We went and did a little shopping this morning. For anyone who knows my kiddos well, they know their feet grew like little crazy people the first 2 years of their life. I was buying shoes every month to month and a half. It was nuts. I got to go last October and buy them a pair of shoes and guess what...they are still able to wear them! You will not believe how tickled pink I am over this. Buying shoes at basically $100 a pop (since we have to get 2 pair) is not a fun expense to have so often. But today I knew I had to get them some tennis shoes and Stride Rite is having a great sale. Woo-hoo! I still spent way more than I meant to but I was able to get both of them 2 pair of shoes, socks and they had to have this wooden train (I am such a sucker...they are so good when we go shopping most of the time I do indulge them when they are super good). Of course it was all on sale and I knew I wouldn't be back in a month so I was okay with it. And they loved wearing their new tennis shoes home so it made them happy. Which in turn makes me happy. :)
The next time I have to get Cameron shoes though he will no longer be in toddler size! I can't believe he is 2 and I am going to be buying him big boy shoes in a few months. Wow. Makes me stop and realize how fast they are growing up. So not ready for that!
And yes, you can tell me I don't need to be buying them Stride Rite shoes all you want. But when you have a child with xtra wide feet you will understand this is basically the only place you can get them shoes. It bites, but a parent does what they have to do. And you want to know the part that sucks even more? To have 2 children that you can't even let wear the others shoes when they are finished because one wears wide and the other xtra wide. How is that for fun? ;)
And this was Cameron putting on his own hat this morning while we were leaving. He looks like a little admiral to me. He put it on sideways...very funny.
I have been working very hard the last few weeks to come up with a good system of cleaning my house and a plan for 2009 to get it organized. I still have a little ways to go (need to type up all the spreadsheets and things I came up with) but I am finally so close to finishing! I also came across this really cool post on Declutter it! and I actually feel like I am on the right track finally. Before November of last year (man that sounds strange to say) I always felt like I was just spinning my wheels. I told M I was going to focus on just getting the day-to-day cleaning down and then over 2009 work on organizing and cleaning out each room. After reading her post I felt like I was on the right track. Woo-hoo! I really think this will happen for this year. I am so excited. Anyone that knows me well knows I spent the majority of 2008 either cleaning out, packing, organizing, moving, and unpacking. I actually got to the point where if I didn't see another clean room I could have cared less. I was so tired of spending every minute I had that I wasn't taking care of my kids cleaning out or staging my house. And then after we put it on the market I had to then keep it spotless for the crazy people that would call and want to see the house in 15 minutes. It was crazy. So now I am back among a normal like (whatever that is) and ready to tackle my house. Let the games begin!