Jeff and Lori Collins'

Photos from our son Alexander William Collins

Last updated Sunday, December 7, 2008. Newer pictures are at the bottom!

Photos from Dec 2006-Feb 2008 are here. Photos from Dec 2005-Dec 2006 are here. Photos from Sep 2005-Dec 2005 are here. Photos from Jul 2004-Aug 2005 are here. Photos from Jun 2003-Dec 2003 are here. Photos from Apr 2003-Jun 2003 are here. Photos from Nov 2002-Mar 2003 are here. Photos from the October 2002 time frame are here. Some photos from June 2002 are here. Older photos (before June 2002) are here.

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(Posted 7/4/08) Taken 3/10/2008. Alex playing with his basketball while wearing his basketball pajamas.

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(Posted 7/4/08) Taken 3/17/2008. Trying to convince the world that he's Irish with a name like Collins.

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(Posted 7/4/08) Taken 3/22/2008. Alex hunting Easter eggs and trading them in for candy at the local church's Easter egg hunt.

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(Posted 7/4/08) Taken 3/22/2008. Alex and da-da bowling in Dublin.

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(Posted 7/4/08) Taken 3/23/2008. Celebrating Easter at Jeff's mom's house in Fremont with Grandma and Auntie Chrissy and Auntie Jul.

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(Posted 7/4/08) Taken 4/26/2008. Alex helping da-da rake leaves in the front yard.

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(Posted 7/4/08) Taken 4/27/2008. Celebrating Jeff's grandparents' wedding anniversary at their house in Berkeley.

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(Posted 7/4/08) Taken 5/5/2008. Playing in the dirt while wearing his "Plays in the dirt" shirt.

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(Posted 7/4/08) Taken 5/11/2008. Celebrating Mothers' Day with Lori's family at our house.

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(Posted 7/4/08) Taken 6/15/2008. Alex participated in the Livermore Rodeo Lil' Pardners event for the first time. This is a yearly event for special needs kids held just prior to the Sunday rodeo events. Alex had Miss Livermore Rodeo 2008 Amanda Delaplane show him the ropes (literally), including how to run the barrels, rope a steer, ride the pretend bronco, and ride a real horse! Alex had a wonderful time at this event and we hope we can do it again next year! Lil' Pardners event information may be found here.

(Posted 8/3/08) Photos of Alex's half birthday party may be found here.

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(Posted 9/1/08) Taken 7/26/08. Auntie Jul stayed in one place too long and was declared furniture.

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(Posted 9/1/08) Taken 7/27/08. This was the last day of Special Olympics swimming for the summer. Lori got a little happy with the camera. But over the course of 8 weeks this summer, Alex learned to use a kickboard and to swim a short distance between daddy and Special Olympics volunteer Chris.

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(Posted 9/1/08) Taken 8/22/08. We took Alex on his first visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Alex really liked the tide pool where the waves crashed over your head.

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(Posted 9/1/08) Taken 8/22/08. We took Alex to play at Dennis the Menace park in Monterey. This was a place that Lori remembers from her childhood. "If I misbehave really bad, are you gonna bronze me too???"

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(Posted 9/1/08) Taken 8/24/08. We took Alex to visit the Oakland zoo. He really liked these little orange frogs (that we couldn't get pictures of--no flash allowed). And he couldn't believe how big the giraffes and elephants and camels were. But any animal with the audacity to just lie there (ie. alligators, snakes, sleeping tiger) was a complete dud.

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(Posted 12/7/08) Taken 10/4/08. Alex helped dada make a nice dinner for mama. He's very good at stirring.

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(Posted 12/7/08) Taken 10/5/08. Our annual pilgrimage to Joan's Pumpkin Farm in Livermore.

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(Posted 12/7/08) Taken 10/11/08. Alex playing e-soccer in Pleasanton. E-soccer's webpage is here.

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(Posted 12/7/08) Taken 10/29/08. We took Alex to the annual Livermore downtown trick-or-treat. Alex was dressed as the Raiders' quarterback.

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(Posted 12/7/08) Taken 10/30/08. Halloween parade at Alex's school.

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(Posted 12/7/08) Taken 11/28/08. Visiting with Lori's mom & sister.


(Posted 12/7/08) Taken 11/29/08. Alex helped dada rake leaves in the front yard.

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(Posted 12/7/08) Taken 12/6/08. Alex had fun playing in the (trucked in) snow at the fountain in downtown Livermore.

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(Posted 12/7/08) Taken 12/7/08. Alex's classmate Robert had a birthday party at the bounce house in Livermore. Alex had a wonderful time bouncing, playing mini-bowling, and trying out the climbing wall.

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