Thursday, March 05, 2009

It has begun...sports!!!!

We have been eagerly awaiting the day for Parker to be able to join a sports team. This day arrive in November when I signed him up for Kinderball at Germantown United Methodist Church. He was beside himself! He kept talking about his basketball team and when would the games start. The league didn't start games until after December, so that all of the hullabaloo could die down from Christmas. Well, his games began in January and he has had a total blast! It is hilarious to watch these 4, 5, and 6 year olds trying to dribble a basketball down the court. I love this league because when the kids are on defense, they can't get out of the black box. It gives the offense time to learn how to pass the ball and to dribble in and try to make a basket. However, once the offense gets inside the box that the defense is in, it is a FREE FOR ALL! I am going to video his game Sunday and try to upload it to here so you can get the full effect. The other thing that is good about this league is that they do not keep score. It really takes the pressure off and helps the kids focus on learning the skills necessary for playing basketball. Here are a few pics from his first game.
All smiles as he warms up.....
Practicing his free throws.....
Waiting patiently for his turn.....
Layup...don't even know if that's how you spell that!
Hoping someone passes the ball to him.....
Aunt LaLa and Uncle Walter came to see his big game. He was so excited!

Parker has his first T-Ball practice on Saturday at 8:00 a.m.! UGH!! I really like to sleep on Saturdays. However, I know that our life will now be dedicated to T-Ball. Parker is playing for GYAA and the fields are literally right across the road from our house. He is beyond excited about baseball. He will be on the Orioles team. I will post pics of this latest adventure after his practice Saturday. We have a pretty uneventful weekend coming up. I am excited that Jenny and Pat will be in town! Hopefully we will be able to get the kids together and let them play.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Time is flying

I can't believe that Caroline will be 7 months old next Wednesday. Seriously, it seems like just yesterday I was at the hospital having her. She is so sweet and a little princess. We can already tell she is going to be prissy. Parker is still completely in love with his baby sis sis, as he calls her. He has so many nicknames for her. Her stats at her 6 month check up were 18 lbs and 26 inches long. She is in the 50-75th percentile, being more close to the 75th range. Parker was 18.3 lbs and 27 inches at his 6 month check up. It is still amazing to me how pretty close together they are on everything. Caroline cut two teeth today! Yes, her bottom two erupted sometime between yesterday afternoon and this afternoon. It is such a bittersweet time. I enjoy the kids getting older, but I get a little sad sometimes thinking about them not being babies for long. Half the time I forget Parker is 5! Caroline is also crawling backwards. It is hilarious. She does a little push up before she pushes herself backwards. I am going to try and catch it on video. Here are a few pictures from Caroline and Parker.

I couldn't resist this picture! I think baby butts are SO CUTE! And yes, her hair is finally growing back in where her bald spot is. However, it's BLOND so you can't see it.

Such a happy baby.She loves to sit up now. She really hates to be lying on the ground or to be doing tummy time.HAPPY SNOW DAY!
She will kill me for this later, I am sure!
Um, Parker can't you get me out of this mess?!?!?!?

Till next time.....