It's been an okay week. Both girls have popped another tooth which makes a grand total of 5! Only a whole bunch more to go. The girls are such fun at this stage when they are happy but those stinky teeth can lead to some pretty bad temper tantrums!
The girls still get them selves in plenty of sticky situations (haha like what I did there) v
And occasionally Montana likes to start her mornings off with a cup of coffee... Just like her daddy! Just kidding I was just finishing my morning cup and she was pretty vocal on the fact that she wanted it!
I TRIED decorating for Christmas this past week. I don't usually start before thanksgiving but I was having a rough week and needed a pick me up. Christmas tunes, PJ's, and my sweet princesses did the job!
However we shall see how long the decorations hold up this year. I'm already missing a few items... Ummm hmmm. Kynli Anne
And daddy is home!! Yay! Field work is hopefully done for the year and the girls couldn't be happier to have their BIG playmate back.
This past Sunday we had my family over. Unfortunately I didn't snag any pictures. After being with Baby Taelyn the girls went straight for their baby dolls on Monday morning. We are learning to kiss and how to be nice. It's going alright.
They are also Mommys helpers all day long! But by far laundry is their favorite thing. Even though it takes mom twice as long the cuteness of them workig together to clean out the dryer is so sweet.
And that's been our week. Busy as always.... but in a normal "mommy of
The past week has been slightly crazy, boring, hectic, overwhelming, calming, loud, quiet... And everything else I couldn't remember as a description. It's funny how our lives can change from one description to another in a matter of hours.
Last week the girls came down with hand foot and mouth. It's a terrible terrible thing to have and the worst part is it's only contagious before the symptoms actually appear. Both girls had it but poor Montana came down with it the worst Ouch!! Most of her sores where on her feet and hands, She had a few sores in her mouth and I'm thankful they weren't any worse. But either way after calling the doctor we were informed there isn't anything they can do for it but we needed to sit tight for a week... So thats what we did.
They took good naps all week, which was splendid as this mom got caught up on some much needed projects!
But towards the end of the week they were so ready to get out of the house.
Kynli grabbed her ear warmers and pointed to her coat one morning when dad was leaving for work. (Just get me out of here daddy!!)
Then I was getting the girls dressed to go for an errand with dad one morning. I had their coats on and was just finishing up dishes while I waited for Colin to come pick us up when I realized I didn't know where Montana was. Turns out she was patiently waiting at the door not even making a peep.
And though they were sick the first few days they did get their energy back quickly. A week boxed up gave me little desire to clean up during the day as I knew they would get it all right back out... Hence my house looked very well lived in this last week!
Occasionally I get super excited when I remember that the girls still have some gifts packaged up in the attic. I was trying to organize my junk room and the girls were sick of their toys so i was super excited when I remembered this cute little
Table was sitting in the attic.
But nothing is every safe at this house and if I would have thought through the chairs versus the height of the table I'm
Not so sure I would have unpackaged it quite yet.
We had a few nice days that I took the girls out to get some air and help us all
Keep our sanity. Plus the girls Love their doggies so it's always a joy to watch their expressions as they enjoy their dogs.
It's also quite adorable to watch the dogs put on a show for the girls. An by-golly If it isnt the girls showing off then its my dogs
We have also ventured into new territory at the Steidinger household. The girls are finally attempting to walk. A little after a year both girls took their first steps but after a few falls it was as if they just completely gave up on the concept. In their defense they can get everywhere they want by crawling and climbing... So why continue trying this awkward way of walking if it knocks you to the floor time and time again.
I was able to go out on Thursday as the girls were doing much better and I felt comfortable having their babysitters back. I was helping with two church events that evening and was hoping they would Be feeling better. When I finished Colin was still working but the girls were sound asleep. So we bundeled them up super tight in blankets while I ran the babysitters home... Makynli didn't wake up once during the transfers.
And while I'm thankful we are on the mend it also means we are back to normal. Which now includes helping each other climb into the bay wondow ledge. (Yay for finger prints everywhere)
And in the midst of it all we still pulled off
An order of yummy cupcakes! Happy Birthday Aunt Rhonda!!
Thanks for reading!
God bless you all and try to stay warm these next few weeks!
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...
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!
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!!
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
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!!!