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Monday, May 30, 2011

It's Collin's Birthday Today

I was doing this post for my Grandson Collin's birthday and suddenly realized that he is 14 yrs. old today.Where has the time gone?I remember before he was born. He has a brother just a little older than him, who we doted on, and at the time his Grandpa wondered if there was enough room in his heart for this new one to come. It didn't take long...in fact after holding him for the first time...his Grandpa was smitten...this little baby had wrapped his little fingers around his Grandpa's... and that was it. We found out then...that there is enough love in a Grandparents heart for every baby that comes into the family. He's been such a special boy to the whole family. Here he is eating a doughnut when we were out at the forest preserve. He loves nature and has since he and his brother, Tyler, would sit under my tomato teepees and hide out. They were preschoolers then and wanted to help me in my garden all the time. We would go on hikes and find bugs, stones, leaves, and other neat stuff.

This is his birthday at my daughter's lake house. We celebrated his birthday there one year. It is a favorite spot for him. A place where a boy can just let go and have fun doing all kinds of boy things. Fishing, hiking, climbing the trestle, snow sports, just exploring. I think he would go there more often...if he didn't have to depend on others to give him a ride there.

Here he is with a friend checking out a caterpiller. He loves bugs and has had a variety of pets. He takes good care of his pets. One day, while driving him home, we asked him to be on the watchout for animals on the road at night. We meant deer and racoons. We heard this little voice from the backseat..."Grandma, I think I see an anteater." He was serious as a heart attack. It gave us a chuckle.

This is a picture of his birthday last year. We will celebrate this year on the 5th of June..a combination birthday and graduation. As I said before...where has the time gone? He's growing so fast...I wonder what he'll be when he is grown?

Happy Birthday, Collin...Your Grandma loves you.


Barbee' said...

What a sweetheart! I loved having little boys and all those little boy things they like to do.

acorn hollow said...

What a wonderful post and happy birthday to him. Sounds like a great kid. I feel that way about our grand daughter our hearts over flow with love for her could we fit another one in there?

Barbara said...

Love the lake house.

It's hard to quantify the love one feels for grandchildren. blows one away.