My Top 5 Picks of Shoes for Boys

My top 5 picks of shoes for boys

Over the weekend we took Elijah to the park. Most of the time when we go out on weekends I take him in our stretchy wrap because I find that it's so much easier than getting the pram in and out of the car all the time. And it also means we have more space in the car for our shopping.

He's at this stage where he's so close to walking, but he doesn't quite have the confidence just yet to let go of our hands. Just the last week or so he has started walking beside us holding one hand which is a huge improvement. A few weeks ago he didn't even want to stand in front of us without gripping on to us with two hands and holding on for dear life! Sometimes when we're at home and he's walking around the furniture he will let go and take two or three steps towards us but that's the most he'll do by himself.

So when we were at the park he was wanting to walk up to the other kids to see what they were doing and play with them. And when we were getting ready to leave, he wanted to walk in between us holding our hands as we walked along the path through the park. On the way home, we went to get his feet measured so we could start looking to get him some proper first walking shoes.

Since then I've been looking online to find some to buy for Elijah, which hasn't been easy because his feet are quite small at a size 3.5 UK. However, I have found some that I love so I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite ones. Here are my top 5 picks of shoes for boys:

 

Bobux Swap Shoes - Navy Blue || £35

 

I love navy blue shoes for little boys - and these are no exception. I think this particular style is quite versatile as they are casual enough to be worn as everyday shoes, but they also look quite smart and dressy so would be perfect for a special occasion too.

Bobux Trackside Sneakers - White/Navy || £35

 

Also from Bobux, are these adorable trainers. These are a much more casual, sporty style which I also love. Perfect for little boys who want to run around and kick a football or play in the playground.

Bobux Trackside Shoes

Gap Suede Lace-Up Booties || £14.99 (normally £19.95)

 

Something a little bit different - I adore these suede lace-up boots from Gap. I love Gap for boys clothes and I think these little boots would look so cute with a pair of shorts during the spring and summer months or with jeans during autumn and winter. A great all-year round shoe - and they are on sale at the moment too, bonus!

Office Converse All Stars - Black Canvas || £44.99

 

A bit of a classic - black Converses. These are a casual and comfy everyday shoe. I would love for us all to have matching Converses some day. They have them for men, women and kids from Office - now I just have to convince my husband that we need them!

La Redoute R Essentiel Sandals - Navy Blue || £23

 

A few months before our last holiday abroad we bought Elijah these gorgeous navy blue sandals from La Redoute. They were slightly big for him at the time but he still wore them. I love them so much, I would love to get another pair of these for him in the next size up. They often have sales on La Redoute, which is fantastic.

What do you think of these shoes for little boys (or girls)? What are your favourite places to shop for shoes? Let me know in the comments or send me a tweet.

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Getting Organised, Memories & The ABC’s of Genuine Happiness

A few days ago I realised that all the photos and videos of Elijah as a newborn I have on my phone weren't backed up to my computer. This confused me because I regularly sync and backup my iPhone. After doing a little digging, I discovered what the issue was and have managed to start transferring everything to my computer.

It's not completely done yet, and it's not an easy task because I have thousands of photos and hundreds of videos from the past almost 3 years. Literally. I'm not sure if it's normal to have as many photos and videos as I do, maybe it's a mum thing? Or maybe not. Maybe it's just the type of person that I am, I love taking photos and capturing memories. We only have one life, and we are so lucky to have the technology that we do these days that so many of us probably take for granted. But honestly, I am almost embarrassed to admit just how many there were - over 10,000 photos and almost 400 videos.

I would be interested to know how many photos and videos other people have in their camera roll at the moment, just for reassurance if anything. Please do let me know in the comments to help me feel a bit more normal.

Anyway, while sorting through some of them (and trying to make extra space on my phone for new photos) I found a note I had saved and I thought it was too good not to share.

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The ABC's of Genuine Happiness

 

Accept your reality.

Be present. Be bold.

Create something exciting.

Drink plenty of water. Dance.

Exercise daily. Eat fresh foods.

Feel your emotions. Face fear.

Go outside and observe nature. Give.

Hug often. Help others.

Ignite your passions.

Jump through your comfort zone.

Kiss passionately. Keep looking forward.

Laugh. Love. Learn to let go.

Meditate daily. Make goals.

Never give up on what you want.

Own a pet. Observe beauty.

Pray. Paint. Play an instrument.

Quit a bad habit.  Quiet your mind.

Read. Relax. Reinvent yourself.

Smile. Sleep. Simplify.

Take power naps. Talk wisely.

Unleash your strengths.

Vent. Visualise your dreams.

Walk. Write. Watch the sunset.

Xerox your smiling face.

Yell less. Yield to your thoughts.

Zap negativity.

 

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I have been feeling a bit low for a while now, and it really helped me to read this and remember what is important in life. I truly believe that if there is a secret to genuine happiness this would be exactly it.

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