Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Time for a post!

Wow it has been forever since I have done an actual post. It has been crazy around here! We are trying to finish the basement by Christmas, we are soo close I can almost taste it. Just painting, tile and carpet. And then I will call it good enough for now. I just can't wait to remove all the 'extra' stuff from the rest of the house! And set up my Christmas tree! I can now see what a blessing it will be to get to stay home this year, sometimes lemons make lemonade.

Here's a funny story from yesterday: Kyla was being super whiny and I had just about had enough. So I gave her a bowl of snacks and set out to make dinner. Soon she came troddling back into the kitchen, I thought for more snacks. I was wrong; she sat down right on my feel and looked up at me with the cutest little face. She sat there forever, eating treats and making me feel special. Sometimes all the stress melts away!! Gotta love kids!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Questions I never thought I'd ask

#5- Can I have that (nasty, soggy) cookie?
#4 - Why is you poop that color?
#3- Why are there tampons in your bed?
#2- Can mommy please sleep til 7?
#1- Are you biting the couch?

Seriously is this my life? haha

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Big Girl!

Where has the time gone? Didn't I just bring home a baby? I watching Kyla now and she's a little girl! She talks more, walks, understands things and definetly has her own ideas. Wow they really do change everyday. Well Kendall has been bugging me for a while to give her bangs so I decided to do it last night. I know I should've let someone professional do it but... it just didn't seem to work out. Plus hair grows and she doesn't care.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wow its been a while

I have not been feeling the blog lately, maybe its because I have been wasting all my time on Farmtown!! lol Oh well, I have past on my addictions to others too hehe. So in the last month we have been pretty busy:

Kyla and I went to Utah was a gf to see her fam! The kids did amazing, I was worried for nothing. This is Kyla at the zoo!

Went camping at Writing-on-stone with friends in my grandpas trailer. Isn't family the best?

Then we went to the rodeo thanks to free tickets from the Asplunds.

Ps I don't know why its sideways, it isn't in my album.

And today we went to the Okotoks parade! ( sorry no picts yet)

Oh and did I mention while I was in Utah my basement was starting to be finished. It is still a work in progress, but at least its in progress! I need to pictures of that too.

And last but not least I started cleaning houses for a little extra dough! Well not really extra cuz my maternity leave ended, but u get the point. It has actually gone really well. The houses are gorgeous and pretty clean before I get there.

Anyways thats a little update. Next weekend we are headed to Andreas wedding, I am sure she is going to be gorgeous. Then we are going to Wasa, BC to go camping. It should be a fun busy weekend.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Primary Love=)

So I finally have a calling- Sunbeams. They decided that needed two teachers and I am the second. Yesterday was my first day and their teacher was gone!! So it was a sub and I, neither of us knew a thing! It was soo funny. The kids wiggled and giggled, I was trying to keep them distracted when I saw past them the CTR 5s. They did not have teacher at all and it showed. I quietly walked over and sat with them (which was a little difficult to do while holding the wiggliest Sunbeam on my lap). As Primary went on I remember how special and loving little children are=)
Here are some examples:
1) They all argued about who got to sit by me!! Or on me!!
2) When they were shhhed there frows would turn to a smile if you added a please
3) Someone was always holding my hand
4) They all asked me to stay and be their teacher
5) None of them noticed the teddy grahams smeered on my shirt

It would sure be nice if we all were like that. I can't wait to see them all again.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day

So I have been reading everyone's awesome, inspiring Mother's Day blogs and I fell a little silly. I have never liked this 'holiday'. Growing up I was not close with my mom, in fact most of my favorite people were men (my dad, cousins and grandpas).

It only seems appropriate that on my first Mother's Day Kendall would forget and I would spend the day helping my Dad brand calves. What can you say I always do things a little different!

