Tuesday, March 25, 2008



Eggs are good!
Egg family
Uh-oh I got into the dye!
Jack's church Easter outfit
I'm starting to get on my hands and knees and rock back and forth, crawling, here I come!!!

Jack has a tail

Easter dinner that Steph made. YUMMY!

Thanks Easter Bunny!

Grass in COOL!
I'm tired and it's cold out here!!

Our family had a great Easter. Jack and I woke up and went to church (we found a new one that we really like) and then came home to prepare our Easter "feast". Luke worked but got home around 3, which was great. I prepared ham, potaotes, green beans and this corn caserole thing that Luke loves. It was low key, especially since we're used to being with family on holidays, but it was really nice just having our family. Jack was adorable in his 2 Easter outfits, one for church and one that says "Baby's First Easter". We colored eggs and played. Jack got into the blue dye, which was cute, but messy. Jack got an Easter basket, but he was more interested in Luke's basket than his own. Jack got a few new books, a cd and clothes. Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Wags, Caroline and Liz for the adorable outfit and pictures and the Grandma and Grandpa Spence for the book and bunny, Jack loves them!

Today is my birthday, so my friend Beth is going to watch Jack so Luke and I can go out for dinner, we're really looking forward to it. I think that we'll go to a park today and get outside for awhile. Of course, that depends on how the weather is. I guess that we'll see.

Monday, March 17, 2008



Mommy and Jack at the zoo
Uncle Brent and Jack

Luke and Caroline at the Children's Museum

Caroline kissing the walrus Mom, Jack, Dad

Caroline touching a shark

Happy St. Patty's Day everyone!!

We have had a fun and busy week. Last Tuesday my older brother came to town and stayed with us for a few days. It was great having him here, we haven't spent a lot of time together recently because he has been busy with Obama's campaign. Jack LOVES his Uncle Brent and we had so much fun together. Then my mom, Mike and sister, Caroline (10) came to town for the Big 10 Tourney. It was great having them in town as well. Mom and Mike went to all of the games and Caroline was a GREAT babysitter. Jack LOVES his Aunt Caroline. We went to the Indy Zoo and Children's Museum. We got to touch sharks at the zoo and both Caroline and I really liked the walrus and polar bear. We bought a zoo pass so we're going to go there a lot more often. Let me know if anyone wants to go with us, we get two people in with us for free each time we go!

Jack keeps growing. He is almost 7 months old, which really seems impossible. He is getting close to crawling, but won't quite do it, why crawl when mom and dad pick you up...right? He is sitting up by himself pretty well and gets cuter by the day. He is such a joy to have around!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Pictures to go with whats written below

Who me?

All ready for CUBS season
I love my Dad!!

Chillin with Daisy!

Sitting up by myself!

Thanks for the hat grandma and grandpa...I get you back for this someday!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I haven't done this in awhile!

It has been FOREVER since I updated the blog. Sorry to those of you who have checked it lately! We've been pretty busy at the Spence household. We went back to Iowa and Illinois for the last week in February and visited Grammy and Grandpa Wagner, Grandma and Grandpa Welder and Grandma and Grandpa Spence. We had a great time visiting everyone and everyone had a great time with Jack. Grandma and Grandpa Spence brought Jack a cowboy hat home from TX and he looks hilarious in it, my Grandma Marvel and Great Aunt Ellen came and had dinner with us at Dad's house, Jack went to his first basketball tourney (Aunt Caroline's) and was a trooper all day. While Luke, Jack and my parents were there, I started to fulfill my maid of honor duties for my best friend Nicole, she's getting married the end of October, so we went bridesmaid dress shopping and found really pretty dresses. It is rare that I get a day without Jack, I had fun but was ready to be home with my baby at the end of the day. Luke had a GREAT schedule last month and was home a ton of days, which is great for me and Jack, but he started back to a very busy March. We miss him but find things to do while he is gone.

Last week we had a busy week. On Tuesday, My friend Betsy brought her daughter Noura over for a playdate, it was SO FUN. Jack is 6 months old and Noura is 8 months old, but her adjusted age is 5 months. They are starting to notice one another and it's fun to see them starting to interact with one another. Wednesday, I met my new friend Nichole and we went out for lunch, which was fun, we met up with another friend of mine, Beth. Thursday Jack and I went and visited my friend Karen and her baby Courtney (1 month). I did an exercise class with Karen and then she fixed us lunch. It was great to see her and see how big Courtney is getting (I can't hardly believe that Jack was that small!). Friday, I met my friends Janice, Ellen, Kevin and Rose for lunch and then Friday night I went out with my two good friends here, Beth and Betsy. We went out for dinner and then had dessert at Beth's house, it's great to get out with them sometimes. Luke was gone until Thursday night. He got to spend some boy time with Jack and Friday, which they both enjoyed. It is so fun seeing Luke and Jack together, they are two peas in a pod!

Jack is growing and growing. He is learning how to sit up by himself and is starting to get up on his hands and knees. Right now he is just bouncing, but hopefully he'll take off pretty soon. He is starting to scoot all over and easily makes his way to his toys. He is sleeping MUCH BETTER!!! He still may come into our room in the morning, but he sleeps most of the night in his own bed. He is eating very well too. He loves his veggies and will be starting on fruit soon.

Saturday we went and bought a new dishwasher and microwave (you know that you're getting old when things like that excite you!). For as busy a week that we had last week, we don't have too much planned this week. My mom, Mike and Caroline are coming Wed-Sun. Mom and Mike have tickets to the Big 10 Tourney in Indy, Me, Jack, Caroline and Luke are going to go to the zoo, children's museum and probably find some other fun things to do. We hope everyone is doing well, I'll try to post more often!