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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Symbolism

When each of my children were born I gave them a nickname associated with a tangible symbol. This way I have a little pet name for each of them that makes them feel unique and special. I also pick up there little symbols from time to time when I see them in a store to put away for them or give them as a gift. Jameson is my star, Cameron is my sunshine, Ella is my sweetheart, Avery is my angel and Addison is my princess. We now have quite a collection of stars, suns, hearts, angels and princesses especially adorning our Christmas tree! I think I picked quite fitting nick-names for each of my babies even before I knew their personalities. Jameson is very much a star. He lights the way for his younger siblings, always setting a good example of patience, responsibility, truth and love. He was the star of his Christmas pageant, elected class president, just brought home a straight A-report card and really is a star in my eyes. Cameron is my sunshine and a beaming ray of light. He is so full of enthusiasm and energy. He has a very exuberant and powerful personality and certainly rules this side of the galaxy! Ella is such a sweetheart, loving and affectionate. She is very sweet and caring with her baby sister and very nurturing with her baby dolls. She loves to cuddle and I see already she has a big heart! Avery was our fragile twin in the womb who caused us much worry but when she was born healthy and strong I knew she was my angel and had angels watching out for her. She has a strong outward personality but is an angel at heart, often conceding to her twin sister. She is my little angel and very much a mommy's girl. Addison is my princess- so lovable and adored from the start by not just me but by her siblings as well. She exudes happiness and will always be my little princess!

7 comments:

  1. Oh my GOODNESS - my mom did the same thing with us! Katie is the heart, Kevin is the sun, I am the star, and Kristen is something... I forget :)

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  2. You are the one who gave me that idea...I remember your colletion!

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  4. Hi Amanda,
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    Your blog in ages. I loved reading
    The posts and can't wait to read more..

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  5. Wow, what a neat idea! :) Our girls have nicknames, but only one of them is really more tangible. When Baby A was born, she had a headful of little fuzzy hair, and we started calling her a Little Duckling (in Serbian). The name stuck, and she has answered to it for as long as she's answered to her real name. We have several nicknames for her sister, but none quite so concrete or tangible.

    I wish I'd thought to be a little more intentional when the girls were born. I love your idea, and of having some little symbols for each of the girls...very neat.

    It's nice to "meet" you! Thanks for stopping by my blog (Twin Trials and Triumphs). :)

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  6. It's funny, I call my oldest Michael monster and Thomas (one of my twins) bug, but I don't have a name for my daughter (the other twin). I really have to think up something that fits!

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  7. I love this...I can just imagine your Christmas tree filled with all the symbols.
    Have done this with my grandchildren. James is my Munchkin...Harrison
    is Honey Bunny and Audrey is Sweet Pea.
    They love their names as I do.

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