Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pool time!

Oh how much has changed in a year! Last summer Alex screamed in the pool and Kylie....well Kylie's face was this:

I guess you could say she was not impressed! 

Florida was better when they were 8 months, they were ok splashing a bit but had a short attention span

Last weekend it was gorgeous so we pulled out Mavs pool (sorry buddy!) and filled it up. Mav went crazy and jumped right in. This got Alex and Kylie interested! They got in and finally looooved it! Even when they face planted they flipped over got up and played again. I see a very fun summer ahead!!

Mav says "why you make me share"

Mav demonstrating splashing technique.

Playing with her boat

Playin with Mommys toes

Life guarding at it's finest 

Getting daddy wet...meanwhile Alex's wet butt was on Mommy

Working on that tan

Bring on the next warm weekend so we can fill up the pool again!

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Here comes Peter Cotton Tail.....hopping through the Collins Home! Crazy that this is the kiddos second Easter! 

Last year:

This year:
(They actually loved the bunnies and were laughing but would frown every time they we're asked to look up away from the bunnies!)

The bunny rolled through the house for Easter

The kids got a wagon, some side walk chalk, books, little people (princesses for K and superheroes for A) and bunny ears this year. I wasn't sure if they'd be into looking for eggs so we "hid" (aka placed in the middle of the floor) a few eggs each. Well on Easter morning they followed their egg trail to their baskets

They instantly started the game of throw everything we can find into this red thing. When they ran out of objects we popped them in and gave them a ride....that ended up lasting an hour going back and forth in the house (I guess you could say the wagon was a hit lol). Of course they did decide that it was even more fun if one of them pushed the other

Then we got them all dressed in their Eastser best to show off for Grandma and Grandpa since we were lucky enough for them to spend the morning with us. 
(And the wagon rides continued)

Me Serious

Smiley Kylie

Family selfie! 

It was a wonderful Easter! We finished it off with a mini feast cooked by me and Rice Krispie treats!

What a great day and so happy we got to celebrate with my parents! :) 

Children's Museum

Made it to the Children's Museum last wknd when my parents were here. The kids loved it. They walked freely, did the slides, went through tunnels, and had just a blast in general. A few of my fav pics:

In the tunnel with Grandma

Went through the cave now ready for the slide

Face first is the only way to go

Grandpa the turtle

They loved playing with the magnets

Playing with bells

The bridge was tough to get across ;)

Riding a and bus with kiddos

Water tables

They were exhausted on the way home:

Can't wait til next trip!