Zach and Hans have gotten to be big buddies this summer. This photo was taken at Hans' 6th birthday party in July. We've lived across the street from them since Hans was five months old. Hans has been battling cancer for three years, and is healthy enough right now that he was able to start kindergarten. He and Zach are at the same school, and Zach has been his buddy in the mornings. Zach goes over to his house and makes sure he's ready for school, gets him motivated, rides with him to school, and walks him to his classroom. Both boys share a love of playing Wii and DS, and generally get along well.