From White to Yellow

Ben had testing today for Bushido Kai Karate and passed!
He is now a yellow belt!


Ben no longer needs his white belt!


One of the requirements was to break a one inch board!
He broke it on his first try. He got to keep the board!

Congratulations, Ben!!!!!!!

Adding Colour

We are slowly adding colour to this house....

in the piano area I painted one of the walls red. Kirsten painted a picture for our wall!!!!

and if you check previous blogs, you'll see Kirsten's colouful room (yellow and purple); Mikayla is painting her room pale yellow with green ivy accents.....and sometime I hope to paint the kitchen!

A Day In The Life of the Symanziks - 7/13

Now that Jerard is home from the hospital, we are working on some 'normal' family things -


Kurt headed off for work this morning...."Bless his day, Lord."


I'm helping Mikayla get her room painted. We had started prior
to Jerard going in hospital for surgery but haven't been able to
finish yet....hopefully today though!!!!


Mikayla working on the edging.


Kirsten, playing with her hamster, Cookie.


Ben playing with his Bionicles....taking a break from his math and
cursive writing practice.


James, playing with toys. He loves to laugh!


Jerard getting physical therapy with Liziel. She's been his physical
therapist since we started getting PT for him. She is a blessing!


Ben likes to help with Jerard's PT. He is a good 'kuya' (older
brother) to Jerard.

Psalm 103: Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!... so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children...

The Girls

Kurt took a picture of Kirsten, Mikayla and I together the other morning before we left for church!

Jerard July 9, 2010

Jerard is back home now! No fever. Recovering well from surgery. He will see neurologist next week for check up and suture removal. Thank you for your prayers!