Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Okay, I know lots of bloggers post less in the Summer because they are busier and all. I guess I would fit into that category. Somewhat. It's Summer, and we're busier than normal, but too busy to blog? Hm, well...

I can honestly blame some of my lack of posts to our internet issues, but that's only for the past month. (Issues now resolved, yay!)

But, instead of trying to figure out why I've been so absent, how about I just actually write a post, huh? :)

I wanted to share pictures of the kids at the local (small) zoo, but that won't be in this post. Neither will you see pics of my kids at a few other various fun events... They are still in my sister-in-law's camera. And she's on vacation. At Yellowstone.

And I'm not jealous at all.

I do however have pics of last week when Seth's sister and her family visited from out East. It was a fun week that went by too fast. The kids got to meet their cousins for the first time. Here are a few shots:

The Birthday Girl with Kibby

Just before their long drive home.


Cha Cha!

Awww... Ruby kisses.

So what have the kids been up to? Quickly, here's a run-down:

Ruby's been busy trying to learn all her cousins' names. Kibby's been busy... being Kibby. (More on that in a future post, but I will say that I finally set up her Early Childhood Screening appointment for later this month!)

And Ethan? Well, he's bored. Or at least that's what I hear about 20 times a day. I think it will be good for September to come and school to start up again. The routine will be good for him.

And me? I think I'm starting "nesting" already. Just under 3 months to go, and I've been sorting baby and kids' clothes, arranging beds, and rethinking furniture and sleeping arrangements. We still don't have a name for the baby, either. Seth and I need to sit down and discuss that some day, huh?

You know, in all our FREE TIME. Or should I say, free time when the kids are quiet enough for us to actually have a conversation beyond "has Kibby gone potty lately?" or "well, if you don't want pizza again for dinner what DO you want?" or "who drew that picture on the wall with brown crayon?"

Because I don't want to name the baby "T-Bone". (Suggestion by cousin Isaiah, age 10.)
Or "Max". (Suggestion by Ethan, age 7. Because then we'd have a Max AND a Ruby. You know, like those rabbits on that one show. Or in those books. Or whatever.)

No T-Bone. No Max. Anyone else have any name suggestions?


purejoy said...

i think mckmama has posted about names fairly recently.
i am partial to brody, baylor, riley, landon
and then you can never go wrong with a bible name or two. . . noah, john, jonah
not sure how these go with "mango" but there are some ideas!
i love your blog (i've missed you) and your children are adorable. can't wait to see the new little mangolet!

Wendy said...

It's so nice that your kids have such a big extended family. Mine don't have that. Yellowstone isn't all it's cracked up to be... Imagine all of the whining... crying... pouting and fighting you're also missing :-) I like your purejoy friend... love the name Jonah... but you already knew that! :-) You need an equal match for Ethan... strong... timeless. How about Aaron or Adam? Something like that? Good luck with that baby name... He's on his way...

Momma Mango said...

Thanks ladies! :)

@purejoy, thanks for the ideas. I like some of those! And our last name isn't actually "mango" (just means that) so that makes it a little easier. :)

@wendy, Yes, I'm glad the kids have lots of cousins! They only have one on my side of the family, but Seth's side certainly makes up for it. :) I grew up with only 5 cousins, all on my dad's side, and all older than me, so I'm glad my kids have lots! And hey, they probably consider your kids some type of cousin, too. :) They don't know they difference!