Lilypie - Fifth Birthday

Lilypie - Second Birthday

Friday, July 24, 2015

swimming!

We often talk about how Collin is 0-60.  Emotions are that way, and development of skills seems to be that way too.  He can't do it, and then all of a sudden he can.

Swimming this week has been 0-60!  Naturally cautious, Collin has always loved to play at the pool but hasn't ever loved getting his face wet and certainly hasn't ever gone underwater "by purpose."  Until this week.

Wednesday he experimented with plugging his nose and putting his face into the water.


(Lauren's super busy trying to keep up!)


Thursday he decided to try plugging his nose and putting his whole body under water.



Today, Friday, he said, "If I wasn't plugging my nose, I could use my arms to swim."

And so, just like that, he swims!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

sibling resemblance

It's hard to see a resemblance between Collin and Lauren because they're such unique individuals, but I think this pair of pictures shows that our kiddos look alike...

Collin at 5 months

Lauren at 8 months

Thursday, July 16, 2015

dead gator

When you're out in the middle of the yard and the gator dies, there's really only one option...


Get out and push!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

regular days

We do a lot of special things and enjoy going places, but we also spend many days at home just doing our regular thing.


playing outside


eating and eating and eating


going for walks


baking deliciousness


playing in the yard


playing in the water



tree climbing


helping Papa




"mowing"


actually mowing


being silly


playing pretend


and even saving the world





It's a wonderful life!

Monday, July 13, 2015

bath time

This kiddo has always loved bath time.  


Like everywhere else, the bathtub is a place for him to be creative


and silly



and so, so sweet.


While Collin is busy in the bath, Lauren Kate typically prefers a quick wash up followed by plenty of time running around the house naked...  Whatever floats their boats, right?

sleepy sister

Lauren's motto:  play hard/sleep hard!






Thursday, July 9, 2015

riding

Collin LOVES riding his bike!!  He's out there every single day.


Lauren does lots of things to stay busy while Collin rides.  On this particular day, she decided to push her motorcycle around.