Friday, November 19, 2010

Halloween Palooza

Ok, I know it's been Halloween on my blog for two months now, but I couldn't not talk about our fun week. And yes I do mean week of celebrating. I LOVE that we have enough parties around Halloween that my kids get to wear their costumes several times. I do have to say, I think mine were the cutest two kids ever!

Halloween always starts with the decorating of pumpkins. We bought our pumpkins early in the month, but waited till the day before Halloween to carve them. Ashton would ask us everyday when we would carve the pumpkins, needless to say he was so excited when the day finally arrived. He was a huge helper and was so patient waiting for me to cut it out. We let Ashton pick the design for both him and Kaylynn. I carved Ashton's while Aaron carved Kaylynn's. I think they turned out great and Ashton had fun helping and that's all that really matters.

Our first party was at Ashton's preschool. He was so excited to wear his costume to school. Most of the kids dressed up and they even got a bag full of candy. Our next party was the Trunk or Treat held at our church. This year is was our entire stake so their were literally hundreds of cars to trick or treat at. It was fun to walk around and watch Ashton trick or treat. He got so much candy that our plastic pumpkin was actually full.

The next morning (which was actually Halloween) I decided to pack the kids in the car and go to down to my sisters for her Halloween party. Ashton had the next few days off of school and so I thought a quick trip down to San Diego was over due. My sister did a great job and threw a wonderful party. Ashton had so much fun playing with Ryan and Jayne was a fantastic witch. I loved being able to visit and loved that our kids got to celebrate together. Our trip went fast, but it was the perfect way to end our Halloween celebration. We took tons of pictures, but these are just my top picks.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Just want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween from our family to yours. Halloween is always an all weekend event for us so there will be lots of pictures coming soon!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

October is one of Ashton's favorite months because this is when there is the pumpkin patch. Not only is there cool pumpkins to look at, but there are huge slides to ride as well. For ten months he has been asking where the pumpkins went. Then in September they started setting up and he was so excited because he knew what was coming. Then finally they opened during the first week of October. I knew we had to go right away as Ashton has been waiting all year for this moment. We decided to take him right after school one day as a surprise. It was the perfect time because no one was there and Ashton got to do the obstacle course and slide over and over again without having to wait in line. After a few times by himself he decided that mommy should come with him and then it was daddy's turn. I realized a short time after that I had totally skinned up my elbow from the slide (now I have a little scare to remind me of the fun we had :)). Since then, Ashton asks me every time we drive by if we can do the pumpkin slide. He is just so darn cute I might just have to give in one more time before its gone for the year.

Aaron and Ashton racing through the course together (Ashton was winning till the end).

Ashton's pouty face because he used up all his tickets and it was time to go.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Funny Kids

I feel like my kids are constantly doing things that make me laugh. Several months ago I was teaching Ashton his full name and how old he is. I said your name is Ashton Mohler and mommies name is Tiffany Mohler and daddy's name is Aaron Mohler. So for weeks he called me Tiffany Mohler instead of mommy and he called Aaron Daddy Mohler. I then tried to teach him his middle name. I said your name is Ashton Aaron Mohler. He looked at me and said ok Ashton Daddy Mohler. I couldn't help but laugh. He still has a hard time understanding that his middle name is daddy's first name.

Another day we were sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast. Ashton was talking back to me and I said don't be sassy and eat your breakfast. He says I'm not sassy I'm Ashton Mohler. Again I couldn't help but smile at him. He is such a good sport and has a pretty funny sense of humor. He is very imaginative and creative. He has given all his cars personalities and has even made some of them mommies and some daddies and some kids. I always hear him talking and each toy has a character. He is fun to watch.

Kaylynn has just been growing so fast. She truly is my angel baby. For the most she goes with the flow. I feel really lucky that she has been sleeping through the night at an early age. Recently she started waking up in the middle of the night because she is teething and it reminds me how lucky I am on the regular nights. I feel like she is doing everything early. She has been smiling and laughing since she was two days old. She started rolling over at four months and now she is a roley poley. She is even scooting a little bit and is able to get all over. We are working on sitting up and she is getting so close.
The other night I had Kaylynn on the floor underneath her canopy of toys. She decided that they weren't as fun as her brother's toy so she was on the move. She followed Ashton all around the family room. She wanted to be right next to him, playing with whatever he had. It was so cute to watch. It was a great chance to teach Ashton how to share. Kaylynn is also learning how to hold her own bottle. I pump a lot so that it's easier to feed her when we are running around. I had her in my lap and was holding her bottle for her. She grabbed it with both of her hands so I positioned them in the right spot. She fed herself the entire bottle without dropping it once. She is so strong and is learning new things every day.
Ashton and Kaylynn are adorable together. They both think the other one is so funny. One night at the dinner table they looked at each other and started laughing. They laughed at each other for twenty minutes straight. The truly love each other and I know that they will have so much fun together the older Kaylynn gets. Ashton has been wanting to hold her a lot lately and actually wants to play with her.
*Doesn't she look precious, truly my little Angel*

