Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lots going on, no underlying theme

One day, when we are filthy rich, we are going to hire a blogging assistant. Maybe we will just get a reality t.v. show. We are not nearly exciting enough and will never be filthy rich so we will have to deal with infrequent, choppy blogs. We've had a great couple months. Finn has started preschool and loves it.

First day outside of Busy Bee Preschool. Finn can no longer pose normally for pictures. Every smile is goofy. This will be a recurrent theme in this blog.

Finn Diego, nervous and probably a little weirded-out about sitting in a strange place and mom just leaving.

Luckily, Finn has his girlfriend, Mika, in the same class.

One of the great things about school is all the little projects that he gets to bring home daily. This was cowboy day.

Little Lark turned one in September. Lindy still loves her a lot, Jesse is starting to warm up to her some. She caused too much heartache at birth.

Here she is at her first birthday smash. She mostly played with the cake, doesn't care much for putting stuff in her own mouth.

We went down to Richfield for a couple days. They are looking for a new doctor in town. We went to go check it out a little and stopped by the pumpkin patch for train rides, tractor rides, and picking out our perfect pumpkin. We met up with Lindy's dad, Lee, and his wife, Diane, who live around there.

Here is the crew. Quick poll: Do you think we should move to Richfield? We might have to join the Tea Party, buy some 4-wheelers to get to church, and learn about alfalfa farming. Could be fun.

Papa Lee's swing. This is way awesome.

We also celebrated Finn's fourth birthday in October. This is his circle of friends, helping open the presents.

We went to some balloon playland. We are missing a couple kids in this picture. Too much work to gather the troops when they are scattered in balloonland. Finn has not dumped his head in water. He is a sweaty gorrilla.

The big, bad four-year-old.

Finn with his birthday cake. It is a very cool thing to make fancy cakes for your kids. Turns out, we are not cool or fancy. Either is the store we bought this bad boy from. Their best cake was brown with spiders. We added the balloons-- I guess that is pretty fancy and cool.

Finn got lots of good stuff. He has good friends and family. He got these boxers and was pretty sure that they are just too awesome to be covered up. We let him wear them however he wants.

This is not a sacreligious Halloween costume. Jesse has been on a shaving strike and his gross beard has been out of control. Some young lady he works with has a mother who is a local artist for the LDS church. Although some people saw Jesse's beard and thought of terrorists, mountain men, and bums, people with an eye for things recognize this as Jesus-appearing. She asked Jesse to model for her. She took a ton of pictures and plans to paint a few of them in the future. She will obviously have to change the wig color and we all know that Jesus doesn't have teeth like in the above picture. It was a really fun experience for us. She had our kids pose in a few of them as well. The only downside is that it made Jesse's God-complex even worse.

Lark's first real Halloween experience. On a side-note, she is lil' miss independent now and likes to walk if she is outside.

The little monsters in their Halloween jammies. After their baths, it is crazy hair time, every night.

Finn and Jesse carving up Mr. Pumkin. Finn voted for a happy pumpkin this year after much deliberation.

This is Lin's traditional "Martha Stewart Pumpkin". She had an idea a few years back that she could make stripes all the way around a pumpkin and this would be way cool. Physics disagreed but she still makes this ever year and it is actually the favorite of people who visit. A second story. We had the hugest pumpkin plants this year but only a few little pumpkins. The largest uncarved pumpkin is the only one from our crop. We actually had a few more but the neighborhood monkeys snuck into the backyard and took them for themselves.

This is Spiderman Finn trick-or-treating at our house. He is getting really good at the whole thing. By the end, he was practically shouting "Trick or treat!" and after the candy was given would politely respond with "Thanks. And Happy Halloween."

Finn at the neighbor's house. He was a little scared initially and kept telling us that they weren't home so that we could go to a house that didn't have any decorations.

Spiderman and Gorillina.

Finn with his buddies Mika and Max. I wish that pictures could record sounds. This was a little like humpback whales fighting a group of dolphins.

Spidey and Skywalker striking a pose at the trunk or treat.

As you can see, it has been a fun couple months. We have a ton of pictures that we had to skip through. Lindy is still alive, we will have to put a picture of her on this just so you all know. That will have to be later. It is time for din-din and World Series.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Finally updating our blog!

