Climbing

Spencer climbing up the stairs
Spencer climbing up the stairs
Spencer is getting pretty good at picking himself up on all sorts of things like couches, chairs and tables. He is also getting pretty good at climbing stairs. He particularly likes to pick himself up and play with a toy on whatever surface he is at. In this video he manages to get up the stairs carrying one of his new trucks. He seems to have just discovered wheels, and likes them quite a bit.
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Swinging

Spencer enjoying the swing at the park near our house
Spencer enjoying the swing at the park near our house
This past weekend was really beautiful here in the Denver area, so we took Spencer over to the park to play on the swings. He seems to enjoy it fairly well, though sometimes it is a bit difficult to tell. I feel really fortunate to live so close to a park (and restaurants and grocery stores).
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Sprinkler

Spencer playing with the sprinkler
Spencer playing with the sprinkler
For some reason Spencer really loves playing with the sprinkler. It is very difficult to convince him that he doesn’t want to play with it when it is squirting water, and it is only 65 degrees out. I’m sure next summer he will have lots of fun playing in the sprinkler. For now, we just let him play with it while it is not squirting water.
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Pizza!

Spencer attacking some pizza crust
Spencer attacking some pizza crust
Spencer likes pizza crust
Spencer likes pizza crust
Spencer seems to be a big fan of pizza crust. He will work on a piece for a good 10-15 minutes, and get most of it down. It is a bit surprising that he doesn’t choke on it, since he often chokes on his spoon, or sometimes on fairly small pieces of food. I guess he is still figuring out how things work.

More!

Spencer asks for more food
Spencer asks for more food
Sometimes Spencer gets pretty excited when we are feeding him. We keep trying to teach him sign language, but he seems to be inventing his own. Banging on his tray means he wants more, or so we think. I am not sure what we were feeding him here, but I think it was creamy red lentil chowder, which he really seems to like.
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First snow

Spencer the Austrian likes being up high
Spencer the Austrian likes being up high
Last weekend we got our first snow here. It was less than an inch, but it actually stuck around for a day or so. Clare had the idea to get some pictures of Spencer in his Austrian outfit (the same one that I wore when I was his age). It is a pretty warm outfit, so it was a good idea. Unfortunately, we didn’t find a really snowy backdrop, but we thought some spruce trees down the road looked nice. Spencer was a pretty good sport about it, even though he seemed to think that we were just a bit crazy.