Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Always keep a little Texas in your heart

I bought these boots for my little fellow when we visited Texas earlier this year. He wanted a pair of boots really badly and refused to take these off after trying them on at the store in Texas. The man had to cut the price tags off and he wore them home. He's been living in them ever since.
He gets lots of comments on these boots here in Melbourne. It's not that common for two year old boys to run around in such handsome cowboy boots here in the big city. He adores them and so do I. They are a daily reminder of Texas and of my maternal Grandfather who wore boots very similar to these most of his life. Just trying to keep a little Texas in our hearts...and on our feet!

17 comments:

kristin said...

I, too, keep a little Texas in my life -- and now at school, too! They planted these great wild flowers all around the campus that are really lupine but look like bluebonnets! It's like being "home" again.

Maya Gonzales Berry said...

I have a wild pair of multi-colored boots from back home. They are yellow, turquoise, and red! I haven't put them on here in Oz yet, but when ever I would wear them in Spain my husband would get a kick of watching everyone watch my feet!
Now you have to teach your little one to Texas Two-Step.

Dorian Speed said...

Those are great! Did you also get him a boot jack?

suzinoz said...

@ kristin--remember taking our photos in the blue bonnets near our apartment in SA that time?

@ Maya--I bet the Aussies will love them. If only I could remember the two step. I've lived here for 10 years now, my memory is fading!

@ Dorian--No, no boot jack. He's quite good at getting them on and off--they are really the ideal shoe for kids. No laces, no velcro and so much more attractive than crocs. Love them.

Nathalie said...

Nothing like a daily reminder of home....how important that is. And he'd just look so cute in them.

Lisa in Oz said...

SO cute! I agree that they're the perfect shoes for little kids - my younger brother had a pair as a child, and he adored them...and so did my mom because they didn't have to be tied or velcroed!

suzinoz said...

@ Nathalie--he does look bloody cute. Can't believe you haven't seen them yet.

@ Lisa--Thanks. They are great.

Laine Moore said...

I'm still looking (well... was looking the last time I was in San Antonio) for the perfect boots.

Those are adorable!

Maya- you should wear them they sound amazing!

-Danielle

suzinoz said...

@ Danielle-I've owned a pair of Larry Mahan's for about 16 years now. They are so comfortable and still look great. There are so many choices though, I can understand why you are still looking!

Nikki said...

My son had a pair that he loved to wear with a Superman cape I made him, along with a pair of Underoos. He had his own style, even back then.

Claire said...

I just wanted to let you know that I found your blog yesterday and have since read every one of your entries! I'm an American who's always been fascinated by Australia and has often dreamed of becoming an expat like you, so your blog is the perfect thing for me. I really appreciate your insight into the differences between Aussie and American culture. Thanks so much!

suzinoz said...

@ Claire--Thanks for stopping by. Glad you've enjoyed reading the blog. Australia is a fantastic place and it's getting easier and easier for Americans to live here all the time. Best of luck!

cham815 said...

I have always wanted a pair of cowboy boots for myself - there is a place on Chapel Street, Windsor that sells them. I've almost convinced myself and when I saw these cuties - I thought why not me?
I'll go and check them out again this week end.
Em

suzinoz said...

@ Em-Go for it. I think I know the store you are talking about. In my opinion, everyone should own a pair!

Annelise said...

Love that!

Bush Babe said...

These are JUST GORGEOUS... I have two little ones that would LOVE boots like that. Do you think you could import a few for us?? (This is not Aussie sarcasm BTW... I am serious!!)
:-)
BB

suzinoz said...

@BB- We'll probably head back to the USA again in March 2010. So if you are still interested then, I'm happy to see what I can find for you. =)