Monday, April 7, 2008

Whats in a name

Adam's mom gave her kids fun nicknames that she would use for their scrapbooks and stuff when they were little. When we were dating I loved this and I was so excited because she came up with 3 names for me and told me I could choose which one I liked. The one I chose is Gritty Gretty, always ready, Adam's Betty Mott (now Sheffield). I couldn't resist this one because I loved being referred to as Adam's Betty (I got the nickname before any of that was really talked about). Anyway this was something that was really fun while we were dating. Yesterday Adalynn found out that we both had names and she asked me to make one up for her. This is what I've come up with so far.



Tender Addy sweety girl, Grown up little Sheffield


Addy Sweety Smart little May, talking jumping Sheffield


Expressive Adalynn, A little sweety, Dreamy Super Sheffield


I think I might let her choose after I fine tune these ones and come up with 3 that really fit her personality. (This is a lifetime nick name and it needs to fit so what do you think.)


I'll figure out Beck's nickname when he is six years old. ( Most of the adjectives I come up with for him might not fit so much when he is older and he'd probably kill me later if I included something about him sucking his thumb, but it is just oh so tempting because I love it so much.)


12 comments:

Audra & Tyson said...

They are all cute. Let her choose. I never knew that was Andrea's nickname for you...I love it!

Joanne said...

I love this picture of Addy! I just keep looking at it over and over again and I can't stop smiling, because she's so cute.

The nickname tradition sounds so fun. I'm guessing Addy has an opinion on which one she likes.

Alifinale said...

Those are quite the nicknames. What a cute family tradition. Brian's family does nicknames but they are things like pooper, bloated, burrito...not quite as endearing.

WIKKY said...

sooo cute. I love nicknames, we have one's that make no sense but have just stuck. Great post!

Blake,Amber,&Addi Morgan said...

Hey Gretchen this is Tiffs sis. She told me you had a blog so I thought I would look you up. You guys are adorable. Addy is such a little fire cracker full of energy!!! I hope our little addi will be as cute as she is. It is nice to see that you are doing so well.

Jessica McCann said...

I just have to say you have the cutest kids. I saw pictures of Beck and London playing in the basket on Audra's blog. You have such a cute family.

The Gardner Family said...

Gretch I am loving those names. What a darling mother in law. Addy little names are darling. So fun:)

Macy Mauerman said...

Hey Gretchen! I saw your blog through Marc and Jessica's blog. It is so great to see pictures of you and your kids! Your kids are adorable! It has been so long since I have seen you. You look great!! I'm glad to see that you are doing well and that you are over-run with children- like me!! Your little girl looks like she has quite the fun personality! I hope to see you around town sometime!!! C-ya

Sheila said...

Hey Gretchen-
So I am sure that you know who the Hill Family is , you know the one with all of those beautiful talented girls... I saw a post on Nicole Hill's blog asking for anyone who has a child that does yoga. She wants to do a photo shoot and she is very skilled at what she does. The link to her blog is: www.nicolehill.blogspot.com
Check it out!
Chanel

Watts Family said...

Sorry Gretchen- I just posted a comment on my mom's account. I sometimes don't think things through. One of my many flaws!
Chanel

Heather said...

so fun to see you guys! I can not believe how cute Adalynns dress was!! To die for!

The Wilson 3 said...

Gretchen, I haven't talked to you in the longest time. It's fun to look at your blog! You have a cute family, and good for you for doing a triathlon. I don't know if I could do that! Keep in touch
Candice Wilson