Memorial Day Weekend: 4 Family Pool Day 2

Memorial Day Weekend: 4 Family Pool Day 2

Our actual Memorial Day was great- relaxing, fun and packed with family fun!

We went over to my mom’s to spend the morning with our Hot Springs family. We made breakfast and then hit the pool by like 9 a.m.

It was perfect weather! We swam and splashed and laid in the sun.

Remi LOVES to swim (until she doesn’t…then she just wants to go inside and play).

But she lasted for a while outside with us.


She wore sunglasses (which she NEVER does) but she realized they would keep the water splashes out of her eyes. Then she kept them on to color sidewalk chalk.

She drew a BUNCH of letter I, because it was the letter of the week at school last week. She was pretty proud of herself with allllll the Is.


I love days with my whole family, mostly because I don’t have to be hawk eyes on my kid. She is loved and played with and watched, if I don’t have to do it 100%. I got to drink a couple of these amazing things and relax, too.


We grilled lunch and then went home for naptime.

After nap, we just hung out at home- we all needed some down time after our busy weekend!

Memorial Day Weekend: 3 Church and Baseball

Memorial Day Weekend: 3 Church and Baseball

Sunday was the third installment in our fun Memorial Day weekend! We started the day with church. Remi is LOVING her “big girl class” at church. I love that she’s learning scripture and stories and songs- and not just playing.

She also looked so so cute in her sloth dress!


We went for Mexican after church and she is loving ordering this dip trio. She’s a funny kid. She just wants guac and chopped tomatoes (it comes with pico de gallo, but the raw onions are “spicy” so we just get her tomatoes). She ate 75% of this tray.


After lunch, we napped (amen!) and then headed to NWA. We stopped by Cabelas/Bass Pro (it will always be Cabelas to us…even if they changed the name) and then we went to a fun baseball game.

I love Naturals games! I honestly don’t know why we don’t go more often because they are always so fun!

Remi LOVED meeting Strike and Sinker. She’s not afraid of mascots AT ALL. She loves them.


We found our seats and then she quickly realized the kids around us were eating, so she wanted food. So me and Tyler got in line while she and Nancy hung out together.


We ate ballpark food and then we watched some of the game. Then we headed to the kids zone! They were closing the ticket sales, so she didn’t get to ride the train (which she took SO WELL!) but she LOVED playing on the playground with ALL the kids.


We found a beautiful sunset spot, too!


Probably the funniest was she spotted some kids rolling down the berm. She wanted to! But she didn’t really know how- so I totally got down in the grass and taught her how to roll, but she kept rolling sideways. She loved it though!


When we got back to our seats, we got snowcones (blue of course!)


The night ended with an AMAZING fireworks show! We all LOVED it.


Memorial Day Weekend: 2 Family Pool Time

Memorial Day Weekend: 2 Family Pool Time

Part 2 of our fun weekend was family pool time on Saturday!

Tyler’s cousins came over (including new baby Hattie!) for lunch and pool time. It was SO fun to just hang out together.

We had a super great snack lunch- I made some Hawaiian roll sandwiches and everyone else brought dips and sides. Then we got in some baby snuggles and went to the pool!

Remi and Hattie looked ADORABLE in their suits (although Hattie didn’t wear hers out to the pool so we could easily watch her diaper ha!)


There was a BAT under mom’s pool umbrella!  Kelsey spotted it, and it flew away pretty quickly after we got out there- I guess we were interrupting his sleep!


I got to snuggle Hattie poolside while she slept. We stayed under the umbrella and visited with everyone while she snoozed.

Remi swam some but then wanted to color poolside.


After we all came back in, Remi finally asked to hold Hattie. I still don’t trust her to hold her alone (Hattie isn’t holding her head up yet) but she loved singing to her and talking to her.


My mom also finally got to meet Hattie and gave her a bottle. Remi sang to her while they sat. It was so sweet.


After they left, we watched football (AMEN for football being back!) and Remi napped a bit. Then we headed home for the evening while Tyler went to work an overtime job.

It was a super fun family day!

Memorial Day: Part 1 Horse Camp

Memorial Day: Part 1 Horse Camp

We packed a LOT of fun into our Memorial Day Weekend. So much so that I’m breaking it down into 4 posts- one for each day!

We worked on Friday, but we headed south after work to visit Gigi at horse camp! She and her brother go camp and ride all weekend, and we’ve been down there once before. And Remi LOVES it.

She loves to see the horses (we go feed them, give them treats and she rides around the camp). And to be honest, it’s the kind of old-fashioned fun that I love to give her.

We got there and hung out a bit and she had to ride! She LOVES riding around the camp because everyone waves at her.


We played games- kicking the soccer ball, and making up our own games with frisbees and other toys that Nancy brought with her.


We grilled out for dinner- nothing is better than a hot dog when you’re hanging outside!

Then we walked down to the pond and skipped stones/threw rocks in the water. We hung out until dark and then headed back home.


It was a fun start to our weekend!