In February we attended Megan’s wedding and had a blast. We were dancing all night, where at one point Megan and her gals were dancing in a circle and the Party Rock song came on. Jacob was so excited for his favorite song and was dancing like crazy. I leaned down and told him to slide into the circle of gals on his knees, telling him they would totally cheer for him and think it was the coolest. Jacob said no way, so I told him I would pay him $5 to do it. He again said no way, so I told him I would pay him $10. He said ok; he did it; and Megan cheered like crazy! I wish sometimes my kids would do cool things I suggest without me paying them, because they really gloat how cool it was afterward, like the whole thing was their idea (and not their amazing mom’s idea).
Here are a few pics from November. picking out our Christmas trees (yeah 2 this year) at Thanksgiving; Seth’s first time ice skating (I wasn’t going to let him skate but he insisted on wearing them, so I proceeded to drag him around the ice all evening-a little back braking); and last a few pictures of great grandpa’s funeral day (yes this is Jacob wearing grandpa’s Knights of Columbus hat).
Here are a few of our cute pictures from September. Two of them were when playing in the leaves at grandpa’s farm, one is from our experiment making colored sugar crystals grow on a stick, and the other one is when we went camping over Labor Day weekend and we found that amazing fish hat at a garage sale.
Here is Jacob’s baseball season. It was fun, especially to see some coordination beginning to emerge. They were making good contact with the ball and actually catching it once in a while, makes mommies proud – watch out World Series here we come in the better part of 10-15 years. And the crowd goes wild – camera cut to Jacob Webster’s mom on her feet in full team apparel yelling “that’s my boy!” (he, he). The best part of the season was that dad was the coach, so it was great dad time bonding! Plus at that age it is still cool to have your dad around, and all the other boys thought he was pretty cool too. (and added bonus, mommy didn’t have to go sit through every single practice, especially when the weather was yucky)