Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happiest kid in the world

I am infatuated with birth order. It ceases to amaze me the order in which children are born and knowing how they will "turn out" when they are older. I strongly believe birth order plays a huge role in who you are in life and what your personality traits turn out to be like. My 3rd little one is absolutely the most laid-back, easy going, go with the flow little ham!

Happy as a little lark in his car seat waiting for everyone else. He even smiles for the camera through his nukie!

He's not always happy, happy, happy!

Just kidding!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


What is all of this lumber for?

Here's the beginnings of what I built:

Any ideas?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

That looks good...

Something looks delicious on my plate!

And maybe not! A lime looks green, inviting, tasty...I guess not!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Baby Names

Prior to our kids being born, we lamented over baby names. With our oldest, we had a very difficult time trying to find a name/names. We would throw out names to see if the other liked it, and 99.999999% of the time, the other would have one reason or another that they didn't like it. For instance, I liked Jack, Mike didn't. Why? There was a guy in college that lived across the hall from him that smoked pot all the time. Therefore a kid named Jack=a pot smoker. Mike liked the name Hannah. It reminded me of a hippy flower girl type person who had flowers in her hair and didn't care about anything. Therefore Hannah=hippy kid. Nope. Wasn't going to happen!

With our 2nd, we broke down and ended up getting baby books and going through them. We'd each pick our 5 to 10 names, then tell the other. Again, things got so heated that one of us would end up walking away or "quitting" trying to name our little one. At one point, Mike decided that we'd break up the pain of baby names by having contests to see who could come up with the best Vikings, 80's rocker, grandma, etc. names. THIS, my friends, was comical relief. We laughed and laughed and laughed at names for each category. It also helped to cushion the names we each thought of that were "real" possibilities for our child.

With our 3rd, we'd just casually say a f ew names and see if they stuck. We both knew how offended we'd get when the other would immediately shut down a name, so we took it easier with naming the baby. We did get a few books a few times, but we were living in chaos, so it didn't work out the best.

Our 1st born name options were:

Kirk, Dirk, Blake, Tyler, Jason

Hailey, Olivia, Julia, Isabella

Blake David it is. David is my dad's first name. Papa Dave-if my kid's could actually "know" you, other than through pictures...that'd be heaven on earth!

Our 2nd:


Hayden, Gabriella,

Makenna Jane it is. Makenna came about after she was born. Mike just "came up" with the name on the spot. The middle name was going to be Michelle (my sister's name), but it didn't work very well with Makenna. Jane is part of both of Mike's grandma's names.

Our 3rd:

Crosby, Hudson

Gianna, Brooke

Crosby Charles it is. Charles is Mike's dad's first name. We love our papa Charlie!