Tuesday, November 30, 2010

He Has a Name!

Back in October we decided on a name for our baby boy!

When thinking about a name Michael was the BEST at coming up with good ideas. Thankfully we have similar taste and were looking for the same kind of name. We both wanted the name to be "unique" but not hard to say or spell (have you seen our last name?!?!) I have always been confused for a boy (we get mail weekly addressed to Mr. Christian Srp)... so it was important to me that his name not be girly... I wanted it to be clear that he is a boy! We wanted the name to sound country but not hick. We both liked the idea of using a family name... so...

After much discussion we have chosen to name our first baby:

Crockett James Srp

Crockett is my maiden name- my little sister and I had to fight over this- she gracefully conceded.
James is Michael's middle name, his twin brother's middle name, and their dad and grandfather's first name.

I have already had a few items monogramed with his name and initials! Here is a picture of the fabric for a pillow that I am having made for his nursery...

It is so fun to refer to our little baby as Crockett... I love to pray for him by name! 

Belly Pic Update

This post is OVER DUE!! Sorry. 

Ok, the last belly pic that I posted was at 19 weeks:

20 Weeks

21 Weeks

Lauren said that I should pull my cardigan back so that you could see the belly better... and we ended up with this:

 22 Weeks
Celebrating 3 years of marriage!

24 Weeks 
And looking TIRED.

25 Weeks

26 Weeks

I will be 28 weeks on Thursday- I promise to be better about posting pictures! 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

He's a BOY!!!

We are THRILLED to know that our 1st baby will be a son!! I have ALWAYS wanted a little boy and Michael is so excited that he is going to have a hunting buddy and golf partner! The sonographer said that everything looked healthy and measured right on track. 

Our due date is still February 24, 2011! 

Now to decide on his name... I'm ready to monogram!! 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pink or Blue?

My sweet class has anxiously asked me EVERYDAY this week if I know if the baby is a boy or girl. It didn't matter how many times I told them that we would not know until Thursday... they were still so curious! (Aren't we all?!?!)

I decided to have them "vote" for a boy or girl today by decorating a cookie on a stick. They got to choose to decorate with pink or blue icing and sprinkles... in a 9 year olds eye LIFE WAS GOOD! They even got to lick the knife when they were done! Oh my! 

We also made it into a little math lesson and made a bar graph and talked about percentages. Although the pole on the blog is tied... my class was weighted... BOY! Only 5 of the 18 kids thought pink! 

When I get back to school, the "winners" will get to eat their cookie during snack time. Everyone else will have to wait until after school when they get home. We'll see if the cookies survive the substitute tomorrow!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

19 Weeks

My sweet friend Lauren at school was kind enough to take a belly pic for me this week. She was the perfect person to take it because she is obsessed with touching my growing belly! 

One week from today we have our 20 week sonogram = we get to find out BOY or GIRL!!?!?! I can hardly wait! We went to the doctor on Tuesday and everything looks great. Baby Srp's heart rate was 148 bpm.

Please take a second and VOTE on the gender of Baby Srp at the top of the blog!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

16 Weeks

I am 16 weeks and 3 days pregnant in this picture. Baby Srp and I survived our first week of school although I was exhausted on Friday night! I have been feeling GREAT and am so thankful that the Lord has blessed me with an easy pregnancy so far! We had parent orientation at school on Saturday and I shared the exciting news with all of my student's parents. Now that they know I am going to tell my class this week! I know they will be so excited... especially the girls!

I am VERY ready for it to be October 7... Baby Srp are you a boy or girl!?!?!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Baby Srp

We are beyond excited to announce that Baby Srp is due February 24, 2011! 
Baby Srp @ 11 weeks
(August 3, 2010)

We find out if Baby Srp is a boy or girl on October 7 ... Oh joy!! 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Picture Overload

On June 26th Michael and Matthew celebrated their 30th Birthday! The night before we went to dinner with Matthew & Laura at Grey Moss Inn... it was a treat to get away just the 4 of us!

Here are some pictures of their birthday party... hosted by their  fabulous parents.
Eli helping blow out the candles... he is also really good at singing "Happy Birthday!"
A treat for me... my parents came in town!!

On July 7th the Srp clan packed up and flew to Boston, MA for our cousin Erin Lummen's wedding! Erin is the same age as Michael and Matthew and is a true southern belle.... her fiance Justin is "as Boston as they come." Both Erin and Justin have a great sense of humor and we spent a large part of our time in Boston laughing at their hilarious stories! 

Ok get ready for picture overload... (You can click on each picture to enlarge)

Dinner in Salem, MA our first night

Thursday morning we took the kids to a park to play! Hannah is pushing Eli while Cullen is just chilling.

Uncle Mike found an old army tank to climb on... the boys loved it!

Thursday was also Erin's bridesmaid luncheon.

Erin with her Aunts... from California, Texas and Hawaii!

Later that day... we took a sail boat out from Salem Harbor!

Matthew helped raise the sails...

Michael helped with the tiller...

And Cullen played the roll of pirate! 

Like father like son? I think so!!

Hannah, Cullen and Eli all dressed up for the rehearsal dinner... precious!!

The Srps and Yosts after the rehearsal dinner.

My fabulous in-laws!

After the rehearsal dinner everyone went to the Salem Willows. It was such a fun boardwalk with games, Italian ice, ice cream, etc! 

Kim with her brother Mike (father of the bride.) He was in a horrible fire last year and it was so amazing to see him! We are all so very thankful that he is recovering so well!

Mr. and Mrs. Justin DiLisio!!!

The Lummen kids... Mike lives in South Carolina... Kim lives in Texas... Bob lives in California... and Lori lives in Hawaii... I know it was a treat for EVERYONE to be together!

Michael and Matthew with the stunning bride!!

Erin with her Uncle Jim.

Cullen looking cute in pink!

On Sunday we ventured to the big city! We took a fairy from Salem to Boston so we got a great view of the skyline!

A special treat... we were able to meet up with my brother Bo and my sister in law Brooke! Baby Cal was a fan of the water... I'm pretty sure we were all a little jealous of him... if only we could have stripped down to our diaper! ;)

Thankfully we got a mid-day rain shower to cool us off!

Fenway Park!

We finished the day at a pub watching the World Cup final. We were very thankful for Bo and Brooke's ability to get us around a big city... we country folk were a bit overwhelmed!