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Saturday, May 2, 2015

cool Collin

 He's an entertainer and a storyteller.  Not many quiet moments when he's around...








"Whoa, look at my shadow!  I'm a giant!!"


Somedays we like to just sit by and watch...

sleeping beauty

in her crib - one sock off, one sock on


in her carseat after a long morning


in my arms after a long day



in her crib - buried by her blankies


Whenever, wherever.  When she needs sleep, she just makes it happen!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Las Vegas!


We headed to Las Vegas last weekend to celebrate a very exciting event - Uncle Shane and Auntie Bridget's wedding!

The kiddos were awesome on the flight to Nevada, and after checking in at the MGM Grand, we headed over to the Mandalay Bay 




to check out the Shark Reef.


Lauren thought it was awesome.  "Uh blih bedee!" she kept squealing.


Collin was afraid we'd get eaten by sharks...


We had a fun dinner at Rainforest Cafe,


(ok - Lauren slept through it and Collin was afraid of the gorillas, but the adults thought it was fun...) and then hit the hay early knowing the next day would be a big one.

We walked the entire way down the strip on Saturday morning.


So grateful for our new double jogging stroller!!


The kiddos loved the fountains and the pirate ship and all the other sights along the way.






The destination?  The LEGO Store!





Collin has been saving his dollars ever since he found out there is a Lego store in Las Vegas, so he was reeeeally excited to choose a few new kits.



The afternoon worked out perfectly with naps, and then it was time for the wedding!

Collin was the most adorable ring bearer on the planet and did a wonderful job. 


The wedding was lovely and Shane and Bridget got married!!


We captured a couple family photos



and then went out for a fun dinner with the whole gang.

Saturday pretty much wore us out, so we didn't accomplish a ton on Sunday.  We checked out the wedding pictures, had a fabulous lunch at Pampas Brazilian Grill and then napped the afternoon away.


We had pizza for dinner, Collin wrestled with Uncle Shane and Auntie Bridget all evening, and then we hit the hay in preparation for our early morning flight.

We were so happy to be part of the wedding fun, and we are so very excited for Shane and Bridget!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

spring '15 CBS program

It's the end of another year of CBS, and that means we were treated to a spring program by the kiddos!






We are so grateful for everything Collin learns at CBS, and excited for Lauren to join the "big kids" next year. :-)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

pretty-light picnic

We took lunch out onto the front deck and had a picnic, and the kiddos really loved it!  The light was so nice I really wanted to take some pictures, but someone wasn't having it...







Luckily I had one cooperative model.


Such a sweet laugh!



Dr. Collin has a patient!

Lauren Kate had a small scrape (from who knows where...) on her shin, and Dr. Collin was quite excited to take care of her!  He told Lauren to wait right there, ran to the bathroom for a bandaid, and quickly bandaged up his patient.