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Wendy
20-06-2012, 10:40 AM
I'm sure our Skywatcher won't mind me telling you :D but gorgeous baby Benjamin George was born at 10.06am and weighed in at 6lb 14oz, he said that mummy and baby are doing well :happydance:


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Huge Congratulations to mummy and daddy :hug2: :hug2:

Chris will be on later with lots more news and photos :D

Skywatcher
20-06-2012, 10:51 AM
Thanks wen. Not a great photo but taken one handed on the iPhone about a minute after he was born.

Rapidly losing charge on my phone and I smell like a foot

Lisa looks radiant despite only being out of surgery for 10 minutes.

Promise I will update you all as I can

Love from all of us to all of you xx

Wendy
20-06-2012, 11:04 AM
I wasn't sure if you would get online hun :hug2: :hug2:

The photo is brilliant seeing as it was taken on your phone :yes: and it will keep all the aunties quiet until you can post some more :D :hug2:

uscwest
20-06-2012, 11:08 AM
Welcome to the world Benjamin. Such a serious look he has on his face. Congratulations Lisa, Chris and boys.

catrancher
20-06-2012, 11:19 AM
Hiya Benjamin!

So serious. :eek:

Don't worry about it. I'm sure Thomas, Matthew, and Charlie will let you play with their toys!

Congratulations Chris and Lisa! Well done! :champers2:

Tom (:macwave:... so, uh, what's his moniker on Secrets gonna be?)

Kate
20-06-2012, 11:26 AM
Oh my goodness, he's here?! :mental: Was he supposed to be here yet?!

Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge congratulations to you all, well done Lisa and welcome to the world Benjamin!

foreverducky
20-06-2012, 11:33 AM
Welcome to the world!

Congratulations! Lisa, you've done lots of work....rest now.

daveann
20-06-2012, 12:30 PM
yay he has arrived :)
congratulations :)

Johnie
20-06-2012, 12:31 PM
Welcome little man!!!

wdwgrandma
20-06-2012, 01:19 PM
Oh bless him! What a little sweetheart!

Skywatcher
20-06-2012, 01:41 PM
Thanks chaps :)

Yes he came early, yesterday she went to the hospital for her preclerking for Friday and had a hectic day, intended to pull a full shift today at work but Ben decided enou was enough and her waters broke at 1 am. As you know all our family is hundreds of miles away but we have good friends and one of them was more than happy for the boys to go there and take them to school this morning while we went to the hospital.

You can't stop her though, I have a photo of Lisa making the kids packed lunch at 2 am with a towel between her legs:lol:

She is an amazing woman and I am so proud of her

Work had really started to get to me the last few weeks, mreally got low about it all

Well today I had. A lesson in what is important in life and I haven't stopped beaming

It is true that I am now quite hungry and my eyes no longer point in the same direction as I haven't slept for 36 hours but hey it's all good training :lol:

Lisa1976
20-06-2012, 01:50 PM
Yay, congrats to you both and his big brothers :)

lisaw
20-06-2012, 02:14 PM
Great news, congratulations to you all!

Dawn
20-06-2012, 03:44 PM
Congratulations guys. :hug2:


Been waiting all day for a text, relieved all is well.

Beccaberry
20-06-2012, 05:18 PM
Love it all. Love the name, love the face, love the look...love it all.

Congrats on the new addition to your beautiful little family!!!

Britchick
20-06-2012, 05:48 PM
What a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations to you all and glad all is well! :bouncing:

Skywatcher
20-06-2012, 06:07 PM
Congratulations guys. :hug2:


Been waiting all day for a text, relieved all is well.

Upset about this as I sent a text to 25 people at the moment he was born, looks like only half have received it, so sorry mate, obviously the signal dropped out and some didn't get sent but the phone didn't say which ones

Will put up ome more pics later

Shellyamc
20-06-2012, 06:22 PM
Look at those kissy little lips!!! He is amazing!!

