Friday, July 24, 2009

Let There Be Light - by Brad

In an email from Lindsey...

This morning at breakfast Wesley and Elliott were talking about how it wasn't very sunny outside. So Wesley looked out the window and said, "Let there be light....(and then with a defeated voice)...I can't do it"

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Spencinator - by Brad

Spencer is still two years old...

Spencer likes to dump his drinks on the floor. Milk, water, juice, whatever. He also likes to put his food in his drinks.

Spencer likes to get out of bed and wander around when we aren't looking.

Spencer likes to turn on his bedroom light (when he should be sleeping), take off all his clothes and diaper, and then fall asleep naked.

Spencer asks, "Where are we going?" And to whatever answer he receives he responds, "I don't want to go (there)!"

Spencer still likes to color with Sharpies... on everything except paper.

Spencer is curious, such as this Sunday when he wandered into the church secretary's office and ate several peices of candy before we found him.

Spencer must be losing nerve endings in his posterior by now.


YET...

Spencer likes to sing and "play" his guitar.

Spencer likes to snuggle in our bed early in the morning.


Uh oh, I thought this list of redeeming qualities was going to be longer. I am sure there are more, they are just overshadowed. Anyway, he will snap out of this phase someday... or we will snap.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Whidbey (part 2) - by Brad

One of the highlights for the kids was going to Fort Casey where there is a lot to explore and a few gun barrels to look down...











Jake taking good care of Spencer...



Spencer tickling Jake...



The whole family back at the cabin...



For more pictures of the Whidbey vacation, visit the Smith's blog.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Whidbey (part 1) - by Brad

Isn't summer supposed to be more relaxing?

Work has got really busy for me in the past few weeks trying to sift through budget woes. In the middle of this, Lindsey and I went to Seattle for a couple days to celebrate our 8th anniversary (a month late). A week later, we went on a little vacation to Whidbey Island with my side of the family. Then, a couple days after that, I had to head to back to Seattle to attend a four day work conference.

And right now there are several projects around the house that I should be working on... for instance, I should also be mowing the grass right now instead of blogging. Oh well.

We got a lot of pictures of our Whidbey Island vacation, so here is part 1. We went to Whidbey Island with my parents, my sister Gail (who is home from Papua New Guinea for a month), and the Smiths. The cabin we stayed at came equipped with a scooter and wheelchair. The kids constantly played on these...





Even though I don't really like clams that much, clam digging brings back fond childhood memories. We did some clam digging and a lot of clam cleaning. They found a couple oysters on the beach, and I succumbed to the peer pressure of Carol telling me I needed to eat a raw oyster to be a man. So, I ate my first raw oyster. I chose the "swallow" method rather than the "chew" method. I think it took my stomach a couple hours to digest the thing...



Toby had his new purchase at the farm, so he gave rides to the kids...





There was sorting of M&Ms...



There was the Posenjak family tradition of dumping out ice cream on a table, handing out spoons, and making a mess...





I did catch Elliott and Emma reading about and discussing poison animals...



Stay tuned for part two in which there will be pictures of our outing to Fort Casey...