Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Eve LOVES to Swim

I guess it would be more accurate to say that she loves the water since he doesn't actually swim. She LOVES the water. We took advantage of some together time, while David is at Parents' Day Out, out in our back yard in the toddler pool. See how cute!

Saturday, May 23, 2009


First time in big bath tub.

Pretty girl.

David loves to get in the crib to entertain her after a nap.
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With best friend Jackson.

Bunny face

Scootin' around

4 wheelin'
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We love to make baby girl laugh

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Army Crawl

Eve just did the Army crawl toward a toy she wanted.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Growing, Growing

Thanks, Nana, for the cute spring outfit, but this will probably be the last time I'll be able to wear it because I am growing SO BIG. Hooray! Don't worry, I have lots of other cute clothes to grow into.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Look Whose Eating Now

I started feeding Eve on some cereal yesterday. I think she did pretty well for her first time.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Raising for Hope

Please read this blog post for information regarding a yard sale to help raise some funds for our dear friends' adoption. Thanks!


Monday, April 13, 2009

He is Risen Indeed

Easter morning came bright & early for the Collins Family. We had just arrived home from a trip to Gatlinburg on Saturday morning. So Sunday morning was a frenzy of bathing & dressing for church. We ate breakfast in the van. Amazingly we were only about 15 minutes late for church.
We had a great worship service first hour. Second hour we did our normal volunteering in childcare. After church we hurried to the Cherry's. They were waiting on us for the egg hunt. All the kids made out with lots of loot. And lunch was great. Thanks Cherry's!
Then it was home for naps. David decided not to take one & Eve slept for 3 hours. Geoff mowed the yard & my nap was constantly interrupted.
All in all it was a great day.
I'm very thankful for the Resurrection of our Lord & Savior & knowing that I reside in His grace is a great relief. Now if I can just remember that every second of every day I think I would have a more peaceful life.
Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Where do you live?

me: David, where do you live?
D: at school
me: umm...no, silly. where do you live?
D: at the Y (he says with excitement)
me: try again. where do you live?
(3rd times the charm, right?)
D: at home
me: say "I live in Nashville, TN."
D: I live in Nashville, TN.

This is the conversation we had on our way home from the Y today. David knows his whole name, how to spell his first name, & when his birthday is. Now, we're working on where he lives.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Mom's Right to Brag

David & I were eating lunch when Eve woke up from a nap & began crying. It was time for her to eat so I gobbled down the rest of my lunch, left David at the kitchen table to finish his lunch, while I went to the living room to feed Eve. I don't like doing this because I can't see what David is up to. In the middle of the feeding I get a phone call. So now I can't see OR hear what he might be up to. I hear some russeling around, put my friend on hold to tell David to come tell me what he was doing. He came to the living room & said, "I'm just cleaning up." I was a little concerned about what that meant so I stopped feeding Eve to go investigate. That child was indeed cleaning up. For lunch we had celery & carrot sticks, peanut butter & crackers. He was busy putting everything into the frig (even the peanut butter & crackers). Needless to say, he got double check marks on his chore chart for that great deed.

After putting David down for his nap Eve & I came to the living room. She was busy playing on the floor & I was right here on the couch searching out some great deals a friend just told me about. I look up just in time to see Eve roll from her back to stomach. Now, she's done this once before right after a bath when she was VERY upset, but she hadn't done it in several weeks. It looked like she was trying to roll back over, but she was kind of stuck on her playmat. I rolled her to her back & grabbed the video camera. And I caught it on video! She rolled from her back to her stomach & then to her back again. I was going to try to catch it with our digital camera so it would be easy to put the video on here, but she was done for now. Maybe next time. But I did get some pictures of her on her stomach.

In this one you can see her trying to get up on her knees. In the video I took you can see her actually pushing herself forward a little bit trying to reach a toy in front of her. How awesome is that.

Woohoo! THIS is a good day! Thank you God!