Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Babies Babies Babies

The name debate has been going on at full steam at our house for a while now. Mike and I haven't been very decided in anything, but both girls are not wavering from their baby name choices. Faith wants a girl, and wants to name her Jacqui or Grandma. If it's a boy, she wants to name him Grandma Papa. Kate wants a boy, and wants to name him Mike, but will also accept Shae. If it's a girl, she wants the name to be either Kate or Sparkle Jewelry Diamond. Kate is hoping for a boy so someone can be the bad guy or the prince/hero in all her games. (Apparently I'm not doing a good enough job, though you won't hear me complain about having an extra person to play one of the roles.) I don't think Faith really cares about the gender, she just wants to be able to boss someone around :). Well, I just got my ultrasound, and it turns out that it is a boy! Faith just yells "A boy!" to everyone we talk to, and Kate says "I've been waiting my whole life for a brother!!!" We are all ecstatic and I can't wipe the smile off my face! Everything looked great in the ultrasound, so we are grateful that he appears to be a strapping young lad already.

Despite the fact that we have some pretty solid boy name options, we are still open to suggestions.

English 101

Conversations with Kate:

1. The day before St. Patrick's Day, I was hitting all the local Hastings' in search of Darby O'Gill and the Little People, like most true Americans. In the car I was prepping the kids for the big day the next day. Since I have no grasp of the history of this fine holiday, I basically told them that on St. Patrick's Day, you wear green or you get pinched, if you wear red you get kissed, and little men called leprechauns play tricks on people. After this discussion we went inside to the lucky Hastings that still had one copy of the highly sought-after film. When we came out, Kate said:

"I think I'm going to wear red tomorrow. I want to get kissed."

"By whom?" I queried.

"Hmm... by someone I don't know. Maybe the jaguars."


"You know, those sneaky guys that play tricks?"

"Uhhhh, leprechauns?"

"Yeah, them."

2.We were on our way out the door yesterday, which is always a process. I opened the door to go into the garage as Kate was putting her shoes on. Afraid I was going to leave her, she very sweetly asked, "Mommy, can you hold the horses please?"

3. When we drive around, the kids and I always keep an eye out for slug bugs. They still don't know why they are called slug bugs, and I like it that way. Anyway, yesterday, we got in the car and Kate announced, "Today, I'm going to watch for ricers." I laughed out loud. I hope she has a few proud uncles out there.