August 31, 2011

Pregnant Ariane

Ariane is a week over due, she was supposed to go in last night to start the birthing process but McKay Dee Hospital called last night and said there wasn’t room and we should come back at 7:30 a.m. The hospital called at 6:00 a.m. this morning to tell us that they had a lot of spontaneous births last night and there still wasn’t room. They told us that they would call again at 8:00 a.m. to let us know when we could come up.

So while we await the boys arrival please enjoy these last few pictures of pregnant Ariane.

This last picture also reveals what we’ve decided to name the boy. Ariane thought this shirt she made was hilarious, I was embarrassed to be seen in public with her in that shirt. Thanks everyone for all of your votes on our various polls. You loyal viewers of our blog have spoken and we have decided to name the boy Jack.

Hopefully sometime today we will make it to the hospital and get this baby out of Ariane.

August 25, 2011

Manly Names: Star Wars Bonus Round

Jack defeated the other three finalists to take the victory in the manly name contest. However due to protests from some of my loyal readers, particularly Cole Brock, and the fact that Ariane still hasn’t had the baby and probably won’t until next week I’ve decided to proceed with a bonus “Star Wars” round.

There are six “Star Wars” movies so there should be six characters one representing each of the “Star Wars” movies. Let’s begin.

From Episode I Qui Gon Jinn: The wise Jedi who’s trying to teach Obi Wan about the force while trying to save Queen Amidala and the planet of Naboo from the trade federation when he discovers Aniken Skywalker and has to fight the Sith lord Darth Maul. The man has a lot on this plate and completing three out of his four tasks successfully is pretty good.

From Episode II Jango Fett: The bounty hunter who was so great that they decided to clone him into an entire army.

From Episode III Mace Windu: Samuel L. Jackson plays the bad @$$ leader of the Jedi. Though he meats an untimely end in this movie he is still one manly Jedi.

From Episode IV Obi Wan Kenobi: He also had major roles in the first three movies but when he hits this movie he is the wise Jedi master who pushes Luke Skywalker towards his destiny. In the other movies he proves himself quite tough and manly by fighting and defeating multiple Sith Lords, droid armies and bounty hunters.

From Episode V Lando Calrissian: He’s one smooth scoundrel, played by Billy Dee Williams he makes betraying your best friend seems almost cool. In the end though Lando mans up, rescues his friend and helps defeat the Empire.

From Episode VI Luke Skywalker: I know in the first movie he’s whinny brat and in Empire he gets his butt kicked pretty good and accidently makes out with his sister. But by the time “Return of the Jedi” hits Luke is ready to kick some butt.

Ariane will be induced on Tuesday if she doesn’t have the boy before then, so this may be the last pole. Vote now.

August 23, 2011

Redecorating: Lucy's Bedroom Edition

With the new baby coming (hopefully sooner rather than later for Ariane's sake) we needed to re locate Lucy to a new bedroom so the baby could be closer to us.

So we cleaned out the bedroom next to our family room and got it ready for its new tenant. Here’s what we started with.

Ariane’s Mom and her brother Jeff came over one night and helped paint Lucy’s new room.
My Dad also came over and helped us clean carpets and do some touch up in the room. We painted most of the room Pooh Corner which is a very light green (I thought with a name like that it should have been a dark brown) and one accent wall was painted Tinkerbell Green, which is a darker green.

The room turned out really nice, it’s got a bunch of shelves to put toys, books and other nic nacs on.

It also has a small ledge going around two walls of the room which we used to stack stuff on as well. We replaced the dingy old dark green valance with an aqua blue sheer valance with a decorative rod.

We had a Tinkerbell theme for one wall of the room. We got some wall stickers of Tinkerbell and her friends and put a bunch of her Tinkerbell stuff on the shelf on that wall.

It turned out really cute and Lucy is so excited to have her new room.

August 20, 2011

Manly Names: The Final Four

It’s now less then a week till Arianes due date. The doctor told her she shows no signs of going into labor any time soon. So that means it’s time for another one of these polls about the baby’s name.
We have the final four for the Manly Names. I’ve discussed in depth what’s great about these names, but now lets discus some of the draw backs to each of the remaining names. It’s down to the following:

JERMAIN: The name of Weber States star point guard but also the name of Michael Jackson's less famous brother who sung with him in the group the Jackson Five. Not sure I want a name that is associated with Michael Jackson some how.

GASTON: He may be manly but the country he is from is not. In the last 100 years they’ve been beaten in two world wars and the only good things they’ve given us are the oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and that horny skunk Pepe Le Pew.

