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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New shoes


I bought these new shoes recently (aren't they cute?), and Sophia has completely taken them over. She seriously won't let me wear them. If I want to wear them she freaks out and puts them on herself. If I manage to get them on my feet without her knowledge and she sees me with them on, she physically tries to get them off of me. Even though I keep them in their shoebox in my closet, she knows which one it is and wears them all the time. I'm pretty sure she's worn them way more often than I have in the short time I've owned them.

I love this picture because it just reminds me how much my children look to me as their example. Sophie sees me look in this mirror every day as I get ready. She sees me wear jewelry. She sees me wear stylin' shoes. She wants to be like her mommy in everything she does. She's always watching me and often copying the things I do.

Just makes me realize I need to make sure that everything I do is copy worthy, because that is how I teach my children the most: not with my words, but with my actions.

This photograph is being entered into the We Spy: You Spy challenge for the week: I spy something new (my shoes). It is also being entered into the 5minutesformom Mother's Day photo contest: What does motherhood mean to you?

30 comments :

  1. I love that picture! Sophie is just so cute!

    And I am happy that you are getting your meds adjusted so you can feel more like yourself. Sorry it's messing with your range though.

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  2. awesome photo!
    and awesome post.

    happy spying!

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  3. Love the picture! that is so true, my son says and sometimes act just like me. My McKenna is a little me and Emma looks just likes her father but acts like her mother. Good luck spying.

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  4. love. that. photo!
    and such wonderful words to go with it!
    great spy...thanks for playing along.

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  5. Sophia is simply adorable, and discovering she is so cute in that mirror! I love her!

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  6. What a great picture - it totally tells a story. What a great memory to have, too.

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  7. I.Love.This.

    Too adorable for words....

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  8. I've noticed too many times that my little shadow has picked up on non copy worthy things. Like, she'll be playing by herself and start chewing out her toys. :(

    Very cute picture!

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  9. As sweet as sweet can be!
    (p.s. I love the shoes too!)

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  10. What an adorable picture! That really captures a moment:)

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  11. Oh my gosh! I think that is my favorite one of your photos yet! How absolutely precious! You really have a gift!

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  12. That is the sweetest picture. Great shoes too.:)

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  13. What a memorable picture of our darling Sophie! Just love it!

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  14. I *love* those shoes and I *love* that picture!

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  15. ditto to what everyone said. that is seriously THE perfect picture.

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  16. This picture is ADORABLE!

    So I have been doing Total Body Fitness for months now. . . I just barely found out your mom is the instructor. I enjoy the workouts. I don't that yoga helps me loose weight, but it feels good.

    I am glad you found out your thyroid is low. Mike wants me to have mine checked, but I would be upset if nothing was wrong. Make sense? I don't have any hair loss, just tired ALL the time, and gaining or not being able to loose weight AT ALL. So frustrating.

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  17. just fantastic!

    check out our site today :)

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  18. As a mom of four girls myself I just had to vote for your photo in 5MfM's contest. I love it! My triplets are 20 months now and constantly walking around here in my shoes.... when they aren't wearing big sis's shoes that is. Hope you win!

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  19. well, you have my vote... this is an amazing picture!

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  20. Hi! My name is Melissa and if you have been keeping dibs on the voting for 5 mintues for mom as I have been =) then I am the one who is neck and neck with you! =) I just wanted to say that your photo is awesome! SOOO cute! I told a friend that if I lose to you, at least its to a FANTASTIC picture!

    =)

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  21. That is a great picture!!

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  22. Hey Lara...
    just placed my vote for your photo - which by the way I did think was the best - hope you win the contest - you deserve it :)
    keep us posted!!

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  23. hi! i'm maddy's little sister. she told me to go vote for your picture and i have to say not only is it the best, and sweetest photo on there but your story is so cute. i cried a little! your kids are adorable and really hope you win! (cute shoes, too... i have some like them but with a heel and not a wedge and i am really jealous)

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  24. Congratulations!!!

    Your little shoe-stealing Sophie won you $1000!!!

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  25. Congratulations! That is a super cute photo.

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