Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 24-30, 2013

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Jon and Anna came over with the boys on Sunday. Torbin was eating the “ice ceen.” We are so blessed to live close to Tom’s family!

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Sunday selfie with dad.

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He actually fell asleep at church! Miracle of miracles!

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I just wanted to document his adorable naked bod and awesome faux-hawk.

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Tom and I have started the hunt for our very own home. This one is down the road from mom and dad Bay – but unfortunately it is already under contract.

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He covers his sweet little eyes like this when he is drinking his bottle whilst tired. I love him. He was a hungry boy this week, after not eating at all for a week when he was sick.

2013-03-26 10.42.12_tomSeven month photo shoot! He was the sweetest angel, and smiled the whole time. I swear that he is the best and smartest and cutest seven month old in the whole world. We love him more than anything!
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My cute Beehives.

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We made Muddy Buddies, of all varieties.

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Cute girls. I still can’t get over how many of them there are (about 12 active).

2013-03-27 10.12.38_tomHe is usually very happy when he wakes up. I love it! 
2013-03-28 17.18.44_tomHe loves swinging. So much.
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Spencer also loves his toys. He is a lucky boy to have so many! Thanks, Aunt Tammy!

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Skip the toys. I want the basket.

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 Sun-bathing time!

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He was loving on Bagel.

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I think this picture is so great. Serious grassy contemplation from my men.

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Playing in the grass with dad.

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He may have eaten a dirt clod…on Tom’s watch! 🙂

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This is his new favorite spot. He pulls the basket down so that he can reach the toys he wants.

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DrivingSales is always a good time. Cake fight!

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They had a Jello-lunch for Mark. It was his birthday, and that’s his favorite food. Yum.
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On the Saturday before Easter, the Blodgett’s had their big annual Easter Egg hunt at Grandpa’s house. Thanks to JoAnne for planning everything! Spencer was chilling with his double second cousin Jake. They are four days apart, Jake is older. Sweet Jake has the Blodgett heart condition and already has a pace-maker in his little chest. He seems to be doing well, though! He acts healthy and happy. I hope these boys can be good friends. (I just noticed that they have the same Blodgett chin!)

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I love how Spencer’s hand is holding Jake, like he is protecting him from something.

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Getting ready to find his eggs!

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There was a lot of competition. Good thing he had Tom to help.

2013-03-30 21.51.57_tomHe knew just what to do!! It was such a fun party.
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We love spending time with family.

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Jon and Anna ended up spending the night, so that they could come to church with us on Easter. I love all of these pictures of the boys. I couldn’t narrow them down.

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Zach’s hand on Spencer’s knee just kills me! Cutest cousins!

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They are going to be the best of friends. I can’t wait!

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Spencer has started a new phase of “thumbing” things….like the guitar.

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The remote…

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His bottle…and so many more. I just can’t catch them all on camera. He bounces his teeny thumb up and down on whatever he is studying. I’m sure it helps the learning process.

March 17-23, 2013

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Our sweet little tummy-sleeping angel.

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Happy St. Patricks Day! I was so excited when I realized that Spencer’s 3-piece suit would finally fit! He and Tom looked SO HANDSOME! Thank you, Grandma Bay for the awesome suit.

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We love our little leprechaun.

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Doing his balancing act with dad.

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I love my family.

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 I think his little face is too cute in this picture!

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Loving from Aunt Brittany. He’s her boyfriend.

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They love each other.

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Tom created this adorable collage of shots we took of the boy in his suit. I love them ALL!

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Happy St. Patricks Day, from the Bays.

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Tom made a cool cover photo for Facebook.

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We had Stake Conference, and Spencer was a mess after being sick all week. So we ended up in the nursery for most of the meeting. It was hard to hear anything, but at least I didn’t feel bad for disrupting everyone around us in the meeting.

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Pretending to listen to conference…before we moved to nursery.

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He is the best thing that has ever happened to us!!

