13 September 2010

she is



awesome, that is. and I'm glad she knows it, that she's not afraid to say it. about a month ago, I gave her a plain pair of white keds and a box of fabric markers. well, and that was that. it was quickly decided that these would be the shoes she'd wear on the first day of school. a declaration of confidence, if you will. the shoelaces are from the tiny shoelace factory that lives inside city museum and I'd like to think she looks down at her feet and remembers the terrific day we spent zipping down monster slides and watching the fine people at the little shoelace factory work their magic with the spinning machines and bright-colored thread. I'd like to think she looks down at her feet when she's feeling a little unsure of herself and is instantly reminded just how awesome she really is.

14 comments:

  1. that's some great mommying right there. i like it.

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  2. LOVE City Museum, good times good times, and LOVE the shoes!

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  3. Super cute! She is totally awesome! Even more awesome now that she has the shoes! :)

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  4. love love love this!!!
    sog lad we are teaching our girls to be invincable!!!
    blessings~

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  5. This makes me feel so happy! We should all remember we're awesome more often! ;)

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  6. I hope you realize how awesome YOU are too!! xoxo

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  7. Love city museum...better than disney world even!!! The shoelaces rock!

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  8. excellent idea.
    excellent execution.
    excellent kid.

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  9. yes...i love the idea of decorating one's shoes!

    she is most definitely awesome and i totally admire how confident she is!

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  10. this makes me cry. a little because i could have used these shoes when i was ava's age.
    and good tears because i love that you are raising such a strong girl in this crazy world. you are such a good mama. xo

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  11. so perfect! i saw a shirt the other day that said "without me it's just aweso". this reminded me of that. :)

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