Congratulations to all of you..what a perfect little bunch you have :yes:

litt1etinker
20-06-2012, 06:28 PM
Awww he's sooo cute! Congratulations x

Wendy
20-06-2012, 06:30 PM
Go and get some rest and sleep while you can :hug2:

josh.p.
20-06-2012, 06:32 PM
:mental: Congratulations to yourself, Lisa and the kids :hug2: :bounce:

Skywatcher
20-06-2012, 06:41 PM
Dawn I'm glad I read your post as I've checked with everyone else on that list and 6 people didn't get it including Lisa's Dad and her sister so I'm making hasty apologies and trying to get them some photos.

hats the problem with the technology you just click send and assume they all got there ok, never expect people to reply , they lead busy lives so there is no way of knowing - on an iPhone it just states 'delivered ' for the batch :(


boys were a little anxious meeting their brother tonight . Thomas got a little emotional when he cried a little as he thought that meant he was desperately sad. to be fair they have had no sleep and it's been a massive shock to their system, they didn't like seeing Mummy in hospital, even though she looks phenomenal. turns out Thomas had been googling problems with csections and was sure she was going to die, poor kid

all better now and ended on a happy note- very little iLife can't be made better with choklit ;)

I will try and make it up to everyone by putting on some more photos :thumbsup:

lozzy
20-06-2012, 07:24 PM
Congratulations, he is so cute.


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MystikPiglit
20-06-2012, 08:20 PM
:applaudit: Congratulations to you all! :hug2:

Skywatcher
20-06-2012, 08:49 PM
ok , about to fall into a lethargic heap - here are my first 3 photos with the 7d

Forgive his skin he's only 6 hours old xx


http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/sets/72157630212563628/

Wendy
20-06-2012, 09:06 PM
ok , about to fall into a lethargic heap - here are my first 3 photos with the 7d

Forgive his skin he's only 6 hours old xx


http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/sets/72157630212563628/

The photos are scrummy, he is adorable :hug2:

Seriously Chris, you need to go and get some sleep :hug2: off to bed with you now :hug2:

Beccaberry
20-06-2012, 09:34 PM
He's beyond gorgeous. Perfectly perfect in every way!

montymouse
20-06-2012, 09:44 PM
Congratulations to you all, what a beautiful baby!
:yes:

Britchick
20-06-2012, 09:53 PM
Adorable! You're making me broody!

josh.p.
20-06-2012, 10:15 PM
He is just the best ever!! :mental:

Tink
21-06-2012, 12:27 AM
What a perfectly fabulous family you have! All our best to Lisa and Benjamin and his BIG BROTHERS!!! Sending all our love to you. Hope you are getting some rest, Da!

Isafari
21-06-2012, 05:35 AM
He is absolutely adorable! Welcome little Behjamin :hug2:
Congratulations to you all :yes:

Wendy
21-06-2012, 06:42 AM
Hope you managed to get some rest last night :hug2: and the excitement didn't keep you awake :)

Deb
21-06-2012, 06:47 AM
He is just adorable. And I love his name. So happy for you all! Congratulations! And welcome to the world little one :wave:

Esmeralda
21-06-2012, 07:13 AM
Oh no I missed it! Congratulaions! Oh my how alert is he!? Did Lisa go near any forks?

He's beautiful. Cluck cluck cluck...

Skywatcher
21-06-2012, 09:57 AM
Morning , very sleepy this morning. Feel like I've had 5 of Franks vaznichts fr father of the bride 2. Lisa up and about now but Ben is not feeding well at the moment. I blame Lisa for being caffeine free throughout pregnancy. :) she will probably be in another night as a result.

At the hospital with them now. This was the photo Lisa sent me first thing. http://img.tapatalk.com/5284e6af-ef56-76b4.jpg

It's an unbelievable feeling. Can't believe how much I love him already and he's only just a day old

Thank you so much for your kind words. Lisa and I are so grateful.

Thomas and Matthew are very proud, showing everyone photos in the playground this morning. Thomas has worked out how to attract the ladies for sure.

foreverducky
21-06-2012, 10:01 AM
:lol: Frank from Father of the Bride! :lol: Love that movie (both of them)

He's so adorable! Totally edible...in a good way.

