Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Collin!!

My baby is 5!!!!!  How did this happen??  I may be a bit sad, but Collin is super duper excited to be 5!  He couldn't stop jumping up and down in anticipation while getting dressed for bed tonight!  
This past year Collin started preschool.  He didn't love it.  No biggie- he will warm up to it, I thought.  But he didn't and soon was really hating it and saying the kids were mean.  After some time and talking to the teachers we decided to switch preschools.  It was a hard decision and we felt good about it but still wondered.  But it didn't take long to know that we made the right decision.  He LOVES his new preschool!  He is so excited to go and has so much fun while he is there.  We really didn't want to start off his long years of schooling with a negative, so we are so relieved that he is happy at preschool now.  He is starting to read and loves doing schoolwork.  (We'll see how long that lasts!!)  
In the fall Collin started soccer.  It was so much fun to watch- that age group is hilarious!!  His team didn't have many players so for most of the games he would play the entire game without breaks besides halftime, but he did really well.  He didn't complain even though he was tired.  He's a trooper!  
Collin had swimming lessons and really gained confidence in the water this year.  He loves to swim on his own without arm floaties and has no trouble swimming underwater.  He has a great dolphin move that is funny to watch!   He is also a climber- he loves to climb on anything and everything.  He was able to do a little bit of rock climbing this year with daddy and he had a lot of fun.
He loves Luigi, Star Wars, Paw Patrol, riding his scooter, being outside, jumping on the trampoline, reading and watching things about the Titantic and the Hubble Space Telescope, eating sweets, playing the wii, having books read to him, being tickled, animals and being with his family.
Collin is such a great kid.  He tries really hard to make good choices and to do what we ask him to do.  He is very affectionate and loves to give me kisses and blow them on, which I LOVE!  He is definitely a mommy's boy!  He is so funny and makes me laugh all day long. He loves his brothers 
and plays so well with them.  He is easy going and likes to make people happy.  He really is an awesome kid and is a joy to have in our family.  

Happy Birthday Snugglebum!!  We love you to the moon and back!!

Some pictures from the last year:


Geri Lawrence said...

Collin we love you so much. You are so smart and we love it when you come to our house. I love it when you give me hugs and kisses even though you can't stand still long enough to give me a long hug. I love you great smile. You make me smile all the time. You are a great friend to you cousins and I love it when you are hear playing with them. You will keep us all young!
Love grandma