Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ready, set ,UPDATE!

Oh HEY there!

 I noticed it has been longer than "just a while", so I figured it is time to update this blog. :D

The last entry was about the boys birthday. Last year, I believe. That has given me TONS of time to snuggle,love and watch my kiddos blossom!

Gah, I am having sych a hard time starting this because it seems like so much time has passed but how to fit in everything? I shall try my hardest!

Max and Micah are officially at their "terrible two" stage. Now, I am not a firm believer in this stage because to be honest, kayleigh never got it til she was 3. Even then it was nothing compared to the stories I read or heard. Then came Abigail. She made me start believing in it because she was destructive at 2 and to be honest, can still be if you don't watch her close enough. But truly, what kid isn't???

Anyways, to finish my has been so wonderful. However the last week has been somewhat hellish to me. Because after my starting to believe in this terrible two happened right before my eyes in full force. Unbelievable. Not to mention, holy canoli because not only do I have it with one, i have it with...twins. Boy do they team up and destroy everything they can. No one understands team work unless they watch my boys in action. I don't trust a quiet moment. I am literally on my toes every second unless it's nap time. Whether it's a drawing contest on the walls or temper tantrums that last for a good hour...there are no safe, quiet zones for me to sneak into. So what do i do? I bare it I suck it up and remind myself of that lovely saying i once so proudly told myself.  I now say it while pulling my hair out..."this too shall pass". Now don't get me wrong, i love my children immensely. however, i know this comes with the territory because I've been there before. The only thing i can even try to think of scenario wise would be just to tell you flat routine. Ready to be scared?

I wake up in the morning and get the girls ready for school. As soon as they're good to go, micah usually awakens first. Demanding juice. So I grab him juice, feed him and get him settled in just when max decides to wake up. He will come down demanding juice as well as food so I will have his food ready by then. After they eat, its time to change them. Micah refuses any kind of diaper change. laying him down involved him running up and away yelling no...and laughing. I basically have to hold this lil sucker down...which is exhausting. Max, well he changes pretty easily. But then starts the chaos. nothing is off limits once their bellies are full. This means I am running around behind them picking up and taking away stuff they cannot play with. I hurry up and sneak to get coffee. I chug that shit. because i really have no time to enjoy it otherwise. Anyways, usually in the midst of all this i can sneak in a snuggle or two then its time to get abby from preschool. Did I mention it's a pain in my ass to get micah in the car seat now too? He's pretty strong willed. 

  After getting Abigail, I let them all play some more while I fix lunch. They all sit, eat...then it's the boys' nap time. HA! This part is a challenge in itself. I bet your asking, "how do you get two kids to sleep at the same time"? well my answer is, I don't. I start with the easiest...Micah. He falls asleep on my no problem in like 5 minutes. Meanwhile max is walking around devising a plan as to what he can get to while mommy is indisposed at the moment. So I set micah down in his bed, Then i grab max. Max likes to be snuggled...ALOT. This doesnt bother me because Micah rarely allows it anymore. So i hold my cheek to his forhead while I hold him and he will be asleep in no time. Abby continues to play quietly at this time which is usually when I make a yt video. HOWEVER, Micah decided as of lately that he doesnt want to sleep longer than 45 minutes. So I have to be quick!

I run my house by a pretty tight schedule after the boys have been born. It keeps things much more sane (if you can even believe that) and it makes for easier things. I find. 
Not too tight where i cant go anywhere but i try ti keep them pretty close to their nap schedule. Why? because if you havent seen or witnessed a cranky toddler...I don't wish that upon anyone. Look out world if they don't get a nap. I don't mean that in a cute way. I mean that in a Look out world...shit won't get done and if it does you'll have to hold them the whole time while doing it. Or toys will be flying...whichever. 

Now, i described this scenario of my every day morning/afternoon because i wanted to show you what I do. If i made it seem like my boy were hellions, they really aren't. It comes with the age of testing the waters...seeing how far they can go before mom snaps. Two is far worse than 1 at this age so I cant imagine triplets or anything more. 

