When we brought Jules home from the hospital, things at home looked strange. My mother was staying with us and she had tidied areas of the house I hadn’t touched for a year. Also, Finn’s vocabulary had increased and he was somehow more well behaved. But the most profound change was in Bennett. It seemed like he’d aged three months in three days. We’d been staring at tiny newborn feet and hands all weekend and suddenly Bennett looked gigantic to us. When he ran over to give us a hug I looked at Robbie and I knew he was thinking the exact same thing. Nobody told us to look at Bennett before we left for the hospital with the understanding that we were looking at our baby for the last time. That he would be caught in a place between little and big when we got back. We weren’t ready at all.
Bennett’s feet are bigger than Finn’s were at the same age. They’re like big paddles and he flops around on them, not 100% sure on his feet. As cute as he looks in the old Converse that Finn wore when he was three, he seems to clunk around in them and it looks like he might trip over at any moment. He needs a softer sole. His Freshly Picked moccasins are my new go-to shoes for him.
When I first put them on him, I was wondering how they would hold up. They are soft soles but they’re made of strong suede. So he’s literally like a cave man in these things. And they actually get cuter the more worn-in they get. They go with everything from skinny jeans to bruised knees and his little paddles are comfortable in them. Aaaaand they stay on his feet! And because these suede lovelies are soft enough for newborn feet, Jules has a matching pair. Ahh gee-whiz I love them.
G I V E A W A Y
I’m teaming up with Freshly Picked to give away a pair of soft sole moccasins in the winner’s choice of size and color. If you need help deciding, Bennett and Jules are wearing Limited Edition Stone Suede moccasins in this post. I also love the earthy boy colors in the Utah collection, and I feel like neon pink moccs would be a perfect gift for one of Finn’s BFFs (all his besties are girly girls). Click over to Freshly Picked for more inspiration.
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