Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

I love my church.
The tagline for the Mother's Day photo booth was that 'mom's love pictures.'
And boy, do they.
We had just spent time Saturday night having pictures made with our awesome family photographer Denise, and Daryk thought he was exempt from this on Sunday.

Wrong.
Please note the crazy smiles on Daryk and Hayes' faces...not real smiles.
And Libby looks confused.
And Spencer looks like she's lost.
But I am so happy.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Prom 2k15

I will say that one of the perks of my job is 'working' prom.  And by working, I mean we show up and marvel at the dresses.... good, bad, ugly....

Also, my date cleans up nicely.

Our favorite Hannah.
She is so special to us and I cannot wait to watch her grow up!

And Hannah's sidekick Bailie.
We love her so much.  I so appreciate her honesty and her integrity.

My Breakfast Club.
I will miss seeing them daily and spending time with them each morning and at lunch.  I've seen them twice a day for most days since August.  I'll be at a complete loss when they are gone!

Jayde!
The joy of my day!
Her positive outlook and smile can make my day better when I'm in the dumps.
Gorgeous inside and out!

And our precious neighbor Car-lo-line.
Caroline.
If you are my children, you love her.
We are so blessed to have this one close by to call upon when we need her.
During the Snowpacalypse 2014 she hand delivered brownies to us on Day 2 of Entrapment.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

All by myself

Look Mommy!
I climbed up on this stool all by myself and I'm so big!
And I can clap my hands too!
I make this motion with my hands to you every single time I want you to pick me up.


Man, I love this kid!

We actually just went to the dr today for her 1 year well check... only a month behind her actual 1 year mark...  I'm an awesome mom, seriously.  I also breed stocky kids with big heads.  She is above the 95th percentile for her weight at 28 lbs.  She's hovering between 75-80 percent for her length and around 90 percent for her head size.  Typical Cochran-Palmer genes.  Short, stocky, big head.  

The doctor and I both agreed that she has the best disposition and that she's a fantastic kid.  I am so proud to be her mom and so thankful that God gave me not one, not two, but THREE awesome babies.  I'm taking credit for the sleep training and the positive attitudes, but He gets the credit for the overall awesome package!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fab Frog

I love watching her write.  I still have to help her spell her name.  Note to everyone else, long names are a challenge for 3 year olds.  I know she won't be 3 forever, so I'll take this writing with PRIDE!  I love that she has improved so much this school year.  She has worked really hard to perfect her letters and she's made major strides in her name.  We still have work to do with some of the letter specifics and details, but we are making huge improvements.  

Monday, May 11, 2015

Big Kid

We were able to tour a local elementary school with Hayes and his Puppy friends this spring.  I was so thankful to be able to take part of the day off and spend some time with my big kid before summer gets too crazy.  He was SO excited to go on a field trip and see the 'BIG SCHOOL' in all it's glory...

We arrived and we were on time.  Write it down y'all.

We grabbed some pictures on the steps while we waited for the rest of the crew to arrive.  Chase and Hayes reallly love each other and I'm so thankful for that sweet boy's friendship.  Hayes is really going to miss him in the fall!  Hayes was most excited to sit in the media center and listen to the story.  He was thrilled to experience the gym and the chaos of P.E. as well.  They were playing some crazy game with the balls and the rolling carts.  Crab soccer maybe?  It looked like managed chaos and it was really loud.  I don't do loud...
We waited patiently to have lunch after our tour was complete.  Hayes' teachers informed me that if I didn't pack his lunch in the fall he was going to starve at school because he's so picky.  He freaked out because they put a cheese stick on his lunch tray and he didn't want it.  He also only wanted half of the banana.  They gave him the whole thing.  The nerve...  I am concerned about how his eating habits will change in the fall.  He typically eats a snack mid morning and mid afternoon.  I'm concerned that he will be starving by lunch time (which is really early in kindergarten) and then be starving again in the afternoon once he arrives at AHS.   


I am SO sad that this boy is almost finished with his journey at the ELC.  He's such a joy to parent and I have so enjoyed all the wisdom his teachers have poured into him while he's been there.  Thanks for being a part of the village that raises my baby boy!  

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Summer To Do Lisit 2015

I figured since I had a year long to do list and I have an entire summer 'off' (more like 6 weeks)... I could make a to-do list for my summer break.


  1. 1.  Work an extra 3 days on unit plans and tests in June with my colleagues.
  2. Travel to North Carolina and see our favorite Marine and his bride.  While in NC, go see some awesome stuff and do some awesome things.
  3. Paint the living room and finish the half bath.
  4. Host a minimum of 10 skin care classes each month.
  5. Figure out how to work exercise into my daily routine so that I can acclimate myself to that once school starts again.
  6. Swim lessons and summer play dates at the pool for all of us!
  7. Spend time on a day date with each child by themselves.
  8. Encourge Hayes to try new foods before kindergarten starts.
  9.   Organize my home office space and clean out my crap/craft room.
  10. Buy a new chair for the living room.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Alphabet Parade

I am so pleased to watch the little guy and all the fun things of his last year at ELC.  We have so enjoyed all 4 years and the lovely women who have nurtured and loved him.  Lori, Robbie, Dawn, Lynn, Erin, Cindy, Jean, Lori (the other one), Kristi, and Jill.  They are soooo special to me and sooooooooo important to his development.  I am thrilled to watch him grow from preschool to elementary school and I cannot WAIT for him to start in the fall.  I don't want him to grow up any faster than he already is, but he is SO excited to be a Wildcat in the fall and I'm SO proud of him!  




Alphabet Parade 2015.
Hayes Cochran
'Jazz' the Transformer Autobot.  
Letter J