Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Our Little Vampire

We have had a bit of an issue lately with Ben biting his brothers.  Quite a few times last weekend Ben would get very frustrated when his brothers would pick on him or tell him no, and the bite would happen.  It is pretty easy to see it coming.  First he gets mad, does a little growl, starts snapping his teeth and then goes in for the bite.  But boys can be pretty unobservant and not get out of the way. 
This new trend seemed to come out of no where, so I asked school if they have a biter, and they said no. Maybe he saw it on TV, or just tried it once and liked the result? We might not ever know.

Today Noah was playing on his Nintendo DS and would not share with Ben so Ben bit him in the side so hard he actually drew blood. Later when Noah was showing Dad his war wound I heard him ask, " Dad, how old does Ben have to be before I can slug him?" No Noah. No slugging your little brother. He really is more alike than different.
At least we know what not to dress him up as for Halloween this year.

Here are Ben's fact posters that were displayed along the walk route at the Step Up for Down Syndrome walk this year. 






Saturday, October 1, 2011

10th Annual Captial City Step UP for Down Syndrome Walk

We enjoyed a beautiful day today at the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk.   Ben's Brigade and the Elmwood Murdock School team raised over $2,200 for the DSAF of NE and had over 50 walkers. In total today there were 1275 walkers who raised almost $60,000.   The Elmwood Murdock School team won the Trophy for the biggest school team.  It feels so amazing to be supported by so many wonderful people. We can't even begin to tell everyone how much we appreciate their generous donations of time and money.   It really means the world to us!

Music Lover

Ben has a definite love of music.  However, thanks to his brothers, he now has a love for "popular" music.  Some of his favorites include Pink, The Black Eyed Peas, and J Lo.  When Ben falls asleep in the car, all we have to do is play one of his favorite songs and he is usually up and dancing within seconds.  Here is a video to demonstrate you might need to turn up your volume to hear the music:
video

This was shot today on the way home from the Step up for Down Syndrome Walk.  It was a very big day for him. More to come on that during the next post.