Koen is unique. He plays very well on his own and makes up many creative games. He loves playing with his stuffies and will spend the day sending them on an Amazing Race, or playing Ninja Warrior or even The Price is Right. He loves to cuddle with us or his stuffies and his special blanket; Bubi.
He will either play independently or he will follow what other people do. He usually does not take the lead unless the kids are much younger than him. He copies others in play and all it takes is one suggestion and Koen will throw himself in 100% without thinking about what might happen. This is great because he's enthusiastic and eager. This is also concerning when I think about him as a teenager!
He has a caring heart. When he hears that someone is sick, his first thought is `We need to pray for them!'. He worries about others and wants to make sure they are all safe.
He is goofy. He loves to laugh about `toilet humour' and he has many inside jokes with his big brother, Kai.
He loves his siblings so much. He knows them very well and really enjoys pestering them.
Koen has taught me patience. He has provided us with so many laughs. His thoughtfulness can melt my heart.
Like his big brother, his appetite is wild. He loves all food (except for mushrooms) but his favourite of all are mangoes. That was what he wanted for his birthday...a box of mangoes.
We love you Koey/Doughball/Cobalt/Koen and are so thankful for you.