Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snow baby

Well it seems we won't have our snow around much longer. We've had a balmy January that felt pretty much like spring, until this weekend. We had over an inch of snow fall, after a day of freezing rain, so Spencer and I have been housebound for 2 days. Ferris managed to make it to work on Saturday, but "whistle britches" and I preferred to stay home and play in the snow. Spencer saw a teeny bit of snow a few weeks earlier, but he seemed to have no idea what was going on. This time he was more aware of things, and he loved it! He noticed the peculiar muffling quality of the sound, so he was squawking at the top of his lungs. The crunching under his feet excited him, until he stomped his feet hard enough to fall down. He wasn't wearing mittens, so he was surprised at the cold and wet. He would shake his hands vigorously, as if to say, "I did NOT expect this to stick!". Then I would rub his hands until they were warm and dry, and off he would go to do it all again. I didn't have a camera with me, but I did take pictures of the first time he saw snow, so that will have to do. This Sunday morning, I have never been so determined to go to church as I was today. I am LEAVING THIS HOUSE! Spencer was not at all happy to have me leave after 2 straight days of 100% mommy time, but when I came back to pick him up, he was happily munching snacks and flirting with the nursery ladies. That's my boy, no problem too great to be solved with snacks.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Spencer's new tricks

Spencer's first word was "light", but he hasn't been interested in saying it for a month now, so we were pleased when he came up with a new one. (see video)

And since Grandpa Paul is such a Star Wars fan, particularly of Jabba the Hutt, here is a little something we like to call Divine Justice. (see video 2)


P. S. I am tinkering around with ways to get the video to play correctly online, so ignore the type across the movie screens. I'll get it fixed eventually.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Back from the void

After a year and a half of neglecting my poor blog, I have a motivation to update it more regularly. Part of my reasons for not blogging is that the small things that make up my life didn't seem important enough to share with the internet at large. Now, however, we have a child, and a grandpa with leukemia that won't be able to see him for at least a month, so I will take more pictures and videos and post them here so our entire family can stay current with Spencer's ups and downs.

The funny thing that happened this morning was over our Star Wars pop-up book. Ferris actually got the book for himself, but it is a fun way to entertain the baby. He is fascinated with it, (the baby, that is) and has learned to expect when I open the flaps to show him the different characters. I make a sound for each character, so today when I opened the Jabba the Hutt page, he laughed like Jabba and pointed. Ho ho ho ha ha.... Only 14 months, and already Spencer is strong in the ways of the force...