Now that we have a walker in the house, we decided it was time for shoes. After much deliberation, we got these:
They are absolutely darling. Much cuter than that picture makes them look. And the girls actually seem to like them. It was so hard to find a pair of shoes that would work for both girls. For one thing, they are two sizes apart- Amelia is in a 6 and Claire is in a 4. And apparently Claire has skinny ankles or oddly-shaped feet or something. Amelia was really easy to fit but we tried every pair of shoes in the store (literally) on poor Claire. One size would be almost too small (like she would grow out of them very quickly) and so we would go up a size and they would be like clown shoes. Even half-sizes didn't help. Anyway, these finally fit her and then it was easy to fit them on Amelia too. So we have shoes!
Daddy almost had a stroke when we told him how much they were though ($32). But I wanted them to have a good pair of shoes that they can wear for awhile. And for growing feet, I figure it is better to have one or two really good pairs of shoes than 4 or 5 crap pairs. Plus, look how cute!