Saturday, September 10, 2016

sometimes the tagalong has fun

R. still spends the majority of his time following the big kids around. 

  •  It's time for field hockey practice
  • lets go pick up A. from school, 
  • A. has another swim meet... In Deleware
  •  3 friends all have a birthday party on the same day and, they are across the bridge, during nap time...
  For the most part, he is a champ and follows along well.  He naps in the car and can transition to bed (most of the time).  He smiles at strangers and those that are closest to him all the same.  And, sometimes, things for the big kids actually turn out to be fun for him too....





R. 9 months and a new crawler.  Tunnels are sooooo fun



Saturday, June 11, 2016

#teamcollins

B has a new job.  He has a new job as an addition to his old job.  It's more like a change in responsibility that would be an awesome honor if everyone that works for him is competent.  Instead, he has been building his own team.  It will eventually be amazing but for now, it means that he has been leaving our house at 6:00 am and returning at 9:00-10:00 pm.  So, the rest of us have been missing him a lot.  It also means that we have each had to pick up some slack.  


Today, we were on the way home from a book festival followed up by a birthday party.  K. And R. We're sleeping in the back seat and A. heard me trying to figure out how on earth that I would get food for an appetizer and a gift that I'm supposed to be taking to a party tonight let alone food to feed our family.  That amazing 7 year old got home, put on an apron, got out her kids cookbook and started making quesadillas.  7 minutes in and the cheese and grater are sitting on the counter b/c her little princess hands started to hurt from grating the cheese.  It's the thought that counts right:)