So now that Bryce is an old pro (2.5 weeks!) at walking he’s been “guesting” to the Purple Room (toddler room) at day care. That means he gets to visit for brief periods throughout the day, getting accustomed to the teachers and routine. You see, when a child turns 1 and also starts walking, they begin to transition over. If they turn 1 and aren’t yet comfortable on their feet, the transition doesn’t begin (as was the case with Chase, who walked 2 weeks after his 1st birthday). However, with Bryce walking early they’re pretty sure he’ll officially be finished transitioning and in the Purple Room by September (yikes).
Anyhoo, so he needed walking shoes in preparation for his transition. Unlike the Red Room (baby room), when they take the kiddos outside they aren’t in strollers. So this past weekend we took a trip to Stride Rite. Of course, I felt a very strong sense of de ja vu since it was not even 2 years ago we were at this very same place with Chase! Even funnier, we were helped by the same sales lady! She was so friendly and sweet. Of course, she didn’t remember us – but she smiled and beamed when I told about her the coincidence (as though she did).
Here are a few photos from our day of shoe shopping!
At the end of our shopping, Chase got a sticker for being such a good big brother and waiting so patiently! He was so excited to get his sticker, which he promptly put on his hat. The sales person would have given Bryce a sticker, but we assured him that he’d just eat it. He was content playing with the paper backing of Chase’s.