Thursday, April 30, 2015

A boy and his superheroes.

Knox really just discovered Superman. Superman was Stone's first superhero obsession, but he's moved on since then. Now, Stone's number one is Flash, and Spiderman probably comes in 2nd, with any of the Avengers barely behind. Naturally, Knox's lineup follows Stone's, so Superman has been a little unknown, which is crazy, considering Superman is Cliff's number one, and really was Stone's for so so long.

Well, he found the Superman cape, and Cliff's large superman action hero, pulled out the Superman t-shirts, and let me tell ya...he thinks he's Superman now, and he thinks he can fly. I carried some groceries into the house, and by the time I came out to get my second load, I found Knox climbing on TOP of my car in his cape. We had a serious conversation after that about heights and abilities. Not sure what stuck from that conversation!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What's in a name?

When I introduce my kids to people, one of the first things I get asked is, "Where do you get their names??" Well...

Starting with Stone, when we found out it was a boy, it was decided it needed to be a tough name that sounds good on the football field (yes, I'm serious). "That's a touch down by Stone Jessup!" or "That's a tackle by Stone Jessup!" We had a couple names lined up for child #1. In addition to the football field name, it had to be somewhat unique.
     Middle name is Clifford. Had to use daddy's name in there. It's like a must....right?!

My mom casually mentioned the name Emerson when I was pregnant with #2. It stuck. I loved it. We had another name in mind (Presley). Cliff was looking at our sweet baby girl (un-named) while she lay in the nursery. Next to him, was a father, also adoring his daughter, right next to ours. Her name was Presley. Cliff came back and said it obviously wasn't unique enough if the baby NEXT to her, born within MINUTES of her was named that. So Emerson won.
     Middle name is Rose. My middle name is Rose. I loved the way it sounded. It just rings. Emerson Rose. Rock star chick. Right?!

We were told child #3 was a boy. Same criteria. Football field sounding name. And after getting used to a strong one syllable name from boy #1, we added on a 3rd requirement. Boy names in our family must be one syllable. We had a few good ones, but Knox was the winner.
     Middle name is Sterling. We tested a bunch of names. I feel like middle names have to mean something since our first names are just kind of random in a way. We came across the name Sterling, and Cliff does have a cousin with that name, so that was enough for it to be significant, I suppose. I just loved the way it sounded.

Child #4 is a boy. Same criteria. Football. Unique. One Syllable. Our list of boy names for child #4, boy #3 was completely different from the other 2 lists of boy #1 and #2. Cruz also has a little Latin flavor going. Heritage, right? I just really liked it.
     Middle name is Rockwell. Have you heard of Porter Rockwell? AWESOME man in our early church history. Look him up. That's a pretty dang significant name if you ask me.

There you have it folks. Our kids names.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thank you, Mom!

I've been so lucky to have my mom visit and help after each baby has been born. She makes the transition so smooth, and helps out so so much. The kids adore her, and she spent some quality time with them while I snuggled with Cruz and chilled. By the time she left, I felt recovered, and ready to tackle the world with 4 kids. We love her so much!

Easter fell on General Conference this year, so Easter outfits were worn early. 

Talk about a hot grandma!

And a few outtakes...