Sugar and spice and everything nice...It's a GIRL!
My family and I are very excited to announce that another little girl will be joining our family this year! More pink, more polka dots, more ribbons and bows, more My Little Ponies and army men???
Yes you heard me right. One of the best things I LOVE about having girls is the versatility of their gender role. There really isn't a better time to be a woman in my opinion. At least not in this house. I grew up in household of women. I'm very familiar with baby dolls, playing kitchen and crafting. I also spent many a night watching hockey with my Dad at the Madhouse on Madison (old & new), playing outside in the dirt, baiting a fishing rod and yes I was on the golf team in high school...ALL of which helped me carry on conversations with the most masculine of men in my adulthood. Being able to identify with a variety of people because of this well rounded background is an asset and I can only wish the same for our daughters.
My husband and I, although quite practical, live a very creative lifestyle and want to surround our kids with opportunity. My husband is excited to be raising girls to understand history, politics and how they can define their role in society. You can find him on an ordinary afternoon playing army men and airplanes with our daughter and flight simulation games on the computer (something that she's better at than even I am), but in the next breathe playing tea party and "ponies". My kiddo can wear a mean Buzz Lightyear shirt any day of the week...or better yet a boy's Blackhawks jersey and it's perfectly accepted and encouraged in our home! We are so happy to be this new little girl's family. We can't wait to meet her!
Photos courtesy of Naja Lerus Photography: http://www.najalerusphotography.com/