Sunday, August 16, 2009

Nickname Dilemma

I have 4 children; all of whom have been given long, somewhat complicated names. My first 3 were born with simplified, 3-letter nicknames. I was hoping to keep up the trend with child number 4, but for some reason it just hasn't happened. No one can seem to agree on one that fits.

I must have created an imaginary scenario in my head because I could have sworn that we had decided on Mal, before he was even born. Well, I'm the only one who remembers that agreement and therefore in the meantime we call him by his full name, Malachi.

I often shorten it-or elongate it-with silly little rhyming names. My favorite so far is Moe-Moe, or Moe for short. I'm also still keen on Mal. I don't want to confuse the poor boy, but we may just have to call him every random name we think up until one sticks; or maybe just keep it long?

What do you think? I know the ultimate decision is up to us, as the parents, but it's always fun to hear what others think.

I added a poll to the side bar--polls are great! Cast your vote, if you dare...

To add more info to your decision, my 3 oldest are named:

Thaddeus, or Tad
Athalia, or Ati
Elias, or Eli


Malachi, or...?

Thanks for your input!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Check out Johns Blog

John, my husband, is working on becoming a Motivational Speaker and a Writer. He has written a book, and is in the process of revising and editing it.

His blog is a little bit of both. For some Good Reads, check out his Blog here, or follow the link in my side bar.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, August 7, 2009

We have A Walker!

It's been a few days now, but Malachi has FI-nally gotten the hang of this walking thing...and he thinks he's a monster, too!

Here's a little video of him Walking, and Growling...this is how he growls:

..And here's more Monster video:

Monday, August 3, 2009

Aaah! Facebook!

What was I thinking?!

I finally got around to signing up for Facebook; something I've put off for, oh, years now. Not that I didn't want to sign up, I just haven't had (made) the time to do it. I have so many incomplete projects, I just didn't want to add another one.

Well, I did it...I gave in...and now I can't stop!

I just signed up yesterday afternoon and I've spent (almost) all day on it, and when I'm not on in it's in my head...

I did manage to take the kids to the library, feed them 2 meals, bathe them, point out a gigantic preying mantis on the screen door, and administer nap time.

Hmm, I also baked some bread (oh no, that reminds me, I didn't put it in the oven yet!), unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher, swept the kitchen floor, and watered all the plants in the backyard. So, now that I put it that way, I guess I'm not so horrible after all.

I still feel like I'm being sucked into the computer, though. Even worse, now that I've managed to peel myself away from Facebook I'm on Blogger!...and I'm even blogging about Facebook!

What a crazy time we live in. So many things to suck the time out of our lives.
Luckily, my personal tendencies are to be horribly obsessive when I have a new "toy", but after I overload and purge my system I tend to lose interest.

At least I'm still within ear range of my lil'ns, and when they scream I come running (which I've had to do twice now, since sitting down to write this post).

We'll just call this a "phase", and in the meantime I'll have to figure out how to divide myself between Facebook, Blogger, and obsessively cleaning the many choices, what's a girl to do?