Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Eve!

Like a lot of the years in the past, Gerardo will be on duty this year on Christmas Day. So we had 'our' Christmas on Christmas Eve!
Lilly with all her gifts...she is really into Zhu-Zhu Pets this she got A LOT of them!
Jacob is pretty much obsessed with WWE wrestling, so he got a lot of wrestlers & a big wrestling ring. But his favorite gift of the evening was a new T-Mobile Touch Screen Cell Phone!!

I got spoiled this year usual! LOL! My hunny got me a Keirug One Cup Coffee Maker & perfume from Victoria's Secret, Escada & Dior!!!!

Aaron got so many of his favorite things! He loves to draw so he got an art set & a lot of Yo Gabba Gabba & Wonder Pets building blocks!!
We had a lot of fun and we are so blessed this Holiday Season!!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our Christmas Tree....

Here is our tree this year with some of our presents under it!! I am so exhausted from wrapping presents...I need a nap..LOL!! We are truly having one of the best, most blessed Christmas's that we have EVER had!! We are so lucky that Gerardo has such a wonderful career & we are able to get our children pretty much everything that their little heart's desire!! Pretty soon we will hopefully move into a bigger & better house, (as soon as this house sells)...and our children will have an even more blessed, happy life!! Thanks to God for all he has given us!!!
Our kiddos under the tree...Lilly, Aaron, Jacob & Spike!! They are so excited for Christmas, they can barely contain themselves...LOL!! What a wonderful Holiday Season we are having!!!

Click HERE to see all the pictures of our Christmas Tree!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

We Love L.A.

These are some pictures from our last trip to Los Angeles. We decided to drive around & 'sight-see' some of Hollywood & we ran into a few places & things that we definitely don't have around here!

There are SO many signs with advertisements for movies and t.v. shows! I loves seeing all of these! Some of them are really big and extravagant...and some are just billboards like this one for "House".
Gerardo was dying to visit "Pink's", a world famous Hot Dog stand in Hollywood, but after we saw the HUGE line, we decided not to stop! Maybe next time!

This one caught us by surprise, but when we were driving down one of the streets we ran into Kat Von D's tattoo shop "High Voltage" that is shown on her t.v. show "LA Ink"...we should have stopped by for some 'ink'..LOL..!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

These pictures are from over 1 year ago, but they are just so cute...I had to make an album for them!! Especially when I see how much the kiddos have grown in the past year!!

My Princess Lilly's 5th Bday....

I can't believe that 5 years have already gone by. I can't even remember how life was before we had the most beautiful girl in the world in our life! You bring us so much joy! We love you so much! I am so proud to be your mom, you are super smart, witty & wonderfully funny! I can't wait to spend many, many more years with you!!!
Lilly had the BEST 5Th Birthday that she could possibly have had! She was surrounded by so many people that truly, truly LOVE her! Happy Birthday Princess Lilly, we love you!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Our Trip to Morro Bay....

In August 2009 we took a Chavoya Family Vacation to Morro Bay! It was wonderful, relaxing, fun, adventurous..all of the above!!

It was the first time we had been on vacation all together as a family with all of the children! All together was my mom, my dad, my sisters Cindy & Sharon, my foster bro & sis Gilbert and Angelica, my little sisters Martina & Kimberlyn, My kids Jacob, Lilly and Aaron, and of course, our dog Spike!!

We had an awesome time! We spent a lot of time in Morro Bay, but we also visited San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach & Avila Beach.

I got some awesome pictures...


Monday, November 16, 2009

Our Trip to Monterey...

Last weekend we were on our way to Monterey when I decided I would like to go to the Gilroy Outlets & go shopping instead....of course, my wonderful hubby took me to Gilroy instead & we had a wonderful time shopping for Jacob, Aaron & a little bit for Lilly!!
So, this weekend, we had to make up for our loss, so we decided to make our way alllll the way to Monterey!!...We wanted to take the kiddos to the Aquarium. We asked Yolanda if we could take Cousin Michelle with us and she said YES!...We were very happy to have Michelle along for the trip!!! She helped me with the babies & with my shopping..LOL..
It was a short weekend get-a-way...but it was really jam-packed with excitement & fun! We went to Fisherman's Wharf twice, we went to the beach, we went to explore the tide pools, we went to The Aquarium & Cannery Row...we had AWESOME food..and fun!!
I will post pics soon...I got some GREAT pics of the sea life at the aquarium...and the kiddos!!...It was fun and relaxing to get out of town for the weekend!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Yvette's Quince

Me & my beautiful niece!!
One of the best pictures ever of Gerardo & Noemi! They both look sooo good in this pic!!

Brenda & her main man Ivan.

The Fam...Bren, G, Noemi, Dad Flores & Lil' Red!

