Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Eventful Day for Spencer - by Brad

Yesterday was an eventful day for Spencer. When he woke up, we told him that he could come to work with me for a couple hours in the morning. He was so excited to go to work with me that he was even willing to put on a tie and wear nice clothes. It was fun to see him buzzing around the house with excitement like he was going to explode.

At work Spencer colored, stapled, explored all my desk drawers, and played games on my phone. We went to the cafe and bought a cookie for him. He opted to take the stairs instead of the elevator. There is something about that boy that doesn't like elevators.






Lindsey picked him up after a couple hours and I was able to get a little work done. About five minutes before five o'clock Lindsey called me and sounded very urgent. Spencer was jumping on our bed while the boys were whipping blankets at his feet. They were all having a fun disobedient time while Lindsey was baking in the kitchen. Spencer had fallen down (because of blankets wrapped around his feet) and banged his head on the headboard of our bed. This left a decent gash in his forehead and Lindsey quickly identified that it would need stitches. So I met her at the emergency room entrance and while she took Spencer in for stitches, I took the boys home for dinner. Spencer was brave and tough even though Lindsey said she should see that he was quite nervous about what the doctor was going to have to do.



I could tell the older boys felt very guilty afterward because they both made commitments to never go in our room again, and when Spencer came home, they were very protective of him and his forehead.

Spencer has banged his head on so many things, he always has some sort of welt or scrape. It was just a matter of time until he would be in the E.R. Now we wait for the next time.

Thank you Lord that it wasn't worse than a few stitches!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Busy April - by Brad

Spring is definitely the busiest season for us. Besides our normal commitments, we have to manage baseball season for two boys now. I have a work conference each month during the Spring, which throws a wrench into the plans for Lindsey during those weeks. The yard work looms in the back of my mind as something that needs urgent attention, but the nicer weather makes me want to take the boys hiking or to play outside. I am ready for June.

All these excuses are why I haven't posted anything for a couple weeks. I can't recall any interesting stories so I will leave this post mostly pictures...


Easter


Relaxing with Wesley...


Sleeping on Elliott...



Getting Outdoors






Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wesley T-ball - by Brad

Last night, Wesley had his first T-ball game. He was very excited and had a great time. His coach saved the number 1 jersey for him... I think that's because the lower numbered shirts were the smaller sizes.


Warming up...


In the dugout...


On deck...


On deck... and drawing in the dirt...


At bat...


Connecting!


Running to first base hanging onto his giant helmet...


Lindsey decided to make it extra special for Wesley since he often gets overshadowed by all of Elliott's firsts, so she made him a cake for completing his first game...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Himmelong - by Brad

Lindsey occasionally sends me emails at work that I find amusing. I find myself thinking, "she should blog that." Instead of nagging her to blog, here's an excerpt of email from Lindsey...

I wish you were here. I am at the computer and Wes and Spence are doing puzzles on the kitchen floor. They are humming together and singing "Jesus Loves Me". Only Spencer sings the wrong melody and all the wrong words and it drives Wesley crazy. They are arguing if it's "little ones to Himmelong, or Him belong." It ended with Wes saying, you are "wrong, wrong, wrong. Everything you sing is wrong."

Friday, April 09, 2010

Aquarium Pictures - by Brad

Finally getting around to posting those aquarium pictures I mentioned a week and a half ago...








Easter pics to follow at some point...