Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Big Man on Campus

The big day is finally here. Elliot is a 1st grader. As he was eating breakfast, which was mostly pushing his cereal around because he was too excited, he said to me, "So, I guess I'll see you tomorrow night?" In his mind being at school all day, literally means being at school all day. I already miss him. How can my little boy be in 1st grade, when I remember 1st grade? Mrs. Pearson's scowl is still etched in my brain. Elliot did allow me to walk him to class. I think only because he didn't know where his room was. However, once we got to the door he waved us off and went inside. No hugs, no kisses, no tears . . . at least not from him.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mom, watch!

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

Bear Lake Favorites

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.

1. Elliot wakeboarding "for reals." He started from deep water and even tried to come back from outside the wake.
2. Tubing galore. The boys and cousins had a blast tubing. The highlight was Aunt Kathy's helicopter wipeout.

3. Minnetonka Cave. We were a little scared when they told us it would take 1 1/2 hours, but were pleasantly surprised by how well all the kids did. Lucy, the firecracker, hiked almost the entire way out by herself. As an added bonus we saw a moose on the drive home. That's a big deal to the Lyon/Spencer spawn.

4. Kathy's deluxe rice crispy treats. Imagine rice crispy treats topped with melted chocolate chips, browned marshmallows and cut up twix bars. Yummy!

5. Elliot being old enough to take Charlie mini-golfing sans parents! We watched them putt away from the comfort of our lawn chairs outside the condo.

6. Bourne marathon with a lil' Nacho on the side. Justin and I watched all 3 Bourne movies (I heart Matt Damon) and then subjected J.D. and Kathy to their first viewing of Nacho Libre. Everyone needs to see this movie with Justin. It is 1,000 times funnier.

7. Beach baby. Lucy loved, loved, loved the beach. She played in the sand and swam in the nasty "pool" someone dug and filled with lake water. I'm sure there were about a thousand disease causing germs in there, but she was so happy I couldn't take her out.

The only downer was missing Morgan and Geoff. They chose China over Bear Lake . . . whatever.

Thanks Nana and Grandpa! The Spencers heart Bear Lake.