we've been running around barefoot all summer, but autumn seems to be lurking not so far in the distance. so when lucy pointed out these sweet little shoes on the thrift store rack last week, i snapped them up. a perfect fit! for 99 cents, it would have been practically impossible to leave them sitting there. she likes the bows on the toes. "bow toe, mommy! that's a good joke!"
i also scored a pair of leather ballet slippers in very good condition--again priced at 99 cents. they've been tucked away for what will probably amount to six months or so while her feet grow. shoes in lucy's size seem hard to come by--they're often too beat up or plastered with disney characters. so when i see plainly-styled shoes in like-new condition, i'm thrilled.
school's been back in for awhile now, but we're just now getting around to taking inventory on what's needed for the coming months as far as clothes are concerned. going through dresser drawers, making donations, figuring out what seems to be fitting well and what's not. lucy has sprouted--tummy hanging out of tops and dresses that used to hit around mid-calf now hitting her knees. can you say growth spurt? or maybe it wasn't a spurt so much as slow and steady growing. at either rate, she's gonna need some winter clothes!
thank goodness it's almost time for the twice-yearly kids clothing consignment sale put on by our local moms of multiples group. the lovely thing about shopping the cast-offs of moms of twins and triplets is that, if you love something, there's usually more than one! which means that my shopping buddy molly and i (who have kiddos in the same size) don't have to fight over our finds! i'll be digging for jeans, hats, long-sleeved shirts. a jacket. and maybe even a warmer pair of shoes... ahh, what fun!