Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Best Christmas Gift

While we've been freezing here in the Midwest, we've also been jumping for joy over a very fabulous Christmas gift.

Now, I can't say that the gift only comes from myself, but I think I topped the "best gift" list.

Two days before Christmas, I let the girls in on a little secret and told them to keep it from Daddy. It was a secret Daddy couldn't know. They did very well and forgot the whole conversation by the time Daddy came home from work.

When he did, I couldn't wait until Christmas morning to open his gift, so I asked the girls if they were ready to tell Daddy our secret. Izzy was of course first to jump up to the task.

In hand, the girls took Daddy a little green cloth bib, and announced loudly,

"Mommy has a baby in her tummy!"

The bib had Izzy and Emmy written on it as well as Baby. It said We love Daddy Times 3.

Yep, Baby number three is baking away and should arrive early August. We couldn't have planned it any better and are more than elated at the news! The girls are also very excited, more so than I imagined. They both want a baby girl named Princess, but if it's a boy they'd like to call him Fred. Hmm, we will have to see how the naming business goes, but Fred didn't top my list. LOL!

As for my absence in blogging, well no real excuse. I've been busy to say the least, but I'm taking some time off from photography for a couple of months and I hope to focus on blogging again. Thank you to those of you who are so loyal and have stuck through this little hiatus of mine. I'll be back soon and it will be fun!

Happy New Year!!

14 comments:

Emily said...

So excited for you! Having 3 is a blast! :)

Dawn said...

Congratulations! Fred, huh? I hope they forget that one! They'll be so much fun when the baby arrives.

Nikowa Lee said...

AHHH congratulations!

{Kimber} said...

I am thrilled beyond words for you {as you know}!!!

Kathy said...

I am doing a happy dance for you guys! I didn't know that you told the girls before Greg. That is so cool!! I really love that you guys involve them so much. I always felt like our family was having a baby, not just mommy and daddy. I think Fred's a good name. I will encourage the girls to stick with it. LOL

Yelena R. said...

Congratulations!
I just love your girls' reactions and name choices :) Precious!

Corey~living and loving said...

congrats to you. ♥

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

That is so awesome! What a great Christmas gift indeed!

4 Lettre Words said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So happy for all of you!

lonestar said...

Awesome, congratulations!!

I love how you and the girls told him, how sweet :).

Angel Gabi's Mommy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a fantastic way to start the new year :)

xoxo

Honey Mommy said...

Congratulations! That is happy news! I may have to let my boys tell my husband when we get around to trying for #3 later this year!

Michelle said...

oh wow, wow, wow!! congratulations!

Framed by Grace said...

Congrats!! So exciting!