Saturday, September 06, 2008

In Memory...


Max


3/17/1998 - 8/27/2008




On Wednesday, August 27th, our beloved cat, Max died. Wayne and I got Max as a six week old kitten just a couple of months after we got married. Max was a sweet cat who brought us much love and laughter in his 10 years. He was an important member of our family and we miss him terribly.




Monday, September 01, 2008

Happy Birthday, Spencer!


It took us a while to post this because we actually lost the camera! We have been doing home improvements including updating our kitchen floor and somehow the camera ended up in a bucket with nails and such. At least we finally found it.

Spencer had a great third birthday, which essentially lasted for days because his birthday was on a Wednesday. He had a small birthday party at school and then dinner and a birthday sundae at Red Robin. We let him open presents from different people each day until Saturday when he had a birthday party at home with Mom, Dad, Aunt Vickie, Grandma, and Aunt Sarah. You can see more photos of his birthday celebration on the Picasa web album.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It has been a very long time since we have posted on here, but we do try to update our photo album more regularly. We went to Kansas City for a family reunion this past weekend. We put those photos and a few more in the photo album.

Also, here is a super-cute video of Spencer from the webcam. We recorded it last night. Then Spencer watched it over and over and cracked himself up.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Spencer and Daddy enjoyed the first "real" snow that Spencer can remember. Check out a few of the photos on the album. We got 7 1/2 inches of snow! That's the most we've had in a decade.

Our neighbor and his son made a really neat snowman, and then Luke (the 2 1/2 year-old) proceeded to knock it down within a couple of hours after making it! They had a great time running around in the snow together.

Spencer also had a very good Christmas and got many cars, trucks and books that he really loves.
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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween Already?


It's hard to believe we haven't made a post since Spencer's birthday. We have had quite the busy summer. You can see some of what we have been up from the photos just uploaded to our photo album.


One of our recent adventures was just this past Friday when we went to visit the local pumpkin patch. The prior Friday had been sunny and 70 degrees. This should have been our first clue that the school field trip to the pumpkin patch was going to be an adventure. The day started out around 50 degrees with drizzle and light rain. We did manage to have some fun going through the corn maze, playing on the "tractor", and looking at the animals. But by 10:40 the rain had picked up, the kids were soaked and a bit crabby (not to mention the parents) and we headed back to the school. All-in-all it was a good time, but believe me, if the weather is the same next year we are stayin' home :)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Happy birthday, big boy

It's about 9:45pm, July 30 -- Two years ago, give or take a couple of minutes, my sweet little boy was born. It wasn't long ago and I can remember it all, but what I wouldn't give to experience it all over again.

The time has gone by so quickly and Spencer has grown up so fast. What a sweet and fun little boy we have.

So today was Spencer's birthday, of course! Cake, presents, and a few hours climbing around some of the biggest steam locomotives ever built -- could a two year old really need anything more? We took Spencer to the Transportation Museum and did he have a blast. After the initial excitement and "chooo choooo's" settled down, Spencer was truely awed by the size of the trains -- He must have looked up at a train and thrown his arms up in the air with a giant "WHOAAAA!" a hundred times.

The trains were truely amazing. Many of them had 24 wheels (that's just the locomotive, not the tender), some of which were as tall as Ginger. Several of the giants had their engineer cabins (or whatever you call them) open, which meant Spencer got to sit in the driver's seat and try out all the knobs, valves, and other controls.

Finally, we finished off the day with presents and cake. Spencer blew out his own candle on his third try, which was neat, considering he only recently figured out how to blow a good puff of air. He had a "Cars" themed cake which he really got a kick out of. Spencer's "happy birthday" is great -- it sounds something like "deedee-da-day" :D

Overall it was a great day and a lot of fun. I look forward to many more.

Happy birthday, Spencer.

Monday, May 14, 2007

More photos

I've installed Picasa on our computer and created a Picasa Web Album, which makes it incredibly easy to share photos. Just take a photo, plug the camera in, find a couple photos you like, click publish to web album and bam, there they are on Picasa.com, ready to view, print, order, etc. This should mean more photos for all..!

The direct link to the Picasa album is http://picasaweb.google.com/roark1138