Me & my Lillers ready to party!!
Okay, so I am sooooo late getting these pics up on the blog, but at least they are here!! LOL!! We had a really good time at Yvette's Quincenera, it was a very special day!

This is Halloween.....

My Princess Lilly as The Little Mermaid Ariel...she is the PERFECT Princess!

Pablo from the Backyardigans. I tried to get him a different costume, but he just kept pointing & saying "Pablo", he was 'meant' to be Pablo this year!!

We went Trick-Or-Treating in Madera Ranchos as we do every year! It was tons of fun, the kids got tons of candy. And the kids got to go to a few 'haunted' houses!!!

Aaron was so funny, he kept up with the big kids better than Lilly did!! He was determined to go to every house!! He wanted his CANDY & no one was gonna stop him, even if the houses were scary or had scary people jumping out..he didn't care...he just wanted his candy...LOL..!!!

I have to say this was one of the BEST Halloween's that we have EVER had!! For one thing Gerardo was home, so he got to enjoy his kids Trick or Treating. Another thing is Aaron was so funny wanting to go to every house and get candy!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

This is probably my favorite picture ever of my 2 year old Aaron. I love the way he is looking up to the light. I love his smile & his red hair. This is a great picture! It was taken in the Rain forest of the Chaffee Zoo in Fresno, he was having so much fun running around, but he sat for a second to take this picture!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Congrats Gerardo...You're Our Favorite Deputy!!!

5 years ago Gerardo took his Oath to Serve and Protect & became a Deputy Sheriff with San Joaquin County! I remember the day very clearly as I was pregnant with Lilly, and could not attend his Badging Ceremony because I was on bed rest! But a lot of his family members did go, including his mom, which was very special to him!
On this day, 5 years later, we got together to celebrate all of his accomplishments and congratulate him on a job well done! I have to especially thank him for doing all that he does for me and our children. If it wasn't for this job, I would not be able to stay home with the kids and give them the care that I do! Thank you Gerardo for everything you do!!
The Gang is Here!!

The Compadres...


Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Boy Genius

Aaron has discovered playing games online! He used to go on NickJr website to watch videos of his favorite shows, but now he loves to go on the website & play the games.

All of the games are educational & fun. We are VERY surprised how good he is at these games! He can 'point & click' like a pro! He has awesome hand/eye coordination.

This is one of his favorite games: It is a Wonder Pets Alphabet Game. He is really good at it, since he knows all of his alphabet by sight & sound, this game is perfect for him!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Flores Family Pizza Night

Aaron caught playing with Mommy's phone!!
Ivan "mushing" his Mommy's face. Toooo funny!!!

Tia Mimi & Ollin!

My hubby & his Princess. He would DO anything, GET anything, BUY anything for this little girl. She is totally wrapped around his finger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

1st Day of School, 1st Day of School..

Last Wednesday was Lilly's first day of Kindergarten. Since she is only 4 years old and not quite all the way potty-trained, we have decided to home school her for kindergarten and send her to school full-time for 1st grade.

This may not be the decision that some of you might have come up with, but I have to believe that this is best for my princess. She is very young starting Kindergarten and we were just NOT comfortable sending her to public school for Kindergarten to get lost in a class of 35 kids!

She is doing wonderfully so far in homeschooling. We do her homework everyday. Aaron even gets in on the homework, so he's learning too. She is really good about doing her work and she is pretty smart when it comes to the work that she is doing.

Next year she will go to the Lighthouse Christian Academy w/ Jacob, and we will be much more comfortable with her there.

For now, she meets w/ her teacher Mrs.Blackburn once a week to turn in her weekly work that she has done w/ me. This is her on her first day...all dressed up!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Where did that little Red-Headed boy come from???

Papa and his grand kids...
I love this picture of my dad with my children! He will be 69 this year and is still having a fun time with his grand kids!!
I also think it's a great picture because you can see how different all of my children look! Lilly looks mostly like her dad, she has a lot of 'Flores' in her face and in her character.
But, my boys are almost ALL Chavoya! They both look just like me and have Chavoya!!!
It's so funny to see my boys with their heads close together like this because you can see how different they look! You would never think that they are brothers, Jacob has such dark, black hair (which he actually gets from my mom)...and then there is my Red-Headed boy Aaron...
I know that Gerardo had light colored hair when he was a toddler. But I truly believe that this red hair comes from the Chavoya side of the family. My grandmother's brother's had bright red hair.
This is actually a picture of a couple of my cousins that have been blessed with red hair...just in case you don't believe

Chavoya Red-Headed Cousins!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Aaron's Favorite Thing to Do:

