Sunday, June 13, 2010

Riley Time

Riley and I went to Swank Farms Grand Opening for 2010 and right here we are on the cow ride. It was quite dusty so I told him to close his eyes.
He played in the bounce house for a couple minutes. He was excited since nobody was in there!
They had face painting, petal carts, big bounce pillow, and free hot dogs!
Riley chose a spider on his hand and did not care to go on the other activities. I couldn't even get him to feed the goats!! Everyone should go check out Swank Farms!!

Ducks at Casa de Fruta. Riley just LOVES going there. This time we went to check out the party area since that's where we are having his 3rd birthday party.

Riley sitting in the caboose.

I need to get better at taking shots of us. I don't look great in this photo, but Riley is a cutie :)

He just LOVES hanging out in the caboose!!

And he LOVES trains!! Lots of fun could be had at Casa de Fruta!!

This day we went to the My Museum in Monterey. I love Monterey!! Riley is playing with the ball machine. It's so cool!!
Riley climbed up the pet playhouse.
They even have a little mini golf area! This one of his favorite spots in the museum.

Check it out:

I really cherish the time I get to spend with this lil' guy!

I love you Riley!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Arm Wrestling Fun

Auntie Tiff arm wrestling Wes. Wesley has been into that lately!!

Kevin & I arm wrestling.......too, too funny

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Visit from Giano!

We have had a few surprise visits from my nephew Giano, and his daddy, aka, Uncle B.!! They have traveled to our house via bike and bike trailer for lil' feller, aka, Giano!! I just LOVE that little guy!! He is such a good boy and always so happy :) In his lil' ride he was set up with water cup, blankie, Mickey Mouse, and his chew of choice for the day, which is in his mouth!!! I love you Giano :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Giving Time

I have a passion for helping others! Anything from watching my cousins kids so that she can pack for their move to making favors for a cousins upcoming wedding. You name it, I love to help with it!! When I was a little girl I remember thinking to myself, when I grow up, I want to help people!!
Through the years I have tried to teach my children the importance of helping. Helping family, helping friends, helping in our community and beyond. One year my boys wrapped hats and gloves and we gave them to the homeless at Christmas time. The boys really enjoyed that!
This year Anthony, my eldest son, and I both volunteered at the fall festival, and also helped out with Small Steps for the second year together. Anthony, Wes(the second born), and I signed up for the give a day get a day for free Disneyland tickets. We gave our time together at the Downtown Hollister Spring Clean-up. The free tickets were just a bonus. My kids know that when we give we don't expect things in return. Good deeds are great!!
I look forward to many more ways I can help & give time :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The box came!

Riley with his gift. Riley got a homemade sticker book and box of stickers!

He loves it :)

Wes with his gift. He got a homemade book that he can use for writing or drawing.

He also loves his gift. In fact, he was so excited, he took it to school.

Anthony with his gift. He got a homemade bulletin board. It looks really cool :)

This box is one of Kuger's amazing origami creations. How did he do this? Some of the others, not shown, are cranes and a butterfly, which is hanging above my desk.

Wes, Anthony, Riley, & Mom with all of our awesome homemade gifts.

Thanks to Kuger & Tiffany who spent a lot of time, energy, and imagination just for us!! We love everything and can't thank you enough :)

I hung my "inspire" above my bench and look at it daily! Love you guys!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Riley showing off his new Tony Hawk outfit! He says "I love Tony Hawk"
Now he's showing me his tech deck(well, it's actually his big brothers, but they don't play with them anymore.)

Uncle Preston's old skateboard~ Riley decided it would be cool to bring it in the house!

Riley is ADDICTED to anything to do with skateboards!!
Here he is playing Tony Hawk's project 8 on the xbox!!

Big brothers helping him with the game. Actually, they all love this game :)
Happy Skateboarding!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Done backtracking!!

Yay, I finally caught up!! That wasn't easy. I should've started in on out is current activity with the Silva's!! Follow freely :)

Park Day

Riley at the park. This is the first time he asked me to not help him climb up. He's getting soooo big, soooo fast!!
Pushing his finger skateboard down the slide.

Those metal slides sure are bright! My sweetie pie who is not big on pictures, posing!
The day at the park was supposed to be filled with a picnic, fun throwing the football and frisbee and we did do those things, but were there about 1 1/2 hours longer than I had expected. Long story short, a boy was stuck on the other side of the school courtyard and we had to call Dad to come help! Dad to the rescue :)
Riley was so cute~ Thanks for the picnic Mom! I'll go help that boy Mom! What a sweetie :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mini Golf

Neptunes Kingdome~ Beach Boardwalk
Took Riley for a treat while the older boys were mini golfing. Last time I took Anthony~ I won!!
This time, Wes won!! Yay Wesman!!

Riley went on some rides. He had a blast :)

Riley on the batmobile!!


Anthony, Riley & Wes on Easter morning.
Dad took lots of pictures of the boys in our backyard while I was working. Don't they look handsome?

Precious Giano, (my nephew), Grandpa, Uncle Brian, & Tia Nae.
Easter lunch at Uncle Joe & Tia Fran's house!

Well I'm off work now! I have worked Easter for the last ten years at least.
Dad, Wes, Mom, Riley, Anthony, and Grandpa.
Poor Grandma was home sick with flu.....yuck!
Me & my angel face :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Vet's Easter Egg Hunt!

Riley was not quite sure what to think about all this. There were a lot of kids and he wanted me right there next to him the whole time. It was crazy.....all the eggs were gone in seconds, seriously!!
On the way out of the field, Riley thought it would be cool to collect rocks...haha!

Grandma took Wesley over to his hunt (they were at the same time). Thanks Grandma!!
Wes & Riley waiting in line for their prizes. Some of the eggs had $1 written on them. Wes had two and Riley had one. They really enjoyed the egg hunt! Thanks to the Veterans who put this on every year....and I mean every year. I was talking with a friend and she said she rememebers coming when she was a little girl!! Not quite sure what year they started it, but it's awesome!!

Coloring Easter Eggs!

Riley wanted to color his egg pink first.
He had so much fun coloring his eggs. He likes mixing the colors too!

The older brothers were not that into it this year, but still colored some. While they waited for the eggs to change color, they would play soccer.
You are never too old to color eggs :)

Garden Day :)

Anthony unloading the veggies. He is also wondering why I am taking pictures. Of course he knows that I LOVE taking pictures!!
Riley wanted to help unload too!! My little helper :)
He's wearing Wesley's boots. Can you tell they are on the wrong feet....hahaha! Dad & Wes measuring out the space.

Riley putting soil down by the tomatoe plant.
Wes helping plant the peppers. He wanted to help, but couldn't stand still while Dad was digging the holes, so we had him come over right at the last minute.

Can you tell that I am so excited.....I have always wanted a garden. Now, let's see if we can not only keep them alive but help them to thrive so that we can enjoy our "Silva Salsa" that Kev makes. It is sooooo yummy :) I do not have a green thumb, so stay tuned for garden updates.

My sweet Riley :) (Mar.)

Riley posing for the camera. He never does that for me. Doesn't like taking photos too much. This night he was digging it :)