Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hugs, Pens, Rocks, Forecasted Rain - by Brad

Spencer is at one of the cutest ages right now. Yesterday morning I left for work before he woke up and Lindsey sent me the following email...

The only damper on our morning seems to be that Spencer doesn't feel well. He has a croupy cough and a raspy voice. He seems to still be happy, just a little droopy. He slept until after 8. When he woke up he headed down the hall saying "Daddy, where are you... Dad... I wanna give you a hug... Dad?" It was pretty cute. He settled for a hug from me.

Last weekend, Spencer grabbed a few writing utensils and some paper, stuffed it into his shirt pocket and pretended to be grandpa for a while. Since his shirt has a pocket, he thinks it is a "work shirt".


Throwing rocks is by far the best activity when we head to any body of water. When we went to the river with the Bunches last weekend. Elliott has been practicing skipping rocks. He is starting to get pretty good. Thanks to the glorious photographic timing of his father, you can see the rock mid-skip (you may have to enlarge the photo)...


Wesley throwing a large rock...


Spencer "fishing" with a broken stick...


Elliott on a slide...

Wesley on a slide...

Spring break starts this weekend. Since I am going to have a busy week at work, our Spring break vacationing will consist of staying at a hotel overnight tomorrow. Looking for a cheap hotel in Seattle with an indoor pool is a challenge. Maybe we didn't find a "cheap" hotel, but at least it isn't TOO expensive. We plan to meet up with my sister Carol and her kids at the Zoo on Monday. However, it appears that Monday is slated for 4 inches of rain and high winds. We might have to settle for Seattle Science Center (since that is indoors). The drive home could get interesting as the snow level is supposed to drop to about 2500 feet and the passes might get nasty. Of course our snow tires have been removed for Spring. I assume there will be pictures of our adventure. Hopefully is isn't overly adventurous.

2 comments:

We Are The Jones' said...

Drive fast and don't forget about the Aquarium - though it's expensive - it is indoors.
Your kids rock!
~Jordan

Nina said...

The e-mail to you Brad had me a little teary in a good way. I know you invest time with your children and it shows in statements like these. They are such wonderful boys and you are wonderful parents. Time is the best gift!!