New Things Every Day

New Things Every Day

We are just constantly cracking up at all the new things Remi is picking up on.

Let’s start with these boots.  THESE BOOTS. “I got boots!”  These are actually a size up for rain boots/muck boots that I bought on Zulily (gotta stock up when the sales happen) and when they came in, she became OBSESSED. Wears them constantly.

She had her first “Remi got hurt” boo boo at school.  She’s had bumps and bruises, but busted her lip. Initially, her teacher FREAKED ME OUT telling me she busted her lip and it was bleeding, but it was pretty minor. I promptly got this pic of my smiley girl to reassure me she was ok.

It’s not her first cake, but the first time she WENT NUTS on cake. She calls it “happy cake” since we sang Happy Birthday before eating it. She didn’t move it the entire time she was eating.

And she’s OBSESSED with puzzles, and she can do this one without any help!

And I don’t have a picture, but I want to remember that all of a sudden one night she asked for a blanket.  She had been playing with a blanket at mom’s house with Caitlyn, and wanted a “banket” at bedtime. So we gave her one for the first time (yes, at 22 months. Safe sleep is important to us), and she’s asked for it at nap and nighttime ever since.

Just learning something new every day!

Busy Weekend

Busy Weekend

We had a busy, but fun weekend.  The main event was a garage sale with some friends.

This started a few weeks ago when I sent a message to my Wednesday night girls saying I had a “few things” and would like to join someone’s garage sale.  Well, once I had a taker, a “few things” became a car and truck load.  #oops

We set up Friday evening and then had the sale Saturday morning.

It was fun with 4 families- all of us from church.  We all did well, and at the end of the day, we were only off like $12 from what we thought we had made (making notes of who sold what) and the cash….so a win.

Rebecca and I manned the check out table and Tara and Debbie were reorganizing the sale as things were being purchased. It was a great combo.

Tyler had the day off, so he was there making deals. This very nice gentleman had been back several times throughout the day, so we were being very friendly.

Tyler told him he could $5 off our side table if this man tried on the popcorn costume…and he did! So funny!

We actually brought Remi home this pirate ship that my friend Debbie was selling.  Best $5 we spent all day! She LOVES it.

Saturday evening, I went with mom and her friends to see My Fair Lady at the Little Theater. It was great!

Sunday was pajama day at the church nursery, so Remi stayed in her PJs all day!

We had lunch at Arby’s and she saw the Arby’s sauce and kept asking for “salsa!”  I thought it might have too much kick, so I gave her some honey mustard.  She was happy with her “salsa” and dipping the sandwich. We were cracking up!

After a great nap, we played around the house and had the best time.

She plays with her beans all the time, but Sunday she exclaimed, “I like beans!” and did a GREAT job of listening and keeping the beans in the bucket (we usually have some splatter to clean up).

She wanted to eat a bean (very confusing when she DOES eat lots of beans) and I told her these beans needed to be cooked.  So she took off with a cup full headed toward her play kitchen.  She said “Oven! Cook!” and thankfully, I caught her before beans went all over the play kitchen.

Bless it.  But she’s making connections like crazy, so I’ll count it a win that she’s rambunctious. We had such a great weekend!

Happy Days!

Happy Days!

Remi’s school had a 50s party. They had one last year, but I didn’t really do anything for it. But this year, she’s bigger and can participate more, so we are ALL IN for the fun parties.

I ended up making her a poodle skirt. It’s not perfect, but in typical mom fashion, it was made the night before with love.

It was so easy to make- the only sewing was the waistband ribbon.  I actually made it adjustable since she will have several more years of 50s parties (and I’m afraid of sewing elastic).

She looked SO stinking cute.

Daycare makes the cutest backdrops and they always take pics for the parties. We made sure to get one of Remi and Connor. I work with his momma. These two actually had the same due date- but he came early and she came late…so they are like 3 weeks apart.

Sweet baby friends!

Big Girl Weekend

Big Girl Weekend

We recently had THE BEST family weekend. Tyler took a Saturday off and Remi had a ton of big girl fun.

She’s at the best age because she can hang for new activities and is willing to try and has a blast doing everything.

We started at the sunflower festival at a local agri-tourism farm.

It was SO FUN.  They had a train ride from the parking lot to the farm and THIS GIRL LOVED IT.


we started with a pony ride- which was an add-on from the rest of the day’s activities (that were included with admission). She…didn’t love it.  She rode like once or twice around, and asked to get off.  She enjoyed it while she was riding, but she was done pretty fast.

After the ride, we took a hayride to the back of the farm for the fun!

The petting zoo was a HIT. She LOVED watching the goats, bunnies, llamas, peacocks, and sheep.

The big slide was more fun to watch than for her to ride. I think she would have loved it if she could have gone by herself.  Maybe next year, big girl.

The highlight was the big field of sunflowers. It was “pick all you can carry” and thankfully, a family member went last weekend and told us to bring a basket.

This little ham was cracking us up with all the flowers.  She wanted to “ooh” and “ah” at them and smell them all.

We picked a ton of flowers! I’ve got three vases full at home.

What a fun family day!

We said goodbye to the flowers and headed downtown.  My mom went home because she had a thing with her friends, but the rest of us went to the splash pad.

We changed Remi into her swim suit and hit the water! We were there for our sweet friend Nash’s 2nd birthday!  I went to college with his momma (we lived just a door or two down on the same hall for a year), and then they moved to our town and we all go to church together.  The babies are in the same class at the nursery.

Remi LOVED splashing and playing.

These two cuties are so sweet. I love that they are getting old enough to start interacting with each other. Eating cookies….

And playing with the sidewalk chalk (which Remi wanted to color on the paper. ha!)

It’s so fun to have these adventure days together. Can’t wait for many more!