 Responses to “Shoe Shopping”

  1. Hal Says:

    Brian, there is nothing wrong with function over style. Better that she learns to walk straight than walking fashionably crooked. Of course, I am color blind, so I wouldn’t have noticed any wardrobe problems. What’s wrong with pink and red? They’re pretty much the same…

  2. Dena Says:

    Oh my gosh………I love this picture of her!

    the shoes are cute too.

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