Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I know everyone thinks their own kids are adorable...but seriously I think we have done pretty good! They each have something that just melts me and makes them so dang cute! These kiddos are what it is all about for Grant and me!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Family Pics

Easter has always been our unofficial family picure time. I think we have only missed one year since we have had kids, so I was not about to miss this year. I have to tell you though, a family pic with 5 kids and a timer....not so easy. We took lots of pictures to try and get a "decent" one. This year Mique was cracking me up. It is hilarious (at least to me) to see the progression of her expressions. Always an adventure in our house!

It was a wonderful Easter and happiness (true happiness) in the Allred home!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

You better guard your cupcakes

You better guard your cupcakes or......

This little sneak will snatch them away and leave behind a path of destruction

Monday, April 4, 2011


If discipline is not one of the most difficult aspects of parenting, then I do not know what is. I am not sure if it is finding the right consequence to fit the action without letting emotion rage, or if it is the consistency and follow-thru, or the fact that due to the nature of being a stay at home mom I am the one that does most of the disciplining....but it all just wears on me. I swear the kids have tuned out the tone and pitch in which my voice resides (Grant says I do the same to the kids, which when other adults are around I do....I just want to hear and talk to someone other than them, so yes I am guilty.) Today Asher was royally pushing it with me, so I resorted to something I never do...I called Grant. I think I just needed a calm voice to make sure I did not raise mine. He talked to Asher, and Asher realized that dad would not save him and what mom says did not make Asher behave, but it sure made me behave and not lose it. I guess I need to call on my better half more often if nothing more than to back me up and let the kids know mom and dad are in this together.