Sounds like he already has some really great older brothers that will use him to their advantage. ;) I mean that's what they are suppose to do.

Skywatcher
21-06-2012, 10:57 AM
He is feeding. Just needed a word from his dad ;)

Suebeattie
21-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Awwww congratulations!!! He's gorgeous
:wiggle:

Esmeralda
21-06-2012, 12:49 PM
Thank god he's feeding... don't do that to us.

Sam
21-06-2012, 01:37 PM
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, I could just kiss his face off. :theman:


CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL. XXXX

Britchick
21-06-2012, 04:50 PM
glad things are going well x

daveann
21-06-2012, 07:19 PM
he gets more gorgeous each pic :)

Skywatcher
21-06-2012, 07:36 PM
Home tomorrow morning all being well :fingers:

Will put up some pics later on if that's ok.

Skywatcher
21-06-2012, 09:00 PM
Todays photos. Thomas was still scared of holding him but Matthew waded in - a shot of Lisa so you can see she is ok ( she has approved the photo for public viewing ;) ) and my favourite shot yet of our little man

Home tomorrow morning will let you know when


http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/sets/72157630226802630/

Wendy
21-06-2012, 09:09 PM
Wow after all she's been through, Lisa looks wonderful :yes: I love the photo of Matthew holding baby Benjamin, he looks so proud :D Thank you for sharing the photos :hug2:

Get some more rest tonight, tomorrow will be busy busy busy :hug2:

Tinkerbell
21-06-2012, 09:14 PM
Aww he's gorgeous!

Congratulations!

:bounce::bounce:

Skywatcher
21-06-2012, 09:18 PM
Love the one with Matthew but this is my bestest one of all :)
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5039/7416126846_4a0549a2a8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/7416126846/)
The eyes! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/7416126846/) by Sidleydoc (http://www.flickr.com/people/48304094@N08/), on Flickr

Can't believe how responsive and alert he is for just 30 hours of age

Esmeralda
21-06-2012, 10:05 PM
Wow! He looks ready for school!

Johnie
21-06-2012, 11:16 PM
He is just gorgeous!! Beautiful family you have there doc :-)

You might want to watch out for little Benjamin, I've already spotted a twinkle in his eye

Tink
22-06-2012, 12:39 AM
Lisa is an amazing woman! She looks like a model in that photo!! I love Matthew's smile. He's a natural Doc. :yes:

Looking forward to seeing Thomas too, when he's ready.

Lovely, lovely photos. What a precious family.

(So, when do we see YOU with the wee one)? :D

MystikPiglit
22-06-2012, 10:51 AM
Lovely photographs. :yes: My goodness, he looks exactly like Thomas. :)

uscwest
22-06-2012, 11:31 AM
More great photos Chris. He certainly is a cute little guy. Glad to see that Lisa has held up well.

Beccaberry
22-06-2012, 01:41 PM
Oh heavens!!! GORGEOUS!!!! GORGEOUS!!! The lot of 'em!

catrancher
22-06-2012, 01:55 PM
Wonderful photos Chris. :thumbsup:

Hope you've managed to get a little rest before you begin too much of your newest foray as a dad.

BTW - what's Charley had to say about him?

Tom (:macwave:... :bert: and :ernie:)

Skywatcher
22-06-2012, 02:13 PM
Thanks guys. You comments mean the world to us.

He is home safe and well. Just having to stop Lisa doing too much.

I'll put up more when I get a minute but we are all enjoying the peace if not being on a ward at the moment.

He is going to be a heavily photographed young man do its a good thing he's cute ;)

daveann
22-06-2012, 05:18 PM
welcome home and those pictures are so gorgeous :)
now take it easy everyone and have a relaxing time :)

Skywatcher
23-06-2012, 09:32 AM
Thanks a million Dawn. This little chap arrived this morning.

For those of us who have been together for a decade or so the meaning will be very obvious.

Thanks a billion Dawn

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Tink
23-06-2012, 10:41 AM
How precious. What a beautiful gift, Dawn. :hug2:

He looks so sweet there, all cuddly and snuggly...

