Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 22-28, 2013

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 Helping dad with his Saturday jobs. (Changing the faucet)

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Updating the doorknobs.

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I spy with my little eye, something green.

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 My husband is part monkey.

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My little BFF.

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He’s definitely my son. Eating pickles in his pj’s out in public.

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You can’t tell…but it’s snowing. In September?! I can’t wait for him to see his first real snow.

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He thought these construction cones were pretty awesome.

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We’re not ready for the cold weather! We both froze on our walk!

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More fun with friends at the library.

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We really like Activity Days! These girls are the cutest. They made a sacrament file folder game.

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 He’s a voracious reader.

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We played hide & seek for FHE. Spencer and I were having a hard time finding Tom – and when we walked back in from the garage and spotted him, I screamed and Spencer laughed. He wanted up immediately!

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We played with sidewalk chalk, but mostly Spencer was interested in opening and closing the bucket. He’s a little engineer. He always wants to figure out how things work.

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We love the free aquarium at Walmart. 😉

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“Tom, we should make a fort.” 15 minutes later, we had a castle. I love my husband.

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 Spencer LOVES animals. This cat wandered into our backyard and was very friendly (much more so than Bagel or Baby). He was a happy boy!

September 15-21, 2013

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Cousin piano time!

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This boy lounges on his panda many times a day. They are besties.

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I asked Spencer to put his shirt away…but not in the diaper pail. Ew. He’s a silly little monkey.

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And I love him so much!

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He really wants to be able to press the pedals with his foot. He tries so hard to be a big boy.

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Being a little happy tornado, as always.

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We had a fun game night with John and Lucy! I’m pretty sure Tom won.

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For all that mess, he barely ate any of it. We’ll save spaghetti for when he’s a little older, I think.

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He is the neighborhood watch. Nobody can mess with our cul-de-sac.

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We noticed recently that Spencer’s toe overlaps the other. My grandma Hancock had the same thing. It’s nice to know her genes have passed on. 🙂 Hopefully her music genes come, too!

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Smoothie sharing.

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Spence is a very good helper. He washed down his high chair with me.

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He has really started to enjoy story time at the library.

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Hopefully this isn’t foretelling his future in school, but he kind of does his own thing while the teacher is reading and singing. He is listening, but also walking around and talking to other kids.

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Bountiful Basket time!

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Now THAT is a cheese sandwich. (DrivingSales potluck)

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This hand is usually accompanied by a demanding sound. “More snacks, mom!”

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Dad is way more fun at Walmart than mom.

September 8-14, 2013

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Still in California! Spencer is completely in love with his panda friends.

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Cute little friends….lean on me.

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Our flight home on Monday was a success. Spencer is a rockstar traveler.

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Our last leg of the flight was super empty, and the flight attendant asked to take our picture. Too bad Spence wouldn’t smile.

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He was thrilled to get home and see his toys. He quickly figured out how to insert the key into all the holes.

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I’m proud of his writing grip.

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We had an Activity Days party on Tuesday. We had a great time with ice cream and games.

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Spencer was one lucky boy and got to eat a sucker.

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Green, green…

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The girls loved the piñata, mostly for the candy.

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Spencer really loves eating from these things now.

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My little boy had a blast splashing in the puddles at the mall.

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First bubble bath!

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He also loves Cookie Butter (from Trader Joe’s)…Yum.

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Well…..we bought ourselves a piano. We’ve loved it already! We got it in a liquidation sale at the Piano Gallery. I’ve missed having a piano of my own, in a house of my own. I can’t wait to have our home filled with music.

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Doing a little test run.

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We drove up the canyon to Dan Jensen’s cabin on Saturday evening. It’s been a rainy week, and the clouds on the mountains have been breathtaking.

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Fun with Rachel.

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It finally stopped raining and we were able to cook some hot dogs and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. Spencer liked it, but was pretty frustrated that he didn’t have free reign of the wilderness (and fire).

September 1-7, 2013

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I think it’s time for my baby to have his first haircut. <3

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Despite a little fighting, Spencer did a great job while Tom cut his hair.

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 He watched his baby videos that I made while he waited.

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 He looks so grown up and handsome now!

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We went to mom and dad’s on Labor Day, and had some water fun with cousins.

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It ended with a little streaking through the grass.

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 My boy…

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We attempted to go to Seven Peaks Fun Center in Lehi….it was crazy packed for Labor Day, so we ended up just walking around and letting Spencer fiddle with the knobs.

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 Yum, corn! Good thing he has those 8 teeth!

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Cute wedding picture by Emily

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My little puppy whines by the back door now so that he can go outside and play in the sand.

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It’s still his favorite spot in the house.

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His new swing…not so much.

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 His first PB&J…he didn’t hate it, but he wouldn’t eat much.

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Spencer and I get to go to California for the weekend to see Brynn and Corwin! We’re the luckiest!

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My angel baby slept on the flight.

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…After he was done looking out the window and squealing. He loved it!

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He’s a fun little travel buddy.

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 He had a blast wandering the airport while we waited.

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Fun in a box with Corwin!

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 Spencer loved this IKEA walker.

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We got to go to a baby beach for the morning. The boys were a crazy mess, but they loved it! The water felt great, and it was super calm and clean.

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Spence loved splashing and making mud!

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Kind of a creepy picture, but he had so much fun in the water and sand.

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Cute little friends.

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Cute big friends. 🙂

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 I love the sun and the beach! It was so much fun to spend time with Brynn there.

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As much as I tried, I never got a good picture of the boys. They were playing too hard! (And reading good books thanks to Aunt Brynn, the librarian)

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 We went to a yummy mexican restaurant with Jeff and the boys. They did a pretty good job, except for the crazy mess of food on the ground.

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While we were gone, Tom ran a 5K with the stake.

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He literally ran into mom and dad on his run. 🙂 I am proud of my healthy husband for just waking up and deciding to run a 5K with no training.

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 He also helped with the stake Harvest Fair. He said it was fun to see all of our old and new ward friends!

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We went on a bike ride down the boardwalk. The boys weren’t fans. Spencer screamed the whole time, because he had refused his afternoon nap. Corwin threw up chunks everywhere. It was…less than enjoyable. Brynn and I couldn’t stop laughing though, as we biked down the beach with two screaming babies. It was a sight to see.