Saturday, December 26, 2009
My neighbor lent me her daughter's old snow suit so Kayhlen and i headed out for her first adventure in the snow. As you can see, she didn't seem to like it too much. In order to keep her gloves on, i had to duct tape them around her wrists :) i think she would have liked it better if she could have moved...she really reminded me of the little brother in a christmas story but atleast she was adorable!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
We had our annual gingerbread house decorating night at G & G wardwell's last week. It's pretty amazing...i have vivid memories of doing this every year while growing up, and now my daughter is doing it...sort of :) kayhlen didn't exactly grasp the concept...rather, mike would put some frosting on the house and kayhlen would take a piece of candy, dip it in the frosting and then eat it. oh well, it's meant to be eaten anyway, right?
Saturday, December 5, 2009
My parents recently purchased some 4 wheelers for our family to enjoy...and boy do i enjoy 4 wheeling. We took them out the day after thanksgiving just to give them a little taste of what the spring and summer are going to hold. i can't wait.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Kayhlen has some crackers in her hand. Whenever she has food, the dog follows her around and either begs or looks for opportunities to snatch it.
PS. On a side note...i have been trying to upload a video for 3 weeks now with no luck. i'm not doing anything different than i normally do...any suggestions?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
We had a great Halloween this year. We trick or treated at my office on Friday and then headed over to my parents for the actual day. gma wardwell went all out on an awesome party this year for the kids and then we went outside. kayhlen really did awesome. we hit about 30 houses and she really started to get it...she was an adorable monkey.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
i had the awesome opportunity to get together with some former SVU teammates twice in the last few weeks. Any time i get that opportunity i cherish it. it has been 5 years since i ended my college days but it still feels like yesterday and whenever we get together it feels like we have never left. i am so grateful for the friends that i met there and for the roles they played in my life. we have all moved on to different things...many are married, many have kids, jeannie is in the army :) ect, ect but we all share a common bond which was the magic of SVU.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Here's a hodge podge of pictures from some of the events over the last few weeks. Seaworld came to my office and brought some animals...kristin and bryn flew out for a visit so we went to Hee Haws pumpkin patch and celebrated Baylie's bday.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I'm feeling a little sentimental here so i apologize. Kayhlen recently hit the 18 month mark which in the LDS world means you're not a baby anymore :) My baby is quickly becoming a little girl weighing in at a whopping 21 lbs (10%tile). She is adjusting really well to nursery now and i was able to leave her for the second hour without any hiccups yesterday and next week i anticipate sneaking out a lot earlier. After i snuck out yesterday, i of course, stood outside and watched through the window of the door to make sure all was ok before i left. It was coloring time and i watched as kay used the crayons for everything EXCEPT coloring. She ate them and applied them to her lips like lipstick. I stood and watched for a few minutes and had one of those moments. All mothers know what i'm talking about. That moment where you're able and sit back and just observe. i was filled with emotions. number one...extactic that i get to enjoy church for the next few months until this kid inside me is born :) number two...time truly does fly and we really do need to cherish every moment with them. number three...this is it. this is my purpose here on earth...it is to be a wife and a mother. there is nothing else more important. i was especially grateful for this wonderful little moment i was able to have outside the nursery door especially due to the fact that it was the end of a pretty rough week for me. mike works all day 6 days a week and we truly only do get to see him on sundays. he and i would give anything to have him home more but right now it is what his job is requiring. for me, sometimes it can be really tough. i'm still working full-time, i'm pregnant, and i am pretty much a single mom. it all adds up as i know we all have experienced. kayhlen was sick last week and was pretty much...what's the word??? a nightmare!!! and my emotions are already out of whack and so doing it all on my own just built up and built up and it caused a pretty bad week for myself. how grateful i am for that little moment that i truly know was a message from my Father in Heaven. "i never said it would be easy, i only said it would be worth it". it is worth it in moments like that. moments like tonight when kayhlen goes into the kitchen, gets herself an apple, then procedes to sit on my lap and watch 2 hours of "Dancing with the Stars" with me while eating her apple. it is SOOO hard, but i am so grateful for the reminders that he sends us. it is worth it, it is wonderful and it is my purpose here. i love my baby/little girl.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
So, Kayhlen is talking so much and singing all the time now, but everytime i start to record her she stops, of course. So, she's really into singing happy birthday since her cousins bday a couple weeks ago. This video is pitch black because we were driving in the car and i didn't want her to see the camera...atleast we caught the voice.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Kayhlen's face when i told her the good news :) (she just happened to be wearing that jacket :))
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Kiley coming down the slide
Gma with Kay and Logan
Gpa throwing Avrie