Britchick
23-06-2012, 05:43 PM
Oh Dawn, what a precious gift x

Wendy
23-06-2012, 05:54 PM
Perfect Dawn :hug2: ............... memories :sigh:

Dawn
23-06-2012, 05:56 PM
Thanks guys.

As soon as I found out I knew I had to get one. Took a bit of tracking down but eventually found one. It's so much more than a squidgy toy to so many of us. It's a symbol of love and unity for us all. Welcome to our Secrets family Ben.:hug2:

Deb
23-06-2012, 07:20 PM
Oh Dawn :hug2: All teary eyed here :sigh:


Chris the photos are just priceless. Lisa is radiant, just beautiful. You have the most amazing family. Lots of love to all of you :hug2:

Skywatcher
24-06-2012, 08:28 AM
Now he sleeps !http://img.tapatalk.com/5accaef1-cfb8-283d.jpg

Esmeralda
24-06-2012, 09:12 AM
He looks so contented X

foreverducky
24-06-2012, 09:36 AM
So precious.

Skywatcher
24-06-2012, 12:39 PM
Hmm at 4 am I was trying to rock him to sleep but couldn't find a big enough rock ;)

Tink
24-06-2012, 12:43 PM
DOC! :eek: :lol:

Such a serene little boy, now that it's what? 8 am or so? :D Love to see him all warm and cozy in the big bed. Nap when he does, Da!

Shellyamc
24-06-2012, 02:16 PM
Thanks a million Dawn. This little chap arrived this morning.

For those of us who have been together for a decade or so the meaning will be very obvious.

Thanks a billion Dawn

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He is just amazing!! More so with each photo. :yes:

I remember the day Katie got her little lamb just after she was born. I think I laughed and cried for some time after that. It still sits proudly in her room 5 years later. :hug2:

Kate
24-06-2012, 02:20 PM
Aww he looks so snuggly!!

Britchick
24-06-2012, 10:02 PM
I want one :sorry:

Skywatcher
25-06-2012, 10:13 AM
A lavender lamb or a baby :unsure:

MystikPiglit
25-06-2012, 10:21 AM
Aw, what a dear little chap he is. :hug2: Make the most of these early months, have you forgotten that this is the easy bit? :wink:

uscwest
25-06-2012, 10:39 AM
OK, pardon me for my denseness but is that a Lavender Lamb or a Lavender Hippo?

Skywatcher
25-06-2012, 11:38 AM
Lavender lamb. A toy our boys had when they were young and the username and avatar of a special friend on the previous forum.

uscwest
25-06-2012, 11:42 AM
Yes I definitely remember Lavender Lamb and figured that is what it was but on closer look it reminded me of a Hippo and I know our Dawn loves Hippos.

Watchinherskip
25-06-2012, 01:34 PM
Fantastic news! Congratulations Chris and Lisa!!!!! He is already quite photogenic! I am so happy for you and your family mate.

Esmeralda
25-06-2012, 04:34 PM
Yes I definitely remember Lavender Lamb and figured that is what it was but on closer look it reminded me of a Hippo and I know our Dawn loves Hippos.

I thought exactly the same.

Britchick
25-06-2012, 05:17 PM
A lavender lamb or a baby :unsure:

a baby! I might have to beg, steal or borrow one! :yes:

Mari
25-06-2012, 07:44 PM
awww.. look at that cutie!!!

Welcome to the world baby Benjamin, may you have a wonderful life filled with happiness, love and laughter!

Congratulations to your Mommy, Daddy and older brothers! You are going to be so spoiled :)

Dorothy
26-06-2012, 01:17 AM
He's adorable Chris :hug2: :yes: :hug2:

Skywatcher
26-06-2012, 07:07 AM
Thanks chaps:)

It's an amazing experience and feels totally different this time :hug2: , so glad tobe able to share it with you x

Wendy
26-06-2012, 07:58 AM
My friend said exactly the same thing, she had her 3rd girl when the other 2 were 10 and 8 and she said she enjoyed it more the 3rd time round, it was less stressful and she was able to enjoy it more.

