Friday, December 24, 2010

Oh, I love this two year old!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

Spencer had a great day and is excited to be TWO!
And ps, the boy LOVES balloons!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

winter wonderland!!

Utah knows how to begin the season right!!
Look how deep the snow is!
Spencer decided my gloves were more effective...
Silly kiddo is weary of the snow. He wanted to be rescued and refused to walk through the snow. Weirdo.
This is as close as he will get to my snowman, it freaks him out a little.
Hope you are enjoying your winter too!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy day!!

So today is our anniversary. Four great years!! Jean is so perfect for me, that sometimes it feels that he was never not in my life. I am a lucky lucky girl! When we were engaged we used to joke with each other that the other was the lucky one, but I have been proved wrong (not the first or last time) and it is not him that is the lucky one, it is me. No doubt. I will list only a few of the things that I love about him. Jean is so patient with me, but will still call me on my crap (which I don't always enjoy, but need). I love the little things that he does for me. The random text message he sends telling me he loves me a lot, and then denying that he sent it! =) How he will tickle my back. How he kisses me even though he knows that 9 times out of 10 my lips will shock his (Guess we still have our spark!! haha). I love how he loves Spencer so much that he can't leave the poor kid alone. I love how he is such a hard worker. I love that he loves learning and is interested in the most random things. I love how generous he is. I love how kind he is. I love how he can fix anything. I love that last night he tore apart one of Spencer's favorite little toys to fix it and now Spencer is one happy camper. I love that he makes me laugh. I love that he is grateful for me. I love to hear him speak Portuguese. I love how loyal he is. I love to hear him laugh and see his smile. I love the wrinkles around his eyes when he laughs. I love how he cuddled with me in my hospital bed and never left my side. Anyway, I could go on and on but I will cool it. Jean, I love, love, love you and always will. Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What are you grateful for?

Apparently Spencer is grateful for swimming. Random, as he has gone swimming only a handful of times. Guess I need to get my butt in a swimming suit more than once a year....sorry world.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's hard to get homework done

when Spencer wants to play! As you can see, Spencer has set up his toys all over Jean's work station!

School bus

He loves to ride his school bus all over the house!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Don't put pink bows on me!!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

truck shirt

This is the shirt Spencer wants to wear everyday!!
He loves himself a good truck!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


This year our neighborhood did trunk or treating at our park, in the rain (though I must have snapped these pics in the few minutes it wasn't raining)!! We didn't last very long, but Spencer enjoyed himself.
After Spencer got a handful of suckers, he was more interested in taking off to the slides instead of getting more loot, he didn't quite catch on to the concept.
Our cute little dinosaur/dragon?!?!
Nothing is complete without his sippy cup and blankie....
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Working on being nice

So we are working really hard to teach Spencer to not be so forceful with other kids, i.e. pushing, hitting, knocking over, tackling, etc. (though we should probably work on not laughing when he says that he did....I promise, we usually don't do that. It just caught us off guard in this video when we had just had a heart to heart with him!)

I ask him this question daily after picking him up from daycare. Don't worry I also ask the teachers and get the accurate stories. Gratefully, he is getting much better at not doing these things.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I love my guys!

Okay, so I like this one of Spencer sleeping because you can kind of see how he sleeps with one eye a little open (like his daddy). Cute, but mostly weird. And it is beyond me how he is comfortable lying all funky on wadded up blankets...
We have a lot of studying going on around here and Spencer doesn't want to miss an opportunity to be with Daddy.
Until Jean gets distracted and smothers the little guy with love. Spencer is not so much a fan of that...I think he knew what was coming in the previous picture. Keep an eye out for Daddy!!!
Peace is once again obtained! Truce for now.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Too short!!!

This week Leticia came to visit us. Spencer had so much fun playing with her!
We also went to a wedding for some friends from Brasil and got to catch up with some friends we haven't seen in awhile.
Too bad she had to leave so soon!! We miss you already!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cute exchanges...

So yesterday while driving home I asked Spencer, "Do you love mommy?" and he enthusiastically responded with, "YEAH! and daddy!" I didn't know he knew how to use the word "and" yet.
On Sunday we had our Primary Program (the little kiddos in our congregation present a program of talks and music). Well Spencer watched attentively as all the kiddos got up front and started singing and presenting talks. He grabbed my hand to walk up and said, "MY turn!!!"

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Daddy's hat

Oh how I love those two bottom teeth! I want them to stay that way forever, but lucky for Spencer, he has some next to them that are threatening breaking on through...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Brazilian Festival

Spencer was watching the capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) very intently. It is amazing what they can do!!

We had a lot of fun today at the Gateway. Spencer was unsure of the water squirting out of the ground though. But he sure loves to dance, as the following videos show!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Birthday guy

The other day was my Dad's birthday. Glad that he had a great day! Here is a recent pic of him braving the crazy geese after the rest of us were scared off after running out of food for them. He is such a great dad and grandpa!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


These were huge elk, both 6 point! We got a great view as they were just across the river from us.
At one point, I could have reached out my car window and touched this bison...They were huge and Jean was afraid it was going to ram the car!
This is looking down over a waterfall, it was pretty impressive to see the water gushing down.

Boy, was it stinky here!!!
Spencer fought every photo opportunity....
But we triumphed and got a somewhat decent one of him!
Mom and Cherilyn all happy before a hike straight down and then straight back up...

This black bear was literally right on the side of the road and we got to get so close to it. It didn't even care that we were driving by, just enjoying berries on a bush.

This is the bison family again that we were driving alongside.
Here is another great photo opportunity of Spencer....Well, we enjoyed Yellowstone and can't wait to go again!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

little buddies

Spencer and Dallin had so much fun playing at Seven Peaks last night.
Spencer usually holds his own with Dallin, but here he decided it was better to abandon ship!
Thanks XanGo for a great work party!! We had a blast with Ben and Amy's family! Possible group photo op to come...