Friday, September 28, 2007

Jam Packed Thursday Night

Where do I begin with all the events from Thursday night? I guess it started with a baby shower for Noelle. I can't believe she's having a baby! She looks so cute, she wasn't even wearing maternity clothes. I hate her for that, by the way. We're only a month apart and she's so tiny. (Andria has more cute pictures from the shower on her blog). After the shower I left to see Paul receive hie Eagle scout. There is seriously nothing better than watching the special needs mutual. Paul was his usual self, very funny. He didn't want to be there, but he was told he could have a movie after it was over, so that helped. It was so nice of some of my aunts and uncles to come too. Once we got home and got Bella in bed it was time for The Office!!! I have been waiting all summer for this and I'm happy to say it did not disappoint. But there should be a warning for pregnant people when watching. My sides and stomach hurt from laughing so hard. At one point spit came out of my mouth onto Seth (sorry, honey). But it was well worth it. (Annie Dibbs, I hope you got to watch it and I can't stop thinking about your dad not having Tivo. We've got to do something about that). All and all it was a great evening.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Princess Tea Party

One of the many joys of being a mom to a little girl is all the fun "girly" things you get to do. Bella and her friend Kalie have been talking about having a tea party for a few weeks now so her mom and I finally gave in. I saw a show on the food channel (Soni you'd be proud) about having a princess party and it seemed really easy, so I decided to do what they said. The party was a huge success. We had lunch, colored princess pictures, read princess stories and danced like princesses. The best part was the girls were so good and it was over in a hour.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Girls Only Weekend

Friday night we had our first girls night out with my mother in law and sisters in law. And of course I forgot the camera. We enjoyed dinner and the midnight madness scrapbook sale. We missed Jami but we know she'll make the next one. And Bella and Seth had a night out as well. They went to Temple Square where Bella got to see the big statue of Jesus, but she didn't understand why he didn't talk. She also received a very long and way over her head lesson from the sister missionaries. (They were just doing their job, but from what Seth said I think they forgot they were talking to a 2 1/2 year old). On Saturday night Bella and I had a mom and daughter night. Seth was at the Utah game, I'm a horrible wife. The poor guy had to buy just one season ticket. But thanks Huggins and BJ for taking care of him, I'm sure it was more fun with the boys than me anyway. Bella and I had fun looking for a new dress and new church shoes for her. She was so good that after we got dinner at the Spaghetti Factory. (ok so dinner might have been more for me).

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

What's in a name?

We started thinking about names for the baby the other day and this is turning out to be very difficult. A persons name is so important. There are so many things to consider. You have to think about something that's cute right now, as well as something that will fit them when they're an adult. And you can't choose something that's so popular that everyone has it. (AKA: Amy, in 1st grade there were 4 Amy's, I thought my name was Amy H. for a whole year). But you also can't choose something that is so obscure people are always asking how to pronounce and spell it. We've been looking through books, but all that does is make us laugh because there are so many strange ones. And everything I like Seth doesn't like and everything he likes I don't. Bella's choices include Mommy, Daddy or Laura. So here we are back at square one without any ideas. I thought I would see if any of my friends and family have ideas of how to find a good name. And I know all of you who don't have kids yet, have some great names that you won't want to share but at least tell me how you came up with your amazing names.