Friday, June 22, 2012

Vacation with the Cochranes

We went to FL with Chad's family last week for 7 days. Chad's parents, siblings, sister-in-law, and nephew all went. We had such a great time. Every morning we had a home-cooked breakfast by Pop then went out the the great kid pool. The big boys played at the pool, while Sutton napped. This kid pool was the best! It was only 1 foot deep but had a slide, jungle gym thing, and water spouts. The boys had a blast.

Cohen and Cale are only 5 months apart so they were a handful! Make that 5-6 handfuls. Everyone took their turn parenting those two. It definitely takes a village to raise two 2-year olds. Lol! They were cackling and having a blast one minute, then pushing and crying the next minute. It was so much fun to watch them play. Neither of them liked the beach, but Sutton LOVED it!

Showing their muscles!

Happy as always

We also went to the Alligator Farm and the fort Castillo De San Marcus in St. Augustine.  The boys loved all the alligators and crocodiles.

Chad is acting crazy, as always. The boys look perplexed:)

The boys checking out the Komodo Dragon

Cale being brave looking into the cannon at the fort!

The Cochrane boys

 We had such a wonderful time! We are so blessed to have such a great family. My sister-in-law is pregnant so next summer will be even more exciting!

Life is sweet!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Birthday Party Fun!

Cohen's friend Ethan turned 3 on Saturday and we were invited to his fabulous birthday party.  We met all the other friends at the Fire Station.  The firemen gave each boy a fireman's hat. Then the boys were free to explore the fire trucks and climb into the driver's seat.  Ethan evan rang the bell on the firetruck! It was such a great party.

Cohen is such a handsome boy!

He was totally mesmerized by the trucks.

He even let Sutton help him drive.

It was impossible to get all the kids to look at the camera.

Happy Birthday, Ethan! What a great party!!

After the fire station, we went to Ethan's house and the boys played on a bounce house, ate hot dogs and cupcakes.  Sutton even grabbed my cupcake out of my hand and took a big bite.  We had a great time.  However, it would have been MUCH better if Chad were there because I had to carry a screaming, fighting Cohen out of the party under my arm because he did NOT want to leave.  Along with Sutton.  I felt like I was wrestling a 35 pound alligator!  Chad had an excuse though...his great friend's wedding reception was at the same time as the party.
I felt a little less embarrassed about my tantrum-throwing toddler when Ethan's mommy told me that a few other kids had to be carried out of the party screaming too:)
Thanks, Andersons, for giving us such great memories! We love you!


Sutton is 8 Months!

My, how time flies!  It is truly amazing how fast little ones learn new things. Sutton is such a fast learner, and is already pulling up to stand.  He crawls very fast, then uses my shirt to pull to a standing position so we are face to face.  He has no new teeth, just his two bottom ones. I am loving that he doesn't have any more teeth yet. I love the gummy smiles that babies have.  ----Cohen had 8 teeth at eight months!!

He refused to sit in the chair. Chad and I tried numerous times. He would just squirm out!
He is always such a happy boy!

Most mornings when I go to get Sutton out of his crib he is standing up holding onto the crib rail, smiling and talking to me.  He and Cohen are having so much fun playing together.  They take baths together now without the infant tub. Cohen likes to pour water on Sutton's head, and Sutton cackles when Cohen does this. It's so precious.

Sutton went to the pool for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it. He smiled and laughed the whole time.  We are headed to the beach soon so I'm looking forward to making memories with my boys at the beach... all 3 of them:)

Make some great memories of your own:)