Friday, December 27, 2013

September / October 2013

Family stayed busy at the end of Q3 / beginning of Q4,  for reasons not the least of which were hunting for a new house more long-term accomodating of the extended family unit.

Did the Sobczaks find a home;  is the fact that this post is several months overdue a clue?   Have to tune in to the eventual Nov/Dec blog post to find out

Grace on official Deloitte business  @ Cowboys stadium

Collin gets to the utensil work

Adam plays (a few carefully monitored, uneventful seconds of) one of Daddy's video games

Capturing (relatively mild for him) one of Collin's tantrums

What's a museum without a ball pit?

Cousin Vivian getting bigger

Attack of the littlest

Special day at Schlotzky's

Bros (pretending) to grab a nap

Adam gets some pre-game advice from Old Man Coach

Beautful day out at the neighborhood lake pier

Fun family night at the Dynamo game

Evildoers beware - it's BatDad

and BatAdam!

Adam is always an excellent patient at the dentist

Making some really good pizza for the family

The crew goes pumpking hunting, and Adam is upset about something

Keeping his glow-in-the-dark eyes on the ball

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

July August 2013

July started up with a  4th of July trip to Grace's high-rise company office downtown to watch the city fireworks.  After that, a bunch of family walks in the neighborhood, some dad & sons soccer.  



There's fireworks to be watched out that window


Family time is dim-sum time 


Swim lessons for Adam

Name Those Shapes with Collin

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Adam presiding over storytime

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Heading out for a walk to feed the lake turtles

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Turtle feedin' time


When the line is too long at the museum to meet Daniel Tiger in person, you opt for his cutout

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Adam getting ready for his first soccer league in September

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The talk that happens when a kid doesn't want soccer time interrupted by dinner time

Adam is Superman (when he's not busy being Spiderman)

Collin's spirited enjoyment of spin time, followed by spirited disapproval at the prospect of ending spin time

Superman and his sidekick

Collin gets a little encouragement in taking the plunge

Nevermind the quick loss of spacecraft #1,  Adam shows some dodging and shooting superskills for the old school.   Cleared Stage 1, in style!

Collin really getting into lacrosse


Father and son getting dressed up for a wedding reception

All the kids tearing up the dance floor

Dad (and Adam) in pursuit of Collin

Counting Those Blocks with Collin

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

May / June 2013

Adam's 4th birthday, trips to the zoo (both Houston and San Antonio) and general good times with others - enjoy

Checking out the elephants and sharing snacks

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Big brother helps out Collin with a ride

Adam gets into the act of helping care for Poh Poh's vegetable gardens

SpiderAdam shows off his strength and skills

Birthday indoor trampoline gifts are the best

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Come children, let's all bask in the iPod's warm, glowing warming glow

Happy birthday Adam!

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Nothing says 'safety helmet' like a beak protruding from the front

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Aunt Karyn the librarian brings the knowledge

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Pancake time with Dad

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Being seen on the San Antonio riverwalk

Seaworld Splash Pad -  almost as awesome for kids as an indoor trampoline

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Poh Poh lets Adam get up to some slime mischief in the kitchen

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Collin gets his soup on

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Brothers sharing a laugh

Typical day returning home for Dad

Collin and Poh Poh go big with their hair

Collin gets his build on

Collin goes aerial

Brothers getting their bike on

Music to any parent's ears

A drinking monkey = hilarious

Thursday, May 30, 2013

March April 2013

March and April had  Adam and Collin dancing up a storm,  walking the dog,  taking a big boy bike ride, and getting dirty feet and hands in the backyard.  Don't believe me?  See below!

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Patio hopscotch =  chalk feet

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Having a good run while the weather's still cold

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Collin taking Sammy for a walk

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Collin coming atcha in 3D

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Vivian looks bewildered and/or terrified

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Adam in his new big boy bed

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Getting into the gardening game

Bye bye fay-gey (airplane)

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Hilarious roars

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Adam gives Dad valuable gaming advice

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Bubble time 

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Collin gets ready to ride

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Family pose after Collin's first big bike ride

Dance machines