MAVERICK: Sure it’s the same name used by the cowboy Mel Gibson played and the navy fighter pilot that Tom Cruise played, but lets face it those two guys don’t enjoy the best reputation anymore. From arrests to acting crazy on talk shows, these guys don’t have the same great reputation they used to.

JACK: A lot of good things about this name but lets not forget it’s also associated with a brand of whiskey, slang for a donkey and a certain movie trilogy (which I love but other find it offensive).

So given those draw backs let us know which manly name from our final four you think the boy should have. Hopefully he’ll come soon so we can stop doing these stupid posts and get back to what’s really important, my half baked ideas.

August 11, 2011

Manly Names: Sports Edition

Another week has passed and the boy still isn’t here. That leaves two more weeks until the due date is upon us. After Ariane visited her doctor this week it doesn’t look good for the boy’s early arrival. So we’ll have another poll to help decide on a manly name.

Jack really dominated the poll last week. This week’s poll will be manly sports names or names from some of my favorite players. Perhaps the names themselves aren’t the manliest of names but the accomplishments of these men are what makes the name itself manly.

REGGIE: The shooting guard for the Indiana Pacers, Reggie Miller was a very exciting player who was known for his three point shooting, his trash talking and taunting Spike Lee. He was a five time All-Star, played in an NBA Finals and won two Olympic Gold Medals with team USA. Pacer would make an interesting name though I am a Jazz fan first and I don’t want to give people the wrong impression.

JERMAINE: The name of the point guard who played for Weber State while I was a student there. He led the Wildcats to an undefeated regular season in the Big Sky Conference, helped the team to a conference championship, a trip to the NCAA tournament and was named to the Weber State Basketball All-Decade Team. I think Wildcat would also be a cool name for the boy.

OZZIE: The Hall of Fame short stop for the St. Louis Cardinals and my favorite baseball player when I was a kid. Ozzie Smith was a 15 time All-Star, won the Gold Glove Award 13 times, a Silver Slugger Award, NLCS MVP and a World Series Champion. Cardinal just doesn’t seem like a manly enough name for the boy, I mean it is a pretty little bird after all.

JOHN: John Elway was my favorite football player when I was a kid and also as a young adult. He was the quarterback of the Denver Broncos for 15 years. During that time he was nine time pro bowl selection, played in 5 Super Bowls winning two, a Super Bowl MVP and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Bronco would be a very manly too, but I don’t want people thinking that I named the boy for the coach of the team down south, if you know what I mean.

ALEX: Smith was the quarter back for the University of Utah when they won the Fiesta Bowl in 2005. He was 21-1 as a starter, Mountain West Conference Player of the Year in 2004 and the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft. Ute would be a really cool first name and it’s short so it would go well with a long last name like Bredthauer.

Who knows how many of these ridiculous polls we have left? Ariane hopes this is the last one but I guess we will see.

August 3, 2011

Manly Names: Lucy Edition

It looks like Gaston took the vote for “Manly Villain Name” Though it was very close with Megatron. With three weeks left till the due date I’ll keep pressing on in my search for a manly name for the boy. Our next category is “Manly Names: The Lucy Edition” or in other words names that Lucy has wanted to name the boy and they are creative.

LIGHTNING: Lucy has loved the movie “Cars” for as long as she can remember. So of course this has at one time been a name she wanted her new brother to have. However given the boys gene pool he won’t be called Lightning for his speed but possibly for sticking his hand in a light socket. Perhaps McQueen could be the first name or we could call him Lightning McBredthauer, it would make people wonder if we were Scottish or German.

R2-D2: Her favorite character from “Star Wars”. We always have to have a “Star Wars” character in these polls. It would be easy to learn to spell and with a last name like Bredthauer and easy first name can really come in handy.

PHINEAS: From Lucy’s current favorite show “Phineas and Ferb” produced by Disney. Phineas is pictured below with his pet platypus Perry. I know it’s not the manliest name, but it is what Lucy wants. The show revolves around these two kids Phineas and Ferb who are step brothers and they build all kinds of crazy stuff and have all kinds of adventures. Araine finds the show witty and funny, Lucy finds it entertaining.

JACK: Lucy likes this name because it is the name of one of her favorite movie characters, Jack Skellington from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. It may be a semi scary movie but she loves it. I how ever think we should name him Jack after the famous pirate Captain Jack Sparrow and Arianes grandpa was named Jack as well. We could name him Jack S Bredthauer and the S could stand for Skellington, Sparrow or Stevens depending on which one of us you talk to.

Not as many names this time but enough that we can get an idea of what you like based on what Lucy likes. Let us know which one or ones you like and be sure to vote. If the boy hasn’t come by next week we will have another poll up.