February 2, 2010

Spencer Blog

Oh no.  It can’t be.  You can’t be three.  Three is a big boy (as you are fond of telling me).  Three is not a baby anymore.  You will still give me snuggles and kisses but mostly only when you are tired or sick.  You are busy and happy and a complete and utter delight.  You are strong willed and funny.  You are never without a truck, digger, or car, and sometimes all three.  You say “hepadopter” for helicopter and it makes me laugh every time.  Sometimes you say, “I wuv you Mama” and it makes me want to cry.  You say “mommy” or “mama” about 2,000 times a day which sometimes makes me want to scream.  You love breakfast and snacks but you can take or leave dinner.  You are soothed by playing with the seam of your mattress.  Every single time I put you in your crib this is our exchange.

You:  “I play with my seam?”
Me: “Yes my sweet angel.”
You: “I put my thumb in my mouth?”
Me:  “Yes, my sweet boy.”
You:  “You said angel.  That’s silly.”


But you can’t be three.  Wasn’t it just yesterday that you were this person?


Oh yes, and just another plug for vegetarianism.  Those thighs came from a diet of breast milk only.  Vegetarian mama breast milk.


  1. Oh my word. Spencer was a sumo wrestler when he was a baby. Cutest thing ever!

    Happy birthday to him!

    Comment by Hilary — February 2, 2010 @ 10:18 am

  2. So sweet!! I love your crib conversation. Happy Birthday to the big boy!

    Comment by Katie @ goodLife {eats} — February 2, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

  3. Happy birthday to your sweet boy!

    Comment by fresh365 — February 2, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

  4. Look at those thighs! My kid was always a skinny minnie (despite her mama not being one).
    Happy birthday to your sweet boy. As we are fond of telling the Nuni, even when she’s all grown up and big, she’ll still be our tiny baby.

    Comment by Kate @ Savour Fare — February 2, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

  5. Oh my, that is one cute kid. I just love me a super-fat baby. Happy Birthday to him!

    Comment by Ele — February 2, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

  6. What an adorable boy you have!

    Happy Birthday to him!

    Comment by SallyBR — February 2, 2010 @ 8:12 pm

  7. Your posts about your son always bring tears to my eyes! Happy Birthday Spencer!

    Comment by Kelly — February 2, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

  8. So cute! Time does fly. Happy Birthday to your son!

    Comment by lisaiscooking — February 2, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

  9. Can he be any cuter?

    Comment by Dandy — February 2, 2010 @ 11:23 pm

  10. Those thighs look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. :)

    Happy Birthday Spencer!

    Comment by Julie — February 3, 2010 @ 12:03 am

  11. lol..the Bumbo Seat sure does make his thighs look big!!!! lol lol lol

    Comment by Leslie — February 3, 2010 @ 12:28 am

  12. can the birthday boy be ANY cuter?!? i hope all his birthday wishes come true. this is such a sweet tribute from mother to son, dana. xo.

    Comment by giao — February 3, 2010 @ 1:40 am

  13. Wow…. has it been 3 years. Happy Birthday Spencer! Those thighs still have me laughing.

    Comment by kelly — February 3, 2010 @ 6:31 am

  14. Happy Birthday Little Guy! What a cutie!!!!

    Comment by redmenace — February 3, 2010 @ 3:50 pm

  15. Oh my god, those legs! Happy birthday, little guy. Lucy wants to give you a big birthday smooch soon.

    Comment by shauna — February 3, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

  16. hot damn! those thighs! Cooper didn’t fit into a bumbo early on either. My brother in law calls him Thighdor- It’s his superhero name!

    happy birthday spencer! I am sure your momma made your day SUPER SUPER special! xoxoxoxo

    Comment by tracy — February 3, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

  17. LOVE baby thighs. Next best thing to the awesome baby belly!! WOW, your little guy is only a month younger than Drake. They absolutely need to get together to hang out and play!

    Comment by matt — February 3, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

  18. Wait a minute, I have thighs like that and I swear I was bottle-fed by a carnivore. Go figure.

    Happy birthday to your sweet, three-year-old, seam-loving boy. You are brilliant for memorializing these moments with photos and conversation snippets. They will provide you great joy later, you know, when he has braces and asks to stay out late past 11pm.

    Comment by Cheryl @ 5 Second Rule — February 4, 2010 @ 2:41 am

  19. Those thighs are absolutely irresistible! Happy birthday to your little man!

    Comment by maris — February 4, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

  20. so sweet! it is so wonderful that you took the time to write this out- it will be such a joy to read later on! oh, and i can totally relate to the vegetarian, breastmilk legs- eloise has about five rolls in each thigh…

    Comment by Emily Rose — February 4, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

  21. that picture is going to show up his entire life…. that is priceless! those legs, i could eat them!

    Comment by Sara — February 5, 2010 @ 12:33 am

  22. My, I forgot how utterly chubby he was as a baby. His 5 month old thighs may have been bigger than yours. Such a cute and chubby baby! Of course he is still VERY cute, and there is still plenty of good vegetarian meat on those 3 year old bones. Love that little guy!

    Comment by Deb — February 8, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

  23. Look at those chubby baby legs!!! So cute. Happy (very belated) birthday to your little boy!

    Comment by Ashley — February 19, 2010 @ 2:06 am

  24. oh my goodness, look at those thighs! how precious! and he is even more precious now. my younger brother had thighs and cheeks that stopped people in their tracks when he was a baby. he is now 21 years old, thin, tall, and very handsome. your photo reminded me fondly of playing with him when we were children. thank you for sharing and happy birthday to your son. and by the way, i love your blog!


    Comment by AK — March 27, 2010 @ 7:59 am

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