Friday, May 22, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What's In a Name?

Since I am now 9 weeks along, I figured it's about time we started thinking about names. With Mini-me, we had it narrowed down to two names. When we saw the ultrasound with the ultra-sassy baby who moved her mouth the entire time, we knew which of the names suited her. Matilda just doesn't sound sassy, now does it? Patch took us a little longer. We had a long list of names. By the time he was born, we had it narrowed to three. When we looked at him for the first time, we said: "Yup. He's a Patch."
There are so many names I like, but it needs to fit. I've been reading a book that stresses the "fit" of a name. Our kids have traditional Irish names that are also mainstream. So, if we went with Seamus or Siobahn, it wouldn't work (as much as I love those names). Likewise, naming it Pierre or Francesca wouldn't fit either. Also, since our kids have names that are in circulation today, resurrecting a Clarence or Henrietta just wouldn't do. All our names are two-syllables, so I think it's a must that Bambino have a two-syllable name.
Here are my choices thus far. Curly does not like all of them, but that's okay. He'll come around!
Quinn (I know, one syllable, but I love it!)
Maeve (again, one syllable, but lovely)
Kenley (this one is obnoxious because my dad's name is Ken Lee. We named Patch after my mom. So obnoxious)
What a dilemma this is! Luckily we have 7 months.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Something to Celebrate

Here is baby #4, set to arrive sometime before Christmas. Everyone is thrilled. I am sick.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Flower's Solo

Please pardon the lack of focus. She sings like a bird!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Friday, May 08, 2009

Thursday, May 07, 2009

May Finish #1

Go over to The Molly Patch blog for more details.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Finish It!

Jacquie over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio is hosting a Spring to Finish party this month. How it works is you see how many quilty things you can finish (from your in-progress pile), and then you get entered for a prize. I have quite a pile of in-progress, so hopefully this will be motivation to finish all those this month. Or, at least diminish the pile! I'm sure my sil will be happy about this, since her Christmas present is in my to-do pile! She lives in Alaska, so a quilt arriving as spring is coming to a close is an okay thing.

Mini-me and Patch were both sick over the weekend, and I fear I am catching it. Ugh. Mini-me is bummed she's feeling better today. She wants her blankie to come down from her room, which only happens if a fever is involved. She has asked me to check her temperature twice in the last 30 minutes.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


Flower's birthday is Tuesday. Since she'll be with her mom all day Tuesday, we are celebrating today. She opened her presents after lunch. I made her a pencil roll from this tutorial.
There is a slot for each colored pencil. Since I bought a pack of 24, some of them had to double up. Next time, I'll make the roll longer. And for those who like to count the pencils, yes, two are missing from this shot.
It rolls up all nice and pretty and ties with a hair band. In keeping with the theme of birthday, I put cupcake fabric on the back.

Our little artist loved it. She is currently working on writing and illustrating a book called Paige and the Crystal of Faith. I have no idea what a crystal of faith is, so I can't wait to read the book and find out. Hopefully these will help bring her artwork to life.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Photo Friday

He likes "Bah-bies."