Monday, July 6, 2009

Collin's Birthday and 4th fun! (way to may pictures!)

We always have a marathon day for Collin's B-day/ fourth of July. Collin woke up feeling pretty good! :) That is always a good start. Then I got the kids ready in their Red, White, and Blue and got ready to head out. Jason had already left and was waiting for us to meet up with him for our annual pancake breakfast. We look forward to starting our fourth off this way every year. Collin was so happy to see what I had done to his walker and was excited to show it off as he ran everyone over with it. wink!

Collin and I had to take off early because he was getting tired and having a hard time. I needed to get home to rest before the next round of fun. No, we didn't go to Disney Land (we were blacked out.) So, we did the next best thing. We met up with a different mouse... Chuckie. This has also become a birthday tradition.

One of Collin's aids from his very first pre-K class came to celebrate! He was so excited and would not let her put him down! We love it when Laura comes to play!
I loved watching these two play games together. Great Grandma Jo is pretty competitive and didn't take it easy on Regan one bit! wink!

The best part was seeing this sweet little smile the entire time!
Then we headed home so that Collin could rest from all of the fun that we had
at Chuck E Cheese before the next stage in the day. (Collin kept worrying us and
we weren't sure if he would be able to handle the next round BUT after resting he
always perked right up.)

BBQ and Nana and PaPa's house and Fireworks!!!

It was a great day! I kept getting chocked up through out the day. Every time I would think
about all that he has been through and over come I would get teary eyed. I can not believe that he is 9!!! What an awesome day for an amazing little man!!!!


The "Street" Clairs said...

Wow it was a marathon of a day and such a perfect one for Collin! Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures!

Zurmely family said...

wish we could have been there...we miss you TONS!!

Katie said...

I am so glad that Collin was feeling good for his birthday! Happy Birthday Collin!!
And, I have to say that I love love love that Regan is wearing her rain boots with her 4th of July outfit... I just adore that girl!