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Bakersfield, CA, United States
Hans was a busy, happy, sweet and fearless three year old when he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. He fought his disease like a "gladiator" for nearly 6 years. Hans was an animal lover to his core. He was 'guarded' at home by his three cats, Black, Orange and Cotton. He also had his Golden Retriever, Honey, to keep him company. Hans enjoyed swimming, biking, gardening, grilling (he had his very own grill!), horseback riding, playing video games, building Legos, and flipping between Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Animal Planet. Hans loved all members of his family and he was a loyal friend. He had to go through a lot of treatment in his life. But Hans powered through it. His attitude was let's get this done! His motivation was always to get back home, to his family, pets, favorite foods and pool.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Elle and Hans spraying each other on the bumper boats.  Hans finished the DeathStar in the last week or so!  Thanks, mom, for going in on the early b'day gift for him!

Kev and Elle tonight at dinner (Hans dodged the camera, but he was right there with us...)

Here's to hoping everyone had a nice, fun Father's day just like we did.  Happy Father's Day to our dads, Grandpa Oscar, Grandpa Dean and Grandpa Dale.  We love you guys!  Kevin - you've done a heck of a job for our little dude these past almost 6 yrs of our pedi cancer rollercoaster.  Keep up the good work:)

Hans continues to do well and is getting back into some of his old activities.  We've had a couple nice family swims this week, for sure.  We had a mellow weekend at home, thank goodness.  Just what we needed.  We had the surprise trip to the hospital for 14 days, and then started the commuting for xrt, so I feel like I just started to catch my breath this weekend.  Kevin took Hans into LA on Friday and I got rolling on the paperwork, cleaning and my decorating 'homework' I had left over from Aunt Debbie's visit.  It's not done, but it all feels better. 

We seem to have a new tradition around here - today we celebrated Father's Day with dinner and GoKart Ride.  It was HOT here (108)!  But there was no line at our little amusement center:)  And when you are racing around a Go Kart track you get a breeze anyway, right?  We did the bumper boats today, too, and Hans got away with driving his own boat even though he's just half an inch shy on the height requirement.  Fun, fun, fun and we all got soaked.

We are gearing up for another week of Xrt, and Kev back to work and Elle off to a local full day soccer camp at CSUB.  Her Nationals team had to fold so she doesn't get to go to Tennessee next week:(  The team folded b/c too many of the girls were taking enrichment summer school courses.  It sort of worked out for us since I was going to take her, and we'll still be doing Xrt...  So, we are glad to put her in a local camp for one week, anyway.  It'll be HOT, but after our time in TX, we are sure she can stay hydrated and pace herself.  Thanks Toths for the rides and the technical assistance getting her into camp.  I've been so wrapped up in Xrt, the simplest things like filling out a camp form can slide right by.  What a blessing that Krisztina will print up the form, drive it over here, and stand here smiling while I fill it out.  She'll highlight what Elle needs to bring, and help with rides next week! I'm lucky that I have my pal Shelley to keep giving me the heads up on what I need to turn in for GS camp later this summer.  Thanks, Shelley:)  Krisztina told me "I just don't know how you do it."  Sometimes I just laugh and say, "Poorly!" But I get by with a little help from my friends...   

This blog is evolving into an ongoing thank you note!  Thanks to Pat K. and M. from Portland!  Ninjago and Bionicle arrived Thursday! WOW. Hans was thrilled!!!  Thanks also to the Tenneson's for the awesome LEGO robot!  WOW.  Thanks to Carmen and fam for the Bionicle!  And, finally, thank you LEGO GROUP for Captain America and a Bionicle.  WOW.


Anonymous said...

Glad you all had a great weekend & Father's day & that you got a chance to catch your breath. The bumper Boats are Awesome! Looks like you had a ton of fun <3
Lots of Love,
cousin Jenny & Jill

Anonymous said...

Wow! Both Elle and Hans driving ALREADY!!!
Sounds like a perfect FD for Kevin!!!
G'ma Stephanie

Anonymous said...

Oh, Lara! YOU handle everything PERFECTLY! You ARE amazing! As does/is Kevin, Elle...and most especially HANS!

Thank you for the fabulous photos of Kevin and Elle...great father-daughter duo...I CAN image Hans in the background!

WOW, Hans...Death Star looks like a daunting project for Aunt Susy! You are a Lego Wizard!

I hope the weather cools a bit!

I will be thinking about all of you on the road, on the soccer field, and in the geological fields of time!

Oh...I have had the BIGGEST, handsomest, butterscotch-colored black bear wandering about the mesa side! He must weight 300 pounds...that's big for a black bear! This one has been doing what all good bears do...turning over rocks in search of yummy insects! He is distinct in that he leaves the huge rocks standing on end (vs. rolling them over); so, his "calling card" is unique! FUN to observe...but Trixie (the dog) and I watch from a distance!

BIG love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Awesome news, Weberlings. So glad to know our little man is feeling better. You are an AMAZING family... All love and light your way. Feel the love and embrace the grace! Love, from E'burg Wendi