Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The joy of new shoes....

Carver's preschool starts back up tomorrow and since I already had my Tuesday sitter lined up for Springer I decided to take him on a date. We have been talking about it for a week now and the highlight of this date was the fact that he was getting new shoes (or "N's" as he refers to them because of the "N" on the side). This highlight was followed closely by the fact that we were having lunch at Dean & Deluca (he really is my child, isn't he?!)...grilled cheese sandwiches and the treat of all treats...chocolate milk! Because he rarely gets sugar treats, the mere thought of chocolate milk can put the cutest grin on his face and keep him on good behavior for days!

So, we headed out this morning on our adventure. After a leisurely stroll through Barnes & Noble where he picked out a couple of new books and a Curious George wall calendar we headed over to the New Balance store. These shoes were the only style that didn't lace up so it was a pretty quick decision. I felt awful to discover that his poor little foot has been crammed into a pair of N's that were 2 sizes too small! As soon as he put these on he ran full speed across the store and deemed them 'awesome'! Of course the crocs he wore in quickly went in the box and he wore his new N's out of the store with glee. He ran the sidewalks every where he could and showed off his new shoes to several employees at Dean & Deluca as well.

He definitely feels like these make him run faster and jump higher (don't you remember that feeling?). He's tested them on just about every surface we have in our house and I think he's right! After bath tonight he begged to put back on his 'brand new day clothes'. After telling him that pajamas were in order it dawned on me why he wanted to put them back on-he wants to wear his new shoes! Well, there's always tomorrow, but today will forever hold a special memory of a day out with my little boy.

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3 comments:

Uncle Micah & Aunt Tricia said...

Carver - we love your new shoes...they're so cool! Next time we see you, you and I will have to race each other!

keri said...

such a cute post...that smile on his face could not get any bigger. i'm sure he'll remember his date with mom for many years to come :)

Mandy said...

Amanda, he is so precious! I love his new shoes and he'll love kicking off the New Year at school with his fast shoes! So cute!