Sunday, March 25, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Help us name our baby!

I am almost 32 weeks pregnant, and I'm stressed because we are nowhere near ready. In fact, the only thing I have done for baby girl is buy her one dress.

But one of the biggest points of stress for me is not having a name for her. Ole and I cannot agree on anything. I like unique names, usually vintage-y sounding. I prefer something that is easily recognizable/easy to spell. Ole prefers boring traditional names, especially Bible names. Stella was a good compromise for us. For this baby, I would prefer something a little more unique (Stella is very popular right now).

Here are some names that I am considering (although Ole might say differently):
Penelope (nicknamed Penny)
Colette
Cosette (sounds like CO-zette...is probably my favorite. Ole's not so sure. I love it. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I'd probably nickname her 'Cozy')
Adelaide
Marilla (yup, like Anne of Green Gables)

Here are some names I like but we are certainly not using:
Hazel
Clementine
Amelia (way too popular, but very pretty)

And here are a couple of Ole's favorites:
Grace
Esther
Eleanor

I'd love input!! About the names above and about any other names you might suggest that would fit my criteria. Thanks for your help!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Oatmeal sensory tubs

Yesterday I made the kids sensory tubs. I just put little cartons, containers, spoons, and toilet paper rolls in a tub of oatmeal and let them have some fun. Gideon had done this once before (as seen on the blog), but Stella never had.

I had a lot of vacuuming to do when they were done, but the kids sat and played with their 'fun tubs' for almost an hour!

Friday, March 9, 2012