Fan Repair

Fans are a necessary item here. They also tend not to last long.
Bert has become our 'suki' for fixing fans!

It's great to have the repair guy come right to our house and repair things in the walkway of the house.

('suki' means 'favoured vendor')


Mikayla wanted to try something different with her hair so today she went from straight........

to curly! And she really likes it! So do we!!!!

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!!!!!!!

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!