The boys really are sweet though. Max still will snuggle me as I stated before. He willingly gives me smooches still and hold my neck so tight when I hug him. He has this sneaky face he makes when he's about to test the waters with me. As cute as it is...I can't give in. Because the moment i do, shit will hit the fan (maybe even literally). Opening doors like that will lead it to an every day routine & problem.
 Max finally has just about all this teeth and is the happiest boy. His hair is curly! I even think Abby will have a lil curly haired twin. He likes reactions out of people. even if it's bad ones. He is bonded with my mil. He loves hanging around her and will forget I am even there.He's very talkative and likes to tell me "mama cars" or mama...something.. although his tongue tie is preventing much pronunciation, he is doing way well!!!
 Micah is my rough houser. He likes to play fight and wrestle. Lately, he's been tackling Max to do so. But max gets mad and smacks him. He will play fight with just about anyone. He's a goofball like abby. He finds everything funny and is so ticklish. Max is ticklish but he hates to laugh. Micah, is always laughing unless he's pissed that max took his toy. then, it's a boxing match.

they play well most of the time together..unless Max decides he wants what micah is playing with. He will get it. Same the other way around too. They fight alot but they will also tell eachother sorry if they hurt the other one. There's a major bond there. It may not be visible to everyone else, but i enjoy watching them conversate in their language and enjoying eachothers company. Micah is bonded to kayleigh. I think he sees her as a mom when I am not around.  He was bonded to abby, and he still is when it comes to goofing off but lately he's been wanting kay to hold him when he gets a boo boo etc. it's very sweet.

Kayleigh is so huge now. Shes about to my boob in height. I am 5'7 1/2. I am not short. I have a feeling she will be taller than me. She is gorgeous though and already is starting the attitude thing. She's still the sweet ole kayleigh but watch out if she's in a bad mood. She's doing very well in school and is in the top of her class. She has a few best friends that she loves to play with. Most of the time she would rather play in her own room by herself with her dolls. She has a pretty wicked sense of style though and I love it. I love that she can express herself through clothes. Lately she pretends to be gothic with her makeup. I think she learned that from monster high. Which is her favorite thing ever right now.
I rarely get snuggles from kay. That kinda left with her age when she turned 5. In public she won't hold my hand anymore or hug me unless I ask. Its sad but occasionally at home she will come lay with me so I cant be too sad. She's growing up. Sad, but true.

  Is talking up a storm. Like she has been since she started talking. She is pronunciating a hell of a lot more now from school and is loving preschool. Every one in her class loves her. I noticed especially the boys. That's still my tomboy. She dresses any way she wants with an exception to if it's appropriate for weather or what not. She has a best friend named gavin. They do everything together. She is very outgoing and has recently learned to write her name. She writes it everywhere. The boys follow abby around and she loves it. She loves taking on the big sister role when kay is at school. I let her pour her own drinks and help around the house to let her feel even bigger.  She is also getting tall. She is built more like i was as a kid but hell, she is strong. She is so snuggly and loves to cuddle with me all the time. Kay is more of a daddies girl where as abby loves on every body. I am so grateful to have such sweet kids.

That folks is my summary. We are getting ready for the holidays- which i am terribly excited. Micah has been asking to play with ryan. We will see him the 22nd. The kids will all have so much fun. I love gifting people!! It's especially exciting to watch your kids receive from santa.

If i dont write soon, happy holidays from our family to yours. Happy new year and I will see you all soon!

Much love!!!

Lia and family

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Did someone say 20 months old????

I'm at a loss for words as I type this.
        The title says it all! My twin babies, are FAR from babies anymore. Inching closer and closer to 2!
Yes, It's been such a long time since I've had a moment to sit down an update. I'm sorry diary& Friends! As all you now, life is hectic with small children. Let alone at this stage and this age. So, I left this blog a bit empty and growing with spiderwebs as I was endlessly chasing down two very curious little men. Now, well, at the moment I have time to update. So hell, I'm taking full advantage!

Where was I? 
   Oh yeah, 20 months old! This is the age I absolutely love yet want to pull my hair out. The fun, challenging age. I'm sure most of you moms that have children 2+ know exactly what I'm talking about!!!! 
The boys are currently, not kidding, INTO EVERYTHING! Curious little hands make messes every where they can reach, grab every thing they can get their hands on and yes, even climb whatever there is to climb. Can you imagine the amount of heart murmurs I have within a span of...4 hours???!!!!?

