Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Boutique Sale...

I have several things left over from my boutique and in an effort to keep them out of a box in my garage I am selling all of them for up to 1/2 off. So if there's something you had you're eye on but held back- here is your chance to grab it!

These prices are only for the items already made.
Shipping rates apply if not local- ranges 5-10.00 for shipping

Examples of awesome prices--
All pre-made tiles- 6.00
Pre-made Shower blocks- 6.50
Pre-made Stackables- 13.00

Please check out my website kyssigns.com under "boutique sale" to see all items available. Happy discount shopping!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dear Ashton,

Dear Ashton,

You will always have a special place in my hear. You bring adventure, imagination and love into my life. Although you're mischievousness and endless energy often times drive me nutty, they are also the things I adore about you and the things that make you.... you. You always have something to say and think that you can negotiate about everything and end up getting your way. You always have a plan and an agenda. You remember every comment I make and any activity we do. You have a fun sense of humor and always make other people laugh and smile. I love being your mother and can't imagine life without you. I always look forward to the silly things that come out of your mouth. You are as creative and energetic as they come. I love seeing you grow and seeing what a good, big boy you are turning into. But at the same time- how I miss my intense little baby boy who always had to be bounced to sleep and loved to go outside. Please stop growing up so fast.

Your Mom

Ashtons birth-week

Ashton had quite the celebration for his sixth b.day. I told him he might never have another birthday as cool as this one. We started out the festivities with him and I going to Disneyland together. Tera and I did this for her b.day and it was so nice spending one on one time with her that I decided we would make it a tradition; Mom always doing something with the birthday boy or girl. So Ashton and I went and we had soo much fun. He is tall enough to go on most of the big kid rides so we went on roller coasters and on Indiana Jones. He is very brave.
He felt so special being with just mom. He skipped every where we went and kept hugging my leg. It was a special time with my little boy and I will always remember it. We raced up Tarzan's tree house two times. he is so fast! He wore me out.

At Indiana Jones. I thought he would be afraid (because I am a little afraid of it) But he was so brave. I got close to him and kept saying "it's okay it's not real." Finally he got annoyed with me and said " I know mom. I am not scared, you are."

Then, the day before his b.day the whole family went down and stayed the night in Carlsbad. The kids love staying at motel's. They watched some TV and went in the hot tub.

The next morning (Ashton's actual b.day) we went to McDonald's, Ashton's favorite breakfast place. He loves the hash browns, the yogurt parfaits and the sausage mcgriddles. He planned out everything he wanted to eat during his birthday (week) it was cute. When we were talking about what a good b.day he was going to have he said "I know because I am going to have the yummiest food."
After a nice light (ha) breakfast at McDonald's, we went to LEGO LAND and Sea life aquarium. The kids had a blast. It is perfect for their age. And Ashton is very into Lego's so it was really neat for him.

This was the place you could build your car from Lego's and race them against others. Ashton and Tera loved this place.

Ashton and I went on the biggest roller coaster there together. It had one big drop off and Ashton was a little nervous about it. We went down the big hill (it was at the beginning) and he said "does this only go around once?" I told him yes and he seemed relieved. But then by the end of the ride he said "I wish it went around twice." When we got out we went and looked at the picture that was taken during the steep hill. I was yelling in it and Ashton had a terrified look on his face. We both laughed and he said "I am embarrassed about that picture. Let's not tell Dad." I love the things this little boy says.

The next day was Ashton's b.day party with all of his little buddies. I don't know if it is jut me but I always am surprised at how crazy birthday parties are. You'd think I would know what to expect by now, but they always end and I think "Wow. That was crazy." This party was no exception, but Ashton and his buddies had a good time.

Here he is opening the presents. The presents consisted mostly of weapons, bakugans and Legos. The present opening was one crazy ripping and tearing and I wasn't able to enforce good manners and appropriate thank you's as I would have liked to do. So those who came please accept this big THANK YOU!!

He kept getting a little crowded from the kids trying to view the present opening and he would tell everyone to back up and he kept moving places but the kids kept following him because they wanted to see too. Finally one of us little buddies, Eli yelled at everyone to "Give him some space." It was adorable.
Ashton requested GI Joe brownies. Ashton does not like cake (like his mommy) so requested brownies with ice cream, chocolate and Carmel sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles. He was very particular. For snacks at his party he requested sausage, pringles and strawberries with powdered sugar. I of course provided these odd snacks- happy to cater to my boys weird desires.
Kim is such a great Friend. She helped out by painting each kids face. I think there were at least 20 kids whose faces she painted. She's such a good sport.
All the kiddos.
The GI Joe Pinata.
And Ashton had to have Panda Express orange chicken (his absolute fave) Nana sent him money so he could take us out to lunch there.
Love you Ash! Thanks for being our boy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Little Bakers...

I found these little aprons and chef hats at the dollar store. I was excited to show Tera. The second I showed her she asked "What are we going to make?" So, we whipped up a batch of rainbow chip cookies. The kids love helping mix, frost and lick the egg beaters of course.

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I thought it would be a great idea to put Mazz in the kitchen sink for a bath while I cleaned up the kitchen a bit, and while she thoroughly enjoyed being in the sink, I wasn't able to get much down for a few reasons-
1. I kept watching her
2. When I would watch her I wanted to take pictures her.
3. She kept standing up and I'd have to tell her to sit down.
4. She wouldn't sit down sometimes so I'd have to go over and put her on her bum.
5. When she was sitting down she would drink from the faucet and start choking on the water.
So, if you think putting your baby in the kitchen sink for a bath will help you get things accomplished... you are probably wrong. But you'll probably bet some cute pictures. I love this little ones personality!

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Visit from Grandma and Grandpa

Matt's parents came down to visit for a week. The kids love having them around to play with and Mom loves having the extra help and company. We had a nice visit just spending time together. Thanks Larry and Peggy for making the long journey to So-cal to see us! We will see you at Christmas. I will try not to let little Mazz grow up too much in the mean-time.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

New pics...

I am thinking of this ensamble to re-do the family pictures in my window pane... but am gonna try to get a better family photo. Matt and I will be working on our smiles. What do you think??
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Love this...

Sarah took our family pics this week- she is sooo talented. Love the ones of the kids-
Unfortunatley Matt and I hopped in for the family ones and seem to have ruined all of them. Just had to share this picture though.
Thanks Sarah! Sorry we were so terribly un-photogenic that day! This picture is priceless for me..

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Thanks Katie for my new do! I was excited to get rid of the orange hair and am loving the dark brown and red! I always feel a bit like a teenager when I take pictures of myself but having a baby in them reminds me I am very not in high school anymore.

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