Spencer Update for May

We kicked off May with a little excitement and some minor surgery. Spencer had been battling ear infections off and on for months (since about February). Our pediatrician recommended we take Spencer to an ears, nose, and throat doctor and his recommendation was tubes. It was a very quick operation. We spent more time in the waiting room with Spencer that he did getting them in.

getting tubes
Spencer was very brave and completely relaxed before the procedure.

He wasn’t very happy when he came to since he was in a strange place and probably felt a little weird. The tubes definitely worked. It seemed like he could hear himself better and he became a lot more chatty.

Spencer wouldn’t let some quick outpatient surgery hold him back! The very next day he joined Joy and I as we walked a 5k with her co-workers! It was early enough in the day that it wasn’t too hot and he was a great pace-setter.

matching socks
Spencer and Daddy wore their special matching “Walking” socks.
5k walk
Finished our first ever 5k.

Spencer turned ONE!!!

Spencer 12 months
Spencer at 12 months

On May 8 our precious gift turned 1 year old! It’s been an amazing first year with Spencer. For his birthday, we had a “Dragons Love Tacos” themed party. We had a few of our closest friends and families over and had a taco party and mini bundt cakes.

Spencer birthday party
Dragons! Dragons everywhere!
Spencer and dumptruck
I hope this doesn’t awaken something. Spencer got this cool dump truck full of Mega Blocks. I’ve heard they’re a gateway to hardcore LEGO fandom.
cake and candle
Time for cake!
hating cake
…or not. Spencer missed his morning nap and by the time we got him his cake, he was a little tired, hungry, and upset. Nothing a little sugar can’t fix!

Spencer and the ladies

after party crash
Nothing like a sugar-crash nap after all the excitement.

Spencer’s cousins Nora and Maggie came to town to celebrate Spencer’s birthday and Maggie had one herself. She and Spencer share the same birthday!

Happy birthday Maggie!
Happy birthday Maggie!

Spencer got lots of awesome gifts and toys to play with. Mom and Dad got him a bike trailer so he could just on rides in the evenings.

In the bike trailer
All this room for me? Let’s roll!

Joy graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a Master’s Degree in Management. We attended a dinner and graduation ceremony on the 13th. Spencer and I are quite proud of her, especially considering she had Spencer early and spent 2 months in the hospital for two class!

Yeah mom! What's a diploma?
Yeah mom! What’s a diploma?

And finally… I finally sold Pokey, my ’72 Volkswagen Super Beetle. It’s hard to believe that I’ve had him for nearly 16 years! I finished a full restoration on Pokey about 3 years ago. He’s been a great little car.

Pokey Then and Now
Pokey Then and Now

and ever since then, I haven’t really driven him that much, just the odd cruise-in, parade, or club meeting. I’ve been thinking about selling him for the last few years and this year I finally decided to do it. We found the perfect buyer. He was from Lake Martin and was looking for something fun to drive and always wanted a Beetle. I knew he’d take good care of Pokey and I haven’t lost a moment’s of sleep since he left.  Spencer on the other hand, might be kinda upset one day when he sees these pictures!

"What does 'SOLD' mean Dad?"
“What does ‘SOLD’ mean Dad?”
"This is a pretty sweet ride Dad! Sure you wanna get rid of it?"
“This is a pretty sweet ride Dad! Sure you wanna get rid of it?”

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