Second!!!

For most of Kindergarten Ben lamented he was the 'only kid in class who hasn't lost a tooth....'

but now he is making up for lost time!

He lost another tooth today and the new ones growing in are already visible!!!!!

A Day Of Firsts

Yesterday, August 5th, was a day of 'firsts'!

Ben lost his first tooth!

Jerard fed himself a cracker while sitting in the high chair for the first time ever.

He also showed interest in playing yesterday for the first time ever!

Answer to Prayer

We are finding out that Jerard really likes rougher textures!

Today, he played with coarse pebbles during therapy. He also was smiling and stayed awake the whole hour of therapy!

He was picking the pebbles up in his hands and enjoying having his feet in the coarse, tiny pebbles while he was sitting and doing other exercise...but he didn't realize he was exercising!

It is amazing to watch him be interested and awake and starting to play more. We thank God for the wisdom and guidance he is providing Liezel and us as we help our little guy grow!

Monday August 4

Ben had a party with some friend today.

I took them to Discovery City which is like a large McDonald's playland with slides, tunnels, ball pit, etc.

Then we ate lunch at McDonald's, came home,
had cake and ice cream, smashed a pinata,
and then watched an Indiana Jones movie.


Jerard is actually holding on to the toys!!!!


Tieg is like Ben's big brother. He's a good friend, a blessing, and the boys really enjoy playing with him!

Ben Is Seven

Ben turned 7 yesterday (August 3).

We pray that he continues to grow in wisdom and grace; that he always seeks first God's kingdom and His righteousness.
We thank God for the blessing Ben is.


Kurt teaching Ben pocket knife safety


Ben playing with a croc at Crocodile Park.


Mikayla, Kirsten and Ben riding a croc!


James and Jerard were enjoying the ride!


Kurt and kids at Crocodile Park


What's a birthday without cake?