Friday, September 25, 2015

One Good Daddy

 Jared has been known to be an awesome dad for...his entire Dad Life.... His family has been known to observe this fact at least on Father's Day every year. Including 2014.

 Of course he has to carefully [and slowly] study each gift from his parents.

Our gifts didn't need much studying to figure out!
 Some well-deserved pictures in front of the SUPERDAD sign (which just finally got taken down last month)...
...and that was our Father's Day! Once.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Little I and His Trauma

There's no question that Isaac's a special guy. I thought this picture exemplified that (He let his siblings decorate him with stickers all the way home from the Lindgrens').

 But the poor guy gets hurt so much! Remember that head-and-door incident in 2nd grade? 
Well, one morning when he and his brother were supposedly "cleaning their room," his teeth came into contact with a giant water-squirting toy. It slipped and broke two teeth in half!
Since then, he has had more appointments with Dr. Vaughn than I can count (bless you, Doctor)! The teeth have been reattached, broken off, swallowed in his sleep, reattached with synthetics, and broken and/or lost some more. Once we waited so long to go back that Isaac had a deep infection that required a root canal.
I have to say, he is one of the bravest kids I know. He hardly complains of pain, even with stuff I consider fairly significant trauma. Here's my brave boy at a swim meet, where he'd beaten a personal record:
This was the year he kept getting a head wound reopened by the kids accidentally kicking him at swim practice. Poor fella! I love you, Isaac.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Best Visitors Ever!

You know it's going to be a great time when one Webb (or former Webb) is coming to visit. Well, we had the incredible fortune to have many come on 5-31-2014!

We saw Brady and FINALLY met his soon-to-be wife, Elizabeth!

Also, Branagan drove down from Dallas. His lovely wife, Claire, was working so she couldn't come, but we FINALLY got to meet her previously while playing monster golf together. Yay!
And of course, we had the wonderful Lindgrens! Sweet, perfect Baby Tessa was napping in the car seat behind my leg. Such good times!

The Lindgrens were only in SA for a year, but it was a magnificent, play-filled year. We miss them dearly now. One of the last things we did together was Sam's birthday party in June. It was a blast, so we were unable to take any pictures until after the party when things settled down a little. You can see how "settled" they were:
We love you guys. Broughs and Webbs are BFFs, even through generations!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Kindergarten Graduation Luau

Noah's last day of Kindergarten was quite an event. Unfortunately, the parking situation prevented this frantic mama from arriving in time to see the dance the kids performed at the VERY beginning of the party (no mercy-- I got there in time for the last five notes!). Boo. But the party was still fun. Here's my little man being himself throughout the affair.
 He made it to much of the class slideshow.
 Aaaaand the oh-so-important (laminated!) dipoloma...
 Brother, sister, teacher.