Thursday, November 10, 2011


Saturday Collier and I flew to Tampa to meet up with Justin and visit with some of our favorite cousins.  We had so much fun.  I was excited and nervous about flying with Collier by myself (Justin was already down in Orlando for his sales meetings and just drove over to Tampa for the weekend).  We have talked about it and read books about every detail of security, the plane, the noise, and the do's and don'ts. And he did awesome and really really loved the whole thing.
Now the fun part of this adventure was getting time with the Crews family.  Oh my goodness did we have a blast.  It was low key and just right to get to spend this time with them all together in their new home! I wished that we had a few more days though, but we'll do it again for sure!  

Collier and Emmie played so well together (Steph and I both had a few sharing reminder conversations but over all they did really good) Emmie wanted to play house and grocery store and Collier wanted to play with their monster trucks and football. They each compromised a few times and played very sweet. Although they mastered playing with the hair dryers and the play dough which were both a huge hit!  They have a park that we could walk to which was the perfect outlet for some energy draining.  Collier was also very fond of Emmie's scooter!

Collier and Emmie both sported their boots and were so stink'n cute in them.  They even wore them to the park and had a blast! We miss them so much already!
Cheese!  Oh goodness.  Collier has always loved cheese and goes through stages of what kind (shredded, sticks, squares)of cheese he likes.  Right now it is the shredded cheese.  I have to control his portions because it it was left up to him he would eat the entire bag.  I had given him a little, at his request, and then he asked for more!  Aunt Stephanie stepped up and was more than generous with her portion...he told her 'wow that a lot'.  I came back inside and he was scooping that cheese in as quick as possible.  Needless to say I had to stop the cheese fest before we created a major bathroom issue!

Thankfully he eats enough grapes to counter act the cheese!
Look at all that cheese!  Gracious, but it did keep him occupied and happy for about 20 minutes.  Then the dogs had a blast on clean up duty :)This is a perfect example of the difference between Mommy to 4 vs. Mommy to1..... go with it vs. very cautious!

The fun with having 3 big boys and specifically these Crews boys...they are INTO football!  They are a football family.  All three boys play on different teams which means that they spend a lot of time at the football complex.  I was sad that we missed their games and season, but we did get to go to part of their awards day.  We got to see Landon get his trophy.  Collier was napping during Baylor's and was ready to go before Corbin's awards were handed out.  But all of that to say Collier was one happy little boy to have boys to play football with him. He was right in the middle of all of their tackling and jumping and just being boy stuff!

All of that football and tea party and activity between 4 kids certainly wore out my little man! We love these kids and Collier adores the heck out of each and every one of them.  I always love and cherish my time with Stephanie and Toby.   The entire family means more to us than words can describe. Justin and Toby even got an afternoon of golf.  They were so gracious to have us and feed us and entertain us!  

We love you Crews family and thank you so much for all of the fun over the long weekend!  We miss yall.

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