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Halloween is only a few short days away! Are you excited? I know we are! This year, we have themed costumes. Dan and Kyle are being wizards, Sophie, our dog Snickers, and I are going as witches, and poor little Xander has been a naughty boy, because he's going to be a frog.
One thing I am always mindful of on Halloween is safety. We always check each and every piece of candy once we get home. If something is partially unwrapped, not wrapped at all, or just looks suspicious, into the trash it goes!
My oldest son no longer goes trick-or-treating with us. He is in 8th grade, and goes out with his friends in the neighborhood. There are rules, though. He must have a flashlight, and he must be in a group of 4 or more. Also, it's highly preferred that someone in the group has a cell phone in case of an emergency.
It's also important to stay safe while trick-or-treating. After all, there are lots of dangers when venturing out in the dark. We always use glow-sticks or reflective tape to make sure we're visible to motorists. One way we're upping our Halloween safety this year is by choosing light-up shoes from the Stride Rite Halloween Page.
Stride Rite has been a trusted leader in children's footwear for as long as I can remember, and they are known for their commitment to quality. This year, they're offering a wide variety of character themed light-up shoes that are specially designed to coordinate with many Halloween costumes. Do you have a Cinderella on your hands? Or maybe Ariel? They've got you covered! There are also Captain America and Spider Man shoes for the little guys in your life, to name just a couple!
Like I said, my Sophie is a witch. her costume is black and purple with pink accents. These adorable Sugar and Spice Starlit shoes are the perfect complement! I love the feminine detail and hint of glitter. They are also very easy to put on and take off, since there is an alternative closure.
Sophie couldn't wait to try out her new shoes. They light up with every step, and this totally seemed to amaze her. So much, in fact, that she decided to strip down to her underwear, put on her shoes, and told us to turn off the lights to watch her "magic sparkle shoes" in the dark.
I will say, Sophie was not at all amused when I told her we had to take pictures of her shoes with her costume. My girl is one smart little cookie, and she knew this was a TRICK because it's not Halloween yet. She got very pouty, and this is the closest to a smile I could get. I had to make ridiculous faces and cluck like a chicken to elicit even this...Don't judge. You know it's fun to be a goof with the kids!
I know we're going to have a blast trick-or-treating this year. We live in an awesome neighborhood full of great people, and I know Sophie will want to show off her brand new Stride Rite shoes....And I will be happy knowing that her favorite shoes are helping to keep her safe while we're out filling our bags with candy.
Oh, and if you're looking for shoes that don't have light-up features, Stride Rite has you covered there as well. Seriously, they have tons and tons of great styles for girls and boys.
Xander absolutely loves his Bronco shoes from Stride Rite. He calls them his "Chicago Bears Shoes" since they're blue and orange. Yes, I live in the Cleveland area and am a Chicago fan. We don't announce this at any of the sports bars in the area, since Browns fans can get a little crazy!
Anyway, these shoes are absolutely adorable and very well made. I love the fact that they offer easy velcro closure since it makes putting Xander's shoes on super quick.
Xander has been asking to wear these shoes all the time. He absolutely loves them! Here he is, all ready to take the doggy for a walk with his Daddy! How cute is he?!
To check out the awesomeness that is Stride Rite, check out their website!
Do you have any Halloween Safety tips you'd like to share? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Happy Halloween, and Be Safe!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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