Yesterday Collin turned 9. It’s hard to believe that just nine years ago I held him so new in my arms. Our first boy, he has always been very fun. He always has a huge smile, and loves to be rough-housing around. He loves babies. Whenever he gets a chance he will hold and walk a baby around. When Alena was born he would love her so much that we needed to rescue her sometimes. I was going through some of Alena’s baby pictures with her the other day, and we have a couple where Collin was pretending to be sleeping with her during one of her naps. He was laying next to her with his arm around her and his eyes are closed. You can tell he is pretending because he still has a huge grin on his face. When he was about 2 years old he started following his dad around when he was home. If Sione was out fixing a sprinkler head in the front yard, Collin was right there with him trying to be like his dad. His first pictures that he drew were of Uncle Dave, Dad and Collin changing the oil in the van. When he got his first tool set he was so excited. Now I think he has more tools than his dad, and whenever anyone needs a tool we call for Collin and ask him to get us what we need. He almost always knows exactly where it is and will bring it on the run. Now he loves to draw his own comic books. He draws Spiderman comics, and makes up his own scenarios where Spiderman is battling the evil villains. He has also always been very generous. When he would get a treat he has always been good about sharing it evenly with everyone without even being asked to do so. He just likes to share. He is such a great boy and brings so much to our family. I am so grateful for him, and for being blessed to be his mom. Happy Birthday Collin!
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