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Mom's Creations

My Mom is an amazing seamstress. She can pretty much make anything and everything. She has been sewing up a storm lately and luckily Kaylynn has been reaping the benefits :). She has made a dress, bloomers, shoes, and a quilt for her. Even though we have been using them all over and over again, I finally got a picture of her in all of them together. Everything is so adorable! She did an amazing job and I hope she knows how much I appreciate her and her talents. I had to post lots of pictures because Kaylynn was smiling so cute. I also did close ups of each item. I love them all and so does Kaylynn. Thanks mom for the wonderful goodies, keep 'em coming!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Date Night

Aaron and I don't get the opportunity to go out very often as just the two of us. So when we were invited to the Air Force Ball last night, I of course said yes! I asked Travis and Jaclyn to babysit and they were nice enough to say yes. I was so excited to go and then we found out that they had sold out of tickets. Aaron and his boss Vaughn decided that we should go out for a night on the town instead. They made reservations at a restaurant and bought tickets to a show. The day before our date, we found out that they got four tickets for us to go to the ball. As fun as it would be, we decided to keep our dinner and a show plans.

We went to this amazing restaurant called Craftsteak. It was honestly the best food we have ever had. Every bite was followed with an hummm and a wow. Everything melted in your mouth. Of course food this good comes with a price :). It was one of those once in a lifetime dinners, but was worth every penny. After dinner we went and saw the show Ka. It was one of those acrobatic shows and it was pretty amazing. I'm not usually a fan of these kind of shows, but it was pretty amazing. The stage actually moved and people were flying through the air. It was a really fun date and it was nice to have a night to our selves. Thank you Travis and Jaclyn for watching our babies so we could have such a wonderful evening!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ashton's First Day at School

In the previous post I talked about the Child Find Program. Well through all the testing we did all summer, Ashton qualified to be in the program for his speech. They decided they wanted to place him in a regular preschool so that he could emulate the other students speech and then he would meet with a speech therapist once a week. We waited for several weeks to find out where he was place and finally we found out it was Bunker Elementary School. He has 4 teachers and is in a class with about 25 other kids. Ashton absolutely LOVES school and can't wait to go every day. He has made a huge improvement on his speech. I'm sure a lot of has to do with the fluid being gone, but none the less I know the program is working. He has amazing teachers and I am very impressed with the program. I feel very blessed that he qualified and that we were able to get this help and diagnose his allergies. I hope he always loves school this much! His teachers really enjoy him and tell me how wonderful he is and how much they enjoy having him. I am happy he is doing so well and has adjusted to his new class, teacher, and classmates.
*P.S. We had a follow up hearing screen and Ashton has impeccable hearing, better than normal!

Saying Good Bye to Tank/Ashton's Allergies

This last month we had to say goodbye to our wonderful dog Tank. A few months ago I told the doctor that I was concerned about Ashton's speech. He told us about the Child Find program which is an early intervention program for any learning delays or disabilities. I took him for the initial screening and she wanted to do a full set of tests called the DIAL assessment. Through this process I was told that Ashton had fluid in both of his ears and since I was concerned about his speech, I should have his hearing checked. Of course I went right away and was told that he had fluid in his ears which was causing hearing loss. I then took him to the pediatrician to see what we could do. We talked for a while and a thought came to mind. I told the doctor he had been sniffing a lot, but I thought it was a nervous tick because there was nothing behind the sniffing. She said that she bet he had allergies. So for a month we put him on allergy medicine and sure enough he got better. Once we realized it was allergies, I had him tested for the most common allergies. It turns out that he was a category 2 allergy to dogs and a category 1 allergy to Bermuda grass and cats. Knowing this information we made the decision to find a new home for Tank. It was really sad letting him go, we loved him and Ashton was crazy about him. I told Ashton that I found him a bigger yard to play in. HE asked me everyday for weeks where his dog Tank was. It was hard, but Ashton's health comes first. Hopefully he will grow out of it someday, but for now we are just dog free.

Just Because

Every once in a while, husbands get great ideas. Aaron loves to surprise me with flowers every once in a while. I LOVE these days! I love being surprised and I love that he is sweet. These flowers are gorgeous and I enjoyed them everyday. Thank you honey, I hope you know I appreciate you and all you do too! Love You.


I have always said that I couldn't wait for Ashton to turn five so that I could sign him up for T-Ball. I started wondering if there was a league that started T-Ball early. I started researching online and emailing around. Finally I found the National Youth Sports (NYS) league. They had a beginner team for ages 3-4. I was so excited that I signed Ashton up right away. I told Krystle about it and she signed Luke up and requested that they be on the same team. So in September we started going to our first practices.

The kids had no idea what was going on, but they loved to hit the ball and run around the bases. Then they all wanted to catch and throw the ball. Our first game was hilarious. I think most the kids just wanted to bat and when they were in the outfield, a lot of them were just playing in the dirt. The coach started working on their in fielding and a few games later, the entire team would be chasing each ball. Needless to say we had lots of collisions, but it was better than everyone playing in the dirt. Each week they are getting better and better. Right now, Ashton goes for every ball so our next lesson is letting other kids have a turn, but I love that he is going for it and having fun. Eventually they will get the idea of the game :).

These pictures are of their first practice and their first game. Ashton and Luke have so much fun together. I can't wait to sign them up for next season and see how they progress.