Some of you may already know that Ryan and I share the two most adorable nieces, and the two most handsome nephews ever imaginable.

Avery is one of those gorgeous toddlers. She just turned two. I was lucky enough to be in Canada for that second birthday just two weeks ago.

Naturally while I was home Avery made a point of dedicating herself to trying on every pair of my shoes. These photos document the discovery.

Avery made sure each pair saw the short runway of our upstairs hall. She fell five times. Probably because most of my shoes are heels.

Luckily no permanent injury was sustained.

Note the last picture. Every time she put her feet into the shoes she had to hold the wall for support.

Sometimes she put the shoes too far away from the wall to reach. So she had to stretch herself between the sturdy wall and enticing shoes.

One of the falls occurred when she slipped during this very balancing act.

(More on my most recent Canada trip to come)