Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Kyecen

Kyecen is 3!!!
I can't believe that he is three years old already!!!

He decided that he wanted a Buzz Lightyear and Woody party...and mommy went crazy trying to make it happen : ) Here is the result!
Alien cookies to go on top of our cupcakes and take to school for Birthday snack!

My Original batch of cupcakes...for some reason the frosting "melted" off  when they were left on the counter for the afternoon : ( 
My Buzz Lightyear Space Ship!!! and Alien cupcakes : ) (the ones that survived)

Kyecen woke up the morning of his birthday to his cake, presents and balloons!

Kyecen's Birthday Party at Peter Piper Pizza! (now minus all the cupcakes...the remainder of cupcakes were accidentally knocked on the floor, so much for my cupcakes!)

Playing games at Peter Piper Pizza!

Racing the motorcycle with Hunter, they're both so focused..

Ski ball...Kyecen style (he cheated just a little, still didn't do too good though...)

Playing Galactica with Rob, going old school!

We're singing Happy Birthday to YOU! 

Darn that candle won't blow out...

it's on fire again...shhh, mommy bought trick candles

We finally got the candles blown out so we could eat cake!

Dylan and Hunter

Stacie and Maddie!

Kyecen and Papa!

The inside of my cake : ) it's the little things in life that make me happy!

So excited to open presents! This time around he really got the concept of opening everything and "reading" cards. So fun to watch!


Buzz Lightyear Blaster Gun!

He opened them all by himself! 

An airplane!

Maddie had fun with a used to be so simple!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KYECEN!!! You're now 3!!!

Happy Birthday from us!
Mallory, Rob and the Birthday Boy!


Kyecen started school this month..aaghh!
He is such a big kid! I know it's only preschool and it's only 2 days a week for 2 hours a day...but he is my little man and he's starting school like a big kid!
Such a proud little boy with his backpack!

Kyecen and Mommy!

Kyecen and Rob!

Happy Learning,
Kyecen, Mal and Rob

French Onion Soup : )

French Onion Soup
It was delicious!
We found a yummy recipe...and Rob modified a little : ) 

Sautee 2-3 White Onions in Butter (3TBSP) until soft and starting to brown,
add into hot crock pot with 3 TBSP of Flour, 1TBSP Worcestershire Sauce, 1 tsp Sugar, 1/4 tsp Pepper, and 4 Cans Beef Broth...cook on low heat 7-9 hours until onions are very tender!

I found these cool Crock Mugs!
We filled them with the soup and topped them with a slice of French Bread and Provolone, put it in the oven for a couple minutes to get a good melt...and Ta Da! Delicious!

Happy Eating!
Rob, Mal and Kyecen

Monday, August 6, 2012

Feeling Grateful : ) and Happy!

So feeling very emotional today…and being so grateful for all of the amazing people in my life.

First of all my son, Kyecen is such an amazing, smart, funny, snuggly little boy. I cannot believe that he is going to be 3years old this month! And, he started preschool today! To big too fast! I don't know where the time has gone but I know that he is the best thing that ever happened to me and he makes me grateful for life every day. I am so excited for him and all the adventures he is going to have this next year, learning and growing…and causing trouble!

Second, my parents. They are the best grandparents in the world! Kyecen is spoiled rotten! They are his "Best Friends"!  He loves spending time with them and most of the time doesn't want to come home because their house is more fun! But, I am spoiled rotten too! I have free babysitters anytime I need, I can go to work and not worry that he isn't getting the best care. They spoil my son! I believe that over the years we have become friends, we can hang out and have dinner, shop, or talk about life. But they are also the most supportive and helpful people I know. They support me and let me know I am a good mom, they tell me that it is possible to have the career I want, and they have supported me even when I haven't made the best decisions.  I would be lost without them.

Rob. I love him. What an amazing man. He loves me. He loves my son too.  It is great to be loved, but as a single mom to find that man that loves your kid too is the greatest thing in the world. He is an amazing dad! He is patient, he disciplines, he snuggles, he teaches, he loves him! I'm not sure where I thought I would be now, but I never thought I would find this man. This has been another great blessing in my life. He keeps me stable/sane, he wants to take care of this family we are building, he helps me keep the house clean! 
He too is supportive of me, of my hopes and dreams, and my crazy ideas! I would be lost without him too!

Rob's parents! They are amazing too! I've gotten a couple opportunities to spend time with them and have fallen in love with his family too! (and Florida!) They are supportive of Rob in everything he does, which extends to me and Kyecen too! The old wives tale that men marry someone that is like their mothers is funny, but true…when we visited Florida we found that Lynne and I are very much alike : ) and many times "in stereo" made fun of Rob, answered him, etc…he was not happy about this! What a great trip! (I promise I will blog about this soon!) I love the beach, don't hate the weather, and I got to spend quality time with Rob's mom! 

Of course, I love my job. I guess not of course, I have had many jobs that I do not love…some that I have even not liked. But this one I love! I love that it is in the event industry, that it is flexible so that I can take care of my family, and most of all I love that the family I work for has become family!

I can also say grateful for another birthday, we won't talk numbers, but grateful for another year that I have gotten to spend being a mommy, spending time with my family. Spent learning, loving, growing, and hopefully being able to share who I am and what I know with people that have learned and grown from me.

Okay, I guess I will end my rant here : ) I was just feeling a little overwhelmed today and thought I'd share.  I hope that everyone else has as many people that love and support them and a life they feel grateful for!

So Grateful,