Saturday, August 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Collin!


Popping in to wish my Collin a fabulous 11th birthday today!  He still seems very little to me, but I'm sure in just a couple of years he'll be standing next to my as Jonathon does and surpassing me in height. This little man has a love of live. His birthday present lists describes him:  
  • a pogo stick (he's active...riding his bike, scooter, skateboarding and he has massive cuts on his knee right now from a crash)
  • a fishing net (he loves to be outdoors and his happy to sit and fish for hours on end.  Pat told him he'd take him night fishing and his face lit up)
  • an xbox game (yep...he loves Minecraft like the best of them)
  • a root beer making kit (he loves to cook...he can make a mean omelette...and he's never too far from a lemonade or slushy stand at the end of our drive.  I'm sure root beer will be added next.)
He can be loud when he is in a very comfortable situation, but most often his is on the shy side.  His eyes do his talking a bit more than his mouth.  Love seeing those eyes light up and a sweet little smile escape accompanied by a blush. Love my little man tons. Happy 11th birthday beautiful boy.


 Above is his card (neon green is his favorite color) and below are a few pictures from his birthday.  His buddies Jake and Logan came over and we went to David Busters for games.  You can see the smile on his face when he got the root beer maker.  Collin wanted cupcakes (store bought were just fine...) but we forgot candles so we turned out the lights and used the grill lighter. Have to improvise!
 And I had to share this picture below.  I think we could do a before and after as I could see this same picture being taken in college.  Thankfully water are the only drinks being used so far!  The boys used their tickets at David Busters to pick them out!

14 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Collin! Love reading about your boys! Root Beer making kit?! I love that and the fact that he loves to cook...that pretty much rocks.

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  2. Oh what fun pictures! Had to laugh at your comment about a before and after photo! Happy birthday to Collin! Your card is so bright and fun! Perfect for a little boy's birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Collin! I miss that age and those days! Mine has graduated from water but still LOVES Dave and Busters! LOL! LOVE LOVE LOVE the neon green card with the patterned papers! You had me at neon green!

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  4. birthday cheer!!!! fabulous card. I am looking at the mess in my craft room and wondering how to play along with the stamp-a-faire if I don't have any workspace?

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  5. Your card for Collin is perfect, Lynn! Bet he loved it! And I'm so glad you shared all the photos! He sounds a lot like my David. Happy Birthday to you, Collin!

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  6. Happy Birthday to Collin :) Love the photos and sounds like he loved his gifts.

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  7. Happy 11th Birthday Collin! I hope you have a fantastic birthday. Lynn what a perfect card for him!

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  8. Happy 11th birthday, Colin! Your green neon card is simply perfect for him! Way to go, Mama!

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  9. Happy Birthday Collin. My they are growing up fast. He looks to be quite a fun loving child.

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  10. Happy Birthday for Collin! He sounds like a boy that age should be; little loud, a lot shy, enjoying moving in all different ways and learning and exploring his world...
    Your super green card looks great and totally boy-isch... Hugs, Gerrina

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  11. Happy birthday to Collin! He also makes a fabulous cup of coffee! ;) He sure looks like Jonathon in that first picture! He's getting so tall! I love the list and that he loves the outdoors with his dad. Super fun card for your dear man #3 :)

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  12. Happy Birthday, Collin. I suggest you save those hats, Lynn, because recreating the picture down the road is a wonderful idea.

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  13. Happy belated Birhday to Collin. Bright and cheerful card perfect for him x

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  14. What a darling boy! I loved learning about him and reading his birthday list. What a great idea to document that as it is so telling of what they are like at that age. His card is awesome, too. My son's favorite color is green, too. I'm sure he'd love the neon. :)

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