July 29, 2010

New baby pics

Collin at 6 weeks old.  He is getting so chubby :)

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This was the first little smile I was able to get on camera

little smile at 6 weeks


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These are from this week ( 7 weeks old)

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Sweet lil’ fingers

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I was talking to him while he was sleeping… I think he heard me!

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Right now I’m thinking he may keep his blue eyes, we’ll see..

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He LOVES the fan… it gets more smiles than I do :)

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Seeing what Hailey is playing on the computer! lol!

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Hopefully he’ll slow down and stay little for me!

Family Fun in July

We spent the Friday before the 4th at the fireworks show with the Lesters.  No pictures because I single-momed it for the first time.  We survived and I didn’t leave any kids behind :)

Jack is loving his new little brother.  He almost smothers him.  Hailey is getting more and more interested now that Collin is awake more and interacting with us.


We had another family outing with the Lesters to the Museum of Arts and Sciences.  They have a bug exhibit right now.  The kids loved it! I think Darren was secretly cringing the entire time. 


Riley and Jack with the big bugsJack and Riley with big bugs!

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Collin, almost 4 weeks old


My boys!IMG_7252   We spent one afternoon at the bowling alley.IMG_7263

Hailey is all about being a rock star right now!  IMG_7268

And why didn’t someone tell me this kid’s face was so dirty?! :)IMG_7265

July 6, 2010

Month 1

Our first month post baby has been wonderful.  I can’t believe it will be a month tomorrow! We have really enjoyed Darren being off work and getting to spend so much quality time together as a family.  The kids have had a blast with the sprinkler ball. (they do have swim suits…but they are kept at Grandma’s) IMG_7135 IMG_7136Our first outing with Collin was to the library.  After checking out books (which were returned late!) they always have to play on the computer for just a little bit. I love watching them holler at each other because of the head phones!!    IMG_7175 IMG_7176 IMG_7177

Our first eating out experience was with Grandma and Papa for dinner at Zaxbys.  The kids HAD to sit next to him :) IMG_7180

Another HUGE accomplishment is that Jack is swimming!!! He loves it and we are all so happy.  He’s even going in the deep end!! They have been swimming at Papa’s pool so much now that they have each other to play with.IMG_7185 IMG_7188 IMG_7194

Grandma Great and Grandaddy Great came for Father’s Day weekend to meet Collin for the first time.  He is their 4th great grandchild.

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Although this ‘generation’ picture is a mix of blood lines, these are the men my boys will look up too.  So happy they have great Christian examples in their lives. IMG_7196

My mom and dad.


The girls…IMG_7200

My first attempt at getting a picture of just my kids. Collin was ready to scream, but it turned out pretty good and no babies were dropped!!IMG_7202

His first real bath.  He didn’t cry, but the look on his face was a little perplexed. IMG_7215 IMG_7217

His eyes are still a slate blue… not sure what they are going to do.  Everyone says he looks like Hailey when she was a baby (which means we might have a little Darren) As far as his demeanor… he loves to be held, only likes his swing or bouncy seat if he is asleep and he eats a lot!!! At his two week apt he was up to 8lbs 90z!!!! IMG_7223

Pedro loves him too! (I promise I only let him kiss him once and then I make him back off! -  he’d smother him with kisses if I let him!)IMG_7225

The other evening the kids helped with bath time.  (yes Hailey is partially naked) Jack wanted to bathe him from head to toe and Hailey was more interested in using the play frogs as water guns!!!

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Darren officially started back to work yesterday.  He is out of town for the whole week.  Me and the kids have done good these two days but we really miss Daddy!!!