Monday, April 29, 2013

Learned to Throw the Ball

Dear Spencer,

You look a lot like your grandpa David here
You and I have a game we play on the kitchen floor while momma cooks dinner.   Dinnertime is your ‘getting sleepy’ time and when you get sleepy you want momma and only momma.  To distract you we have a tennis ball that I throw against the wall by the fridge.  Sometimes the cats get in on the game and try to get the ball.  You’ve been trying to throw the ball for a while but today is the first time you managed to make the ball go forward.  We clapped and cheered and you were so proud you could do it so you kept doing it…. Until momma tried to leave the room, then you dropped the ball and followed momma :)  Looking forward to lots of ball throwing in our future.  Love - Dad

Firehouse Subs at the Park

Saturday, April 27, 2013

 Dear Spencer,
My Mean Face!! :)
Went to the Bridgeport Park today.  We bought Firehouse subs and had a picnic lunch in the grass.  Tried to swing with you but you were distracted by making sure you could keep momma in sight.  You’re really into looking at things that are above your head now, fans, lights and such.  You enjoyed pulling on the pine tree limbs but didn’t like it when the pine needles poked you in the back of the head.  I let you explore on your own and you found an old soda can and almost got it.  Mom freaked a little and that was the end of exploring.  Lots of fun watching you learn and see new things.  Love – Dad 

Spencer & Momma

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Circus

Dear Spencer,
Sheepy Nite Nite
You went to the circus for the first time on Thursday, the Barnum & Bailey and Ringling Bros. circus at Charleston, WV.  This was only your second over-night stay in a hotel.  We drove down   Grandma Carol and sister Celeste went with us.  It was a beautiful sunny day but a little bit chilly.  You wore a little red hoodie, but I forgot to pack myself a sweatshirt or jacket and was cold in the morning.  We had great seats right down close to the floor.  You were such a good boy.  You only fussed a couple of times.  You ate cotton candy for the first time.  The elephants and the big cats both caught your attention.  Mom bought you a stuffed elephant when the show was over and when we got home I think you recognized the elephants in your sound book.  You couldn't quite make it through the entire show though.  You were asleep during the loudest part and slept till we made it back to the car.  Look for your ticket stub in your Bumba Box Collection Case.  Mom says we’re going back every year now.  Already looking forward to next year.  

Love - Dad