Oh Spencer...

Otherwise known as "One Massive Catch-Up Post" also known as "Tales and Tidbits from Spencerland" also known as "A Photo Dump" And for the most part, the photos have nothing to do with the quotes, but I wanted to get them out of my "to blog" folder.

This is loooooong overdue, and chock full of what Spencer's been up too and saying. It's a doozy though, so you might want to get a drink or a snack before you dig in...

Here we go!

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One of the times I was having blood work done, we were in the waiting room when they called for someone named "Corriera." To which Spencer responded, "Korea?! I'm from Korea! Are you talkin' to me?!?" Of course, this was at the top of his lungs... giving all the others in the waiting room quite a chuckle.

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"Give yourself a hand!" Said to himself, only when deserved. And yes, he does give himself a hand.

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I've been known to take a moment or two when Spencer calls me. Sometimes, it's just not possible to drop everything and run. Especially if I am in the middle of dinner prep or laundry. You know how it goes. Well, here's how the conversation between he and I normally goes:

"Mama!" ... (I'll be there in a minute!) ... "Are you coming?!?!" ...  (Yes!) ... "Right now?!?" ... "You're on your way?!" ... "WHERE. ARE. YOU?!?"

And yes... that all occurs in about 10 seconds.

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Just a cute series of Spencer discovering that my camera can fire on it's own... or at least when it's set on interval timer. (You may need to play this twice to see the photos... I don't know why)

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"I don't believe what I see!" {Said with shock and awe... usually when something very exciting is spotted... you know, like yogurt tubes.}

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"Sometimes I just like to mix it up a little." {When found on the baby side of daycare.}

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"I was a child once..."

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"Remember..." {Followed by some sort of memory... usually one that involves something Doug or I did wrong.}

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"I know! Wouldn't it be cool IF..." {Usually followed by some sort of crazy, awesome, out there idea. This comes to you directly from the fresh beats.}

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This makes my crafty-girl-heart happy:

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"I'm practicing my beats!" This is in reference to his drumming. And always given as a response when I ask him to clean up... among other times. See... I'm totally not going to have to be a Tiger Mom, my kid has it all covered!

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{To our waitress who had on a logo-wear t-shirt for the restaurant} "Can you wear your shirt over and over again like Daddy does with his pajamas?!"

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On a never-ending drive home, Spencer and I grabbed McD's. He looked at the two bags for a few minutes, then asked why they looked so different. I responded, "Well, that's the special bag a Happy Meal comes in." His response?! "And you got a Sad Meal?!" At least there was a good laugh in addition to all the traffic!

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This kid loves the beach... even on the windy days in March:

{This photo is totally overexposed, but I love it.}

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Often heard phrases:

"Oh... I get it!"

"Silly me!"

"Oh, forget it!"

"Excellant!"

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Some days, I need to bring Spencer on my run. It's hard, not only in the resistance he and the stroller add... but also because answering non-stop questions adds a whole new level to the workout. The other day, I had to slow to a walk up one of the harder hills...

"Mama, are you walking?!" (Yes, I am.) "But Mama, you said we were going on a run. This is not a run, this is a walk!" (uhhhh...)

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"I pee standing up, that's just how I roll."

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Upon discovering the sunglasses my sister unearthed in the car were not the ones he wanted, "I don't want these ones, but I guess we'll just go with it."

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{The "cheese" face}

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There was an unfortunate pinching of the fingers with a step ladder when we saw my sister last. The next time she took out the step ladder so he could help, he said "Try not to pinch my fingers this time, okay?!"

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Recently, we visited my parents at their new-ish condo. It has a pool that hasn't been open when we were there. This time it was. We quickly explained to Spencer that there were certain hours for kids swim. On one of his walks by, he noticed a "No Parking" sign hanging in front of the gate to the pool. Since it was one of the times when the pool was "closed" to kids he deduced ...  "Look, it says 'No KIDS!'"

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Another new obsession?! Getting Korean food from the Food Truck and having a "pic-i-nic!"

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"I can't hear myself talk when you are wiping my mouth." I know. Exactly buddy.

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"Oh. My. Dim. Sum."

Said like a Valley Girl would express "Oh. My. God."

Speaking of that... here's a video discussing the whole "Oh. My. God." thing:

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"You get what you get and you don't get upset!"

{This comes directly from Miss Rhonda at school.}

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One day after school, Spencer came running out all excited. He said "Guess what Sammi made at school!?!" Considering they had been doing some pretty rocking crafts that week, I said "I don't know, but I bet it was cool!" To which he said, "It WAS. She made a PUKE!!! In the trash can!" ... "I wanted to see, but the teachers wouldn't let me." Glad to know my son is all boy. ;-)

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I hope this means he's a nurturer at heart:

"Excuse me, but I have to go tell on you now."  {Heard way more often than we would like. Usually aimed at Daddy, but often at friends who aren't "playing right."}

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And when telling on said person above, he likes to exclaim in a very emotional voice "And he's doing it intentionally!"

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"Oops! I made a wrong turn!" {Said upon discovering that he misbuttoned his PJs}

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"I'm making a rhombus." (Do you know what a rhombus is?!) "It's like a square, but angled." {This could be a whole post in itself, titled "Things I need to G00gle or B!ng, thanks to my kid."}

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Sometimes, playing with trucks can hurt:

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Anytime there is a white cloth napkin at Spencer's disposal, he'll put it up to his face, then exclaim, "Look at me! I'm Santa!" If Doug happens to be around, he'll follow that up with, "Now what do you want for Christmas little boy?!"

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Speaking of things said to Daddy...

"Daddy, you're not listening!" {Daddy was making coffee, and Spencer was insisting on helping... Not what Daddy wanted to hear. So I believe it was a case of selective hearing.}

{Overheard during a very competitive game of "Candyland"} "I winded!" Doug : "Do you mean I won?!" "No Daddy, you didn't! You lost!"

"I miss my wife..." Unfortunately, he's usually referring to me. I'm not sure how to take that.

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And of course... this post wouldn't be complete without a list of all the wonderful things Spencer told the social worker when she was here... right?!

It started with us meeting her in our driveway, where Spencer pointed out his play house and gave her a play-by-play of Doug's moment of frustration (which never happens... no, really!) with the grass trimmer: "See this house?! Daddy got all mad at the trimmer and he went 'GRRRRR' and then he stomped around and then he went 'WHAM!" and kicked the house, right here. With his foot. And now his toe is all boo-booed."

He then showed her into our house where he immediately pointed out the new chair we had bought and said "Look! We have this new chair for you to sit in..." {complete with Vanna White gestures} and then he pointed out where all the cleaning supplies were and told her that "Mama made me clean for days ... DAYS... before you got here." (I made him pick up his toys. The horrors!)

He then proceeded to tell her that we had "Ants EVERYWHERE! We have hundreds and hundreds!"

Since that wasn't mortifying enough, he took a moment from his "tour" to look up her nose and exclaim "Hey! I see boogies up your nose!" And when she laughed and said "Oh my god, you are too cute!" He reprimanded her and said "You do NOT say 'Oh My God'! That's NAUGHTY."

Yeah, so clearly an awesome visit. It's almost a shock that we were approved after that. {wink} I wouldn't be surprised if some of those make it into her memoirs though...