Monday, July 28, 2014

Birthday Boy

Today is Nick's birthday, Nick is 16 years old! 

To celebrate, we took Nick to The Outback Steakhouse, one of Nick's favorite restaurants.  Mom gave Nick a pair of American flag sunglasses as a present, Nick liked them a lot, he wore them in the restaurant and he was all smiles!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Gonzalez Family Reunion

Last Saturday, mom told Nick, "there is no AHRC today, we are going to visit mom's cousins and have a family reunion, just like the big parties we used to have when nana was with us.

Here is a picture of the family taken at the hotel.
We had the party at cousin Lina's house.  There was a big pool and everyone went swimming.
Nick liked the waterfalls in the pool.
Grammy put Ryder on the swing and he had a big smile on his face.
When things got too loud, Nick retreated to the hammock.  He liked to sit there quietly, rocking back and forth.
Then we called Nick back to the party for birthday cake.  Grammy and Nick used to share their cake with nana but now she is gone. Little cousin Lilly has a birthday a few days before Nick, so now we have a new name on the cake.
When the party was over mom said to Nick, "Thank you for being such a good boy.  I had a great time seeing the family again!" 

Little Cousin Ryder

Last weekend Nick met his new cousin Ryder.

Here he is on mom's bed.  He has big blue eyes, just like Auntie Nicole when she was a baby.
Nick was curious about the new baby.  Here they are sitting together in the living room.
Mom said, "how wonderful that we have a baby in the family again!"

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday is Beach Day

Last Sunday mom and dad took Nick to the beach.  Nick loves to swim in the ocean, but mom does not like the ocean so much.  Mom stayed on the shore and took pictures of dad and Nick swimming.

A visit from Lauren and Jake

Last weekend Lauren and Jake went to the beach and then they came to visit us.   Nick is now taller than Lauren!  Mom said, "I hope you don't get taller than Jake!"

Field Trip to HorseAbility

At the end of the school year, Nick's class went to HorseAbility.  Nick has been going since he was a little boy, this is the latest picture of Nick on a horse. 

TAPA Art Show

Last month, we went with Nick to TAPA to see the kids perform music and dances.  They also had a room of the children's artwork, Nick showed us his self portrait.