Monday, January 26, 2015

The real deal

Good afternoon all! 

Today's post is all about the real deal parts of motherhood.

Sometimes in the wee hours of the morning I hear the most stomach churning sound. It's the sound of two little girls waking up far to early. Time after time I have tried the following, grab the girls and then quietly lay them in bed with me and then lay really still with the hopes that my kiddos will notice my exhaustion and cuddle in beside me. 
hAHAHAHAHA!  Funny joke right?

Typically the following results
 Eyes still closed I aimlessly try to grab at random limbs as my children walk around on my bed inches from the 2 1/2 foot fall to the floor. And within 5 minutes we are all up and out of bed as I can't handle the abuse of two littles jumping on me. 

The girls have gobs of loud annoying music playing objects.  Lots of toe curling sharp pointed toys laying all over the floor.  Yet it is the tiniest little things that keep their attention for more than 5 minutes. So the other day I spent occupying the girls with noodles and cool whip containers. Homemade projects are the best! And the girls loved them. Just three small holes and four noodles broken down that the girls would put into the container through the hole. Working on our hand eye coordination. 

Or another real life problem is that of finding shoes for tiny little feet. I like to stock up on the shoes from the Facebook resale page for twins but it doesn't always work. Like these cowgirl boots that were two sizes to big. Which doesn't matter to these girls... They are the biggest shoe lovers. 

Walking was a little difficult and a few minor falls later mom was back to looking all over for silly shoes that actually fit
And thanks to all the helpful responses on Facebook. I finally found them some Sunday shoes at good ol Walmart! Yay for finding some and for the same Walmart actually having 2 of the same size and same color! 

Cupcakes had a small break which was actually quite nice. But had another order this week and it was super duper enjoyable and relaxing. Plus it included my favorite. Lemon raspberry!! Yum
And the final real deal of being a mom...

At the ripe age of 22 I am now a mini van mom. We were planning to get one from my brother and sister n law so I was preparing myself for it in a month or
two. But then this past week we found a great deal on a honda and in less than 24 hours we had traded away our Edge and were thrown head first into the next stage of parenthood. 

And yes I will admit on more than one occasion I proclaimed the statement that "I would never have a mini van" ... Yup I was one of those... But to be honest it took one day for me to get past the mini van status and fall in love with the convenience! Seriously I love how the honda drives and that I can just click a button and my girls can waddle outside and pull themselves up into the vehicle and find their car seats all by themselves!! Ahh I finally can feel a sense of relief and independence. 

So yet again I am humbeled and thankful as God thrusts us head first into  being the parents of three kiddos. 

Thanks for reading!
God bless! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Will this blog ever post?

Good morning all 
I've been trying to post this for like the past week but keep having computer issues... Anyway i wrote it last Friday so keep that in mind. 

It's 8:30. The girls are talking in their cribs above me as I lay wrapped up in my covers feeling tiny little movements in my belly. The sun is shining off the snow and into my window and my husband has long galivanted outside to do chores. It's peaceful! And I'm enjoying every second. 

If someone would have told me when I was complaining a year ago that I still wouldn't sleep more than 2 nights in a row until my children were 16 months old I think I would have had a full blown, crying meltdown. 

Almost two weeks ago I made the mean mom decision and upbrubtly took the girls bottels away for good. It lead to some tumultuous days and some long evenings as we waited for them to finally fall asleep. But it is with great joy that I can finally say I have slept an entire 8 nights without getting out of my bed!!! Yay!!! 

No more 3 o'clock trips to a screaming child who immediantly quiets when I walk in the room as she hands me her empty bottle that she wants filled. 

We started our official date night a week ago and it want splendid. So excited to have a planned date 6x a year! 

I got the girls new boots a while ago and they are plenty big on their feet. But the girls found them again and couldn't have been prouder to tramp around the house. 

Mom got to go on a date with two of her dear friends and then come back and enjoy as they hung out with my kiddos! Melted my heart! 

The flash ruined the complete affect but it's still adorable

I saw these bathtub crayons in target and couldn't resist. Makes for some extremely
goofy little artists in the bathtub though
Ahhhh there is beauty even in the cold! 

Montana couldn't have more excited when I let her drive up the lane after getting mail one day. It was so priceless to feel her little hands push the steering wheel from side to side. 

And her passenger who was checking
out the beautiful scenery ... Uh hmm I mean pig barn. 

Kynli snuggling and making silly faces with mommy. 

Goffy girl! 

Well it is official the pigs have arrived. The barn was finished in the nic of time and now we have 300 squirming little piglets running around. Waiting for the rest of their roommates joining them on Monday

Well Have a "stinky" fabulous day!! 
God Bless

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Christmas 2014

Sorry for the absence... I need to finish loading the rest of the Christmas pictures but for now just a preview of the Fehr Christmas at mom and dads. 

