Monday, November 27, 2006

The boy who loved Christmas

Spencer loves Christmas. Really, really, REALLY loves Christmas. We noticed it last year when he left little "presents" under the tree at school for Santa (these were balled up pieces of colored paper, but it's the thought that counts). He was concerned that no one was bringing Santa anything even though Santa brings things to everyone else. Sadly, this year seems to mostly be about what he will GET for Christmas. He told me that Santa takes care of all the giving so he doesn't have to worry about it.

Spencer has been begging us to get out the Christmas decorations since before Thanksgiving. We would have done it this weekend, but we had plumbing issues in the front yard that took up the whole weekend. So tonight Alan got a box out. The Christmas and winter books were a huge hit with both of them, as was the Little People nativity set. And as of this moment, Spencer is in bed with a stuffed Christmas tree pillow that he says is his best friend. It doesn't have any other friends and it can turn into a rocket. The rocket part is what's preventing him from sleeping, I think.

Slacker Blogger

Whew! It's been awhile since I last posted. We've been busy, and it's cutting into my computer time. I'll try to be better.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A walking boo boo machine

Poor Spencer, he attracted ouchies today like fly paper attracts flies. First, he banged his head on the bathroom vanity. Then, he scraped himself up while goofing off in the tree (I refrained from saying, "I told you so!" but we did have a talk about listening to Mom while doing potentially dangerous things). Finally, he whacked his foot against a door frame. We still have several hours before he goes to bed, so it's probably a safe bet that he's got another boo boo coming to him. *sigh*

Thursday, November 02, 2006

My first weapons purchase

Spencer got a gift card to Wal-Mart from my cousin Lisa, his godmother. This was his very first gift card and he was VERY excited. Today we went to pick his toys. It took some hard bargaining because he wanted things we really didn't need (like a train set that doesn't go with the three we already have). He settled on a Power Rangers sword and some Hot Wheels. I'm not big on swords, and I know I'll get an earful from my mother-in-law, but all his friends have them and he's wanted one for a long time. Plus, it's very short. So far he's been very good about it. He know's he's not allowed to sword fight with Evie.