This is also the age where I try not to take them out to restaurants for a long while because the simple term, "Kids will be kids". Kids this age, do whatever the heck they want. they are unpredictable and mostly save their bad behavior for days you are out and about. Heck no, we will not be eating out. haha I'll save my self the anxiety!

No really, they are fun. Way fun. I laugh a lot throughout the day because the new,funny things these two come up with or do. Here's a bit about each little man so you can get to know them kind of like how I know them. (weird, i know!)

   Such a joy.  This little man reminds me so much of his dad. He even has his rhythm! haha. Micah loves to dance. If he hears ANY music, he will get up and dance like no other. Cutest thing EVER! He's a happy boy and such a mommy's boy. Such a snuggler. He will hold my face and kiss me until I am blue in the face. He's so loving. He loves his food. always. No matter how full micah is, he will not resist something you put in front of him. He talks A LOT now. He says "shoes, no,juice, uh huh,doggy,ducky,bug,this,daddy's car,mom, eww gross, nom nom,ow "and a few more. most of the things he says, are to Max. They have their own language going on. All he has to do is say something and then max will stop what he is doing turn around and follow him into mischief.  I love it. For micah being such a sweetie, he has a tough side. He uses it on his brother to take toys away and even push him. Oh boy, sibling rivalry has started!!!! it gets insane too! they will go back and forth and push/ head butt the other until they get what they want. He loves hugging and kissing max and his sisters too.Micah has almost all his teeth now and loves to run and play outside. Did I mention he also loves to mess with bugs? If he finds one, he will either play with it for a while or play with it then squish it. Thank GOD he hasn't tried eating one yet. Yuck. 

  My other little joy! He's my goofball. He laughs at the  littlest things and LOVES getting reactions out of me. He knows what he's doing but will do it anyways. He's my mischievous one. The one that talks micah into doing something and micah will. Max will smile while getting into something too. Such a little stinker! He's also a little snuggler but not nearly as much as micah! He'll give the girls kisses but Micah has to work for it. Max usually was the one to get pushed over by micah all the time. However, lately he has discovered how to fight back. He will head butt micah if micah takes his toy. It's intense. Did I mention he doesn't listen to the word no? He's a testy boy!He talks a lot too and says practically every word that Micah does. Along with the twin language of course.Max is pretty independent though and usually entertains himself. He'll play with Micah or pal around with his buddy Abby but for the most part he does his own thing. Micah loves to join in. He is finally working on 4 teeth. the top two popped through and now we are just waiting for all the others to come in too. So interesting! He also loves the outdoors and plays endlessly in the sand box or will play with a bug that micah found also. They laugh together an do almost everything together.Those two are definitely my two peas in a pod.<3

She's almost 4. I am a bit sad that my baby girl isn't a baby anymore. She enters preschool in the fall. She talks so much and speaks SO WELL! She's so loving towards her brothers and kayleigh. She is my comedian. She makes me laugh all the time and is just a joy to have in my life. She is getting so tall and losing all her leftover baby fat. Such a little lady with such a GREAT sense of humor. I am so excited for her to make new friends and learn new things! The years with her have slipped me by and I cannot truly believe she will be 4. Rest assured folks that if anyone ever messes with Abby, she will hold her own. She can be fiesty and I love that little fire in her. Abigail is still my tomboy and my "I can do anything you can"girl.  Her favorite color is still blue but now she's added pink to the mix. Her little inner girly side is starting to peek through a little and its adorable. She even picked out her own blue skirt. All in all, she's my little mini me. 