He is adorable Chris :hug2: he seems to get more and more cute with every photo you share :)

Tink
26-06-2012, 09:12 AM
"Third times the charm" isn't that an old saying?

You know, I think of Sarah from time to time and wonder how her family is doing. Connections we have to one another in this world of global access...

Babies grow and change so fast, don't they? The first year of their lives is like an analogy of our lives over all... before you've settled into one phase, it's gone and another is upon you.

Doc, did you ever see the really old show My Three Sons? :D

Skywatcher
26-06-2012, 05:51 PM
No I didn't :) would like to though. Took some nice shots today may share them later if I get a chance to upload.

I think of Sarah often. It's one thing amongst many that cemented a relationship amongst many on here.

I think she would have loved the fact that this long after she left us a gift is still being given in her memory, and as said brings tears of joy and remembrance in equal measure.

Watchinherskip
26-06-2012, 06:41 PM
No I didn't :) would like to though. Took some nice shots today may share them later if I get a chance to upload.

I think of Sarah often. It's one thing amongst many that cemented a relationship amongst many on here.

I think she would have loved the fact that this long after she left us a gift is still being given in her memory, and as said brings tears of joy and remembrance in equal measure.

Very true my friend.

Skywatcher
26-06-2012, 09:07 PM
Had to share this one

I call this 'What the Hell is That!!!!'
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7450249738_018e5f7e61_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/7450249738/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/7450249738/) by Sidleydoc (http://www.flickr.com/people/48304094@N08/), on Flickr

Skywatcher
26-06-2012, 09:09 PM
Not really a smile but sooo close that I could almost convince myself ;)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/7450252334_560ba8fca2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/7450252334/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/7450252334/) by Sidleydoc (http://www.flickr.com/people/48304094@N08/), on Flickr

Tink
27-06-2012, 12:43 AM
Oh now, I disagree! That is most definitely a smile! :yes:

LOVE the kitty! :eek: LOL.

Esmeralda
27-06-2012, 06:36 AM
Ha ha! The cat.... that is too funny lol.

mumof2
29-06-2012, 07:31 PM
HUGE congratulations to you all, Benjamin is a real cutie xxx

Skywatcher
30-06-2012, 02:34 PM
Poor little guy was admitted to hospital this morning as he stopped feeding and weeing. Plus his jaundice deepened.

All a bit touch and go for a few hours but he roused enough to take a decent feed and them bucked up before he had a drip etc but he came mighty close.

Boy that was something we could all have done without. Matthew in tears asking of he could just hold Ben and 'what if they can't make him better' was just ergh...

Anyway back hone now and :fingers:

Britchick
30-06-2012, 02:42 PM
Omg Chris that's awful :( you're all in my thoughts

Esmeralda
30-06-2012, 03:47 PM
OMG what a horrible and frightening shock, thank god he's ok X

catrancher
30-06-2012, 05:58 PM
:jawdrop:

OMG...

Please keep us updated as regularly as possible regarding Benjamin's status. :fingers:

Tom (:macwave:... concerned...)

Skywatcher
30-06-2012, 06:47 PM
Thanks chaps , Ben has had 2 1/2 big feeds since he has been home which is more than he managed in the previous 48 hours. He isn't as fractious and everyone is quietly optimistic at the moment.
Really want to see some stinky wet nappies soon

daveann
30-06-2012, 07:50 PM
gosh scarey stuff hope he continues to feed and send it out the other end :comfort:

Kate
30-06-2012, 07:59 PM
Oh my goodness, how scarey for you all!! Thank goodness Benjamin has had a good feed - now he just has to get it out the other end! Come on little man, you can do it!!

Just have to say, the photo of the cat made me laugh out loud - he does not look impressed at all!!

Skywatcher
30-06-2012, 08:37 PM
We have reasonably big poos :mental: hopefully settling for another feed.

Just need a really big wee without irate crystals and I will be a happy bunny xxx

Britchick
30-06-2012, 08:57 PM
We have reasonably big poos :mental: hopefully settling for another feed.

