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Nicknames

April 25, 2012 3:46 pm

Neither of our boys’ given names lend themselves to be shorted. It just worked out that way, probably because Leibman is long and usually mispronounced, we picked simple first names. However, as a kid, it bothered me that I never had a nickname while everyone else did. I think I see nicknames as love names, given to us by the people who care about us.

As most of you know, Jace’s nickname since around birth was “piglet”. Boy did that kid like to eat, and in fact, still does. Plus I am a Winnie the Pooh fan and piglet was always one of my favorite characters. I still call him that on occasion and he responds to it without question.  As such, it only seemed fitting that Trevor also get a nickname. While he does enjoy eating, there is something Trevor loves even more than that. He loves to be held, loves to snuggle. Hense the name “snugglebug” or for ease, just plain old “bug”.

Best of Intentions

April 19, 2012 11:12 am

We all have the best of intentions. One of mine was to use my maternity leave to update this blog but it has been 7 weeks since Trevor was born and 9 weeks since I left work and still nary a post. But that it about to change.  I really want this blog to be a memory of the travels of childhood for our kids so I will be doing some updating of both photos and backposting blogs. Since many of you read of some of our adventures through facebook, bear with us with the duplicate postings. I am going to try (again) to get this blog to automatically post to facebook but we will see if that is successful. Scroll backwards to see a few new posts and try subscribing to our RSS feed.

Thanks for reading (if you still do)

Heather

Do it on your own

April 10, 2012 3:52 pm

Yesterday, pulling Jace in the trailer bike, I yell out, “I need help getting up the hill! It’s super steep. Pedal, pedal, pedal, we’re not going to make it!”
I look back.
He’s just sitting there with his feet resting on the pedals, legs motionless.
And he says calmly, “Daddy. I think it’s time you learned how to do it on your own.”d

(C) Steve and Heather Leibman, 2007.