As a stay at home Mom most of our outings involve spending time playing at the park. This last weekend we went to check out someplace new that a friend had recommended- Oso de Oro in Fresno, CA. We had lots of fun and loved that there was plenty of space to let our little guy to run around without worrying about traffic.
So this last week we all had a cold and were feeling really cruddy. After a long day with my boy, my husband told me to go relax in a hot tub for a bit. I came out to see that, unbeknownst to my husband, our son had "redecorated" his room. I shook my head and walked past it, too tired to care at that moment. When I walked back through the house I found this... All of them in the room trying to pick it up a bit. I realized how lucky I am, even with life's little disasters I get to spend my days with these two (and the dogs too). Life is not about perfection it is about the mess that you go through along the way. Have a wonderful week!
My kid doesn't seem to fear anything. This week we made a trip up north to the Dublin/ Pleasanton area to visit a friend. We stopped at a playground to get rid of some pent up energy and he noticed some older boys climbing on the rocks. Being my child, he ran full throttle towards them and made his way about half-way up before turning to look at me (I was climbing up behind him in case he slipped). I told him maybe we should try the slide instead; for once he listened to me. This new climbing phase is going to add some more gray... I can feel it! Have a wonderful week!
Many think of today as a hallmark holiday. I think of it as a day to celebrate the love around you. I will be spending my day with my little valentine, my son, and making a special steak dinner for my husband. Nothing too fancy just dinner and a movie (that isn't Disney or Pixar if we're lucky!).
This last week I went to visit my Grandfather who is currently residing in a rehab hospital. It's been a long six months since his fall. I wish I could say that he is back to his former self, however, I can say that the love that he and my Grandmother share is the same. He can't always say it, but I know she can feel it. Their love story is 65+ years in the making. It started with a letter to former classmate who was at war. I'm not sure why my Grandmother chose to write to him (I need to remember to ask her next time I visit), but I'm glad she did. My Grandfather once told me that when he read that letter and looked at that pretty girls picture he knew what he was going to do when and if he got home... marry her. My Grandmother, unaware of my Grandpa's intentions, had other plans- she was going to become a nun. Luckily for me he changed her mind. They married in 1948,had five children (one of them is my Dad), worked hard in their orchards and watched their family grow. They are now Grandparents to 13 and Great-Grandparents to 19, with another great-grandchild expected later this year.
Long before I met my husband, I once asked my Grandpa what the secret was to a long marriage. He told me, "The secret is to take it one day at a time and it will just add up. It sounds simple, because it is... you just have to take it day by day." I always remember this advice, especially on the days when everything seems to go wrong even more when everything is going right. Happy Valentines Day to you and yours!
My Grandfather, Luis (left) coming home from WWII in 1946 and my Grandmother, Marie (right) at home in rural Central California
Grandma caring for Grandpa earlier this week
My little guy is going through another growth spurt. Suddenly he can reach lots of things on counters, turn on light switches and all sorts of other fun stuff. He is no longer a baby (well, he'll forever be MY baby) and well into his toddler stage and he is always busy.
I've made it to week five! I hope I can keep this up. This weeks images are a constant theme in our house. I'm in another room cleaning, dusting, bathing... whatever; and in runs my naked child. This kid hates clothes. Drives me crazy! And now to go find his clothes. Have a wonderful week!
Hi, I'm Melissa. I am a wife, mother, step-mother, Gigi (step-grandma) and a photographer. I started out as the family member always asked to bring my camera along and it has turned into my life dream. I just love being able to capture moments for others that they can always cherish.This is my little corner to share my sessions, projects, and a little piece of our daily life. Thanks for stopping by!