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He loves this back massager. It felt good on his little gums. But now he has TWO TEETH on the bottom! He’s such a grown up boy. 🙂

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The crusty I get when trying to get a picture of his new teeth.

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Dad and Tom working on an outdoor project.

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I finally hung Sharron’s quilt that she made for Spencer. It looks so great in his room! He loves looking at the bright colors and shapes. Thanks, Sharron!

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Hanging out at Costco. He thought it was pretty interesting to look and say hi to all of the people.

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My little old man. <3

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Spencer loves going upstairs to play with Grandma’s cool toys. He thought this box was especially interesting.

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 He kept taking things out one by one and eating them.

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Until he emptied the whole box! He was so proud.

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Dancing in the kitchen to oldies with Grandma and Britt. He was SO HAPPY about it! We love living here!

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My poor boy was still pretty worn out from being sick. This was him watching Baby Signing Time one afternoon. He loves that DVD. I’m hoping he’s learning from it.

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I was trying to get a picture of how crazy long my hair has gotten. Spencer kind of photo-bombed me. Haha.

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Finally got a haircut! I didn’t dry it…

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For Young Women’s on Tuesday, we went to Deseret Industries and sorted clothes into color order. I loved it! I really like taking things from disorder back to order. I think the girls had a good time, too.

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This kid LOVES big-boy bath time.

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He really likes chewing on these letters I bought him. The handsome kid.

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He also loves lounging in grocery carts. Cute kid.

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 I bought a load of fabric at Hobby Lobby to make baby blankets for my friends having babies.

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It’s a pretty simple project, and it turns out so cute! These ones were for Cami Hales. I got to go to her shower on Saturday.

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We had one nice enough day this week to go to the park! He was just lounging in the swing like a pro.

2013-03-21 20.56.25_tomBox-car times with dad! He’s too fun.

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Spencer had a blast riding around.
2013-03-23 16.47.01_tomGrandma found him a little table to play with his toys on. He loves being able to reach everything without falling over! 
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We had a fun spontaneous night with Jethro on Friday. He came over with Eloise and had dessert with us. It was nice to chat with him for awhile. He is a really good friend to Tom.

March 10-16, 2013

2013-03-10 16.41.31_small Living the life in Arizona! Emma loved being with Uncle Tom. She usually claims him as her favorite. 2013-03-11 11.23.43_small Thanks to Tammy’s generosity and Grant’s hat, Spencer was able to avoid getting a sunburn. 2013-03-11 10.20.32_small He had never interacted with dogs before Arizona. He loved grabbing at little Mister. Poor thing. 2013-03-11 10.16.18_small Cutie cousins! 2013-03-10 22.57.16_small I love this picture of Tammy and Grant. He is the sweetest boy alive. I can only hope Spencer turns out half as cute! 2013-03-11 11.23.55_small We played out in the sun as much as possible. The kids loved playing with these bowls of water. I need to remember this one! Cheap, and hours of fun. 2013-03-12 06.45.01_small I just love this naked bod. 2013-03-11 11.48.52_small My little smiley-face. 2013-03-11 11.47.37_small I think this will be one of my favorite pictures ever of my Grandpa Hancock. He is the most wonderful man! He loves his dog, he loves his family, and he loves to stay busy – probably in that order. I’ve never met an 89 year old that was so young and handsome. 2013-03-11 11.26.59_small More fun in the sun. Thank you Arizona! We definitely haven’t felt this warm in months. 2013-03-12 06.53.40_small I tried to get a good picture of his eyes. Of couse, he just wanted to grab the camera. He has the most interesting colored eyes. Not blue. Not green. Not brown. But some off mix of them all. 2013-03-12 17.15.18_small Watching a little Baby Signing Time. Thanks, Tammy, for the DVD’s!!! 2013-03-12 15.53.18_small My little angel ate his first bottle of the day on Tuesday, and immediately threw it up. After he threw up the next bottle too, I took him to a pediatric urgent care in Arizona. He was diagnosed with an acute ear infection and some stomach bug. It was the saddest thing!! He was miserable. 2013-03-12 13.34.03_small Tom had to fly home on Monday, while we stayed in Arizona. He sent us this picture from work – I love seeing his handsome face. He bought himself a new water bottle. 2013-03-12 09.57.38_small Emma was being a great doctor for Spencer. 2013-03-12 17.48.45_small One night at dinner, I asked Emma to find Spencer a spoon to play with. She went and got him ONE. Grant, however, decided that Spencer needed about seven more and kept bringing them to him. It was too cute. Spence was thrilled. 2013-03-13 12.01.01_small Swim lessons with the Mems! She is a great little swimmer. 2013-03-13 09.47.08_small Cousin play time! Grant was also very sweet to share all of his cars. 2013-03-12 20.41.36_small FaceTime with daddy! I am so grateful for technology and the ability that we have to keep in contact so easily! Spencer loves our phones…especially when we FaceTime family. Emma is really good at calling us in Utah – usually about once a week. 2013-03-12 18.31.59_small My poor boy needed a vomit barrier while he watched Baby Signing Time…again. 2013-03-13 15.47.03_small He was about as miserable as he’s ever been. 2013-03-13 19.51.53_small I dragged him along to a birthday for Ted Sowards. I was so anxious to see some of my friends again! We had a good time chatting and eating cake. Spencer was being a happy sweetheart most of the time. 2013-03-13 19.50.08_small Happy Birthday, Ted!

