Tuesday, August 28, 2007

And it begins . . .

Today, Elliot is a kindergartener. He got out of bed with the biggest smile on his face! He continued smiling through breakfast and asking as many questions as possible, which made it hard to eat. We walked him to his class and without further ado he went through the door. I know he'll do great. He's kind, smart, funny and fun to be around. He'll make friends easily and do anything to please the teacher. I can't wait until school's out so I can hear every detail of the day!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Is there an echo in here?

We spent the day at Echo Reservoir trying out the new boat with the abuelos. Elliot is learning how to water ski. He got up for a couple of seconds a couple of times. After water skiing, El wanted to learn how to 'lake' board. This proved much more difficult. He still managed to get up once! Charlie, of course, wanted to ski as well. (This is where some parenting should have taken place. Such as, 'Charlie, when you're 5, you can ski.) The last thing Justin said to him was, "Hold on tight." So Charlie held on tight, fell and continued to hold on tight. Grandpa dragged him for what seemed like an eternity . . . although I'm sure it was only a couple of seconds. Charlie then decided to play on the beach for the rest of the afternoon. Our new boat mantra is 'Fall down, let go. Fall down, let go.' Lucy loved the beach! She crawled right up into the water and splashed away the day. All in all it was a great day at the beach!

Monday, August 20, 2007

1 little, 2 little, 3 little 'pencers

Bath time at the end of a long, hot day is a favorite at the Spencers. Some other favorites:

1. Elliot dancing in front of the tv to High School Musical 1 and/or 2.
2. Charlie's camo hat.
3. Lucy's army woman crawl.
4. Elliot singing, 'Get your head in the game' while playing bball or just walking around the house. (He's obsessed with HSM)
5. Charlie's impersonation of Joey pitching ie nodding and shaking off pitches.
6. Lucy's toothless grin.
7. The Spencer five playing tennis or hitting a bucket of balls. (We've made a point of going to the golf course since our neighbors asked the boys to stop using their garden as a sand trap.)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

phrase of the week

"Ewwww! Charlie's burp smells like varmit."

dies meses

Lucy is 10 months old! Her hair is just long enough for barretts. Although, the fright wig is still evident. She loves to read books and point at the pictures. She's one tough cookie! She yells at the boys if they bother her, and I swear she tries to head butt Charlie on a regular basis. We love you Lucy!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Hunting 101

The boys have created a new game in the kitchen. 1. Create a 'blind' using kitchen chairs. 2. Wear camo swim shirt and olive church pants to create hunting attire. 3. Take mom's hair elastics to shoot at one another. 4. Take turns being various animals (elk, moose, deer, skunk, etc.) while your brother shoots you with said elastic. 5. After a good shot lay dead on carpet while the shooter says, "That's a fine lookin' buck!"
I don't really know how to respond to this game except for, "What?!!!!"