Sunday, February 21, 2010

Basketball Season Recap

Bartlett Blue Wave 2009-2010

Mark Trusy, Coach

Trent, 4 years old

When Trent's basketball season began, Matt and I began to dread the Thursday night practices and the Saturday morning games. However, as the season progressed we really enjoyed watching the games. Trent slowly improved each week, and at the last game we were so proud of his effort.

I figure that the best way to show Trent's progression is through pictures. Hopefully, this will help you see the transformation that we saw throughout the season. :)

This is Trent at one of the first games taking a shot before the game. He struggled to get the ball to the goal until the end of the season.

Here are Trent and Ryleigh playing defense. I guess they thought they should guard each other instead of the other team.

Trent worked on his flirting while warming the bench - either with Ryleigh or Reese :)

Here is Trent practicing dribbling at a Thursday night practice

This may explain why they were playing defense on each other above. At practice they had to play against members of their own team.

We made the mistake of letting Trent wearing his Daddy's headband to one game. As you can see, he wasn't focused on the game at all! :)

But, he did look pretty cute in the headband!

In this game Trent got the ref's attention and asked him to tie his shoe. It was pretty funny to see the whole game come to a stop for Trent.

At the beginning of the season Trent was always the last down the floor. Here he is with our best ball handler Nathan (and he is not last!!!).

Here is Trent going after the ball. That was his one mission while on the court. You could hear Mark and us yelling "Trent! Get the ball!" at every game. :)

Here Trent got to throw the ball in which scared us at the time, but he did a GREAT job!

Here he is rebounding like a champ!

He got much better at shooting as the season progressed, but he never made a shot in a game. Maybe next year! :)

Here is Trent dribbling down the court. We were biting our nails, but he did a great job and had a blast!

Thanks to Mark for asking Trent to be on the team. It really was fun, and it gave Trent an introduction into sports. We are taking a break right now, but we are sure that we will be busy next year once Trent starts kindergarten.

Finally, here is Trent with his trophy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Jack's 18 Month Check Up

Matt and I took Jack for his check up today. He weighed 31 pounds which is in the 95th percentile. He is 32.5 inches tall which is in the 50-75th percentile. Now they do a simple questionaire to test for autism. Jack got 23 out of 23 which means he shows no signs of autism. He is high developmentally in everything except language/communication. That did not surprise us at all since all he says in Momma, Dada, and ball. Dr. Ellis said that there should be a large increase in his language between now and his 2 year appointment. Dr. Ellis also changed him from Singulair to Allegra to see if that helps with his tantrums. We noticed a difference when we took him off the Singulair for a week or so. We are keeping our fingers crossed to see if this helps.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day 2010

Since Valentine's landed on a Sunday this year, we went out for our Valentine's dinner on the 13th. We went to Ruth's Chris with Fred and Keeley and enjoyed a delicious meal. We really had a great time at dinner, and then we headed to see Valentine's Day at the late movie. It was a cute movie. I say that because it got terrible reviews. It really wasn't that bad. It was cheesy and predictable for the most part, but it was a good date night movie.

On actual Valentine's day, we gave the kids the car/garage and wheel to their Zhu Zhu pets.

Here is Trent sitting beside their loot.

They had a ball playing with them, but Jack was a BIG handful on Sunday. He shook his milk until it went everywhere including the computer screen. Then he dumped out the box of Fruit Loops (luckily not the whole thing) and stomped on them. He threw anything he could get his hands on, and he cried all morning. He had really turned to art of throwing a fit into HIS science.

Matt let me sleep late, and he made me breakfast. It was toast with egg in the middle, and he made the cut out in the middle look like a heart. It actually looked like the heart was beating when it was cooking.

My breakfast made by my sweet husband

Jack enjoyed his sucker.

Trent informed me that these were not suckers. They were made of cream. They are actually white chocolate, but it was cute of him to say that.

They liked their candy, but Jack likes to make a big mess...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Trent is a Brave Boy

This weekend Trent was invited to a birthday party at Dulin Sports Academy. The party was at 11:00 on Saturday, and he had a basketball game at 9:00 that morning. After the game, we went home and then Trent and I headed to the party. It was pretty cool!

When we got there the kids could watch the room where the party would take place through a big window. They were mesmerized.

Here are a bunch of Trent's classmates from PreK with him waiting to play.

The guys that worked there were great. They seemed like they really liked their jobs, so they made it very fun for the kids.

First, kids were put in harnesses. Trent didn't get one at first so he waited to jump in the foam pit.

He didn't know what to think at first, but he got a hang of it after a couple of times.

Here he is in the foam pit.

After a couple of jumps, he had no fear!

Then he got a harness, so he waiting to get on the trampoline. He talked to his friend Stephen about how "AWESOME" everything was.

Then he got hooked into the trampoline and had a ball jumping!

After everyone had a chance to jump on the trampoline, they started the zipline. A lot of the kids were too scared to do it, but Trent decided he wanted to try it out. I was so proud of him. He is usually a scaredy cat.

Here they are hooking him into the safety harness.

Here is Trent flying like superman on the zipline. He went REALLY fast. So fast that I couldn't get any good pictures. He actually flew over me both times he did the zip line.

It must have been a lot of fun because when we got home, Trent asked his Dad, "Can we have my May 2nd party at that place?" It looks like our plans might be made already. :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

That Snow Dance Worked... Too Well!!!

So we didn't realize that the snow dance we did back on January 6th would last for the rest of the winter. I have never seen so much snow! It is ridiculous. As of February 9th, we have had 5 snow days. Now we are trying to figure out a way to make it STOP snowing. It has been crazy. Here are a few of the good pictures from all of our snow days of 2010...

Here are the boys before their first time to play outside in the snow/ice of 2010.

This is why I called it the snow/ice of 2010. There was about an inch of ice/sleet and then about a 1/4 inch of snow on top.

Trent liked to pick up the ice and throw it to watch it break into lots of pieces.

Jack didn't know what the think about it.

I grabbed a pool toy out of the playhouse and pulled the boys around on it for awhile.

Then the neighbors came outside and offered to let us borrow their sled. I pulled the boys around on it for awhile, and then I woke Matt up to sled with them. They went to the top of the big hill coming into our neighborhood.

They all hopped on the sled and started down the hill.

Here they are at the bottom. Matt said that it was lots of fun, but by this time Jack was getting cold. He whined everytime one of his mittens fell off.

Our next snowfall was the right kind. The kids got to actually make snowballs and a snowman. They enjoyed it too.

Jack seems to think this snowman is a touchdown! Yay!!!

It is really hard to get a good picture of two boys at the same time...

Like I said before....

I really hope that I don't have to blog about anymore snow because I would like to blog more this summer about swimming instead. Keep your fingers crossed for me. :)