I can't believe how summer has already come and almost gone. Time goes by way too fast and the thought of winter quickly approaching makes me want to puke. I am seriously toying with the idea of moving to St. George. Things in our house have been great. I have healthy, happy babies. What more can you ask for? Our days consist of lying around the house in our pajamas until about 11:00, we get ready for the day, hit up the old McDonald's, play around a little, then the all-important nap time. This is Lindy's time to catch up on all her smut TV. Without her "my time", Lindy turns into an automatic beast so this is a very crucial part of her day! Sadly, the lazy days of summer are coming to a close. Finn is getting ready to start preschool, which means a possible end to nap time for him. I took him to his first day of preschool today to meet the teacher and do a little activity. I got to stay there with him the whole time. His teacher is great and so cute. After we left I bawled my eyes out for about ten minutes then was finally able to control myself. I am going to be a nervous wreck when Tuesday comes around- Finn's first first official day when I just have to drop him off and drive away. I am going to be a freaking mess. The thought of kindergarten?!? I am going to have to have Jesse sedate me or something... Seriously. In other kid news, Lark is just as happy as can be all the time. She eats, she sleeps, and she poops. She is just starting to cruise a little and the days of two-footed travel are near. Summer travel has been good to us. We were able to go to Glenwood Springs, Colorado in July for Jesse's family getaway. The trip started off in lovely Green River, Utah where we spent a night at the Roosters Roost or somthing like that- the biggest dump hole hotel ever. We spent the night there because more than half of us were riding the train to Colorado way early the next morning while the rest of us drove the cars. Finn loved the train and Larky is always happy so I am pretty sure she didn't mind the train at all. It was so nice to get away for a few days and it was so beautiful up there. While we were there we celebrated Jesse's parents 40th anniversary, went bike riding, did a little hiking, went swimming, and just played around. It was amazing. Thank you Neil and Becky for a great trip. My mom also sent us on a little trip to Park City a few weeks later. We stayed at The Canyons Resort and all I have to show for that is one picture. I am so lame. It was so much fun to spend time with my mom. The kids played at the pool, we did some shopping, ate out, and mostly just hung. Thank you mom- it was wonderful. In between trips, our summer time has been spent doing the regular- farting around, eating out too often, going for lots of walks and the like. We were able to squeeze in family night bowling and made it to the obligatory yearly Ogden Raptors game. That pretty much sums up our exciting summer. Now we are getting ready to head to Payson for our annual Labor Day craziness. In a couple weeks we have a work retreat for Jesse at Sundance and in two weeks my baby is turning 1. Can you believe that? Because I can’t. Get ready for a heap load of pictures!

The kiddies getting ready for the Amtrak train.

Maggie and Lark on the train, just about to get ticketed from the awesome conductor.

Trying to stay busy while chugging through the desert.

Finn's weird smile and Neil with Lark in the viewing car of the train.

Larky falling asleep on the soothing train ride.

We went to a band concert in Glennwood and felt pretty happening!

Ava and Finn dancing at the concert with the middle-aged hippies.

Throwing rocks in the Colorado River.

Our handsome dude getting ready for the bike ride.

Finn and Lark enjoying each others company on the ride.

Some of the crew along the Colorado.

Stopping for lunch and getting a bum change.

Jesse and his sexiness!

Finn and Ava going for a stroll downtown Glenwood.

Finn enjoying some root beer in "the Springs."

Exploring Glenwood's huge cave.

Finn and his cute cousins overlooking Glenwood.

Inside the fanciest, spikiest cave room.

Finn and his favorite Aunt Jodi.

Me, Jesse, Doug and Rachel decided to go on this slingshot ride on the top of the mountain. CRAZY!

It was awesome. We all survived except for Lindy's shorts- she peed a little.

Grandma Becky, Finn, and Ava doing a little mining for gems and fossils.

The hot babes cooling down in the water.

Lindy and Larky were not quite awake yet!

Daddy and his little sweet pea!

The whole Spencer family celebrating 40 years of bliss.

Our whole family at Buffalo Bill's grave at sundown.

My Grandpa built this boat. It is amazing and I am so proud of him. I especially love what he named it!

Isn't that the sweetest picture?

At the Ogden Raptors game, Jesse teasing Larky with some tasty Red Vines.

Me, Teeny, and Rachel went to go see Step up 3D on opening night. It was worth every penny!

Finn and Lark enjoying some lovely weather and the biggest piece of crap pool ever. As long as they are having fun, I guess that is all that matters.

Our lovely Lark.

Our Park City trip. Braxton, Finn, and Kennedy playing some games in their jammers.

Bowling for family night is always a good time.

We just got Finn his costume for Halloween and if you can't tell, he is going to be Spider Man. He wears his costume everyday and wants to sleep in it. I told him that he can't sleep in it because he gets too hot. This is what I found when I went to check on him!