I do LOVE being a mom. I love my little girl more than I thought possible, especially right now she is showing so much more personality. It is so amazing to watch her change and grow. I feel so lucky that I have been trusted with her sweet little spirit, I only hope I don't mess her up too much=)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I am just not feeling the blog lately. I love reading everyone else's but my life doesn't seem as interesting. Sorry. I guess I will post about last weekend and add some pictures soon.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Well I finally joined the club. When are of you were reading the Twilight books I silently sat there shaking my head. I was soo tired of all the Edward talk. Oh he's so perfect, so dreamy... blah, blah. But then I was tricked!!! Well not exactly Meagan simply offered to lend me her copy. How could refuse, now I didn't have to buy the book AND if there happened to be a DVD shin-dig I would be invited. Well four days later I had: read all 4 book (I went and bought them), slept a total of 20 hours, lost 5 pounds and neglected everything/one else in my world. AND I loved them, I am not in love with Edward though I think that is just weird. So when the movie came out I went and bought it! My sister in law had said it was terrible, but others liked it. I was prepared to not be totally impressed, but man it was even worse then I could've imagined. It was one of the worst movies I have ever seen! The pace was so slow I almost lost my mind and the acting was so horrible/cheesy that I wanted to gag!! Oh well back to ready in the Edward Twilight=)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New Adventures of the Old Allreds

So Kyla is eating like a little machine again!! I am soo excited. The weight will find its way back onto her little body I am sure.
The new adventure is that I maybe returning to work. After we did our income taxes for the year we found out we OWE money this year!!!! Which has never happened, in fact last year we got a HUGE return. This of course sent my husband into stress mode. The fact that my mat leave runs out soon did not help. So today I went and visited a daycare that is just 4ish houses away. It was really nice, clean and Kyla seemed to really like the lady and the kids. It's still a little up in the air, but I am looking into options. I assumed that I would get to stay home BUT I never though our first mortgage would be so much or that money would just fly out the door.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Chill Out!

So I will admit that I am a little high strung, ok maybe a lot.... and I can't not count the number of times that I have been told to chill out, relax, take a deep breath.. you get the idea. Well today I realized how much I have been missing stressing out about Kyla's weight. Today I let Kyla take the lead and didn't push. I had soo much more fun with her and got to see so much more of her cute little personality!! I think being sick has been hard on us all, but it also gave Kyla and I time to cuddle and enjoy each other more. Don't get me wrong I am still stressed about her weight (she's lost almost a poung in less than a week), but I am taking a DEEP BREATH!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Kyla's new diet

Well Kyla is still not gaining weight. We went away last weekend and left her with my in-laws and I hoped that maybe she would start drinking her bottles for them. But alas it was even worse I went and weighed her yesterday= same weight for almost 4 weeks. So we are being referred to a nutritionalist and Kyla is starting a high calorie diet. Cream, butter, cheese and dips on everything. (I think I have been on this diet for quite some time=) They also suggested homo cow's milk so we are starting that as well. Next week is her 9 month doctor's appt so I am going to ask to be referred to a pediatrition. Keep your fingers crossed for me that something will work.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Another Giveaway!!

Man I love this blog!! All the giveaways are blowing my mind!! If only I could win the Stubby Pencil Studio Art Supplies!! They look so fun!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Kyla is offically crawling! Not at lightning speed, but she gets around. So far she has decided she does not like the laminate hardwood so she stays on the rug!! Lucky me=) But soon I am sure she will be everwhere and into everything. She is already pulling herslef up on things!! Where did my baby go? One thing I didn't realize is how this was going to affect sleeping. Now when she wakes up she automatically rolls onto her tummy and then up to her knees!! Well she doen't like sleeping on her tummy!! Ya so last night no sleep!! But I am hoping tonight is better. Anyway I am off!!!

PS I am getting close to finishing my first sewing project, pict to come!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good friends are priceless!!

So it has become all to clear to me how important friends are. When I lived in Lethbridge I made awesome friends. (Okay so one was related to me and I just hung out until they stopped noticing me!! ) They were the best, well they ARE the best. Since moving up here I have realized just how lucky I was. Everyone here has their own friends or they're too busy to really become friends. I am SOOO excited that we are going down to Lethbridge this weekend!! I think Kendall may have to drag me back here=)

Love you guys!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Stroller Giveaway!

