Finding booties that stay on your little prince’s feet while giving him enough support to transition from crawler to waddler is a supreme pain in the ass.
So we figure any shoe that’s good enough for Holland’s royal family is good enough for us. (Yes, we are easily impressed by titles.)
Born in the Netherlands, Boumy is the latest baby shoe to make its stateside debut. The all-leather slippers are handcrafted with an elastic ankle band so they can be easily pulled on and off (by you, not them). Slightly textured bottoms also allow tiny toes to develop a natural gripping technique and ensure that your tot doesn’t go slip-sliding around.
After testing them on our own mini sovereigns, we deemed the booties (love the moccasins for fall) equally useful as slippers for the newly bipedal and house shoes for the more experienced toddler.
Crown not included.
Available online at boumy.com, $32.
Tin Can Planting
What: Little green jeans pot tomato seeds.
Why: Put that can to use instead of tossing it in the recycling bin.
When: Wed., 9:30 a.m.
Where: Calloway’s Nursery Dallas, 7410 N. Greenville Ave. (214-363-0525); Calloway’s Nursery Fort Worth, 2651 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth (817-923-9979). Registration (required) online at calloways.com. Participation is free.
Lions Club Balloon Festival and Fair
What: Go for a spin on carnival rides and watch colorful balloons take to the sky.
Why: The super slide is just your tiny thrill-seeker’s speed.
When: Fri., 5-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 6-11 a.m.
Where: Copperas Branch Park, 100 Copperas Branch Rd., Highland Village. Admission is free.
Cyberchase — The Chase Is On
What: Pass through a portal to experience the exhibit based on the award-winning PBS cartoon.
Why: He’ll think it’s out of this world.
When: Thru Sept. 3. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy. 360, at FAA Blvd., Fort Worth (817-967-1560). Adults, $4; children, $2; under 2, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Boumy