April showers are a whole lot more fun when you have a new pair of Dragon Boots to stomp about in. And adding a pair of goggles certainly does complete the ensemble.
Ben, Sasha, and I went shopping today, focusing on Sasha's needs for simple clothing. Steve and I have been completely bewildered by most of the girls' clothing we have. It's all so particular - like jeans with pink floral ruffles that perfectly match the pink floral shirt but exclude them from wear with a red shirt (terrible example, but it really causes us no end of stress). We had no idea how terribly complicated girls' clothing is. So today I got solid shirts and plain shorts and pants for Sasha... I do so love the cutsie girlie stuff but sometimes a girl just needs a t-shirt! Note: do not allow this to dissuade you from purchasing adorable outfit-set-things for Sash. Those are expensive and delightful and we will gratefully accept them as gifts and supplement them with $3 khaki shorts to safeguard our sanity :)
The goggles came with a pair of swimshorts that Ben chose (I suspect they were chosen specifically because of the "free" goggles) and while at Gymboree our eyes spotted an upgrade to the Shark Boy Boots made famous in such posts as: Ben the Chocolate Monkey Shark Boots Boy, God bless the U.S.A., and The Craziest Child Ever Created. I only hope that the Dragon Boots will be so treasured.