2013-03-13 22.52.46_small   It was so good to see Brein and Brandon again!! I love them.

2013-03-13 17.59.26_small This is what happens when you ask Grant to close his eyes to pray. He is too dang cute! 2013-03-13 15.59.53_small   More fun in the sun…selfie style. 2013-03-14 10.25.21_small Grant and Spencer were chatting it up in the car. 2013-03-14 09.59.55_small Cute Emma had sticker sequins that she wanted to use as earrings. She looks so mature. 2013-03-14 08.57.35_small Playing in the sandbox! 2013-03-14 07.49.40_small   Spencer was a very attentive audience to Emma’s violin practice. He loves music and instruments.   2013-03-14 10.36.32_small We went to a park with Crystal, Jaida, and all the kids in Gilbert. It was right next to the new Gilbert temple! I think it’s supposed to be dedicated this fall. 2013-03-14 15.24.39_small We went to Chandler Mall to get Grandpa’s iPad fixed. Emma came with and desperately wanted to play on the playground in the mall. We had quite a scare, because when we went down the escalator she didn’t follow us and got lost for a few minutes. She was running up the hallway and sobbing once Grandpa spotted her. Luckily, she was just fine.2013-03-14 13.37.59_small

This was his first big-boy bath time. He loved every second of it! He was being modest in the bathtub.

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He loves water, so much. I’m pretty sure he had to take this bath because he had vomit all over him. Poor thing.

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McDonalds ice cream run! This is a necessity in the hot Arizona weather.

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Beautiful Emma and Mister.

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 Spencer was sequestered to towels for awhile because of his vomiting.

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A blue-eyed horse!? I had no idea they existed. These guys are on Sharron’s property.

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Spencer thought they were…kind of interesting.

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I’ve missed Aunt Sharron so much. It was fun to be able to play at her house again before I left for the airport.

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Behind Grant is the fort that my amazing Uncle Wayne designed and built. We miss you, Wayne!

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Spencer really liked bouncing. We LOVED our trip to Arizona. We owe a huge THANK YOU to Tammy for being such a great host, as usual. We had so much fun with the Adams and all of our family and friends in my #2 home state. (Kentucky will always be #1.) It was sad to have a sick boy most of the time, but luckily he’s a great baby and still let me drag him around to the important events. We hope to get back soon!

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Airport waiting…ready to get this sick boy home!

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We were so happy to see Tom again!

