Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Roll Tide!

Ok-to all my family and friends-these are Alabama outfits. I'm sorry, but it is a lot easier to make friends in Alabama when you don't cheer at the sound of Rocky Top!! So after 7 years of living here I decided to conform (plus its easier to cheer for a good/winning team). The one positive thing that you can be proud of is that I made their shirts and their pants (even if they are the wrong color)!

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Judson and Lila have started taking gymnastics. I do believe that this is the highlight of my week. It cracks me up to watch these little people try to do gymnastics. The funniest part though, is watching Lila prance around like the attention seeker she is!! Judson's class is for 3/4 year olds so he does everything with the teacher and every 5 minutes he runs over to me to ask when it is going to be over. Lila's class is a mommy and me class and I have to get out there with her.

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Beach Bums

The kids and I went to the beach in September with my parents. We had a wonderful time. The kids love the beach so much that it makes me want to take them all the time. Lila (once again) was my mom's "surf baby." The two of them love to sit in a chair at the edge of the water. Judson loves to splash in the waves. They were pretty big this time. We were both getting knocked down. My dad helped Judson fly his kite and build roads with his construction trucks. We saw several jellyfish that had washed up onto the beach. The one in the picture is actually about the size of a pizza! As always, I am ready to go back to the beach!!

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Back to School

Judson helped Lila go in on her first day of school. He is the best big brother! She loves it. Everyday I ask her if she wants to go to school and she says "babies" and runs to the door. I am not sure if she is talking about dolls or the other kids in her class! Judson started a new school this year. He is in the 3K program at Saint Joseph School. We are so excited about all the things he is going to learn and do this year. He loves his teacher and several of his friends from the street are in his class.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Collins Clan Reunion

We had a Collins family reunion at our lake house this summer. It was the first time in a long time that everyone could be together. And boy, were we!! Ten adults and eight kids(7yrs old and younger in one house). It was WILD!!! We had a great time and the kids enjoyed being outside. They played on the water slide, rode the on the raft, swam in the river and went for a ride on the boat. It was a great weekend and I can't wait until the next reunion!!

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More Handy Fest

Wednesday night during Handy Fest week our church had an outdoor concert. It was really neat. The kids got to run around and play and the adults got to run around and chase them!! Its a good thing Judson and Lila like music because I actually talked them into sitting down and listening (at least for a minute). Then they decided to get up and dance in front of everyone. Gotta love it!

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Trowbridges and Handy Fest

We strolled over to Trowbridges and got some ice cream and then went to Wilson Park ("fountain park") to listen to a little Handy Fest music. Judson loves vanilla ice cream and Lila needed to taste test the chocolate. I could not get enough of her sweet face with chocolate ice cream all over it. Too Cute!!

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Friday, July 24, 2009

July 4th

We spent the fourth of July weekend at our lake house. We had a big party on Saturday and a lot of our friends and family came over. The kids love it out there because they get to play outside all day. Judson loves to swim in the river and he even gets in there by himself. Thank goodness, because I am too scared to get in!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Family Vacation

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This summer we went to the beach with Kirk and Tara. It was so much fun having another family to hang out with. The kids had a great time playing together in the sun and sand. Judson wanted to ride the "Big Kahuna's" with Courtlyn. Lila wanted to sit beside Grandmother in the surf and dig with her shovel. It was a blast and I can't wait for the next beach trip! (neither can Judson. He asks me about once a week if we can go back to the beach today!!)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pretty in Pink

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I took Lila to the park for a picnic before we had to pick Judson up from school. She had a great time playing in the fountain and running around. Some man picked a flower off the tree and gave it to her. She loved it!!
Lila loves to push her baby around the house in the stroller and she stopped to pose for a picture.


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Judson is on a little t-ball team. They are the Cardinals. It is a highlight of my week to go to t-ball games. It is so funny!! I'm not sure many of them even want to play, but they do anyway. If they are actually paying attention they fight over the ball and when they hit it off the t they have to be told which base to run to. I am not sure what I was expecting when we signed him up but if a good laugh (for me) is all we get out of it this year that will be fine.
Judson is not a bad little player though!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Merry Christmas