I have a 2 year old that is addicted to the Internet. This is his favorite thing to do and his favorite place to be: right in front of the computer.
His favorite website is, he watches Yo Gabba Gabba, Ni Hao Kai-Lan, The Wonder Pets, Go Diego Go, Dora the Explorer and all of the others...
I really cannot complain too much about his addiction to the computer and to the t.v. because he is actually one of the most gifted 2 year olds I have ever seen!...
He knows, by sight, about 1/2 of the alphabet, and even knows the sounds that they make!! Just yesterday when we were walking into Kohl's, I asked him what each letter was and he KNEW K, O, H, L, S,...he said without missing a beat!!
He can also count to 10 and knows, by sight, the numbers 1-10!! If we get into an elevator I can tell him to push "3"...and HE WILL, he won't push any other buttons except the number that I tell him to!!
Even though I am his mom, I do believe that he is advanced for his age, I may be wrong as far as the exact milestones should be, but I am just going by/comparing Aaron to my other two children, both Jacob and Lilly learned their alphabets and letters around 4 years of age. Am I bragging...yeah, maybe..but hey!...he's my kid..that's allowed right???
He is a special boy! And his Tia's have even said that he is 'super special' and 'marches to the beat of his own drum'....he is one heck of a kiddo!!
Good Job Aaron!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009


When I looked through pictures from this weekend, this one just really stuck out to me.
Cousins..pure and simple..having fun!!
With all the beach/fun/food we had this weekend, for some reason this fountain at The Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey had the kids attention the most!!
You can see it in Lilly, Aaron & Ivan's faces, they are having just plain fun!
I will post all the pictures of the Pajaro Dunes/Monterey weekend soon, but I just had to post this one is very 'blog worthy'

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dancin' with Yo Gabba Gabba

So the babies are soooo into Yo Gabba Gabba right now. Especially Aaron he is totally addicted.

They know all the words and songs by heart. They even have the dance moves memorized.

This is their favorite episode, it has Jack Black in it and it's pretty funny if I say so myself.

They love this song, I'm not sure of the name of it, but they love to sing and dance to it.

Please excuse Aaron's terrible eating manners, he doesn't quite understand why he can't eat and sing at the same time :-)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


On Saturday Gerardo was trying to be nice and take us all out for a nice lunch. We decided to go to a new diner that just opened here in Madera.
The kids were so excited because the 'theme' of the restaurant is country with bears. When we walked in they had so much neat stuff to look at and they had the most beautiful, delicious strawberry pies, which we were all excited to taste!!

Then...just as we were starting to sit down, Aaron tried to pull out his own chair and sit down...and then it happened.....

All I heard was a blood curdling scream and saw Aaron lying on the floor and next to him was the big wooden chair that he was trying to sit in. I jumped up, grabbed him and noticed blood pouring from his chin. I rushed him to the bathroom where I tried to wash him up, but the blood seemed to be pouring from his face! It looked like a scene from a horror movie, I had blood dripping down my neck from him clinging to me, he had blood all over his was all I could do not to faint right then and there.
Well, after we got the blood to stop rushing, we could see a big gash on his chin. To me it looked like he might have bitten all the way through his lip to the outside of his chin, I had seen that on an episode of Jon & Kate plus eight..and I was just sure that is what happened.

After a frantic phone call to Kaiser and speed-driving across Madera county to Fresno Kaiser, we made it to the doctors office. At this point Aaron was actually in good spirits and had quit most of the crying....
Until, that is...he saw...the doctor...
That's when screams in a decibel I had never heard before began! And he screamed.."mommy", "daddy".."mommy"..."daddy"....for the next 2 hours.
The doctor said he would need stitches and he was taken to a surgery room. He was wrapped up 'papoose' style so he couldn't move and then his face was covered with a sterile drape. This made our baby boy cry even more and yell out to us for comfort. Which, of course, made me cry just about as hard as he was!!
In the end, he fell asleep while getting the stitches. He got 2 stitches, which he will get removed this Thursday. The doctor was actually really wonderful and patient. He did a great job with the stitches...even though Gerardo and I kept looking at each other and praying he would hurry up...we are glad in the end that he took his time because the last thing we want is a big, ugly scar on our cute boy's face.
So, like Noemi says...there is ALWAYS something happening in the Chavoya-Flores household...and I don't see it slowing down anytime!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Aaron the Photographer....

This is what happens when your 2 year old gets a hold of your camera....

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Flores Family Father's Day Celebration...

For Father's Day we decided to go to Bass Lake to have a Flores Family Father's Day Celebration!!

It was sooo much fun!!

We had such a good time, we ate and ate, had good company and good food.

We all got great hairstyles from Tia Delores...You are the BOMB by the way...luv ya Dee...

All in all, it was one of the best Father's Days we have ever had!! Thank you to the whole Flores Family for making in happen. We have been spending more and more time with the Flores Family...and we LOVE every minute of it!!!