I have a bad habit of buying adorable clothes for my kids and then never letting them wear them. I gave in today and here is Clare in an adorable Kangacoo original.
For the past four years or so I have been a loyal customer of *golden* custom sewn tees.Â They are adorable clothes, mainly t-shits, that are designed by an amazingly creative and talented mom who has now become my friend. I use her to create one of a kind outfits for many special occasions such as birthdays and holidays for my girls.
*golden* recently had a contest where the winner would win a year of adorable shirts – one a month!!!!Â I never suspected that I could win since she has around 2,500 fans on her facebook page.Â But, I did!!!! I was so excited!Â So far, I’ve received Kate’s super cute Hello Kitty birthday tee, V-day tee and beyond awesome St. Patty’s day tee!Â I’m getting them for Kate so I can hopefully use most of them for Clare eventually.Â I’m thinking in addition to being a great designer my friend at *golden* is also a savvy business women since I end up purchasing a coordinating tee for Clare as well. :/Â I just can’t stand the cuteness!!!
Kate is on the mini team at her dance studio’s company (competitive dance group).Â I know, I know.Â We can discuss the issues I am sure many people see with that at a later time.Â So far, for me, the only issue is wrangling my very active 19-month old while Kate is in class.
Clare always has to watch the girls from out side the studio.Â But, when she gets a chance to go in an empty room she goes nuts.Â Here are some videos showing some moves she has picked up. 🙂
Lessons learned:Â don’t leave out your wrapping supplies when a 13-month old is around and never underestimate the power of a cheap, loud make-shift toy.Â Also, please don’t report me to CPS.
A whole lot to update everyone on but we have been very busy so this is a short one!Â Clare is now one year old! I was looking at pictures of Kate at her first birthday party and the size difference between the two of them astounds me.Â So, I looked up Kate’s stats.Â Here you go:
Kate at 12-months
Clare at 12-months
19.13 lbs (25%)
With commentary from Kate.
Clare turned 10-months old yesterday!Â She is actively walking around the couches and coffee table but hasn’t taken that first solo step yet.Â Kate was 10.5 months when she walked so we will see!Â Clare is so tiny that it will be pretty cute seeing her toddle around.Â She is also cutting her first tooth on the bottom front.Â It is taking forever to come in and is causing her a lot of discomfort.Â She has a runny nose, which made her get a nasty cough, and I had to give her some baby Advil the other night so she could finally sleep after hours of crying.Â Here are some pictures to catch you up.
I am so behind but we are busy, busy busy!!Â And, obviously having a lot of fun!
Weight: 17.5 lbs – 20%
Height: 26.5″ – 10-15%
She is still a champion crawling, eats as if a bottomless pit and learned to wave and say “bye-bye”.Â We were in Kingman, AZ on 3/22 on our way back from visiting Brett’s Aunt Marian, Uncle Richard and Mama Ellie (grandma) in Albuquerque, NM along with Brett’s parents.Â So, here are some pictures of her on the hotel couch in her PJs.
Kate’s 3-year stats:
Weight: 32lbs – 45%
Height” 39″ – 80%
Doctor estimated that she would be between 5’6 and 5’7 full grown.Â I’m hoping for taller.Â Clare, on the other had, is estimated at 5’1 to 5’2!!Â Maybe she will have a growth spurt someday.