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Spencer was happy to see his house and grandparents again!

2013-03-15 22.05.20_small  To celebrate our anniversary day on the 15th, we went to Arby’s and bought their new chocolate lava cake. Yum. I was too tired from a long week with a sick baby to bake our own. It’s a good new option!

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We took Spencer to urgent care again on Saturday, because he threw up again on Friday night. The doctor didn’t seem worried about him at all. She just said that his body is just not ready for full formula yet. We have been mixing his fomula with pedialyte. He likes that it is strawberry flavored, and fortunately he can keep it down.

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On Saturday, we had our first Bi-Monthly Encounter of Happiness with Tom’s friends from high school. The Kittermans, Rachael Campbell, Jake Erekson, the Parks, the Jensons, and the Skinners were all there with kids in tow.

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Kira had fun playing with Spencer. He was pretty grumpy, and we had to be the first to leave, but we still had a great time! I’m grateful that Tom has such awesome friends.

March 3-9, 2013

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At Spencer’s 6 month appointment, Dr. Wonnacott said that we should start having Spencer sleep on his stomach to help round out his head. WHA?! He *loves* his wrap, and I swear he can’t sleep without it. After Tom put him on his belly one time for bed (he was dead asleep), he has slept that way ever since!! He is the sweetest little angel. I was so worried that it would be super traumatic to break him of his wrap, but he proved to me once again what a perfect baby he is. He loves sleeping on his belly now!

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He also loves any kind of music. Aunt Brittany was singing him songs and he was in love.

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This was the first time he ate an entire portion of baby food. He loves pears, I guess!

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Guitar time with momma. We’ve learned a few kids songs together.

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Vantage. He has given up breast-feeding. He basically refuses to eat from me. It was sad at first, to lose that special connection. It’s so convenient to feed him bottles, though!! And he loves them.

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This is our adorable Beehive Presidency. We had a Beehive birthday, and so we made her this balloon veil for her door.

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Unfortunately, her door didn’t have a ledge. So the balloons got put on her bed. Haha. Happy Birthday!

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Trashy Tacos with the gang. Becky Lang is moving to Arizona in a few days, so we met up once again to celebrate friendship. We’ll miss you, Becky! Good thing it’s Arizona…we have a much better chance of seeing you there.

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Selfies with my boy.

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I was really sad when I lost the pacifier clip that I bought Spencer. So I decided to make some replacements. It was super easy, and each probably cost $2.00 (mostly because of the suspender clips). They have worked great!

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I also wanted to make him a lovey, since he’s not sleeping with a wrap anymore. I ended up sewing three, for about $3 each. What an easy and cute project!!

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He loves it already!

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He’s such a sleepy sweetheart.

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On Wednesday, we went to toddler story time at the Riverton Library. I thought he would love it! He was only interested in the kids running around, definitely not the songs or stories. We left early. 🙂

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Teething toy…aka back massager.

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I saw a recipe on Pinterest for homemade thin mints and I couldn’t resist. So yummy! I love anything with mint and chocolate.

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Finally!!! Good enough weather for a walk. It was a gorgeous day. I loved every minute of being outside with my boy.

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He loved it, too! This was his first experience on a swing. He thought it was pretty darn awesome. He kept smiling and squealing. He loved going higher.

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My adorable little walking buddy.

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I swear he was trying to put the pacifier in the pandas mouth. He’s such a good sharer already.

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I am so happy that he loves this panda, because it was part of Tom’s marriage proposal to me. It gives me happy feelings and memories every time I see it.

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While I was packing for our trip to Arizona, Spencer wanted to do a little light Ensign reading.

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Oh man. I love thai curry. Add pineapples, and it’s heaven!! This recipe was super easy!

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I ate it for about six meals. YUM!
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Eating pears out of a syringe. It’s a little less messy this way.

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He has decided that he likes his eyes covered when he sleeps.

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At the airport! This random lady decided that we needed to have a picture of all of us together – so she coached us through it. Please note Spencer’s fingers.

