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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

This is what I look like as a one year old!!




Happy Birthday!!!!!!
(notice how much I love my tongue!!)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

put a sock in it...

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Funny little guy is always shoving his socks in his mouth, clean or dirty...he also loves to pull his socks off his feet and thinks it is so hilarious!

walking

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hello!!!!!!!

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!



You can kind of see in the above picture that Spencer has gotten so much more expressive with his tongue!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ten month old pics!




Sorry the quality is not so great, these are pics of the pics (Jean wishes we had a scanner)...old school, I know. Just a taste though, so it works! =)

Monday, October 5, 2009

I like to move it, move it...

Spencer loves to mow the lawn with Daddy!!
He also loves moving our dining chairs and bar stools all over our downstairs. He has upgraded from using toy boxes as walkers.
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Don't mind the screaming...he is working on not hitting his head anymore and being patient...two traits I guess he got from me...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

driving lessons...

Spencer, listen very carefully to Daddy's instructions....
Always remember to check your mirrors before backing the car up
If you must adjust the radio, make sure to keep your eyes on the road while doing so
And never, not under any circumstance, hang your head and arms out the window like a dog while you are driving. It is just not safe!
Disclaimer: Spencer is not really driving. The car is parked in the garage with no keys in the ignition. We are not like that Canadian family who put video of their young kids driving on YouTube, only to get pressed with charges. Repeat, our son is not really driving.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Homemade walker


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A few weeks ago Spencer discovered that he could be proactive when it comes to walking and take himself walking rather than wait for us to grab his hands to cruise around.

And PS, I am in shock that he is 9 months old already!!! (and still toothless...do they make baby dentures?)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I just can't get enough

of this cute little guy that cracks me up!!
He loves to be standing or walking--this can usually instantly cheer him up!
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He has discovered that if he wants something, he can let us know by grunting, as demonstrated below.
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I was multi-tasking the other day by drinking a smoothie (dinner) and shopping at Walmart with Spencer at the same time. Spencer loves smoothies (I discovered he can now drink out of a straw) and he was grunting so loud for me to share with him. It was making me laugh so hard that I nearly snorted smoothie out my nose all over the place (probably him--that would have shown him!) haha He can get pretty into it; this video is him being very mild when it comes to the grunting.
Note to Grandpa: Spencer wants me to tell you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

updates...

So this is what Spencer looks like the day after taking a nose dive off the bed. We can't figure out if he hit the nightstand or if that is rug burn...his first real fall (well, first fall that he got hurt in, he thought his other falls were funny...)

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And he has been perfecting the art of crawling for a little while now. I would put more videos up, but they take too long to download...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Only in Park City...

So I began my training today at Park City Medical Center. (I am going to be the social worker there and for homecare still as well.) Anyway, for those of you who don't know, Park City, Utah has a....unique culture. A rich culture. PCMC is a beautiful facility and let me tell you about some of the things that makes it a unique hospital, perfect for Park City.

  • Patients are no longer called "patients"; they are now "guests"; "guest services", "guest surgery", etc.
  • There is a separate entrance and elevator for high profile people (we go above and beyond when it comes to HIPAA).
  • The "chef" was Bill Gates' personal chef for years and more recently was head chef at a resort in Park City until he was recruited by PCMC.
  • Guests no longer have the typical cafeteria food brought to their rooms at set times of the day with no/little flexibility; guests will order room service from a menu anytime of the day.
  • PCMC has three fireplaces and honestly, looks like a fancy hotel. The walls are stonework from Brown's Canyon near Park City
  • There is a meditation room, stocked with literature from all major religions.

Should I go on, or do you get the picture? It is going to be interesting to work there, but more importantly, a great opportunity!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Don't mind the drool...

