10 September 2012

Show & Tell : Baby Talk

Becky over @ From Mrs. to Mama has a fun little link up called Show & Tell. This weeks theme is 'baby talk'. Seems kind of appropriate, so I'll play along.


1. Favorite boy & girl names.
I have a tough time with boy names but here are my favorite: Maxwell, Sawyer, Cohen, Lincoln, Everett. All of those were in the running for both Bennett and Easton.
Girl names: Catherine, Anna, Sara, Claire. (I guess I like kinda traditional girl names, eh?)

2. Show your dream nursery. Love love love ALL white and light colors.
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3. How many children would you like to have? How far apart?
I recently mentioned that my husband and I are undecided on family size. When I was growing up - I always said I wanted 4 kids. But, now, having been through pregnancy already twice, I can say that 4 is probably not going to happen. If I could skip past pregnancy and just have the newborn handed to me, 4 might be doable. Ha ha. But considering that isn't possible, I think ideally I'd like 3 kids. Bennett & Easton are 26 months apart and I love that they are so close in age!! IF we have a 3rd, it would be awesome to be able to space them out evenly, but I don't think I could handle another baby in the next 2 years. So... chances are it will be a little further down the road.

4. Tell us what you think the importance of parenting is?
Wow. This deserves a post all on its own. I could go on about this all day. I feel SO strongly about parenting. But quickly, I think it's all about balance. Finding a balance between fun & discipline. Finding a balance between being your child's friend and being the enforcer. Exposing your children to different cultures and activities, but also maintaining and taking pride in our beliefs and lifestyle. I think that every single aspect of parenting is important, and extremely difficult. I don't make decisions lightly, and I know that the choices I make as a Mother, will only get harder. I just hope that I can be the kind of person my boys can look up to. I hope to lead them faithfully, and by example.

5. Show us your favorite newborn photo.
How do I just pick one?! Although I LOVE all newborn pictures... this one of Easton is my favorite.

6. Tell us some things you promise never to do as a parent {and if you are a parent, did you stick to it?}

Oh man. I always told myself I'd never drive a mini van. But seriously, I'm DYING for one right now. Do you know how difficult it is to cram my SUV into a compact space (granted it's a mid-sized SUV, but still!) and then try to get a toddler out of the car AND an infant carseat AND all the kids' crap?? lol. It's quite the show, let me tell ya. I'd love a van with those automatic sliding doors. That sounds heavenly right now. And yes, I think our next vehicle will be a mini van. Whatever, don't judge,

Also, I promise I will never force my kids to do a sport or activity they don't like. I'd like them to try different things, but if they aren't feelin' it - that's okay. We'll keep searching for something they enjoy!


HeatherLClark said...

We drove a Mini-van as a rental when I wrecked my car & it has the automatic doors. It was amazing! I loved it!! I want one, but can let myself get one at 23.... I promised myself I would wait a few years! ;)

SewSara said...

Fun linkup! I like your names... since I am Sara and my oldest is Maxwell :)

I like having my kids close.in age too.

Amber Gregory said...

My mom was my friend, my dad the enforcer. This was such a disaster!!! Seriously. Finding that balance, in each parent, is so important.

Courtney K said...

Hehe. I've always said we'd never have a mini-van either. So far, I still have no desire to own or drive one. We'll see how that changes down the road. :)

Mindi @ Simply Stavish said...

My boys are 26 months apart and I am loving it even more now. Its a lot of fun to seee them play and fight. :)

Liz said...

I'd totally rock a mini van. :)