Sunday, December 18, 2011

Two Happy Years

Two years ago today our family was given the best early Christmas present ever.  We will never be the same and are so grateful for all the joy Spencer has brought into our home.

This isn't our home, but it is our family after a long day of District Conference, which is kind of the same thing.
 The following picture shows how Spencer approaches the world

With a smile that says, "I bet we could be friends, you and me!"  With an implied "especially if you like to follow me around wherever I go and do just as I say!"

In airports he waved and gave a cheery, "Hello!" to every single person we passed.  While we waited he counted people's feet (one guy had 5, apparently) and pointed out every person who was using a cell phone.

The most exciting thing he experienced in America was seeing cars.  We would drive while he gazed out the window for long periods of time and then he would suddenly proclaim, pointing with great excitement, "AUTO!!"  A car!  He spotted a car!!  That's another thing about him.  He can find a car where you'd least expect to, like on the freeway in southern California, or in a parking lot.  And he told us every time he did (fortunately he seemed to miss most of them and just randomly caught one here or there).  Which is probably why his super cute cousin once gave him a bossy little push and said, "Don't say 'auto' anymore!!"  (I was glad someone was brave enough to finally say it!)

William has the shiniest red hair and he and Spence looked so cute bouncing around the park together, while Spencer pointed out all the cars in the distant parking lot.

I'm so glad I got to share him with my family.  And that he saved about 95% of his fits for the last two days (and even then it could have been worse).  He was a sweet little traveling cousin/nephew/grandson and even the events of the way home couldn't turn me against him!!  :)  (Just kidding.  And that story really is coming...)

And the best part of coming home was his reunion with his best friend.

Aaron and Spence
We all love our boy and are so grateful that he IS ours!  


Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Oh. my. goodness. That last picture is so adorable.

The whole family looks great. Merry Christmas, Lisa. :)

Nathan said...

Happy birthday, Spencer. Those ladykiller eyes will do you some good (or get you in a lot of trouble) someday.

Heather of the EO said...

oh wow! HOW can it be TWO years? Happy Birthday to Spencer and to YOU :)

Carolyn V said...

He's so cute! Happy b-day Spencer! =D

Barbaloot said...

That last picture is darling!!
And five feet? Imagine how much faster we'd be with five:)

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

I'm considering traveling with our new baby next Spring and I so admire your courage and am glad it paid off so beautifully!

Totally smitten with these pictures - what a lovely peek at your lovely family. =)

Anonymous said...

aaaaaaaaawwwwww they are like, so cute! :) xx