Tuesday, September 25, 2012


For our family night we decided to take a little adventure down town.

 Tried out the lethbridge transit system! Levi was so excited!
 For supper we hit up the diner down town.
Then Dave was gonna donate blood but they were closed so we just played at the family center at the Bay mall. Its such a nice thing to have in our community, lots of toys and a little playground.

Afterwards we found a few little stores to look into, we don't go down town very often so it was so much fun to see. We got off the bus a little early and hit the park on the way home. I think we wore Levi right out last night, we didn't pack the stroller so it was lots of walking. Now Levi's asking to go on the bus again, I think we created some pretty cool memories.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I was a perfect mom before I had kids.

 I am one of those moms, I judged you before I was a mom.

Sorry for judging you:

when your hair was in a pony tail every time I saw you.

when your kids were crying and I thought why can't you just shut them up.

when your houses were messy. Your home all day how can you not possibly keep it clean?!

while your kids threw things off the cart, because when I have kids mine will never do that.

every time you called for a sitter, how could you need out already? Didn't I just watch your kids?!

every time you complain that you need a break from your kids. It can't be that hard they sleep 12 hours a day.

if your kids hit each other cause ill never have a child that hits.

that your kids are close together and you complain about always being tired.

that your clothes were wrinkly with stains on them and your in yoga pants again. 

I could go on and on . .  I was a perfect mom before I had kids.

Today I was far from perfect. I cried in walmart full hormonal, pregnant woman cry.

It all started with the massive tantrum about not wanting to be in the cart. I had 2 items to grab, ice cream and a turkey. It shouldn't take more then 15 minutes to be in and out. I could do this! Grabbed a cookie from the bakery and tantrum solved. Grabbed the turkey after a lot of debating, never had to get one before. Levi was yelling NO the whole time, I don't think he understand it was a turkey to eat not one that still gobbles and walks. Yelling NO at me, yelling NO at anyone who looked at him wrong and NO at the flippin turkey. So now Im hurrying as fast as I can to just grab the ice cream and run out that door. Get the ice cream and start heading to the check out. A senior lady stops me to talk to Levi, if you know Levi he doesn't like strangers looking at him or talking to him if he's not in the mood. So another case of the NO's comes out. But this lady prevailed, she thought she was gonna get this kid to crack. Finally I told her sorry but im in a hurry! Then I catch myself in a mirror and see my awful hair, oh well no time to fix it right now.

The lines were huge I picked what I thought would be the quickest, express checkout. Wrong, I was behind a couponer. Good for you ladies that like to do that extreme couponing but to me you drive me nuts. That 25cents you just saved took 3.5 minutes for the cashier to plug in to the register, congratulations! By the time I realized what I had gotten myself into, peolple were now behind me lining up. I had no escape. Levis trying to throw himself off the cart. I quickly get diego on netfli and get him distracted. Come on woman, lets sped this up! 7 mins go by, and now levis more then upset and throws my phone on the ground. As im picking it up and tucking it back into my bag. Levi throws the ice cream pail off the cart. breaking the lid and bucket, no ice cream is leaking (yet). So I just put it back on the cart. The lady is still another 6 mins after this, now the ice cream is dripping out of the whole in the bottom of the bucket. Our turn, hallejiuah! I eplain to the cashier what happend and would it be possible to get a new one? Nope he says, you break it you buy it. Ok fair enough. But come on! My kids screaming and ive been in line for bloody 15 mins.  So I asked to double bag it so at least it wont make a mess in my vehicle. Pay for everything and now im practically sprinting out of walmart while the tears are running down my face and levi crying too.

So now im at home scooping all the ice cream into one we already had. Contemplating and realizing that Im not the perfect mom I thought I was. Hair a mess, kid screaming, me crying and we left a puddle of ice cream at till 3. So moms im sorry for judging you before I realized it was so hard.

  So the ice cream I bring tomorrow to grandmas birthday dinner may taste a little funny.

Monday, September 17, 2012

thanks grandma!

For the last 4 months I've dreaded bedtime. Levi hated his bed. He would cry at his door till he passed out or I rocked him to sleep for an hour. Then if he woke up he'd go to the door and fall asleep. It made me so sad that when I'd go to bed I'd go put him back in his bed.  By 2-4am he'd come crawl into our bed. He always asked to sleep in our bed. I love when he sleeps in our bed but at the same time I get hardly any sleep. Hes so wild in his sleep.

We tried so many things to get him to try to sleep in his bed. Nothing seemed to work. Then of course we go on a date and grandma puts him to bed and we come home to find him asleep in HIS BED!! All she had done different was leave his door open. I had never thought of that because I thought he'd just keep coming out. But no he stays in his bed! He reads books to his monkey until he falls asleep.

Its a beautiful thing. No more fighting, no more tears and no more sleeping by his door. yahoo!

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Boredom buster!

 (see all those cords, got any tips on how to hide them?? They drive me bonkers!!)
 I taped lines down to make Levi a race car track. He's been playing on it all morning!

 Of course Mater is in on the Race too.
 One of my favourite pictures! Getting ready to race daddy.
How fun and cheap is this?! Best part is I can just peel it off and throw it away.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

all dressed up

All dressed up for church! We had to take a picture even tho we were running late. He's the most handsome little boy we know!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Swimming lessons.

Today we started swimming lessons. Sadly I took no pictures, boo! It was an adventure, lessons are at 11am. Levi generally eats around 11 and naps at 11:30. So needless to say he was tired and grouchy. Once we got into the water it got better. We sang songs, learned front floats and back floats. Learned to go in circles and jump off the side to mom. He enjoyed it and I thought it was pretty darn cute watching him be a turtle in the bath tub.

Its gonna be a fun 3 months!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Levi started gymnastics today. He was in paradise! Jumping, climbing, running and more jumping. It could not get any better for him. I snapped a few pictures with my phone, so they aren't the best quality and they're blurry because he literally didn't stop moving for the 45 mins!

 We arrived a few minutes early so I could show levi that we listen to our coach and follow what she says. He was soo excited! Its a pretty amazing facility.

 He loved the big foam pit!

 Levi telling me how fun it was. He even got a sucker for being good.

Levi had to learn to stretch out his body. To go across the beam sideways, with ice cream scoop feet, and bear crawling. He learned to hop on the trampoline like a bunny, to crab walk on it and to jump really high with hands in the air. Then he got to play in the BIG foam pit! Levi was smiles the whole time and was asleep before we were a block away!

All the moms are pregnant in our group so it should more and more interesting as the weeks go watching us all chase our kids. At the beginning when all the kids were running around we all looked at each other thinking what did we get ourselves into! I am so grateful for the Child Care Subsidy we were able to get to help us put Levi in such a wonderful class.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Perfect ending.

We headed out to waterton for a fun little trip. We met up with the Holst family and it was a blast! The perfect ending to summer. We played at the park, threw rocks in Cameron Lake and we did a not so tiny hike next to Cameron Lake.

 Silly Addison! Look at those blue eyes, shes so gorgeous!
 Cool Benson
 and crabby Levi.
 It was exciting for Levi to see the goats on our way up to Cameron.
The boys holding hands on our "small" hike.
 Rock throwing contest.

 Thumbs up Benson!

It was super hazy while we were there but still so pretty.