Thursday, July 26, 2007

Snuggled up

Xavier and Bennett sharing a moment in their inflatable tent that doubles as a ball pit :)

A trip to the zoo!

One recent sunny Saturday, we made a trip to the Akron Zoo with our friends Melissa, Hannah, and Debbie. When I was on the zoo's website that morning, looking up some information, Ben looked over my shoulder at all the pictures of animals on the page and said, "look at all the animals! the zoo?" I said, "yes, Benny, would you like to go to the zoo today?" He shouted, "YES! I SO EXCITED!!" So off we went! Despite the hot sun, and Xavier's screaming the entire first 30 min of being there, we had a super time. Xavier settled down after eating lunch and after that was a very happy camper, especially when we walked past the live band. He loves loud music!

Ben and the lemur, he said, "I want to climb with the monkey!"

When Benny looked at this next picture for the first time, he said, "I walk on the bridge like Diego!" (his favorite TV show character)

Nick, Xavier, and Ben, enjoying the live band music:

Ben at the petting zoo

Nick, Xavier and Ben looking at the monkeys:

Xavier and the Komodo Dragon:

When seeing the Komodo dragon, Benny, who was holding his toy lizard, said, "Hey big lizard! Look at my lizard!!" as he held his lizard up to the glass for the Komodo dragon to see :)

Ben and Hannah going rock climbing :)

My 2 silly penguins named Xavier and Ben:

Nick and Xavier sitting in a shady spot taking a break from the hot sun!

Xavier loved the penguins!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

If Ben's at bat, then Xavier must be the first baseman...

So Ben was showing Grandpa how well he is hitting with his tee-ball set, about 25 feet from where Xavier was, walking in his gait trainer on our patio. Ben winds up, hits the ball and guess where it lands? Right on Xavier's arm/gait trainer. Ben shouted - "Xavier caught the ball!" Xavier was a bit surprised at first, but then looked quite pleased with himself. You're out Ben!

The sequence of events:

Xavier has a new look

Although Xavier's prescription didn't change too much, he still needed to get new glasses. His old blue glasses had become too small and have been retired and replaced with these fashionable brown ones! It took him a couple of days to get used to them (he sort of shut down during those 2 days, seems he has to focus on one thing at a time), but is now back to his normal self, loving his new view of the world. Doesn't he look fabulous?!