Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

As is the tradition, we had a cookout at Shawn's parents house to celebrate the 4th of July. It was a fun day filled with bbq, kyaking in the pond, frog catching, sparklers, and good company!

Lillias with a mini frog

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Adelaide's First Birthday Party

Yesterday we celebrated Adelaide turning one with a monkey themed party at our house. Monkey because I call her my little monkey and she loves banana's. 

The Spread: Dessert Table

The Food Table: Jimmy John's subs, veggie tray, chips, potato salad, berries and peanut butter honey banana sandwiches
To drink: raspberry lemonade 

 The proud mama with the Birthday Girl!

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to! She reached for the candle right as Lillias blew it out for her and we think she kinda burned her finger :( We tried to feed her some cake but she was more interested in just being comforted in my arms (I won't complain, but it was sad!)

Present Time! She was still a little upset from the whole candle incident but sat on daddy's lap long enough to open most of the gifts. 

The invitation:

We love our sweet Adelaide and it was fun to celebrate her with some of our family and friends!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Today my second born is ONE! 
Adelaide has made it incredibly easy to love her, she has been the best baby. 
Pure joy. 

Adelaide at One:

- She is a mommy's girl but also independent

- LOVES her sis sis. {And sis sis loves her!}

- At one is still my fabulous sleeper, going to bed at 8p.m. and waking usually around 8:30 a.m. AND taking two, two hour naps during the day

-Cuddles with a pink blanket to sleep

- Could eat all day {and kinda does}

- Favorite food: Bananas

- Addy's words: 
na na - banana/food
da da - shawn and everything she doesn't have a word for
ma ma - me 
ni ni - night night {bedtime}
ba ba- bottle
bu bu- bye bye
ga ma- grandma

- Clothing size: can still fit into 12 months but 18 months is a better fit

- Shoes size: 3

- Will not let me put anything in her hair, no clips and no headbands for this girl these days {I'm pretty sure her hand was up in this picture because she was about to rip the headband off!}

- Crawls super fast, walks along furniture but probably will not walk on her own for some time... the crawling thing is just to efficient! 

- Has 14 teeth, our teething over achiever!

- Smiles her sweet smile to pretty much every and anyone who smiles at her

- Still can't come to a final decision on what color eyes she has. Most of the time they look brown but other times they look green or gray... So we are going with Hazel at the moment {I wanted to name her Hazel and Shawn didn't... to bad since it would have been so fitting ;)}

Happy First Birthday Adelaide!

Lillias' First Trip to the Dentist

This post is a couple weeks past due, but still a first that deserves mention! Lillias' "beautiful" teeth meet the dentist! She was a perfect patient and walked away loving the idea of coming to the dentist a couple time a year! {Didn't hurt they gave her a princess tooth brush, bracelet and pink toothpaste!}

The very sweet at patient hygienist showing Lillias all the teeth tools...

The awesome Little Mermaid Glasses so the bright light didn't bother her eyes...

Getting down to business...

The dentist making sure Lillias had the proper amount of teeth and no cavities... She told Lillias that she had perfect and beautiful teeth :) 

Successful first trip to the dentist!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Lillias' First Dance Class

Just like Lillias' namesake she loves ballet, at least a couple times a day you will find her dancing along to her favorite show Angelina Ballerina. She walks on her toes ninety-nine percent of the time and has the calf muscles to prove it! So she was already ahead of the game on the toe walking front. We have been talking about putting her in dance class for awhile now and today was finally the day she has been waiting for... the first day of the summer ballet class at NorthPointe Dance Academy!

She was a natural and loved every minute!

This is the picture I had in my head from the time I found out I was pregnant with a girl... pink, tutu and a bun! LOVE! 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Living Room Before & After

When we moved into this house there was one major thing I couldn't stand... the gigantic hole in the wall! Since the only cable outlet was inside of this hole I assume the builder thought it would be a good media solution... I tried a lot of different ways to use this hole and never found any to make it work to my liking. So, after 4 years of staring at the ugliest focal point in the main room of our house, we finally hired a contractor to drywall over the hole! BEST. DECISION. EVER! We actually have a normal looking fireplace now and I couldn't be happier! It could possible be my favorite thing we have done to the house.


New fireplace surround 
Fresh paint -- Agreeable Gray by SW
New Rug -- HomeGoods
New Side Tables -- HomeGoods and Crate & Barrel
New Accent Chairs -- CSN
Simple White Curtains -- Restoration Hardware
Canvas Prints --

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Spring Pictures

After a couple weeks of non-stop rainy weather we had a day break... So I took full advantage and took some spring pictures of my girls. I still want to go back and get a couple more "good ones" to choose from for the canvas prints I want to get made for our living room... so stay tuned, but for now, here are a few of my favorites:

This last one is Addy Screeching at Lillias, Hilarious! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Destin Part 2 -- The beach!

We spent most of the time at the pool but did spend one day at the beautiful beach! It was so fun to see Lillias run into the water and then be chased right back out by the waves. 

Eyeing the huge wave coming in ;)

Last but not least I couldn't leave out Lillias and Shawn's trip round the go cart track! It was first thing in the morning and so they were the only ones on the track, which was a good first introduction!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Family Trip to Destin

Over spring break we drove {14 hours} to beautiful Destin, Florida. After a long Ohio winter, it was so nice to escape to a place where it was sunny everyday and at least in the 70 degree range. We spend a lot of the time just walking around enjoying the fact that we could and didn't freeze! The girls were both sick the week before the trip and where pretty much back to normal, Shawn and I, however got sick the day we left to drive there. Not great timing for a miserable head cold... but we made the most of our time there any way! I actually lost my voice on the 3rd day, Lillias informed me that the sea witch took it and that I'd get it back in three days {Little Mermaid} So funny! 

The resort was awesome! Down a very short path we walked to the village filled with restaurants, shops and activities. My favorite restaurant was a little brunch place that had the best french toast and yummy CRUNCHY bacon. Lillias loved the candy shop and the carousel. 

We meet Grammy and Papa Cochran as well as Seth, Lisa, Ryan, Ethan and Chloe down there. It was so fun to let the kids play together and see Chloe for only the second time in person since she was born!!

View from the balcony of our room. 

Lillias had a blast in the pool, she would wake up asking to swim. Addy loved to watch, but like her mommy was not such a huge fan of actually getting into the cold water!