When we were checking Peter out of the hospital we had to go through a bunch of informative documents and notes from the doctor telling you what to do, and not do with your baby. Such as: your baby must always be in a car seat. This car seat must be correctly installed. Baby walker and bouncers are bad for your baby's muscle development, etc. One that stuck out to me was that babies and toddlers should wear sunglasses.
Huh. I hadn't really thought about it before, but it made sense. We have Lucy wear a hat for sun protection when she goes outside, which is even more important here because we live in scorching west Texas. I've had "Lucy Sunglasses" in the back of my mind and finally decided to add it to my grocery list so I would remember to look for some.
I finally remembered to look for some shades for Lucy this week. As we was heading towards the baby section of the grocery store, I noticed a spinning display stand at the head of the aisle full of kiddy sunglasses. Lucy tried on a few pairs and we finally decided on these.
She loved them and wore them for the rest of the shopping trip and on the way home, even though there was a huge plastic tag attached in the middle that stuck out from her face. Why don't they have scissors at the check out counters?
Here is the re-do!
|Before: I'm not really into the whole Tinkerbell thing, but I liked the shape, and they were small enough to fit Lucy's face.|
|Carefully pop lenses out and set aside. These were incredibly difficult to get out. I ran the glasses under super hot water to loosen the frames and eventually got them out without breaking them!|
|Spray with paint color of your choice. Let dry between coats, and flip frames over to fully cover all sides. I used a matte black because that's what I had on hand, I think these would look great with a shiny finish too.|
|Lucy loves her new glasses!|
|No autographs, please.|
|Being a giggler.|
|Pointing out her new shades.|
|Modeling the "hair-fling" pose|
|Lucy's new favorite hobby: chewing on her fingers|
I was afraid that the black spray paint wouldn't stay on the frames very well, but they seem to be holding up despite not having sanding them or priming them before painting them. I love spray paint!