So yesterday Spencer got a fever that persisted to today. Translation=another ear infection. Poor little guy!! When he is sick, he tends to drool more, hence the big wet spot on the onsie.
Motrin does wonderful things and makes sick boys feel more like playing...or trying to figure out how to escape the crib. He now pulls himself up to standing so I need to move the bars up.
This is what he looks like when he loses his balance. But no worries, he quickly recovered and there were no falls.
Let me out!!!
And I just think he was so adorable the other day before church, he's a heart breaker!!!
MUAH!!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We love our sweet boy...




Saturday, August 1, 2009

Catch up!

Here are a few things that we have been up to lately...Spencer became nerdified--the youngest boy to get glasses! Poor thing! We can't keep them on him and these are temporary until they can make him a pair of smaller baby ones.
JUST KIDDING! They are just Jean's glasses. Off to the canyon...Apparantly Spencer was peeved that some kids were playing in the river and we didn't let him.
We also went up another day with some of my family, but I unfortunately didn't get any pics of them!
Spencer rode the carousel and liked it for awhile, but then I think he started getting dizzy and wanted off, but he hadn't reached that point yet in this picture.

We enjoyed the Fiesta Days car show, especially my Dad showing us all the cars that looked like the cars he used to drive. Jean didn't realize my Dad was so old! =)
Spencer was a bit tired after all the excitement and heat!
Oh yeah, Spencer is getting pretty good at scooting around the house, but the catch is he only knows how to go backwards at this point. He backed up into our "home office" and got pretty frustrated that he isolated himself. I need to get video of him on all fours rocking back and forth--SO CUTE!!!

So, after this long post, it is nap time!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Big shoes to fill!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Las Vegas!

We had a great time in Vegas! We got to go see Phantom of the Opera. We had great seats and now can't get the songs out of our heads.
The Bellagio flower display
Of course, we went to the Bellagio and had a lot of fun showing the water show to Spencer. I wished we had captured his face when the show first started...it was hilarious! His eyes opened really big and his jaw dropped!
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Viva Las Vegas!!! Or as my Dad says, Viva Lost Wages!! Thanks to my parents and brother Spencer for a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Six months already!!!

Spencer got a high chair for his six month celebration! (Well, it just happened to come in the mail today...) But he likes it, and feeding him is much easier. The chair turns feedings from a two person job down to a one person job (allowing us to capture his facial expressions on video!).

As I was hoping to show you with video (the video is ridiculously big and was taking too long to upload and I don't know how to make it smaller), he is not quite used to applesauce yet (he pulls some pretty funny faces), but he has warmed up to peaches and he loves green beans (just like his mommy--except for I don't care for mine puree'd.) We love our little guy and have loved these past six months with him!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rolling over

Awhile ago, Spencer did a magic rollover but I couldn't get him to do it again. Well this past week, he has been doing it again and has gotten pretty good. As soon as you put him on his back, he goes to his belly. But he is not as good going from belly to back, though we know he can because he has a few times. Anyway, today I finally was able to capture it on camera!

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

What a perfect day for grilling!


Spencer is hooked! He LOVED grilling with Jean and wanted to help hold everything! It was pretty darn cute!

Friday, May 22, 2009

five months ago...

this little guy joined our family.

Bet this is the youngest grandpa you'll ever see...These rompers are easy and cute, but they do make Spencer look like a grandpa to me! (Maybe because my grandpa wore those mechanic coveralls or whatever they are called, you know the ones that zip up the front and have sleeves...) Anyway, happy five months little guy! Crazy how time flies.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Recent pics of our cutie for you out-of-towners





Thursday, April 23, 2009

Check out that bald spot...

I swear that he really does smile! He was just enamored by the red flash light shining in his face...
Mom, this is the little polar bear you bought him that he likes to hug and kiss (well, chew on). It is cute when he tucks it under his arm or takes naps with it, as you can see. Big hit, thanks!

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I told you he has got quite the bald spot. It has proven to be quite the conversation starter with random strangers.


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Lastly, he is closer to learning how to breathe in wind/gusts of air than he is to rolling over...work in progress! =)