Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Not so little anymore

Harvest is STILL in full swing. And while I can't wait to have my hubby back I'm trying to have patience and enjoy the fall as the girls experience it all for the first time. They are such goffy girls when I comes to vehicles. They love the steering wheel... But really I shouldn't be surprised, they love to be in control. 
Colin got to drive a tractor for awhile today so we tried to take the girls again. They lasted a few rounds but then headed in with grandma Steidinger so mom could enjoy some hubby time. ^

In the picture below... if you can ignore the painting on the wall (never put a Simply Said up if you plan to change the paint in the future) but... makynli has become quite the little  boss. She is always getting her point across. Her newest thing is going to the high chair whenever she wants snacks. 
Kynli is also my little reader. Montana likes the books too but only because she thinks it's funny that Kynli will chase her all over to get those books back. Kynli on the other hand actually enjoys looking at pictures and flipping through the book. This scenario actually completely surprises me. Typically makynli is
the one antagonizing her sister and Tana seems more serious. 
This past Sunday we spent with Colin's sisters Raya and Carrie and their
Family's. Little Cy is 3 weeks younger than the girls and walking all over. And he is adorable!! 

My cute little girls not only read books but we also broke open the markers this past week. It made my little heart melt as I watched Kynli scribble all over the paper and smile as she did so... Fingers crossed for crafty little girls. 
Every mom dreams of decorating their fridge with their kiddos master pieces right? 
Okay... I need to confess that it wasn't as simple as I made it sound. After the newness wore off the girls decided that the markers tasted pretty good. 

Last week I had the priviledge of
Watching little miss Taelyn while her
Momma took Klayton on an errand. I was impressed that for a whole 5 minutes I had all three kiddos sleeping. 
Isn't she adorable! Love her chubby cheeks! 
Cupcakes are crazy busy. Thankful as always! 
Last Thursday I was wide awake at 6 so
I decided to get started on my order of cupcakes for the weekend. By 10 I had all 6 dozen made and frosted. Crazy huh! But the best part was when Colin called me to see if I would be able to have the girls ready in a few minutes to join him for a farm errand to Iowa City. So all in all the good Lord was just watching out for this momma. 

The girls and I were able to go watch Klayton play in his last football game. They were mesmerized but completely ready to leave by the end. Thankful we could watch him play and hoping his shoulder heals up. What a tough cookie he is! 

Tonight as I was transferring my
Sleepy little girls from the vehicle to their cribs I was overwhelmed by just how big they are. Their floppy arms Wrapped around my neck and their little legs hung down my torso hitting me mid thigh. They have hair long enough to make a small sprout on the top of their heads, they brush their 4 little teeth every morning, and they can fold their hands to pray. They just aren't babies anymore... 

Thanks for reading
God Bless 

Friday, October 17, 2014


Sometimes I hate how busy we live our lives... Actually all the time I hate it!! Recently I tried to just slow it down a little. Enjoy the friendships I have in life and spend time making new friendships. 

I had Lisa over for coffee last week. The girls adored sweet Oliver and I adored our pumpkin coffee and our conversations. I love talking with her and am blessed by her friendship!   

This past Wednesday I had Kyla and her girls over. I don't even know the words to describe how enjoyable I found that afternoon. Dalyah excited and terrified me when I think of the future with my girls.
Out of the mouths of babes... 
"I'm gonna be a big sister but it's a secret so don't tell my mom" DISCLAIMER -Kyla isn't preggo Dalyah has a new obsession with wanting a brother
Make my hair CRaZY!! 

And then today I had RAya over.  I love that the girls have so many cousins close in age and I'm thankful for all my sister n laws. It was wonderful to catch up and reminisce. 

Busyness can distract us so much and I'm thankful for the moments when everything is put aside and friendships blossom!  

Thanks for reading
God Bless

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Grand Bear Lodge

I'm gonna brag! Like really really brag about my awesome hubby! Yesterday he calls me and asks me what I would think about a surprise trip to Grand Bear Lodge with the girls for the evening since it was raining. 

I mean seriously! How fabulous is he!!! So of course I said yes and by 2:30 we were headed towards starved rock in anticipation of an evening away from stress! And it was just that! 