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This is the photographer. She came over to sit by us, since our sons were the same age. They were pretty interested in each other.

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Just going through security. 

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He ate and fell asleep for a little while on the plane. It’s only an hour and 19 minute flight, so it’s totally manageable. He did pretty good.

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Hooray! Home, sweet home. <3 Thanks for the great welcome, Tammy and Emma.

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Spencer wouldn’t stop staring at Emma. So she stared at him a little. Cute kids.

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Spencer loves watching the cars drive by on busy roads. Love those palm trees!

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This was Tom’s only request for the trip to Arizona. They have a delicious buffet!

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My little giraffe.

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We got to have a fun dinner with family at Sharron’s! JJ, Zach, Alex, George, Amber, Luke, Jonah, Tam, Greg, Emma, Grant, Sharron, Chloe, Lauren, and two of her friends were there with us. George and Spencer were fast friends…as Newells and Krebs usually are.

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I think that’s Jonah? George was giving sweet kisses. I think he’s about nine months.

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Swinging at the fort!

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Grandpa Hancock came over to Tammy’s, and we signed him up for Facebook!! It was so cute. He wanted to be able to see more pictures of his grandkids. He’s such a sweet and wonderful man.

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Uncle Jerry took Grandpa to scuba dive in South America this month. Can you believe that he’s 89 years old!? He’s an inspiration to us all.

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Emma said that they were the “puzzle pro girls!” It was so fun to be able to play with Tammy and the kids again. I’ve missed living in Arizona for that reason only. I hate being so far away from all my family.

February 24 – March 2

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We had a really nice Sunday evening dinner with Brian and Katie Abrams. He was my seminary teacher my freshman year of high school. They were in our Kentucky ward while he was in dental school. Now he’s our dentist! Their kids loved Spencer.

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They made us a delicious melting cake. Thanks for inviting us over!

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This boy wakes up smiling 95% of the time – I love him.

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He wants to climb already.

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I can’t believe my little man is six months old already! This is how his photo-shoot went…I guess he wanted to make the editing choices. He is the sweetest heart in the world.

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We had a sewing night for Young Women’s on Tuesday.

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A boy in our ward needed to make bags for his Eagle project.

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After mutual, Kate and Kylee came over to make a birthday present for Neisha.

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We had to get pretty creative when our balloons didn’t fit in the box, and we ran out of wrapping paper.

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Spencer was thrilled to have new cute girls to give him attention.

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My angel has decided that he can sit! He loves his new skill. I do, too! It’s fun to be able to sit him on the floor to play with his toys. What a big boy.

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He loves when I flip the camera around on us…he thinks that little boy he always sees is pretty cool.

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We went to Dr. Wonnacott for his 6 month check. He’s healthy and happy! He is in the 37th percentile for weight, 36th for head circumference, and 69th for height. I guess he’s a tall boy. 🙂

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He had to get shots, and he was pretty mad about it the rest of the day.

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This is the only picture we got from our fun night at Paul and Lindsay’s house. We ate this delicious pizza, and played Reverse Charades. It was a really nice night without the boy. Thanks mom for watching him!

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He still falls over sometimes…

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We decided to take a field trip to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy. It was fun to get out of the house and do something different. I think Spencer liked watching the kids more than the fish, but he seemed to enjoy himself.

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He liked the big colorful fish.

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Our family goal is to do at least one outdoor activity a month. January was sledding in the snow. February was still cold, and Spencer hates the snow, so the aquarium was what we chose.

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My new boyfriend.

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Creepy alligators. Tom got some great shots!

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I wish this one was brighter, but we weren’t allowed to use flash. It was a pretty cool octopus.

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My sweet, happy boy.

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Spencer has graduated to the front of the cart! I am thrilled! As you can see, he was thrilled about it, too. Tom ran around the parking lot with him, and he was squealing with joy the whole time.

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I love my little family. So much.