We decided to go a little funky with the colors. Red, yellow and turquoise. Seemed like a good idea at the time, except NOTHING baby comes in those colors! Good thing I can sew. I searched high and low for a yellow changing pad cover only to find the soft buttery color. I finally broke down and got a towel from Target and made one myself. Take that generic baby colors! I loved making the bean bag. Riley and Aiden helped too. I let Aiden use the presser foot on the sewing machine and well, let's just say he thought he was rather cool. They also helped with the beans (whenever I'm at a yard sale or Goodwill and there's a bean bag for a couple of dollars, I'll snag it. It just seems to be one of those things that are nice to have on stand by for projects such as this). I was naive to think that I could contain the beans. They kept saying it was snow. Southern children are deprived of actual snow. Guess this is the next best thing.
this lady. I tweaked her version and made ones of my own. I've been asked about the flashcards. I'll admit, I saw them on another blog and after that I was bound and determined that I had to have them too. I'll spare you the search...they're called My Favorite Things Flash Cards, purchased on Amazon for $7.
So why the M E F flashcards?? We changed her name. In our initial Baby No. 4 announcement, we had decided on the name Natalie. On July 4, while watching fireworks, Brian and I decided we didn't like it anymore and to just start over. By this time we knew we were having a girl, but our discussion went back to boy. Brian was still hung up on his all time fav boy name, Maddox, which I have vetoed MANY times. Then something inside me stirred and I said "What if we use it as a girl's name?" And from then on, her new name is...
We realize that it's different, but confident she'll be cool enough to pull it off:) Just wait, in a couple of years it'll be on the top baby girl name list. As it stands now, it hasn't been used as a girls name since 2006. I'm sure she'll get deemed the nickname 'Maddie' somewhere down the road. We've come to terms with it. But I think it's safe to say she'll be the only Maddex in her class.