Almost two weeks since our last post. Ben and I have been living off the grid, so to speak, since life has been crazy. There are some pictures of our trip to Ludington at the bottom of this post. Such a great time. Ben was fantastic on the ride there and back…although on the way back we did have to stop and change his clothes once….he got sooo hot and sweaty in his carseat it made him really fussy. A quick change and life was good again. Ben really liked the cabin, and this year he even liked swimming! Loyal readers will remember that last year Ben did not enjoy the lake so much…..didn’t want to be in the water at all. His attitude this year is so much different. We tried putting him in the water with a lifejacket on, and that was NOT going well. I think he didn’t like the sensation of floating and being unsupported. So then we tried a floating sling-type chair (which you will see in the pictures) and he LOVED it. Splashing is very big in Ben’s life right now. A good time was had by all.

Last week I spent fighting off a cold, which I eventually got anyway…then Ben got it. It’s just a head cold, so not to bad. Mostly just makes you tired and snotty. I think he is just about over it, so that is good. He had a harder time at therapy yesterday because he was a little tired, so we took it easy.

Ben is getting all kinds of new skills..he is really into playing peek-a-boo right now by throwing his arms over his eyes until we ask where he went. Then he throws them down, bangs his hands on whatever surface he is nearest and looks all proud. He has also learned to throw his arms up to play “so big”, which is so cute. šŸ™‚

The buddy walk donations are going very very well. Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated. We are about a quarter of the way to our goal of $2,000… and there is a little over a month left until the walk. I know the site is kind of confusing to some people….if you need help or have questions, feel free to leave a comment or email us and I”ll help you out. We also have six walkers signed up, and we’re waiting on more, so don’t be shy, come and walk with us! Ben needs all the budddies he can get! All the information is at the following web address:

Till next time, here’s the latest batch of

splashing 3
Swimming is great!

No, really, you guys should try this…it’s terrific!

I love being outside, on a warm towel, with my mom. šŸ™‚

Ben and Daddy at the Lake
Ben and Scott

We tried to get the perfect picture where it looked like these antlers were coming out of Ben’s head. This is the best we could do. But it’s still pretty funny. šŸ™‚


5 Responses to “”

  1. purlewe Says:

    love the pics. glad you are feeling better. I hope both of you are less snotty soon hahaha. I miss you and should probably call.

  2. Anonymous Says:


    I love the Nemo swimmer diapers, I just bought a pack for Luke!!


  3. hunterholstein Says:

    I’m sending the pic of the antlers to a few family members to show I am not the sole owner of the “Craziest Person in the World” award. I keep company with the competition. šŸ™‚

    Love the pic of Ben and Scott — that is just awesome.

    For the record, I’ve been snotty myself. One hundred degrees with a cold? Actually, a cold front came through and it’s only been in the high 80s to low 90s this weekend. I’m pulling the sweaters out of storage.

  4. Anonymous Says:


    That Ben & Scott picture is GREAT! And I love the fact that college a cappella is the music of the mood, haha šŸ™‚ Keep posting your stories and pictures, Kym!
    -Roel (Karen & Rick’s friend)

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