How I Do It: Shopping with the Girls

Good morning and happy Monday!  I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend.  We had off and on rain here, so the pool wasn’t an option.  Logan ended up getting pink eye in his other eye, but the other children have managed to stay healthy.  With a barbecue on Saturday night to a birthday celebration last night, it’s safe to say we had a great weekend!  Yesterday, the girls got up from their naps a little earlier than the boys.  Instead of hanging out around the house waiting for the boys to get up, I decided to take the girls shopping.  I knew we were heading to my parents’ house that night to celebrate my youngest sister’s birthday, so it kind of worked out.  Logan wasn’t going to be able to come to dinner, since he had pink eye.  So Lanier stayed with the boys, while the girls and I went shopping and then to dinner.
I knew I had to exchange a pair of shoes at Nordstrom and get my new watch sized, so that’s where we decided to go.  It’s funny how soon you forget that a simple outing can be an extra special adventure in their eyes.  I mean seriously, they get excited about pushing the blue button on the doors to get int  You know, the ones that make the doors open automatically.  Those kind of cheap thrills.  And since I’m usually pushing a stroller, the girls had never had the chance to use the escalator.  Well, since I was strollerless, we jumped on.  Or should I say, Effie and I jumped on.  Wheeler then decided she didn’t want to do it.  Reminder, this was after Effie and I were on our way DOWN the escalator.  A lady behind us talked Wheeler into it, and held her hand.  And then of course she wanted to do it again.
I knew I wanted to get Wheeler a new pair of dressy closed toe shoes.  Effie really didn’t need a pair, but since she was with us I treated her to a new pair.  Plus, with the Anniversary Sale going on, the prices were too good to pass up.  The children’s shoes section was pretty crowded.  Thankfully, we lucked out and a nice man that worked there helped us right away.  The girls and I had kind of already perused the section, so I was able to tell him exactly which shoes we wanted to try.  He measured the girls’ feet, which they always get a kick out of.  That same silver measuring tool that we all used at the shoe store growing up.  He quickly came back with a few different sizes.  They each tried on several pairs until they arrived at the perfect fit.  Both girls requested to leave their new shoes on, so I let them.  I think that’s a pretty good sign that they liked their shoes.
 Wheeler’s are by Ruby & Bloom.
Effie’s are by Sam Edelman.
While we waited in line to check-out, the girls amused themselves with the mirrors, ruler, the fish tank, etc.  And they knew that if they behaved, they would be rewarded with a balloon.  As always, so many forms of entertainment at Nordstrom.  What other department store has these perks for little ones?
 Their dresses are by Lilly Pulitzer.
Patiently waiting while I had my new watch sized.
There’s a small television in another area that plays children’s cartoons.  But I try and stay clear of that one, since I know that my children would be sucked in to wanting to stay forever!  There’s also a piano at the bottom of the escalator at Nordstrom where people play on it sometimes.  My children love to just stare.  Our Belk here used to have a pianist when I was growing up, and I remember loving to watch them play, but I’m not sure they do that anymore.
When all was said and done, we had a great shopping experience.  The girls were happy with their new shoes and purple balloons.  And I was happy that they were all smiles, and that I had saved money on some cute shoes that they loved.
I hope y’all have a great start to your week!  The girls have Vacation Bible School this week.  I’m volunteering today, so the boys could have enjoyed the nursery at church for the day.  But since little Logan is recovering from pink eye, he and Vaughn are staying home with my father-in-law.
Happy Monday!
Shop the post below, including other sale shoes I’m considering for the girls.
I’m thinking I’ll save them until Christmas.  Be sure and check out the rest of the Kids’ Shoes during the Anniversary Sale here.

A big thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!  As always, all opinions are my own.

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