Tuesday, October 28, 2008

These ladies were made for walking.

..and that's just what they do. All over the place, in fact. Hazel started first--my bet was on her anyways, since she rolled and crawled first too--and just a couple of weeks after, Norah followed suit.
And now, Hazel's feet are most likely found exploring in the backyard. That's her favorite place to be. Or possibly near Harvest, the bunny we sit for. Or Chloe, our neighbors new pup. It seems as though Hazel becomes highly energized by furry creatures.

Norah prefers the kitchen. I call her our little Domestic Diva. She'd be fine with standing on the stool at the kitchen sink, playing in the water right by my side. Or possibly standing on the washing machine looking through the laundry room cabinet above. No lie! Even though I was extremely startled the first time--seeing her little body that high above solid ground--I obviously didn't learn my lesson until the second time when I found her there again. It was the stool and utility sink that helped her accomplish that feat. There will be no more of that.

And speaking of ladies, it's time to announce the two winners of the Sibling Name Challenge.

Drumroll please.

So, if we were adding a boy to 4under3's household, I most definitely would love to name him: Max. Short, sweet. And, how cute would Luke and Max sound together! Love it!

Way to go Kristin! If you would hand over your snail mail address please.

And, I can't go without saying that Jack used to be a favorite of mine. Nicole, Lisa H, Weeksie50, Tracy, and Nicole thought so too. And, I've realized since the girls have been born--and apparently so in this contest--it's so very common.

And after much deliberation, if we added a girl, I most definitely would love to name her: Lilah with an "h." In fact, our youth pastor and his wife just had a Lilah. And I melted when I heard it. So sweet, elegant, and dear.

Congrats Andi! Your snail mail address too, please.

But, I'll tell you, Stella was close behind, smart thinking Annika. And, Amelia was next, so prim and proper, Jessica and Beth E.

Remember, and keep in mind, this is a hypothetical situation. Just wanted to throw that out there one more time for the grandparents who are with us this evening. And to be truthful, it's odd not to honestly be settling on names right around this 16-month-mark that the girls are at. You see, Julia was 16 months and 3 weeks when Luke was born. Luke was 15 months and 3 weeks when the girls were born. And here we are, 16 months and 3 days with no newborns, or pregnancies for that matter.

So thanks for playing along, ladies. I've gotten my fill of baby naming regardless.


Lisa H said...

Good choices--Luke and Max would sound very cute together! :)

Fun game!

Andi said...

Yea! I'm excited! I'll email you my address.
I was pondering the significance of twins today.
I gave you a little shout out on my blog ;)

l e a h said...

Lilah is so pretty. I like all 'lil' derivatives...Lilla, Lily, Lilia, Lillian, and even Leila.

Tara said...

Our music pastor has a Lyla right around your girls' age.

And, imagine the trouble this could cause to your van if it got loose like the cart mover: http://thebigmamablog.com/index.php/2008/10/29/covering-your-assets/

Lisa H said...

The picture of your girl's boots came up on my blog feed this morning and it reminded me of something--when my Jonah was 2 he had those same boots! We took him to the store to pick out a cool pair of rain boots and he couldn't take his eyes off of the ladybugs. Far be it from me to tell him they looked a little more 'girl' than 'boy' :) He actually wore them so much he worked holes into both boots!

Anonymous said...

The Dad of 4under3 would like to disagree on the chosen names.

His vote would be going to the following names:

Girl - Metta or Esther
Boy - these are tough for me. I do like Max.

tina m. said...

Fun challenge. Sorry I missed it. My internet has been down.

And cute boots!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute names. :) I do love Luke and Max together. :)

And I love those ladybug boots!

I boo'ed you!

Kristin said...

Woo-hoo! I saw this post at work, but our filter wouldn't let me comment (Boo hoo). Does Andi get extra credit because she picked them both correctly? ;) I will send you my snail mail, but I just thought it was a fun idea. I didn't realize there was a prize (besides fame) involved!

P.S. You would probably love the site nymbler.com. You type in the names you like, and it generates a list of other names you would probably like. I just tried it with your children's names, and both Lilah and Max were there! You can spend way too much time on there if you are into names (hypothetically, of course!).

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!
You have a beautiful family and it definitely looks as though we have alot in common! Someone that is as busy as me :)

I would like to add you to my blog roll if you don't mind :)

4 Little Men and Twins said...

LOVE those ladies! Too cute!


Kelly said...

I forgot to tell you that I got my son, who is huge pirate fan, a pair of pirate rainboots from amazon.com. He has lived in them ever since. Well, except for the time I have hiden them just to see something else on his feet.

Shelly said...

i just found your blog and love the pictures of your little cutie pies. oh and the baby name game was fun!