So excited for Christmas Day! 
 The day was going fairly great until we decided to take the girls on a drive before lunch so they would fall asleep for their nap. Upon returning we accidentally locked them in the vehicle. Thankfully it was still running and it wasn't too cold out. 
After out feeble attempts we had to call the experts (I'm sure the Tremont police were real impressed) but thankfully after a little more than 30 minutes we got them unstuck. 
And the girls were great sports! It's a good thing too otherwise I don't think their daddy would have had a problem busting open the window with a hammer had they been screaming inside. 
And then it was time for gifts. The girls had fun and enjoyed it far better than last year. 

But I think uncle Kendall's kitty got them the most excited. Poor Denali I think she was ready to go home! 

And then we "tried" to get a picture of all the girls

Family's pictures are a must! 
The whole crew! 

The following was at the Kilgus Christmas. The girls are no longer scared of grandpa's wheel chair. Especially since they hAve figured out the horn and how to get it to move. I thought this picture was pretty adorable! 

Anyway I have more picture of Christmas' but I'm sick of putting off the blog while I wait to upload so in the meantime I'll just give you a preview. Thanks for stopping by. I'll try not to wait so long for the next one. 

God bless! 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Let's catch back up

It's been only slightly busy around here. Mom came up a couple weeks ago to help me out. I was planning on putting her to work cleaning.... But I had to settle for using her as a babysitter cause these kiddos weren't letting her go. 

Such sweet sisters they can be. This is somewhat of an occasional thing. Definitely isn't an everyday occurrence but I love catching them in these rare blissful moments. 

I like to think that my house is somewhat clean. But then I turn around and my children are handing me the itsy bitsiest peices of garbage from off the floor or even from under the furniture..... But I guess that means maybe they will be ready to learn the ropes of cleaning sooner than anticipated. Yay!!! 

We watched baby Taelyn a couple weeks ago. It was a very big eye opener as to what my life is going to be this summer.

It was quite the evening. But I managed to get supper on the table and keep Taelyn out of the twins reach.

Two weeks ago Colin and I started a new family tradition. Paxton has a beautiful gold brick home that has tons of Christmas lights set to music. The display is amazing and well worth a drive. The girls loved it.

Then we headed to Wisconsin Dells. I'll be completely honest and say it was not the best getaway. Five teeth and an ear infection between two little girls made for a loud and stressful few days. But we tried our hardest to enjoy the calm moments.

They loved getting In the extra moments with daddy and the water was a large plus. Next time I think we would go during the week. A weekend makes for crowded pools and overwhelmed lil girls.

All in all it was a vacation we won't forget anytime soon.

The girls are great little riders. We went from the Dells to grandmas for two nights while grandpa and daddy both spent a few nights away on work trips. 

Grandma has the baby swing and excersaucer out for Taelyn. Kynli was having a really rough day so for kicks and giggles we tried to see if she liked the swing. One hour later and a very content little lady made for a happy entertained mother.

And the following picture is the next afternoon. Looks like baby 3 is gonna have some competition when it comes to baby furniture

And not just from Makynli as Montana loved the excersaucer. Only slightly annoying as neither of them paid much attention to either of these things when they were younger.

And after five days away this mom came home to reality! Ugh!!! Sometimes I wish I was still a little kiddo without any responsibilities.

An early Christmas was helpful in keeping the girls a little occupied. They enjoy new toys for a few days... I've been hiding the gifts when we get home so that slowly we can get the new gifts out and the girls don't get sick of them all to quick. 

We spent an afternoon with grandma and grandpa great earlier this week. Montana loved grandma and the dolly even more.

Precious memories!

The girls love their daddy visits during the day. However with this stinky weather mommy dreads them. When daddy leaves the girls tend to curl up on the floor in tears at not getting to follow him outside. And he may only my slightly tease them by putting on their coats when they take them to him. 

Last picture.... The girls are really short for their age but have biggish bellys. So we struggle with getting pants to fit them just right. So grandma Steidinger came up with a solution. 18month capris! Yay for not tripping anymore! 

And as posted previously we are excited about baby 3 coming this July. It's gonna make for a busy summer but as nervous as I am I'm excited. 

The doctor is NOT concerned about my previous pregnancy problems as she is fairly certain that that was related to the twin pregnancy. She will keep a close eye on things but anticipates a fairly low key easy going pregnancy this time around. 

There is only 1 for all those that have asked. Probably the most exciting thing about it all. I'm extremely excited to get to experience the joys and newness of a single baby. 

The girls will almost be 2. So while a little bit of a surprise pregnancy it's not really that nuts. I mean my goodness what if God had thrown this surprise in 9 or even 6 months ago... Yeah, we will just keep a positive attitude for that. 

Anyway, the heart rate is pretty high much like the girls. So this mommy is going to prepare herself for another little girlie and let God surprise us in July if it's a boy. I'm so excited to have this one be a surprise. 

Thanks for stopping in.
God Bless