   My first princess. My beautiful little kayleigh is a little lady now. Almost 7! Brings tears to my eyes because I still remember the moment when I first laid eyes on my baby. Such a blessing she is. She brought so much happiness and joy into my life. She's vibrant,Beautiful and just wonderful. Of course she's girly which I love. She loves frilly pink things, dresses,heels, makeup and just about anything you can think of thats girly. Kayleigh is very kind and has such a good heart. As do my other kids. I definitely pride myself in knowing I taught my kids manners and how to be a good person. She really is. Although she doesn't like to clean her room, she is the typical 6 1/2 year old sassy pants. She tends to have an attitude at times but she's fairly easy to talk to and teach. She loves her siblings although now she's entering the age that she would rather play by herself than with Abby. I mean,She will play with her, but most often gets aggravated and wants to play alone. Kayleigh is so smart and is doing wonderfully in school. Top of her class in reading/writing and even math. Oh yeah, and she likes a boy!!!!! He apparently likes her too. much troubles and stresses are ahead of me with that! Kayleigh is also about to lose her first tooth. we just looked up the tooth fairy online and she read all about her and is excited to get some money for that tooth!!!!

There you have it. A current update on the most important things in my life. My kids. 
As for me I'm staying way active. Exercising every day, eating healthy and playing with my kids. I hope to update this again soon, hopefully before my boys are 2. ugh, I cant even think about that. 
Thanks for being on this journey with me!!! Here are some pictures of my loves!!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

14 Months and Always on my feet!



 Micah of course is practically nakey after making such a mess!

Max giving me a bday snuggle!

Besides their bday, everything has been ...crazy! It seems after the big day, everything just kept happening at such a fast pace! 

Max is walking! Yes ladies and gents he is everywHERE! Of course with the walking, comes the climbing on high things! I am constantly on my toes with him! He knows how to crawl on his sisters beds, the toilet seat and the couch downstairs. He has no fear. Because of this, he probably gets a boo-boo at least once a day. His teeth (first two) finally popped through. Just a tad bit though and I'm working on them coming all the way out! Grrr, it takes forever! He is still such a snuggler and loves to walk over to me a pop a squat right in my lap.  He communicates alot and can use a fork, straw and even make noises when he wants something. He says a few things and is such a smart boy. One of the cutest things he does is walk up to micah, takes his binky out of his mouth, kisses him and puts it back in. They interact so much I LOVE it!

Micah is almost walking. He's more content crawling, although hes perfectly capable of walking. He does it when I'm "Not looking" . Sneaky boy. He loves to test me to see my reaction. He is definitely a climber too and gets into everything. It;s funny because he'll tell me "danger" and hold his hand out in a stop gesture. He also speaks a few words. Perhaps a few more than Max and he has a temper. Although he is a sweet snuggly boy, if anyone tries to take a toy (especially his brother) he will make a huge deal out of it and hit then throw a tantrum. I'm in the process of teaching him hitting isnt nice. But he seems to think its funny when he bops max in the head. Such a little stinker. He also uses a fork and a straw while eating and communicates with max . they pair up and go everywhere together. However, it never fails that as soon as any music comes on, he'll stand up, stop what he's doing and dance. That is so my kid. 

I have countless videos on my phone of them playing chase with each other and their sisters. I can't get enough of it. Watching all my kids play and laugh is just nine. I guess thats a good word for it. 

Kayleigh is on break. She goes back to school tomorrow. She's finally reached the age of being extremely annoyed at anything and everything Abby does. She wants her own space. They do play well together on some days but they just know how to get under each others skin. As do all siblings. She is growing so fast though and is SO DANG tall! Despite the constant bickering with her sister and the tattling, she is still a sweet little girl. She loves helping fix her brothers food and has started learning how to cook with me :D

Abby- Still fiesty. haha nothing has changed with her minus her height and her crazy hair growing!!! She loves annoying her sister. She thinks its funny and will keep doing it. She is hilarious though and loves making songs that include anything with the word poop...or butt. She has my humor for sure. She is helpful with the boys and loves giving them kisses and love. 

I'm always on my toes. Whether it be pulling a climbing boy down from something, cleaning a trail of toys behind their wake, feeding the kids, playing or cleaning...I almost always have something to do. I've lost weight. None of my pants fit right. Which is good since I've been eating small healthy portions and determined to get to my pre preggy weight. I'm almost there. I'll probably do a vlog on all that soon. Everything else is just gravy. haha. Who says that anymore? 
ANyways, thats an update...I'll leave with some pictures for you to enjoy. Thanks for reading as always and i'll talk with you soon!