Monday, April 26, 2010

Koen's Turns 1!

Koen turned 1 on March 31st. My little baby is now a big baby - even though he is little.

I tried to keep the day very low key so he didn't get too overstimulated and just planned a very little celebration for him in the evening. Thank goodness the boys were in school. The day was going quite nicely until they got home. They were so excited about it being his birthday that they were a bit (and by "a bit" I mean "a lot") overwhelming for him. They had him so keyed up in just a couple of hours that he was a complete wreck.

We had to take a break after opening his presents. I sent the kids downstairs and spent some very quiet time holding Koen and helping him relax. He was finally ready for the last half of the party.

He didn't know what to think of the cake at first. I don't think he like the feel of the frosting, but once he got through the frosting to the cake it was all over. He had a blast with it and I couldn't believe how much he actually ate.

This is how he looked by the time he was finished:

Koen was very aware that this day was all about him and he definately enjoyed it. I sure do love you, Fuzzy!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Basketball Season

Cruz's basketball season came to a close in March. He had a great season. Here are a couple of highlights:

Cruz - basketball rebound shot from Shari Schempp on Vimeo.

Cruz - basketball block from Shari Schempp on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Breaking My Silence and a Baby in the Snow

I know it has been very quiet on here for quite some time. I kept telling myself I wasn't blogging because I was just too busy, but that wasn't really the reason. Here's the real reason - I needed a break. I really needed to take a little break from blogging for a while. I guess 2 months qualifies as "a while" because I found myself waking up this morning thinking, "I want to blog today." It has been a very long time since I've thought that. So here I am, back, rejuvenated, and ready to blog.

Here's the first item I'm catching up on...

Koen went out to play in the snow for the first time in March.
He didn't like it.
Not one bit.
It took a half hour to get him dressed to go outside and he stayed out for about 2 minutes.
But I was determined to get my picture, no matter how much he hated it. That's the kind of mom I am. My children are going to need counseling one day.