A day in the life of a four-year-old boy

January 19th, 2012

Since Spencer refused to change his shirt for three days Natalie made him take a bath. Afterwards he dressed himself…

That’s our kid wearing a swimsuit in January!

The floor was wet from the bath, he slipped and yelled “Mom, my swimsuit is wet!”

Spencer in a swim suit in January

Spencer’s Swing Contraption

December 9th, 2011

What happens when you’re 4-years old and playing on the swings has lost its interest? You take it to the next level!

Spencer's swing contraption

Why isn’t my orange juice working?

December 9th, 2011

Spencer, age 4, tried to get a drink of orange juice. When it didn’t work he asked “Mom, why isn’t my orange juice is working?”

Spencer's orange juice is broken

Spencer's orange juice is broken

You’ve got to give it to him, he may be one of the few kids left in America who knows where orange juice comes from.

Porter’s famous! And upside down…

November 22nd, 2011

While reviewing the Motorola Droid RAZR for my night job (how cool is it that I get to review smartphones for my night job — and actually get paid for it?! But I digress), I took some pictures to show off the capabilities of the 8MB camera…

One of those pics was Porter, hanging upside down from the monkey bars… take a look: http://pocketnow.com/android/motorola-droid-razr-review

It’s like a snowman puked all over her living room

November 22nd, 2011

If you think you’ve had a bad day, just remember, you could have forgotten to put away that 5-pound bag of flower before you used the restroom…

Poor lady!

Just remember, in this situation, it’s okay to call your husband and tell him he needs to take the rest of the day off to take the kids off your hands.

Fossils! Dun dun dun! Boop!

August 18th, 2011


“Fossils! Dun dun dun! Boop!” Over and over and over again.

That’s what Natalie and I heard coming from the family room last week.

It turns out that the kiddos were watching Phineas and Ferb, a Disney show.


We didn’t pay too much attention until later that we watched a Nova show about dinosaurs. Spencer (4) heard them talking about digging for, you guessed it, fossils.

Immediately he looked at me, raised his index finger, and said “Foshils! Dun dun dun!” then, pushing a pretend button with his index finger, “Boop!” Of course this was the cutest thing we’d heard all day, and had to play it up. Every time they’d mention fossils, we’d look at Spencer, he’d look at us and coyly smile, then repeat “Foshils! Dun dun dun! Boop!”.

After exhaustive searching on the innertubez, now you can see where he got it, without hunting for the episode and waiting for the closing credits (yes, that’s what I did the first time).

You can thank me later.™

Kittens! Get Your Red Hot Kittens!

May 26th, 2011

Okay, so they’re really more black and what and “normal” temperatured… but they’re still kittens, and they’re still cute… and we only have 4 left! Get yours while it’s still cute!

Smell like a monster

March 9th, 2011

Remember the Old Spice “Smell Like a Man” commercials? Grover, from Sesame’s Street get in on the action… and teaches you about the word “on” in this video:

Spencer (3) masters the farm door toy.

February 21st, 2011

Jessica (9) plays Mister McGill on the piano

February 20th, 2011