Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The White Tigers and Green Rockets have made us proud. Both teams are awesome and I don't mean that in a supportive, all kids are great kind of way. They dominate. Some how they both were placed on teams with lots of kids that are aggressive and love to play. So they score a lot and win by a lot. And needless to say, for anyone who knows us, we like it that way. Just kidding . . . sort of.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Charlie told me all morning that he was sick and would not be able to go to school. Then in the next breath, he would say he wanted to be picked up for school just like Elliot. We took a scooter ride around the block to get his wiggles and jitters out. And then he was off to his last, first day of preschool. Charlie is so funny and smart. I'm excited to watch him learn and grow. Hopefully, they can teach him to write his name! He does not want to learn that from me apparently.Lucy has a play date with Aubree while Charlie is gone. And I'm going to wash all the bedding. Doesn't that sound fun!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Lucy is at such a fun age. She is saying more and more every day. Her favorite word of the moment, besides no, is watch. All day long I hear, "Mom, watch" followed by a somersault, throwing a ball, putting on clothes, jumping and anything else she thinks is awesome. It's pretty cute and is helping to take the edge off of entering the terrible twos.
Sorry, there's no sound! The point of this post was to hear Lucy say, "Mom, watch." But her mom is not that smart with the new technology.
Monday, August 4, 2008
We have a family tradition of dicussing our favorite things about trips on our drive home. So here are a few favorites from our latest trip to Bear Lake.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thanks to Grandpa Joe and the Hogan Expedition, the Spencers have become boaters this summer. Elliot is bound and determined to wakeboard. And thanks to a pretty awesome uncle, who tandem wakeboarded with both boys, and lots of practice Elliot got up last week twice by himself. Now we just have to work on staying up and deep water starts. Charlie tries to get in on the action, but he likes to go slow which doesn't really work.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Our wolf hunt came up short this year. A ranger told the boys the white wolf we saw last year was killed by a rival pack in the fall. And, to add insult to injury, her pack left the park. Thus began the obsessing of how and why the white wolf died and when would she come back to Yellowstone. After two days of questions, Charlie told us the wolf would come back to Yellowstone when Jesus "corrected" (aka resurrected) her.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wanting to hurl after trying to catch Matt!
I am literally counting down the days until next year's race. For the first time since my kids arrived I feel like the "I want to be athletic" part of Sara is back and I'm loving it!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
1. He watches break dancing instuctions online.
2. He does all the kids hair, including shampoo, cut and style.
3. He knows Charlie's temper comes from him.
4. He's taught the kids how to play every sport imaginable.
5. He reads to the boys every night.
6. Elliot and Charlie are the apples of his eye.
7. He picked out all the paint colors in our house.
8. Lucy melts his heart.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
"We stumbled upon "boy heaven" over the weekend. We took the kids for a bike ride along the Jordan River and found a dirt bike track with jumps galore. Before we could say, "Be careful," they were off. It took a few wipe outs before they got the hang of it.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Thankfully, she went in without a problem. She has 3 amazing teachers who held her, played with her, sang to her and taught her. So to all the nursery workers out there, you are amazing!
What else is new with our 18 month old firecracker?
* She loves dogs, the only animal sound she makes is barking
*Words: Mom, Dad, El, dog, no, Patrick (we think)
*She is binky and high chair free
*Lucy loves to ride her bike and scooter . . . which is pretty much me pushing her around on her bike and scooter
*She got her first big girl haircut
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
After dinner tonight, Charlie and Lucy wanted a yogurt. I told them to sit up to the counter. Charlie obliged and ate his yogurt in about 1 second flat. Lucy gave me one her "looks" and walked around the kitchen trying to sit in any seat except the one with her booster. She then pulled her little red chair, which she uses as a stool to get into all sorts of mischief, over to Charlie's barstool and climbed up to finish his yogurt.
Justin looked at me and said, "She's a troublemaker." To which I sadly replied, "I know." I went to move her over to her booster seat to eat her yogurt and noticed it was missing. Enter "trouble 3." Charlie was sitting, or should I say hiding, on my kitchen floor eating Lucy's yogurt.
P.S. As I'm typing this, Lucy is on my kitchen table trying to drink Justin's coke and "help" me type. Seriously, don't you wish you were a Spencer?
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
My kids love this game! It's my new bribing tool. "If you pick up your toys, I'll play Yahtzee with you." Of course their favorite part is when anyone gets a Yahtzee, or wahtzee according to Charlie. It is definitely making the journey to Bear Lake this summer. So Morgan, Geoff and California Lyons prepare yourselves!
Monday, March 24, 2008
We've had a fun filled Easter break. The kids went to two Easter egg hunts. We watched A LOT of basketball. (Georgetown is not awesome.) We settled Catan like maniacs. The boys had an epic battle in "egg wars" at Grandma's. And after 11 years of marriage Justin and I bought new sofas!
Charlie super stoked about a money egg. (One of the perks of having grandparents with a laundromat . . . eggs filled with quarters.)
Lucy figured out late in the game that the eggs had candy in them. However, once she did it took a long time to gather eggs.
Elliot opened the eggs before putting them in his sack to make sure it was either the type of candy he liked or a money egg. If not he, put the egg back and moved on to greener pastures.