The girls road really good on the 1 1/2 drive and caught a cat nap so we could make use of the water park before it closed. We spent 2 hours enjoying the water park and after several minutes of very cautious girls they finally started to venture out. It was so much fun and I loved watching their daddy and them bond over giggles! 

Not verymany restaurants around so we had to make due with take out! And the girls were good sports about it  ^
Finally daddy all to ourselves 

This man is such a good daddy!! I hate that harvest takes his time away from his girls but I know it's one of the defaults of being a farmer... But so many perks that I can't get too upset! 

So thankful my hubby could make use of the rainy day to spend time with us!!! We love you Colin!! 

Thanks for reading
God Bless

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pigtails and more!

As a little girl I had a head full of dark thick hair. I had always imagined the girls would have the same, while they did have hair when they were born it quickly vanished in a month or two. So I am so overjoyed that their hair seems to be coming in with some waves and it's growing pretty quick too! 
Couldn't have been more excited to get it into these two pigtails. ^
And Montana's even want up into a single pigtail. It was adorably tiny and so cute as it flipped into a perfect little bun shape! ^

The girls had shots yesterday and I'm so thankful that they handled them! Like so so well!!! Usually we have a rough week but so far with their one month shots their only reaction was a low grade fever. Even so... This momma spoiled them with a bath mid morning! Who can resist these giddy girls and their love for
Their baths! 

They struggled with bed time as well but this momma doesn't care, especially when daddy is outside harvesting late! 

The girls love their little lambs and just recently makynli has been obsessed with dolls and her lamb, I don't think she could have squeezed this lamby any harder. Both arms completely
Interlocked smashing the lamb into her chest! Absolutely adorable! 
As much as I hate cold weather there is nothing cuter than winter jackets and furry boots! 

Cupcakes are still taking off ... A few of my most recent orders below! 

And just a cute picture to end the blog! The girls love reading and I caught this picture recently! Makes car rides so much easier!!! 

Thanks for reading!
God Bless

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thanks Mom & Dad

Knowing that baptisms were coming up and it was the same week as homecoming I was in search of a babysitter. I mentioned it to my mother and she said of course!!! Like any grandma would. But then she also offered to keep them overnight. Yay!!! 

So this past Saturday I met her in Bloomington to give her the girls and head back. 

But the week leading up to that Saturday the girls had been overwhelming their mother. I think a lot of it had to do with harvest... Missing their dad.. And Nasty colds. The girls have also started to get little attitudes and have begun hitting and fighting. Yes you heard right... And we are struggling with discipline. Spanking or swatting is out of the question because it causes them to do it to each other... And they aren't really old enough to understand words. So right now we are trying high chair time outs... I will have to get back to you all on how it turns out for us!! 

Anyway enough with the ramblings. Today is Monday and I think the girls just needed a break from momma. Absolutely no fighting... No random fits... No struggling at nap time. So thank you thank you mom and dad for taking the girls for a bit!! 

I am So loving today and all the cute pictures I got from these sweet little girls today! 


Have a wondeful Monday!! 
God bless

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Phone app

I CANNOT believe that I didn't find this app earlier! Seriously it's the blogger app and I can upload my phone pictures directly onto it and type up a blog WITHOUT having to send, save, and reopen them on all my computer! Yay!!! 

Which means lots more random fast blogs from this mom and hopefully less Facebook. And who knows maybe even some videos! Whoop whoop!!  

So a few pictures before I hit the hay for the night. Mom and dad took our girls this weekend so we could enjoy the testimony of our oldest nephew on Colin's side. It was wonderful and sad all at the same time to have some alone time together... And without the girls
As our alarm clocks we may have slept in a little too late

After a blessed day of watching my nephew make a covenant to The Lord and be baptized unto our wonderful Lord Jesus... Colin and I headed down to Larissa's for an evening with the family and some squeezes from baby Taelyn!! 

We had a game of bachi* ball... Which Klayton and Luke won. Then inside for some snuggles.

Is to it so adorable to see such big burly men (tehee) hold their little neices? 

It was a wonderful evening and this mama and papa are glad to have their girls back home... 

 And then just a fun picture to give you app a laugh. 

Thanks for reading 
God Bless