Every Moment a Memory

Every Moment a Memory

I’ll be honest, some days Remi is ALLL of 2.5. She can be full of tantrums and cranky. But we also have plenty of sweet memorable moments.  She can be as sweet and fun as she is rotten.

We LOVE playing and being silly with her. One thing I love to do is put her on my shoulders and dance around. I caught us in the mirror one evening. I’m thankful to be strong enough to do this!

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I made a cake for my friend’s birthday and gave her the beater to lick. She licked that puppy CLEAN.

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This sweet dress used to be almost a maxi dress on her! (It’s 12m sized, so that was a year ago!). But she wore it to school for Easter pics (more on those on another day) and was ADORABLE.  Daddy was standing next to her at her request (I promise, that’s a playing hand, not daddy ordering her to stand still or anything haha)

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She suddenly LOVES our neighbor’s storm cellar and the vent fan on top. “SO pretty” when it spins! We had to take a picture with it at her request.

A fun memory- we watch a LOT of Daniel Tiger. He talks about his neighbors, so she’s very interested in our neighbors. She loves to go visit them when they are outside (it’s a very nice man who’s a National Park ranger and his father). They are always so sweet to her.

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We have been playing on our swingset a LOT. She is loving “going high” and the wind in her hair.

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We often snuggle while watching TV, but I was partial to this afternoon when she grabbed my hand. Sweet tiny hand.

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I was letting daddy sleep in one Saturday, which is easier if we aren’t home. She can get loud, and she also likes us all to be together, so sometimes convincing her to let daddy sleep can be tough. So we went to get donuts. This shop is more bakery and isn’t really built for sitting and eating (other than two tiny tables) but she liked picking at her sprinkles, admiring the cookies (which we had to buy!) and seeing all the people.

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It was raining, so I gave her a rain jacket and umbrella and she was ON CLOUD 9.

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Country Girl Life

Country Girl Life

Our Spring weather has been unreal! Perfection!

We’ve totally taken advantage of it- playing outside all evening. We have restarted our favorite Spring/Summer tradition of walking to the pond and feeding the fish.

Country girl life suits her well!

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Daddy threw out a few casts and caught her a bass! She was interested, but then got a little skiddish around it.

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But we got her to stand still and get close to the fishy. She thought it was neat!

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Remi’s Hot Springs Weekend

Remi’s Hot Springs Weekend

While mommy and daddy had some fun with our friends, Remi got to play with our family!

Before we ever left, she was being CRAZY, jumping on my bed while I tried to get ready.  (I left her quietly watching Daniel Tiger on “momma’s big bed” but that’s not how I found her!)

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On the drive down, sweet girl took a little snooze.  I sat in the back with her, so I was able to sneak a picture of this preciousness.

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We started with a visit to see Uncle Neil.  Remi liked playing around the library at the nursing home!

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After seeing Uncle Neil, Ty and I went with our friends, and Remi and mom met up with Auntie and Gavvy and Luke at the Mid-America Science Museum!  Mom said she LOVED it. I’m sure it also had something to do with playing with some of her favorite people!

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Outside, they had a dinosaur walk, and she LOVES dinos! She was pretty happy to be hunting them.

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Found one!  SO neat!

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Back at the hotel, they swam, ate pizza and crashed. Remi and Luke snuggled up, which was adorable. He’s finally warming up to her and interacting more with her.

 

Sunday, we met back up with them at church and all had lunch before heading home. Remi was so worn out she slept the entire way home!


Celebrating Rachel’s Birthday!

Celebrating Rachel’s Birthday!

My sweet friend Rachel turned 30, and we had BIG fun for her!

For starters, our “circle” got together for dinner.  My mom was gracious enough to host us (so I didn’t have to clean my house!) and I cooked dinner for us.  We had LOTS of fun talking, laughing and being together.

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Rachel was laughing SO hard when we sang to her!  I made food from her Pinterest board, including this birthday cake cheesecake.  It was GOOD.

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That weekend, we headed to Hot Springs for some fun.  My family is there, so mom and Remi drove down with us to spend time with them (more on that later).  Rachel and her husband got a lake house and we got together with some of her other friends and family.  We started with the horse races, which are always a favorite!

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I was SO glad Tyler got to come with us! It was a fun weekend together.

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We didn’t bet on much, but I did win one race! Woop!

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After the races, we changed clothes and went out for dinner. It was a funny dinner- Tyler took a bet to eat an entire macaroni and cheese ball in one bite.  Goodness.

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After dinner, we hung at the lake house.  I got Rachel a birthday shirt, because everyone deserves a fun birthday shirt!

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Her husband decorated the game room for her birthday!  There was pool, karaoke, shuffleboard…lots of fun!

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Rachel and her husband totally rocked “Shallow.”  And since it was just us, we all just basically took turns on the mic all night.

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I mostly karaoked and played shuffleboard, but Tyler stayed at the pool table.

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Later that evening, we did cakes.  Rachel’s friend made her a cheesecake and her mom got her a cake from Rick’s – a bakery in NWA.  Yum!

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After cake, we played games and then at 11 pm, Rachel was like “there’s only an hour left in my birthday!  Let’s hit the hot tub!” SO WE DID.

It was a bit cool outside, but it was good in the hot tub.

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After the hot tub, we got into dry clothes and sat around the fire pit. This lake house was AWESOME and had everything you could want.

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And the view was GORGEOUS when we got up the next morning.

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We had to do the post-fun-Saturday thing and hit up Waffle House. A good choice.  Of course, I picked some winning tunes on the jukebox for us.

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It felt a little like being back in college. Fun with friends, a late night and Waffle House.  Love this man!

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It was so fun to get away for the day/night and celebrate Rachel!