Saturday, June 09, 2007

Photo hunt: SHOES

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The one pair of shoes I could never get rid of or donate to goodwill. JC's first walking shoes. At 9 1/2 months JC started walking, I turned around one day and he was walking towards me. A blond curly haired little boy has been walking next to me ever since. Minus the curly long hair of course...





Now the worn and tattered leather shoes sit on my monitor. Parents used to bronze baby shoes, I couldn't even think of doing so. It covers up the scuffs from learning to manage their own little feet. Tattered laces from constant wear aren't as easily seen either. Baby's first walking shoes are trophies, a reminder of how hard they worked. First by pulling themselves up, then the many falls trying and they finally do it. Off and walking!


JC at 10 months old

yes I took a picture of a picture...can't find my old digital photos! sorry...

22 comments:

GEWELS said...

You're right aobut the FIRST pair. I guess that's why bronzing became so popular back in the day.
He's adorable.

tegdirb92 said...

awww..he was walking early! What a great memory and a great keepsake. Great shot.

Jenn in Holland said...

Amen sister!
Love the first sturdy walkers and oh, the memories of those little toddling legs! Excellent post.

Linda said...

I put the girls first pair of shoes in a memory box that has other things from when they were little that I thought they might eventually want. They just seemed too precious to throw away - just like this pair is to you!

SJ said...

What a great memory and a great photos!

Have a great weekend!

Heart of Rachel said...

I agree, I also kept my son's first shoes. They are very special and bring many wonderful memories.

Jessica Morris said...

How sweet!! I need to get my baby a cute pair of shoes that I would WANT to keep forever! He's got a little ways to go before he starts walking though!

I love the first picture! Very well done

PowersTwinB said...

JC walked early! I love the scuffs on the shoes, youre so right, that is part of their "story"! I must admit, I did bronze two of the 3 sons shoes...and know what? I cant find them! I moved 9 yrs ago and lost them! Thanks for coming to visit my photo hunt today!

PinksandBluesGirls said...

I wouldn't have even noticed that that was a picture of a picture if you hadn't mentioned it!

What a cute pair of shoes... with so many memories attached. I'd keep them, too!

Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

Lynn said...

At 10 months old and JC is ready to walk. Impressive.

Barbara H. said...

I wish I had kept my sons' first shoes. What a treasure!

Dragonheart said...

So cute. :) Wonderful memories tied to those first pair of shoes!

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Montserrat said...

Wonderful shoe shot! Thanks for sharing your memories.

Imma (Alice) said...

What a wonderful post.... thanks for sharing it. Mom & Dad had my oldest brothers first shoes bronzed after he passed away, they are very special, and you are right that the scuffs and such don't show. Oh well, sigh.

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Judi said...

Great post. Love the walking shoes. What a precious memory!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I take pictures of pictures, too! And I have saved all my boys' first shoes, too.

Steph

MommyBa said...

Lots of good memories with that pair of shoes. As Moms, I guess we're all on the same page when it comes to memorable stuff.

Happy weekend!

Pato & Pearl said...

Wow..this is so classic and very nostalgic!..I love this post! Great pic.....

Pearl

Anonymous said...

So beautifully written, as always, that it made me cry! I can't believe our little man was ever so tiny. I miss those days but think some day he's going to go to Prom and we get to break out the cupid pix. You need to post those adorable pix. What fun! Miss you and love you lots.

mb
xoxo

yerdoingitwrong said...

SO sweet, girl.