Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Silly Russell

We all had a beloved doll or stuffed animal growing up.  Russell's was a gorilla that his mom made him.  His name is Green Gilla.  He has been sitting in our closet since we got married.  Green Gilla was much loved and has definitely seen better days, but he's Russell's stuffy so he will stay in the family.  So, while I was shopping I came across a green stuffed gorilla.  I couldn't believe it!  I almost didn't buy it.  Then I decided that I had too.  It was just too perfect.  I came home and introduced it to Russ as Green Gilla's little sister.  Russ had to take some pictures.  Here they are!

On another note, anyone have any tips to make Green Gilla look new again?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I actually made a decision

I decided what colors we are using for the nursery.  I'm committed too!  
I just ordered the material for the crib bumper.

What do you think?
(Not that I care that much, I love it and that's what counts, right?)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Our Nursery

As you've noticed, my blog is disgustingly pink.  I'm having a girl...girls = pink.  I have a problem though.  I don't like pink that much which was very apparent when Russ and I registered at Babies R Us the other night.  I also realized a couple of things:
   1~ My favorite color really is blue. 

2~ The colors I picked out for my nursery (check out Paxton's tie!) before I got pregnant aren't going to work.  None of the other baby stuff matches.  They look pretty terrible together, actually.

So, here are my new color ideas:

Light Blue and White w/a touch of Baby Girl Pink

My walls are cream ~ We can't paint them :( ~  and our furniture will be white.  I don't want a theme. ie: bears, butterflies, Disney...

I love the feel of this nursery (with more color).
I'm thinking about making this, this, and this

So, what do you think?  I can't wait to get started! 

Friday, November 4, 2011

What's in a name

We are naming our baby girl
Keladry Sorenson
Sorry, Becky, for taking a K name.  ;)
We get lots of 'huhs' and head tilts when we tell people this name, so I thought I might tell everyone where we found it and why we love it for our daughter.

We came across Keladry in The Protecter of the Small books by Tamora Pierce.  Here's a description of the first book without going into the actual plot too much. 

"In the realm of Tortall, women are finally legally allowed to train for knighthood. Keladry (Kel) is determined to be the first official female knight. As the only girl in the entire training program, Kel faces many challenges. In this book, she is put on a year of probation by her training master, Wyldon of Cavall. She bitterly resents this, but is determined to prove to him that she's as good as any boy."

Keladry is loyal, brave, strong, smart, and willing to do extra work to be her best.  She respects her parents and teachers.  She isn't afraid to stand up for herself or people smaller than her.  She is a natural leader.  She is close to her family and makes true friends.  And she is great on horseback!

These are all qualities that we would be proud to have in our baby girl.  I can't wait until she is old enough to read the books herself.

So yes, Keladry is a unique name, but we love it and hope you will too!  
(It doesn't hurt that it sounds Celtic, either!)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

That's right. 
 It's a girl! 
 I had completely convinced myself I was having a boy. Mostly, I think, because I wanted a girl and didn't want to get my hopes up. 
She measures right on and weighs 11 oz. 
 We are thrilled!