Sunday, July 28, 2013

Greyson Update

(Had this post ready to go last September.. How have I been slacking with blogging for so long?!?)
 6 Months
 7 Months
 8 Months
9 Months

10 Months

Greyson is such a happy baby!! We love having this wonderful baby boy in our family! :) He is just so sweet and smiley. He is a Momma's boy for sure, but he sure loves his Daddy and his big sister Jayden.  
He army crawls and crawls on his knees. He gets EVERYWHERE. Cries if we take anything away. Doesn't like getting dressed. Loves music. Has such a cute laugh. Perfect smile. His 5th tooth is coming in. Loves playing with any toy, especially what Jayden is playing with. Follows me or Denny around our little apartment. Bites me all the time, he is such a little monster ;) Really good at making a big mess with toys. Loves to eat, especially when he can feed himself, loves his water bottle, he gets excited every time he sees it. Pulls down all the DVD's off the DVD stand that he can reach. Starting to try to pull himself him on the furniture.
He seems to be a lot more adventurous than Jayden was. He is a lot rougher on toys and things than Jayden was. Such a boy!! :)
We just LOVE him!!!!

Summer fun 2013

Been forever since I have posted.. so I will start with this post and see about posting things I have missed. 
 Jayden is now 4, strong willed, sweet, outgoing, fun and silly :) We just love her! (July 2013)
 Jayden was walking with me to play while I did some laundry (She picks her own outfits and dislikes when I suggest anything..) (July 2013)
 Cute Greyson is 20 months and is such a boy! He is so fun and loves his big sister! Loves to be outside and any chance he has to be in water! (July 2013)
 Greyson playing on our balcony.. LOVES to be outside (July 2013)
 Movie afternoon :) kids had a blast! July 2013
 Fun at the outlet mall in Carlsbad! June 2013
 This is what it looks like when a 18 month old feeds himself Greek yogurt ;) (June 2013)
Seeing the Flamingos at the Safari Park in Escondido (Flamingos are one of her favorites) (June 2013)

We have been having lots of fun this summer! Enjoying the beach, pool, Safari Park, Zoo and parks :) 
Denny has been with Chase Bank for 2 1/2 years now and is also going to school full time.  He is very busy, such a hard worker! I don't know how he does it! He has been attending National University, it will be 2 years in August.

This Thursday my sister Julie comes to visit and we are very excited! Then the following Tuesday Julie the kids and I fly to Oregon and will be there for 2 weeks visiting my parents and my siblings. I will even get to attend my cousins wedding in Seattle! Then we will go camping with my family too!
Everyday Jayden asks "Do we go to Grandma's house today?" "Are we driving to the airport?" She can't wait!! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

5 months

Greyson turned 5 months yesterday! I can't believe it! He is getting Huge so fast!! Everyone always tells me how big he is!! I have a friend who has a 13 month old and Greyson is only 2 pounds heavier than her! (also that's going by his weight that he was as of a month ago! So he probably weighs more than her now). A month ago he weighed 17 pounds, 2 months ago we was 2 feet tall and 13 pounds 9 ounces. He wears 6-9 month clothing and I am constantly putting clothes in the box of clothes too small for him! Next I will be pulling from the 12 month box! So crazy!

He rolls from his back to his tummy then gets frustrated because he can't roll to his back again!

He is such a sweet baby and has the cutest smile and laugh!
We love him and are so blessed to have his wonderful spirit in our home!
Love you Greyson Lee!

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Last Sunday was General Conference which was wonderful!! I love Conference! I can't wait to read those talks! They were all so amazing, plus with kids I didn't catch it all but I did watch all 4 sessions and was lucky to see almost all of it :) After it was over we colored Easter Eggs :)

So excited to color eggs!

She really loved it!

Lucky girl did 19 eggs :)

We had such a wonderful Easter with just our family of 4!

We woke up and Denny made breakfast, we all got ready for church, then Jayden saw her Easter basket and she only got to hold it for a picture or two then I put a couple things in my bag to keep her busy at church. We had a wonderful time at church and then we came home Jayden got to finish going through her basket!

Then had lunch, watched 'Cars 2' and ate popcorn. Then we did some laundry (we always do laundry on a day that Denny has off because we have to walk a little ways to the laundry room so something I can't do with 2 kids! I can take Jayden with me which I did on Sunday! Not so fun with it being so far away.. Plus side-I was able to do 5 loads of laundry in less than 2 hours!) we cleaned and just spent time together. We did FaceTime with my parents, Denny's sister and her family as well as his brother Doug, Benson and his mom who were all together :)

Today we has Family Night and talked to Jayden again about what Easter is and what it really means. I hope that we will always remember what it's really about! I do love the Easter baskets and will never stop doing them! I would love as the years go by to put things in that are more church related! :)

Once we were home I realized I forgot to ask someone at church to take a picture of our family! So I only have pictures of the kids!

I did take Jayden outside and got some cute photos of her :)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jayden turns 3

Jayden turned 3 last Thursday! Denny made sure that it was his day off and we spent the whole day together celebrating Jayden's birthday!

We had a very fun day we went and saw The Lorax and Jayden said it was awesome! Then we went to lunch at a sandwich place close to the theater then went to Chuck E Cheese's. We had so much fun! It was great to have Ann, Mike and their boys joining us for all of that! Jayden loved it and it was such a fun day.

When we got home just our little family had cupcakes, which is what Jayden asked for. Chocolate cupcakes with frosting :) Jayden ate 2, but only the frosting. Such a silly girl!

All about Jayden:
*She is very animated and has so many expressions! :)
*She is funny and silly and LOVES attention.

*She is outgoing, loving, sensitive, and has a wonderful imagination!
*She loves talking FaceTime or Skype with family!
*She loves watching movies and asks to watch woovies all the time!!
*She calls cucumbers cutecumbers.
* loves getting her finger and toe nails painted :)

*Loves her baby brother Greyson :)

*Is a Daddy's girl! ;)
*Asks almost daily to go to the mall!
*Loves Costco and Target.
*Loves playing at the park.
*Loves to play on the beach in the sand and play in the water.
(when Jayden cries about things that she shouldn't be crying about. I tell her "don't cry about it.") Yesterday Greyson was crying and she says: "Greyson is crying about it!" then today she told me, "Greyson is crying about it again!" haha so funny

Happy birthday Jayden, we love you!

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Monday, January 9, 2012


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Grandma (Shirleen) Bland, Mike, Ann, Mitchell and Jarom Collins. Mike and Ann had us over for a wonderful dinner! Grandma made rolls, Denny made creamed corn and then Ann made the rest! It was all so very wonderful and we are so glad that we got to spend the day with them, watching football, eating lots of yummy food and enjoying our day with wonderful family!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

11 days old

Greyson Lee Collins 11 days old! He is just so cute and sweet!!

Jayden and Greyson

Tom, Denny and Benson after they went to the Boise State game here in San Diego! It was fun to see Tom and Benson! Jayden LOVED having her uncles come and visit!

Collins family after church today!

We have been loving being a family of 4, a lot more busy, but it's been wonderful. Jayden is just loving being a big sister! My mom is here helping still and it's been so nice to have her here to help with the kids and me! My recovery this time around has been a lot better than it was with the recovery after I had Jayden. So thankful for that! Glad we were all able to make it to church today! Jayden loved being able to go to nursery :)