Monday, April 26, 2010

Grandma Lynn & Papa Ramirez Birthday

Mark and Lynn Birthday both falls on April 25th. This year they came down for the weekend to take Christopher to kids fish day. On Sunday we traveled back to Corning to have a BBQ with the Family. Christopher helped make Mark a birdhouse and Lynn a picture frame. We also made a Chocolate cake for them after the votes were tallied from Faceboook. It was a great weekend. made a simple dinner on Friday and then went to dinner at Cool Hand Luke's on Saturday night. Mark and Jaime has Double shots of Patron. Need i say more me and Jaime never made it to the movies. But we still had a great time. But Sunday morning Mark wanted to go eat the the Rancho San Miguel. Christopher enjoyed his bowl of Menudo, has you can see. The only regret i have is not taking a picture of all of us at Lynn and Marks Sunday night at the BBQ. We always say we are going to and then never do. Happy Birthday hope you enjoyed it all.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Kids Fish Day 2010: Christopher

This year on April 24th, 2010 it was Eastman's turn to host KFD. Christopher was a little older, and he had alot of fun. Grandma and Papa Ramirez came down for their birthday weekend to help take Christopher out to Eastman Lake to help him learn about fishing. But Kids Fish Day is also about water safety. I think it is a great thing that the Corp does. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to fish as well as participate in various water safety activities. A Free lunch is served and lots of door prizes. Christopher won a $10 gift card this year to walmart. Alyson did some sing this year too.

Kids Fish Day 2010 Eastman Lake: Park Rangers

Angela getting ready for the kids to invade her space with the free water safety material
Alyson looking busy. She also did some singing today

Look at the smile on his face. It must be that hundreds showed up for his event

Angela - Alyson - Jaime

Ranger's Angela and Jaime hold down the fort at the Water Safety Truck

The Wife gets a shot with her Favorite Park Ranger

Life at the Lake would be boring with out the students Sergio and Chuy

Ranger Ramirez and Volunteer Steve Berry. We are luck to have met Steve out in NM at Conchas Dam. He came all the way out here to see Jaime and Alyson

The Ranger's who made Kids Fish Day happen.

Hey there are those 2 students again, showing up for a free lunch.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sierra Lanes Bowling: Christopher first time

One April 17th, 2010 we took Christopher on his first bowling trip. We went with our friend Alyson, her boyfriend Russ; his 2 children, and our friend Angela. He just loved it. We didnot know what it except from the evening, but as soon as he say the balls and the lanes, his little eyes lite up. We will be going again soon. Christopher was bowling with a 6 lb ball, but wanted the 8lb ball because it was orange. He kept saying Mama ball to big. It was so cute. He gave daddy a big high 5 when he bowled his first strike.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Before I Was A Mom

Before I was a Mom
I never knew what sacrifice was.
I didn't question my every action.
I never prayed so hard.

Before I was a Mom
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom
I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put them down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rainy Day Outside Play

It sure has been raining like crazy in the Central Valley this year. The Fresno River finally has water in it. It is a dry river that runs through Madera. There has been alot of rainy day activities. Usually the sun will come out in between the down pours. On this day Christopher wanted to push his trucks through all the flooded water. He was completely soak after he came in. But he did have alot of fun.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring Days at the Park

Everyday that i wake up, i see alittle more of Christopher in me and Jaime . Christopher enjoys being independent and free. He enjoys the out doors and being able to run free.
He always has a smile on his face, and it makes me happy to be his mother. That does not mean he is alway doing what he is told though. LOL He has his own little mind, and god has given him his own soul.

He warms my heart and fills my days with happiness, along with alot of house work and cleaning. sometimes it is overwhelming, but i try to think positive. He may be my baby forever, but i need to cherish the days that i have with him.

Im looking forward to watching him grow and be his own little person. Im looking forward to the days he is in school. Playing Sports, making friends, and enjoying life. I hope he will make wonderful memories. Just as his father and i did growing up.

We will try to give him all the opportunity that we can. I love you

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

This year Easter was so much fun. Christopher enjoyed coloring eggs and decorating them. He also enjoyed baking some cupcakes for daddy's work. The weather was not that great, so the morning of Easter before daddy headed to work we did a hunt in the house. Christopher could not get enough of hiding the eggs and finding them. He loved his bouncing bunny from grandma Lynn and his car bucket from grandma Peggy. That evening we went out to Eastman Lake. We got there just before the rain came. For one more quick hunt. Every year is a new adventure with this boy. I look forward to every Easter. This year by far his favorite book and TV show at Easter time was "The Chocolate Chicken" a max and ruby favorite. Christopher and I enjoyed taking these pictures together and just laughing. There are always so many to pick from

Easter 2010 Activites