Today is my grandson Collin's birthday. He's been a joy for our family since the day he was born. As you can see in the picture below...he's always been curious about the natural world. We used to go on nature walks when he was first starting to walk. We would go up and down our alley and in the park looking down at the ground for something interesting. His little pockets had stones, bugs, leaves etc when we came back. I have pictures of he and his brother, Tyler, hiding in my tomato teepees when they were such little boys.
His birthdays have always been special. We got him gifts from bug collectors to fishing poles. I remember one year we asked what kind of cake he wanted. He said, "Chairwy Cake." His Grandma Bobbi was always the cake baker and she made him the most delicious chairwy cake that year.
One year he was making a garden and asked if we would like to see it. It was a tiny patch, next to the garage, filled with everything you could think of. I think that he later learned to not plant so much in one spot. We were there when he was "harvesting" his crops. Such tiny carrots. So cute...
Well, it's been fun seeing him grow into the kind young man that he has become. We'll be interested to see what happens to him as he finishes high school this next year. I'm sure that anything he does....he will be successful.
Happy Birthday Collin....
We love you lots,
Grandma Pat and Grandpa Joe.