May 12, 2012

This Weekend With Kids

We recently spent an afternoon at Pardee Reservoir, walking along the shoreline. (I'll have to tell you some more about it soon.) It was a really quiet day - we didn't run into more than four or five people while we were there. We did run into lots of geese, though. Big families of them swimming in long lines. I love that.

We took a camera, and when we got home, I realized I'm in almost none of the pictures. (I think part of my nose might be in one?) That's probably a pretty common mom thing, isn't it? The camera is always is my pocket, my hands.

And, really, it's not such a big deal, except that, as of right now, I don't have any current pictures of Alice and I together. So that's what I want to do for Mother's Day: take a picture with my daughter. I am so happy to be her mama.

Hope yours is a lovely one.

Ducks Galore with Nowell de la Cruz
As part of the Haggin Museum's Second Saturday's for Families series, Parent educator Nowell de la Cruz will lead a workshop on local birds. Kids will be able to create a piece of bird art to take home. Materials and activities are included with the price of admission. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Haggin.

Soles4Souls Community Shoe Drive
Stockton's Victory in Praise Church is hoping to collect 2,000 pairs of shoes to donate to individuals who don't have them and can't afford them. According to advocates, lack of adequate footwear can contribute to the spread of disease and can keep kids from attending school. The shoe drive will be held in the church parking lot and will include free food, music and jumpers - just bring a pair of shoes. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2842 Country Club Ave., in Stockton.

Children's Health and Safety Fair
Free health screenings, as well as a bike rodeo, teddy bear clinic (is yours sick? I think a couple of ours are due for a check-up), sensory maze, climbing wall and other children's activities will be featured at the annual fair to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital 1420 N. Tracy Blvd.

Pancake Breakfast
The $10-per-person meal includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, a drink and a raffle ticket (Kids younger than 5 are free). The event also features live music, and proceeds benefit the second-annual Miracle Mile Fourth of July Parade. From 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday at Whirlow's Tossed and Grilled, 1924 Pacific Ave. in Stockton.
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