On Saturday, Claire turned 33-months old!
When she came out to the kitchen for breakfast, I told her I wanted to take her picture. She was feeling rather accommodating and shouted, “Cheese!” Of course, even with the faster camera, I wasn’t quite quick enough, and I caught her not only mid-expression, but mid-blink.
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Do you see the set of princess shoes? Well, this year, Claire’s costume is going to be an entire Cinderella outfit. One of my friends gave her a gorgeous Cinderella dress, and with a few minor alterations, it will be perfect to wear in October. (It’s still a little too big, but should fit just fine when I make some tweaks here and there.)
Claire and I were in SuperTarget the other day, and I decided to go down the “Princess Aisle” to see if I could find some glass slippers (or the plastic equivalent) for her costume. Imagine my surprise when I found a set of FOUR princess shoes, and one of them was a Cinderella version! It was on sale, and I could either buy FOUR princess shoes: the one I really wanted plus three extra, OR, for the same price, I could buy one pair of similar princess shoes that weren’t really Cinderella shoes anyway. Hmmm. The decision wasn’t that hard, and I got some really good behavior from the little girl sitting in the cart out of the whole deal, too.
Needless to say, Claire was in top-form from there on out. She was beside herself with joy the entire way up to the check-out and all the way home.
We tried them all on when we got home, but the Cinderella ones are locked in her closet. I don’t want to risk anything happening to them before the end of October, so that’s where they’ll stay. She has three other pairs to play with in the meantime.
(And, yes, technically they are too big, but that’s not really an issue…)
Anyway, in the above picture, she is modeling the pink Sleeping Beauty shoes. You can see the yellow Belle shoes and the red and blue Snow White shoes in the nifty carrying case. (The light blue Cinderella shoes are already hidden away, so they are not pictured…)
She then decided to get all decked out in her Snow White shoes and her crown and a bracelet (that she loves to wear as an arm band.)
“See my bracelet Momma? Take a picture of it!”
“Momma, take a picture of my other arm!” (Maybe you had to be there, but this was a funny request and made me laugh…but I obliged.)
Here she is posing for the camera again!
And so the countdown to three begins…three months ‘til the big three. It doesn’t seem possible!