Sunday, 25 May 2014: One Year and Fifty Three Days Old.
Ayla’s developing a passion for fashion and I think the only thing stopping her from walking at home was a pair of sparkly shoes!!
This afternoon Ayla came crawling out of her room a hundred miles an hour dragging a t-shirt that she brought straight to me, handing it over expectedly.
I asked Ayla if she wanted me to help her put the shirt on to which she replied with a shriek and a smile.
I pulled the shirt over her head and buttoned it up at the shoulder; Ayla then stood back and grabbed at it , looking down as if to check that it looked alright!!
Then later this evening Ayla was playing quietly in her room, almost too quietly, so I stuck my head in to check on her.
I saw Ayla sitting on the floor surrounded by shoes, her shoe draw open, and she was trying to put a little pink sandal on her foot.
Ayla caught a glimpse of me and immediately held out the shoe so I could help her with it.
With one shoe on we went looking for the matching other, then when they were both on Ayla held my hands and charged out to the lounge room to show her Daddy.
After a brief parade she took me back into her room and selected a new pair of shoes, which again I helped her put on and she again showed them off to her Dad.
The third pair of shoes were sequinned, sparkly black slippers and Ayla seemed to like them the most.
She was almost running down the hall to show her Dad and when she finally got to him Ayla started stomping her feet, almost as if she was tap dancing with excitement.
Then I let her go.
Ayla walked the whole way down the hall by herself, and then back again.
Then she walked around the lounge to her toys.
It was as if all the encouragement Ayla needed to walk at home was a pair of pretty shoes, which of course is completely understandable… It’s amazing what a gorgeous pair of shoes can achieve 😉