Thursday, January 21, 2010

A little bit of catching up to do…

Well here we are....the beginning of another year.  I thought that this would be the best time to start our family blog....I have had intensions of starting a family blog for well over a year just never took the time to do it. So I'll catch you all up in the happenings of the Collins' family.
PhotobucketAlexandria turned 12 in September. She is in the 6th grade and is doing better than we could have hoped for! 5th grade seemed to be somewhat of a struggle for her and we were dreading a new school year….but she has turned it around and made A/B Honor roll all year long! She is playing trombone in the band and has made it all the way to FIRST chair!! Her band director pulled her aside and told her that he sees so much potential in her and that she could really go far with this…he is encouraging her to take some private lessons. We are sooo proud of her!


Andrew is 9 and in the 4th grade. He is still a whiz in math and enjoys challenging himself to math that Alexandria is doing. He is still interested in paleontology and is also showing some interest in archeology. He applied and was accepted to the Robotics club and looks forward to every Monday's club meeting. One of the leaders said that see an engineer in the making!! He hasn't played ball since last fall….we took a break to go to Disney this past summer and he hasn't begged to go back so for now its just Robotics.


Zachary will be 6 tomorrow! I can't believe how quickly time has flown! He is enjoying Kindergarten and is reading! He has become quite the ladies man….he HAS to have his hair done just right each morning and must must must put his cologne on as well. He has a few gals that are his "girlfriends"…one is Sophie (she has been his love since he was 2) and Zoe (she is in his class and he is quite smitten with her as well).

We added some chickens to our family last fall…we have 1 rooster named Rocky and 6 hens. The hens don't have any names….we just call them all "ladies". Having Rocky crow every morning is a great reminder that I am blessed to be living in my family home. It was built by my great grandfather in 1920 and we are so proud to call this home!



1 comment:

  1. Laurie ~ your kids are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Each one of them has a smile that just shines!

    :) PS ~ LOVE the family blog!