Saturday, March 26, 2011


These are the last websites visited by a Spencer. It is all basketball all the time around here. Lucky for us, Uncle Geoff told Elliot about some NBA draft website. We apparently need to know more about the draft. I was hoping with a loss by The Storm last night we could take it down a notch. However, Elliot greeted me at 7:30 am with his NCAA bracket, yellow highlighter and black pen. Brackets must be updated you see. As I type, I can hear dribbling in the driveway and the clang of the rim when a shot is missed. Gotta love it, baby!
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Sunday, March 20, 2011


In typical Charlie style, he downplayed any special attention we tried to bestow upon him. He got a sheepish grin when I woke him a hug with and birthday wishes, but warmed up to the idea of being the center of attention as the day wore on. He requested french bread pizzas and salad for his special dinner. For dessert we gobbled up chocolate cupcakes with blue icing.

Grandma and Patch made his day with a magic eight ball! Unfortunately, it said I'm going to get a big derriere and Patch is going to lose his hair. Stupid magic eight ball. Nana and Grandpa sent magformers, which were immediately used to build pyramids, balls and buildings. He got loaded up with cash and gift cards from his aunts, uncles and grandparents. Thanks everybody! He was counting down the minutes to go to Target and blow it all. Yesterday his wish came true. He got a new bike, baseball bag, baseball belt and webkinz! He was so happy to walk that bike to the cash register and pay for it himself.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Tale of Two Games

Elliot played in 2 games tonight. The first, a championship game for the season title. The Storm versus the Titans for all the marbles. Elliot played with a lot of intensity and passion. This led to foul after foul after foul after foul after foul. That's right, he fouled out early in the third quarter. Blast! The Storm played hard and kept the game within reach. It came down to the last second. We had the ball, shot and scored to win by 1!! Unfortunately, time had expired a 1/2 second earlier. Double blast!! However, there was no time for tears, at least on the court. We had a second game to play, our first in a tournament.
Elliot pulled it together in the car ride over, thank goodness. The second game was against the Havoc. The game went back and forth from beginning to end. Elliot played amazing. He had 14 points, played great D, hit foul shots and stayed out of foul trouble. Sweet. This game too came down to the last second. Davis made 2 foul shots with 19 seconds left to put us up 29-27. The boys hustled and played great D to cause a turnover and then ran the time out. Double sweet!!
Thinking back on the night, Elliot said overall it was good cause the Titans didn't even get medals.

Rainbow Bright

One of the joys of having a daughter is seeing what she picks out to wear in the morning. Her snow outfit is a good example: purple pants, peach coat, pink boots, pink gloves and purple & pink hat. Yesterday she wore a pink dress, pink legging with white hearts, pink shoes and to top it off a pink flower headband. The girl loves her some pink.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


A perk of being the coach's son is getting to go to practice with your older brother and his teammates. Charlie's game has improved a ton over the course of the season. This week he won a game of Speed! In your face with mace 9 year olds.
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Say Cheese

Charlie will not, under any circumstances, smile for the camera. Case in point.
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The boys spent President's Day on the slopes. Elliot got to board with his aunts and uncles. Which means he thinks he's hot stuff. After a full day of one on one time with Justin, Charlie's a for real boarder! On his last run he even went off a jump. Plus, he only ran into one skier. Kudos!
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The Storm made it to the finals last night with a win over the Heat. It came down to the last 20 seconds. We caused a turnover, made a shot and held them off to win by 1! Elliot played great. He set screens, played awesome D, hit 2 clutch free throws and tried to take a charge. But the biggest coup of the night .... he kept his emotions in check. Go Storm! Take state!
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