Luck of the Irish?

For the past four years or so I have been a loyal customer of *golden* custom sewn tees.  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!!!!  I never suspected that I could win since she has around 2,500 fans on her facebook page.  But, I did!!!! I was so excited!  So far, I’ve received Kate’s super cute Hello Kitty birthday tee, V-day tee and beyond awesome St. Patty’s day tee!  I’m getting them for Kate so I can hopefully use most of them for Clare eventually.  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. :/  I just can’t stand the cuteness!!!

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Kate's awesome leprechaun shirt

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*golden* V-day shirt and matching skirt

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Kate's 4th Birthday Tee

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Clare's matching tee

Clare at dance

Kate is on the mini team at her dance studio’s company (competitive dance group).  I know, I know.  We can discuss the issues I am sure many people see with that at a later time.  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.  But, when she gets a chance to go in an empty room she goes nuts.  Here are some videos showing some moves she has picked up. 🙂

 

Easter 2011 (it’s not too late, right?)

 

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Playgroup Easter Party

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Playgroup Easter Party

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Easter Egg Hunt at Irvine Park Railroad

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Easter Egg Hunt at Irvine Park Railroad (playgroup)

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Easter Egg Hunt at Irvine Park Railroad (Aerowyn, Kate, Layla)

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Easter Egg Hunt at Irvine Park Railroad

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Easter Egg Hunt at Irvine Park Railroad

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Easter Bunny 2011 - Kate and Clare

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Kate left carrots for the EB

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Look what the EB left for Kate!

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We even saw his little footprints

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Easter 2011 at the Dunst's

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Easter 2011 at the Dunst's

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Easter 2011 at the Dunst's - check out the loot!

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Easter 2011 at the Dunst's

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Easter 2011 at the Dunst's

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Easter 2011 at the Dunst's

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Easter 2011 at the Dunst's - Papa Tony

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Easter 2011 at the Dunst's - Aunt Cherise and Uncle Anthony

Does size matter?

A whole lot to update everyone on but we have been very busy so this is a short one!  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.  So, I looked up Kate’s stats.  Here you go:

Kate at 12-months

21.9 lbs

30.25″

 

Clare at 12-months

19.13 lbs (25%)

27.5″ (10%)

 

Yowza!

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Clare Catch-up

Clare turned 10-months old yesterday!  She is actively walking around the couches and coffee table but hasn’t taken that first solo step yet.  Kate was 10.5 months when she walked so we will see!  Clare is so tiny that it will be pretty cute seeing her toddle around.  She is also cutting her first tooth on the bottom front.  It is taking forever to come in and is causing her a lot of discomfort.  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.  Here are some pictures to catch you up.

Clare 10-months

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Clare 8-months

She’s standing!

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Clare’s 9-month and Kate’s 3-year check up

I am so behind but we are busy, busy busy!!  And, obviously having a lot of fun!

Clare 9-months

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”.  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.  So, here are some pictures of her on the hotel couch in her PJs.

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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.  I’m hoping for taller.  Clare, on the other had, is estimated at 5’1 to 5’2!!  Maybe she will have a growth spurt someday.