Just need a really big wee without irate crystals and I will be a happy bunny xxx

is that coz they're really angry :tongue:

Tink
30-06-2012, 09:38 PM
Oh dear g-d! :hug2: The poor, sweet boy! All of you. How absolutely frightening. Thank you so much for keeping us posted. Will watch this space for more updates.

Skywatcher
30-06-2012, 10:28 PM
Lol at irate crystals! Flippin text prediction. Should be urate.

He has had another big feed. Making 5 since 11 am which is more than the previous 48 and possibly 60 hours. He looks content and bright.

Thank you all for your concern I shall let you know how the night goes but they go from ill weak and floppy to strong and well so quickly at this age.

The worse things for me today was the colour he turned just before we went in, I've sen it a few times and I'm not going to share what happened then, too much knowledge I guess. That coupled with little Matthew flinging himself on him crying his heart out was just awful. Anyway he obviously thought we were making a drama and decided to sort himself out.
Infact I'm so relaxed I may even have a poo now. :D

Love ya all xxx

Skywatcher
01-07-2012, 07:54 AM
Mega wees :D

MystikPiglit
01-07-2012, 08:31 AM
Oh dear, Chris, what a trauma for you all to go through. :comfort: So glad to hear that he is improving now. :hug2:

Dawn
01-07-2012, 09:01 AM
:mental: :mental: :mental:

Skywatcher
01-07-2012, 09:55 AM
:D

uscwest
01-07-2012, 10:37 AM
I've been out of the loop since Fridays. Sorry to hear Ben is having such a tough go. Hope he is all sorted out.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2

catrancher
01-07-2012, 12:24 PM
Mega wees :D

This is good! :thumbsup:

Tom (:macwave:... Whee! Wee!)

Esmeralda
01-07-2012, 12:33 PM
Bless little Matthew, what a sweetheart X

Skywatcher
01-07-2012, 02:51 PM
More poos and wees than I can count :D. Feeding hugely. Making up for lost time :)

Dawn
01-07-2012, 03:27 PM
He does have a lamb type guardian angel though, and it looks like big brother Matthew is doing a fine job too.

Skywatcher
01-07-2012, 03:32 PM
He is indeed :yes: I am very proud of him.

Skywatcher
01-07-2012, 03:40 PM
Oh and a bright yellow Ben and a green and purple lamb clashed beautifully :lol:

Wendy
01-07-2012, 06:47 PM
Oh crikey Chris, I go away for the weekend and all this happens :hug2: I am so glad Ben is better, it must have been terrible for you all :hug2:

Skywatcher
03-07-2012, 01:48 PM
Just to prove all is well.

A little yellow still but much less yellow than he was

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7494108112_db5ce354dc_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/7494108112/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/7494108112/) by Sidleydoc (http://www.flickr.com/people/48304094@N08/), on Flickr

daveann
03-07-2012, 01:57 PM
Oh gosh he is changing so much in a short time :)
he is gorgeous :)

Tink
04-07-2012, 12:40 AM
Such a beautiful face! So relieved that he is doing so much better.

Shellyamc
04-07-2012, 06:44 AM
Just to prove all is well.

A little yellow still but much less yellow than he was

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7494108112_db5ce354dc_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/7494108112/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48304094@N08/7494108112/) by Sidleydoc (http://www.flickr.com/people/48304094@N08/), on Flickr

:mental: He looks older!! Noooo - it isn't possible!!! Make it stop :sorry:

Skywatcher
04-07-2012, 08:34 AM
Well he has doubled his age. If I did that well ....

josh.p.
04-07-2012, 06:48 PM
I don't want him to grow up!!! :sorry: Glad he is better and has had some good wees! I've never heard of new parents that take delight in soiled nappies :wink:

uscwest
04-07-2012, 07:00 PM
Glad he is doing better. Hope the yellow goes away soon.


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Skywatcher
04-07-2012, 07:05 PM
In retrospect we should have called him Bart

Tink
04-07-2012, 07:08 PM
No, no, no! Ben is just perfect, Mister! :wiggle:

Skywatcher
04-07-2012, 07:15 PM
;) :lol: