Sunday, April 20, 2008


Today was Lucy's first day of nursery! Which means for 2 of the 3 hours of church I am kid free (except for the 11 kids in my primary class).

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

Trouble 1, trouble 2, trouble 3

After weeks of begging, bribing and wiggling, Elliot's front tooth finally came out. He was playing football and collided with his friend. He came home bloodied, yet excited. On Sunday, we tried bribing him with a Schleich husky, a Zoobooks subscription and cold, hard cash. No deal. What have I learned from this experience? Teeth fall out when they're good and ready and 6 year olds are stubborn.

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

Animal Yahtzee

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!