What’s in a name?

Some of you may know that the first and middle names we’ve chosen for baby boy have the initials “J.E.”
My husband Jody (Eldon), his dad (Jerry Eldon) and his grandpa (Judd Elwood) all have the same initials as well, though each have different names (i.e. no juniors).

At first we weren’t sure if we were going to carry on the tradition because we couldn’t find a “J” name that we both really liked. As time went on, however, we found one that we both agree on, and, after we told it to Ava and she started calling the baby by it (though she calls him “baby brother” the majority of the time), it pretty much stuck. :)

Any guesses (both first and middle name)? We told some friends a while back that we were naming him “Jedi” and one of them has been calling him that ever since. ;) Maybe I will have a prize if anyone can successfully guess. :) Though I will not be revealing the name (or winner) until he is born.

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Just a heads-up that I will likely be writing about my thoughts/opinions regarding circumcision in the next few days. Since we are having a boy this time around, whether or not to circumcize is something we obviously had to consider (though we both pretty much already knew our son would remain intact). However, I wanted to do some research on it and the things I read and saw only strengthened my decision to leave my son’s penis intact. So I’ll be sharing some of that in the days ahead.

Too much c-a-n-d-y

Thank God Jody took the majority of Ava’s Halloween loot into work today or I swear I would have eaten it all. I had no self-control tonight and ate like 4 of the mini-candy bars we did keep and a little box of Nerds. Ugh. Like I need to be eating that stuff. Baby boy is kicking me for it now. :oP

Anyway, we had a lot of fun trick-or-treating at the Munchkin Masquerade. Ava finally got into the idea of begging for candy at the last three shops we went to and actually took the candy out of the bowls herself. Prior to that, Jody had to take the candy every time. (At least he picked the chocolate though. Ava went for the pink and purple wrappers.) ;) She never did say “trick-or-treat” though.

Ava got several compliments on her rocker costume (though several people thought she was supposed to be one of The Beatles – arg). One teenage girl gushed, “Oh my gosh, that is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life!” And then something about how she loves The Beatles, and told Ava to “rock on.” It was pretty cute. :)

A guy at Jody’s work threw up the horns and said “Rock ‘n roll” to Ava and she did it right back without missing a beat. Yay Ava! LOL

We had very few trick-or-treaters at our house last night, which is why Jody ended up taking so much of Ava’s candy into work today. We were just going to recycle it (along with the stuff we bought) to other trick-or-treaters. Why not, eh?

I took some more pics yesterday with my P&S but haven’t had a chance to get them off the camera yet. I spent the majority of the day today cleaning the kitchen (i.e. nesting), doing laundry and making muffins with Ava’s help (she’s such a good muffin maker). Later in the day when I felt the uncontrollable desire to get out of the house, she and I went to the library where she picked up a few “new” books to borrow. We really need to do that more often.

K, that is all. I need sleep. |o)

Edited 11/02/06 to add some pics:
The stoic trick-or-treaters:

Making their way down the strip:

Checking out some candy:

It’s getting cold out here! Ready to go back inside:

Trying out a Snickers bar. (Don’t let that face fool you – she loves her “chock-lit.”: