Butterfly pavilion

In front of the butterfly pavilion
In front of the butterfly pavilion

Harold and Fran came out to visit over Memorial Day weekend. Unfortunately, none of the 300 days of sunshine per year in Denver occurred while they were here. We managed to enjoy outside a bit, but also found some indoor fun. On Saturday we went to thebutterfly pavilion, which is not too far from our house. They had several exhibits on insects, arachnids, and starfish, and a ton ofbutterflies. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, including Spencer.

I carried him in thebaby bjorn, and after about 20 minutes, realized that hewas ready to start facing forward, sincehe kept turning his head ti each side to see what was going on. Now he almost always faces forward, and is happy as a clam, as long as I don’t stop moving, and there is something exciting to look at.
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Rolling over

Spencer working on rolling over
Spencer working on rolling over

Last week Spencer turned 3 months old, and apparently he decided that it was time for him to learn how to roll over. He worked on it all week, and by the 21st had gotten all the way over from back to front. Now whenever we put him down on his back, he almost immediately rolls over to his tummy. Needless to say, we are very impressed.

Here is a little video with several attempts. I apologize for the poor quality and large size. I am still trying to figure out how best to share video on the internet.

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Echo Lake

Spencer and Rob at Echo Lake
Spencer and Rob at Echo Lake
Sunday was a beautiful day here, and we were in the mood for some nature and some exercise, so we decided to go hiking, which, as Clare puts it, is simply “walking somewhere with pretty scenery”. Clare discovered Echo Lake last summer, but I had yet to go there. We are trying to gear up for camping with Spencer, and are trying to ease into it gradually. The hike at Echo Lake was a big hit, since Spencer really likes being in the Baby Björn. We’ll see how he likes sleeping in a tent in a few weeks.
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Spencer’s mobile [mobeel]

Spencer's mobile

Spencer's mobile
Spencer enthralled by the mobile

Spencer enthralled by the mobile

Sandy and Elise got us a very cool mobile, which I set up for Spencer last week. I set it up last week because he has been more and more interested in checking out his surroundings, and has been fascinated with fans for awhile now. Much to our delight, it keeps him entertained for a fair amount of time, sometimes even 20-30 minutes, though it depends on his mood. On Sunday he was very amused by the mobile for awhile, and I was lucky enough to catch him on video.

It’s a tiny love “nature’s serenade mobile”. It turns around, plays music, and can light up. What I think it particularly cool about it, is that it is on a slant, and has some things on it that move up and down as it turns around, since the slant gives it some gravity to work with. My only complaint is that they seem to have misnamed Clair de Lune as “nature”.

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Tie-dye duo

Spencer and Clare in their tie-dye t-shirts

Spencer and Clare in their tie-dye t-shirts
Spencer shows off how well he can stand up

Spencer shows off how well he can stand up

A couple days ago we put Spencer in the tie-dye onesie that Aunt Jean got for him, and Clare put on one of her tie-dye t-shirts to form the tie-dye duo. Keep on the look out for them. They might be coming to your neighborhood soon spreading the message of peace and love.