So there is a stroller give away, but there is no need to enter because I plan on winning!! Okay you can enter but I still think I will win. It is for the awesome Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller!! I am in love already!! I do not have 2 yet but it won't be long!!

Anyway go to : to enter and good luck!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Picture post!!

So here are some catch up pictures!! Sorry I am way behind and couldn't just pick a few. And I loaded them in reverse order=)

My new washer and dryer!!! Yahoo! We got tired of having to remember to turn off the dryer (timers broke). We even left for a long weekend with it still running once!! Does insurance cover stupidity??
Kendall bought me a sewing machine!! I am soo excited, I've bought fabric and patterns to make Kyla some adorable dresses! You are all going to be jealous=)

Kyla being a cutie pie.

Kyla LOVES sweet potatoes.

Kyla has 2 teeth now!! They finally came through right before Christmas.

Kyla in her new High chair, waiting for the grub.

Kyla and her cuz Tate!! At my uncle's house on New Year's Eve!! Soo much fun=)

When you have cookies and milk to carry how can you hold your baby?? Well wonder no more, get a pair of Overalls!

Kendall and Derek playing Wii Boxing! It was so funny Tara and I were dying laughing at them!

Kendall shared some cake with Kyla!! She thought it was the best thing ever!

Playing cards on my new card table!! Thx Mom Allred

These were her Christmas Eve pjs, you can tell what she thinks of the cute hat!! haha poor kid

Kyla wanted to start early!!

Also I have been noticing that my counter goes up, up, up and my comments stay low=( So please put comments, cuz I just love them. THX (plus I will try to put more comments on yours)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Holy its 2 in the morning!!!

So I am up b/c Kyla has decided to torture me AGAIN!!! She is such a good little napper and goes to bed well BUT then wakes up in the middle of the night. When it's 5 in the morning I don't really mind, I just feed her and put her back to bed. But at MIDNIGHT?? That's gettin a little carried away. So tonight I checked on her, gave her her soother and let her cry! Oh and can she cry, it's ear piercing. So its now two and the house is quiet!! Don't get me wrong I did go again and check on her and give her her soother again. I guess I finally reached that point! Hopefully next time will be shorter, b/c it almost broke my heart to listen to her crying. If you have advice I am all ears!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

An Update!

So it has been quite a while since I wrote on here... it has been a bit busy and yet boring.

We had Christmas at our housethis year! I was so excited, I have been waiting so long to be the host. It was awesome, so laid back and nuetral (ie we didn't have t0 pick which parent to spend time with). Our little house was packed with ten people and four dogs, but we had SOO much fun. On the 27th we headed to Cardston and played some more. Well... Kendall got the flu so he did more sleeping and being sick than having fun=( I got to see all my Leavitt cousins and most of my Bevans cousins. New Year's we headed to Raymond (despite the crappy roads) and had soo much fun at my Uncle Cory's family (it was great to see my cuz from TX, who'd never met Kyla). Then it was off to Lethbridge to visit Allie and our wonderful friends. Kyla and Bekah had fun 'playing', its great to watch them grow up. Next it was steaks and games at TNT's with TNA as well. Finally we headed home and vegged for a few days. It was soo nice to be home and be able to just relax. Poor Kendall got better just in time to return to work today!! Thats life I guess.

Oh and Kyla is now a bottle baby and will hopefully start gaining some weight. Everywhere we went we saw babies that were bigger than her and I realized that she probably wasn't getting enough milk from nursing. She still isn't eating as much as I would like but she is much happier and sleeping better again. The final nail was that I am not even sore at all, which makes me think she wasn't getting too much at the end! Poor baby.

It is amazing to think that my baby is 7 1/2 months old!!! Where has the time gone?? And yet how did we ever life without her?? We are so in love with this little girl and I am sure that she will continue to amaze us.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!! Pict to follow