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Sunday, June 04, 2006

big girl shoes for big girl feet!


We took Estee to get her first real pair of shoes today. She sat in the little chair and had her feet measured and everything. She looked like a little queen in the chair but I couldn't get the camera out in time.
Don't you want to know why we got her new shoes? She's walking! Hooray for Estee!
Last week she took 1-3 steps without holding on here and there but yesterday and this morning she took more! Because of her new walking skill she began to crawl like a spider. Instead of crawling on her knees she gets up on her feet but has her hands down, so she's half crawling and half walking, it's so funny!
The above picture is her walking to me this morning.

12 Comments:

Blogger Ayelet said...

That is so exciting! Tip from physical therapists: Have her walk barefoot mostly until she's using walkin as her primary mode of ambulation. It's the best way to gain stability, balance, walking "expertise".

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They used to give kids shoes with very high/stiff sides etc. when they had started walking for support.

Now the doctors know that it's much better to let the kid walk barefoot as much as possible until they're very steady and walking properly. This helps them develop all their little foot and ankle muscles properly, instead of them remaining weak and relying on the stiff shoe. If you need a shoe because you are outside, I recommend Robeez or Bobux (and you can get imitation ones at Target). These are super-soft leather 'mocasins' that will keep the feet / socks clean but they are so pliable that they don't interfere with the child's new skill!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Renegade Kosher said...

She looks so cute! I did want to reply to your comment, though, on becoming a kosher chef. For most of the branches I've researched, and from the few kosher chefs out there who will talk with me, I've found that you need to not only go to culinary school to be a chef (which I start in September), but also take classes with your rabbi to learn Kashrut law like the back of your hand. It's just som of the strickter branches would PREFER you to also become a rabbi, so you have that much better an understanding of the laws and the reasons behind them. Me, I'm going the former route after much concideration. I want to open my kosher meat & dairy resturants, and I want to just cook. It's what I do best... So why try to do something I don't feel is my calling? Feel free to e-mail me at steven@renegadekosher.com if you want to discuss it further, of course. I could reccomend some good cooking schools across the country, and ones to avoid that I've looked thru/heard about. We need more kosher chefs, and we especially need kosher chefs who get cooking shows! The only ones in the US are one on PBS on the East Coast, and one on the Jewish Programming Network! Food Network, give us a kosher cooking show! ^^

7:37 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

ayelet- yeah, my pediatritian told me that. Besides, she screams when we put the shoes on and I think they are too big, is that normal?
Anon- I was all ready to buy robeez, that's what we went in for but the shoe man said that they are not for walking outside. I told him I see kids who do it all the time. He told me that a costumer of his didn't listen and their child stepped on glass (it went through the shoe because it's so pliable) and now needs 4 surgeries to repair the tendons and everything. the shoes we got are real shoes just a little softer than yours or mine.
Renegade, I;ll respond later, babies crying!

1:43 AM  
Anonymous also a mom said...

wow, thats so exciting that she's walking! i've been following your blog because i have a baby girl almost the same age (10.5 months) and our kids are very alike ... but not anymore! my baby isn't even close to walking ... she's just cruising a little on couches ... oh well, now i'll see what we have to look forward to!

5:25 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

also a mom: That is perfectly normal for a baby at your child's age! From the moment Estee started moving at all I knew she would walk early. She just wants to go! Thanks so much for reading my blog so often! It's always fun reading about other babies!! :)
Renegade: I think knowing the laws of kashrus is good enough but really, even if you don't many restaurants have non-jewish chefs and you just pay and mashgiach. Whatever makes you happy, do. I don't know where you live but where I live the only thing that matters is if your restaurant is under the vaad of kashrus which you need to pay to be and be checked by them. If I were you I would call the local vaad or whoever gives their hashgacha to restaurants and ask what the requirements are.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Ei said...

Estee is becoming a very pretty little lady
It is hard to lose weight when you have a little one disrupting your schedule...Do you have time for the gym??
PLease explain how to do that audioclip..I got the song but I don't know to load it on to the site.....

12:46 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I remember the first pair that my daughter wore so cute.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

ei- I go to the gym 2-3 times a week depending on time. What sound clip and what song?
social worker- did she scream and cry when you first put them on because that's what Estee did

11:04 AM  
Anonymous JustMe said...

Now I'm all sidetracked by the chef discussion - in my experience the chef needs to have a basic understanding of some Kashrus, because a mashgiach is not always there.

In a lot of restaurants the mashgiach is a spot-checker (random visits to make sure products are ok, etc), not the person who is going to hold your hand or lean over when halfway through a dish something is done wrong.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I just meant that he doesn't have to become a rabbi just to be a kosher chef

2:50 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

That's awesome! I think Elianna's a ways away from that...

10:38 PM  

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