Emmy’s Best Day Ever Buying Her Cousin His First Pair Of Shoes

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Emmy has a thing for shoes.

She's been like this since the time she could talk and crawl. At her birthday parties she would carefully open all the presents and ooh and ah at the toys and games… but when she would get to shoes she would stop opening any more gifts, as if the shoes were the ultimate offering!

Fast forward years later and she still loved shoes.

When her new cousin was born she even asked if we could bring him shoes to the hospital as a gift. I had to constantly remind her that he didn't need shoes yet, but when the time came we would buy him his first pair.

And now that he is nine months old, and crawling plus pulling up like an expert, the time is here to buy him those much anticipated first pair of shoes.

You would have thought it was Emmy's birthday when I told her!

I knew that there would be no way for her to control her enthusiasm so we left straight away for Target. 

When we were at Target we were really excited to find Surprize, an exclusive line of cute and comfy shoes by Stride Rite, available only at Target. Surprize represents style and substance…now within reach. The best of Stride Rite – comfort, fit, and durability – is now at Target which makes it super convenient to buy shoes for all the little ones in your life! They have Surprize for girls and Surprize for boys!

Em fell in LOVE with these little shoes for her baby cousin! They look so sweet and grown up all at once, and we chose these ones because they were so comfy on the inside, would be perfect for dress up events and for him to cruise around in as he practiced his new walking skills!

Surprize is guaranteed to provide the following:

  • Comfort – These shoes have a generous fit and all memory foam footbeds, ensuring great comfort for your kids
  • Fit – The shoes have very flexible outsoles allowing for an agile, natural step and growth
  • Durability – The rubber toes ensure durability

We looked at a bunch of the Surprize shoes and they all had comfort, fit and durability! We can't wait to see him wear these!


The new Surprize by Stride Rite is available for the first time only at Target, and that they can be purchased at all US Target locations and online at Shop Surprize by Stride Rite. Be sure to check out Stride Rite on their social channels for more information!

Do you have a shoe lover in your family too?

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. Your daughter is adorable and so are the shoes! What a great memory that she can share with her little cousin when he gets older! That’s awesome! 🙂

  2. Awww she is so cute that she wanted to buy him shoes. I really like that particular pair and want to get some for my little boy.

  3. Your little one looks adorable! Well, maybe it started with one pair, but in a few years, she will be like the rest of us girls, with too many pairs to handle! 🙂

  4. She is a cutie and she has great taste in shoes! I love these and will be sure to look for them. This line seems to have some really nice choices for boys and girls from what I have seen so far.

  5. Emmy looks cute & I can see she is very much excited to hold her cousin in her hands. I just love that she was patient enough for nine months to get him the best gift. Surprize looks like a new brand, but sounds pretty good & looks stylish as well.

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