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Painting is not the best project for a 1 year old

Okay, so you are probably thinking that it is common sense that a one year old should probably not be painting, but Maylee had so much fun that I am glad we tried.  I wanted to paint a few items for Spencer's room before he was born and decided it would be a good project to try with Maylee.  Although I did not get much done and Maylee tried to drink the paint washout water, we had a ton of fun.  Her projects look pretty good too.  We did this three days before Spencer was born.  It should probably also go without saying that hammers and nails are not good toys for a one year old, but here is a video of Maylee helping Richard hang shelves in Spencer's room.  She loves to be involved.

 










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The Robbins Family Welcomes Spencer Graham Robbins

Yesterday at 1:45 in the afternoon Lisa gave birth to our first boy.  We named him Spencer Graham Robbins.  Spencer is named after President Spencer W. Kimball and President Thomas Spencer Monson.  We thought those two men would be good acts to follow.

Lisa was scheduled to be induced yesterday (Sunday, August 3rd), after going past her due date, which was August 1st.  We spent Saturday night at my  parents' house in Lehi so they could keep Maylee when we snuck off to the hospital in the morning.  When we arrived at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo around 8:30am, Lisa was admitted to her room in the Labor and Delivery unit and given some Pitocin to jumpstart the engine at 9:30am.  After a quick lockerroom-style pep talk from me, including the standard cliche motivational quips ("Alright team, you've got to get in there and establish control of the game early...Hit fast and hit hard...This guy's not as big as he looks..."), Lisa went to work.  Once again, she proved that her pain threshold is well above normal, and she endured the whole thing without pain medication.  The end result was a healthy, happy little boy weighing in at 7 lbs., 12oz. and measuring 19.5 inches.  Welcome to the family, Spencer!

Here are some pictures of the event.

Lisa in Labor
Lisa in Labor
Guess how you can tell that the Pitocin hasn't quite kicked in.  See that big smile on Lisa's face? Apparently Pitocin has a side effect that removes the smile until after the baby's born.

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Spencer's First Minutes
Here is Spencer just a few minutes old.  He came out without any bruises or scratches, and surprisingly he's got hair.  Maylee will be jealous.

Robbins Family - Now 4
Here's our new family picture.  Maylee seemed a little unsure about the whole thing, but she warmed up to the idea.

Kisses for Spencer from Maylee
Maylee got to give her new baby brother a kiss to welcome him into the family.