Thursday, February 24, 2011

Baby Finn & We've moved!

I feel like I havent posted much on my blog about our little Finn. I usually have updated pics of my growing belly, but I guess life has been busy with 3 kiddos and moving into a new house about a month ago. We are still busy trying to get things situated in our home, but I will update with pics as soon as I feel things are little more complete. But here is a pic of my ever growing belly at almost 27 weeks. I can't believe I am near the 30 week mark. This baby boy is keeping me company with lots of kicks and rolling around. He is one active little guy. The kids have loved seeing my belly grow. They tell me "mom your belly is growing, does that mean we get to hold Finn soon?" They also love to put their little hands on my belly and feel little Finn move around. It always puts a big excited grin on their faces. Gwen says, " me hold baby?", with her arms outstretched ready to hold him. Too cute. she is so ready to have a real baby to love and to hold. Babies are one of her big obsessions right now, along with doggies. (: We are excited to have our family grow and to see what this little guy will be like.

Friday, February 18, 2011

New Years 2011

We spent New Years with my family at my parents house. My grandparents were in town which was a big event since i had not seen them for 5 years! They had never met Sawyer and Gwen! It was so good to them after so long and my kids loved their great grandparents. We had a fun New Years having a kid party with streamers, noise blowers, balloons, dancing, etc. It was a good, relaxing way to bring in the new year with family.
P.S. these were all taken with my i-phone..bad quality.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Christmas Eve 2010

This Christmas was a special one because we got to have christmas with Mema and Papa after almost 6 years. The whole Collins family was together in AZ. We had such a special christmas eve with singing christmas songs, acting out the Nativity, the older kids acting out the Nativity with Marionettes, a spiritual slide show of the birth and life of our Savior, Santa came and passed out a present, and we opened christmas Jammies! It was so fun to be together as a WHOLE family again with Mema and Papa for the holidays!

Carter.Porter.Sawyer hanging out together
opening jammies

in our jammies

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thanksgiving cont.

We had a yummy thanksgiving feast, with every food you can imagine. Our tummy's were definitely full and happy. We enjoyed our day with the turkey trot, went to the movie tangled and came home to feast! We enjoyed relaxing and having fun with the fam. over the holiday vacation.

Jeff in his Thanksgiving get up(:..Sawyer liked it.
Daddy. Gwen
Gwen chompin' on some snacks in between family pictures

Jono.Gwen(20months). Mommy. Sawyer(3). Carter(5)
Gwen swinging like a big girl

cute owen
cute baby Natalie

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Brown family 2010 turkey trot

This year we were with my family for Thanksgiving. We started off our Thanksgiving day with an new tradition of having a kids Turkey trot with number bibs, water bottles, and medals. My sister Kristina planned the whole thing and made it so fun and real for the kids! It was a success and all finished the race in good time.(:

Owen. Mason. Gwen. Sawyer. Carter
Stretching for their run
gwen observing
sawyer.carter: carter yelling for excitment(:
the line up: Baby Natalie.Gwen.Carter.Mason.Sawyer.Owen: On your Marks!
Gwen. Carter
Mason. Sawyer.Owen
Owen: running so hard!
waiting for the results and their medals
Carter recieving his gold medal

Sawyer recieving his gold medal
Gwen getting her gold medal too
The winners