Yesterday the girls and I went to buy summer sandals for everyone. Everyone under the age of 6. (New flipflops for me will have to wait until another day!) Up until this year, I've made by with hand-me-down shoes and consignment shoes and we've done fine. However, this year, N1 needed both sneakers and sandals and we've had a hard time finding shoes at for her at some of our favorite 2nd hand stops. She's also getting to an age that she wears out her shoes and really needs to start with a fairly new pair to get any good out of them. (And for us to have any hopes of handing them down). The little two also needed new sandals as their 2nd and 3rd generation hand-me-downs couldn't go on any further.
All that to say, all I bought yesterday was little girl shoes and I am glad that we don't do that often. Ouch. I remember right before Travis and I were married, I told him that girls were expensive ... meaning me. Everything a girl needs seems to cost more than a boy - underclothes (of all sorts!), shoes, haircuts. Everything. I think I was warning myself of that as well. N1 also needs some new summer clothes as she will not quit growing. :) I've found her several consignment dresses, but she needs some good play shorts and the ones I've seen are just TOO short! I found one skirt/short at Walmart that I snatched up and if they had had more than the one pair in her size I would have bought two or three. Target has all sorts of cute bermuda shorts but they seem awfully expensive. Or maybe it's just me? It could just be the shock of now having to buy her some things.
That's about all I have for today. :) I have an email inbox that I WILL be tackling at some point. We're also going to get out and go to the library shortly (free books, yea!) and eat lunch with Grandma and Aunt Kathy. Have a good Tuesday!