4.14.2014

two!

Collins turned two on April 9th. We had a great day of celebrating!!

Birthday breakfast at Dunkin Donuts!! 

After I picked Camp up from school, we headed to birthday lunch at Chick fil A. Both boys had so much fun playing!!

When we got home, Bebe & Papa's birthday present for Collins was waiting for us!! A cool bubble blower...both boys have been having so much fun playing with it.


We had a really low key birthday evening...I made lawnmower cupcakes and Collins LOVED them!!






Sweet boy blowing out his candle.


Time for presents!!





He loves his "ho ho" boat! 

Happy Birthday to this precious little boy!!! Can't believe he's TWO!!!

Stay tuned for Beary pics and his two year stats.




3.30.2014

23 months

Collins is 23 months!! He is the funniest little boy! He is exhausting, but so sweet!! 
Collins and Beary both look like they are pitching the same fit!

He's using so many new words and putting two and three words together. He talks ALL OF THE TIME!!


This is the best picture I could get this month...

He goes to bed at 8 and wakes up around 8. He'll still take two naps a day if our schedule allows for them. He is and always has been a great sleeper!



He likes to scare me...he'll say "Mama!!" and then say "Boo!!" :) It's the funniest thing!! 

He loves tractors, reading books, school buses, going on the boat, milk, candy, playing outside, going down the slide, and pitching fits! He's the sweetest, spunkiest little fella and I love watching him grow into a little man!! Happy 23 months, sweet Collins!


3.13.2014

from the past month

Holly, Mary, and I celebrated five years of friendship with a lovely girls night out.




In the middle of February, Bebe called to tell me that Blue Ridge was expecting lots of snow. We immediately headed straight up there so the boys could experience it! 

Camp had a BLAST!!!! We were stuck on the mountain all week, but we had lots of fun!


This was the view the day that we left...we were thankful the sun came out and melted the snow enough so we could get off of the mountain.

Birthday dessert & drinks for Bethel!! 



Thank you, Beth, for the silly hats!

Holly invited me to a reception at the Governor's Mansion two weeks ago and it was so much fun. 

Last Friday, I took the boys up to the Capitol to visit Mary! She gave us a fabulous behind the scenes tour!! 

I only had a mini panic attack being up on the 22nd floor...thankfully Mary was strong for me!! Haha!!


Making Rice Krispie Treats...

These little buddies are ALWAYS loving on each other. It really melts me into a puddle. 

Last weekend we went to brunch near campus so I decided to drive by Tri Delt and show the boys where Mama used to live! They were less than impressed, but I enjoyed the trip down memory lane...

Before school one day last week...a sheriff drove by and Collins was more interested in that! Camp takes after his Mama and is always ready for a picture. ;)

Camper FINALLY started Tball last week!! He's been so excited! 




2.24.2014

22 months

Precious Collins is 22 months and is growing and changing every single day. This is my favorite stage so far with Collins. He is a talking machine and he cracks me up!!! He has the funniest personality. He is a clingy child and is definitely a Mama's boy. He can't just sit next to me, he has to sit in in my lap!! He still always wants me to hold him too. He's a little more reserved and it takes him a little longer to warm up, but I think that's a good thing!


I asked him if he wanted to go take pictures with Beary and he ran straight into his room and onto his bed. I love that he understands everything we say!! 

Collins is still doing his silly foreign sounding language...he'll throw in real words every once in a while, but it's the cutest thing. He really is carrying on a conversation and he is always so serious when he tells us stories.


When I ask him what kind of birthday party he wants he'll say "blower". I can't believe he's almost TWO!!! 

When someone asks him a question, he typically answers "NOOO!!!!" I'm still finding it humorous!! 

He loves, loves, loves books!!! 

He loves airplanes, tractors, trucks, lawn equipment...he's definitely all boy. He loves to play outside too and he will keep himself occupied.


He's waking up in the morning and calling out my name instead of crying. I loved when Camp started doing that too! If I'm taking too long to come get him, Collins will start calling out "BROTHER!!!!" :) Haha!!

Camp and Collins are the sweetest little buddies and watching them interact never gets old. Collins can be a little feisty with Camp though! We have to remind Camp that he is the older brother and he can put Collins in his place! 


Happy 22 months, you sweet, precious, angel boy!!!



disney 2014

 We headed to Disney at the beginning of February. As always, it was a blast!! Exhausting, but so much fun. The best part is always watching Camp and Collins enjoy themselves!!!

Special treats for the car ride down to Disney!

I made this autograph/photo book for Camp and I really am so happy with how it turned out! Camp ended up sharing it at school for his sharing day the week we got back...which just so happened to be "M" week!! Perfect timing!

We arrived to Disney Sunday afternoon and headed to Epcot. 

Camp and Adam had Fast Passes to ride Soarin' so Collinsy and I rode Figment and ate lalas!







We ate dinner at the Coral Reef Restaurant and we had a great table!! It was so much fun to see the fish swim by.



After dinner, we headed to the World Showcase. All of the vendors were selling the light up toys and as soon as Camp asked if he could buy one, I broke out the glow sword I bought at Dollar Tree. SCORE! :) He was perfectly content with it and we saved lots of money!! I had one for Collins too!!

On Monday, we headed to my favorite Magic Kingdom.


LOVE these sweet boys!!


Watching Jack Sparrow





My favorite part on my favorite ride! ;)

Collinsy ended up getting a great nap in the stroller while Adam and Camp rode a few scary rides!

After a trip to the Confectionary...yum yum!


After a hot and fun filled day, we headed back to our hotel for a swim!


We had so much fun just relaxing by the pool!


After showers, we headed back to Magic Kingdom for our dinner reservations at Crystal Palace...

Collinsy wasn't quite sure about the characters! He liked them from afar, but not when they came up close! hahah!!

Camp on the other hand, has always been our character lover!!




HA!!!! Poor Collinsy Bear!





The boys humored me and agreed to ride the Little Mermaid ride. I LOVED it!!! 

On Tuesday we headed to Hollywood Studios...we rode the awesome Toy Story ride, saw Disney Jr. Live and then headed to lunch at 50s Prime Time Cafe. We had a great lunch and it was such a fun place!


fabulous cocktails!






We headed back to our hotel to enjoy another afternoon at the pool!! I'm so glad we spent so much time at our hotel...we LOVED the Grand Floridian!


Camp and his Perry lala!

Pirate boys before dinner...




After dinner, we found the perfect spot at our hotel to watch the fireworks! It was the BEST place to watch them. We had a great view and they were far enough away that they weren't so loud for poor Collins!! 


Our last day, we squeezed in every last minute we could at the pool! I think Camp could have just spent our entire Disney trip at the pool and would have been perfectly content! The pool was shallow enough the whole way that Camp could stand up.

We also headed over to the kiddie pool and Camp had SO MUCH FUN!! Collinsy was shaking with fear from the hat that dumped all of the water! :) Haha!! 


 Our last stop was the hotel arcade and I'm glad Camp didn't discover this place until we were about to leave! 

Collins loves to play video games too!!

If I could live at Disney, I would. It really is the happiest place on Earth. I love it so much. I'm so glad these boys love it too!!! Camp's already asking to go back and I can't blame him!!!