Dallas Adventure: Perot Museum

Dallas Adventure: Perot Museum

We had a family wedding in Dallas, so we decided to make it into a really fun weekend.

It was Tyler’s cousin, so of course, Nancy was going with. And my mom came to keep Remi during the (very fancy, swanky) wedding.

We left on a Thursday after work and made the trip. Remi’s a champ- we made only one stop the entire 4.5 hours.

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We adventured all Friday until it was time to get ready for the wedding.

We started at Cindi’s NY Deli for breakfast. My mom grew up Chicago and misses deli food. And I love it, too. Mom asked them for a sample of their chopped liver, and Remi surprised us, diving right in for a bite! She loved it!

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I got wonderful cheese blintzes. (along with some potato latkes we all shared). We all ended up taking leftovers and eating them the next morning.

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Our next stop was the Perot Children’s Museum. It was a bit cold and gloomy (especially for Texas in May), but we enjoyed the frogs outside.

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Inside, we took Remi to the toddler area (only for kids 5 and under). We thought after a while she would want to venture around the rest of the museum- but nope. We were in that are for like 3 hours. She explored and enjoyed every inch!

She loved this big water table. They put on aprons and could build and play in the water.

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In the middle was the big produce truck. They could drive it, fill it with veggies or take the produce and stock the little grocery store. Remi did all three.

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Another corner was a camping set up with a picnic, fire and animal puppets. She loved this as well.

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Outside was a giant sand area where they could dig (supposed to be for dino bones, but the kids just loved playing in the sand!)

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She also enjoyed the craft area- with glue sticks, scissors, stickers and other things to create with.

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There was an indoor slide/play/climb area with these fun conveyor belts. Remi sent like 50 blocks up them- she loved spinning that wheel.

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She CRASHED on our walk to lunch. She never does this.

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We reached the holy grail – Shake Shack. I LOVE it so much. Though the downtown Dallas location had poor service, the food was still great.

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Remi perked up after a hot dog, fries and ice cream, and she enjoyed riding back to the car with dad.

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She spotted these big 00s outside of El Fenix (to mark their 100th birthday or something- you could stand and be the 1). But she just wanted to sit inside it and she said “Take my picture” ha!

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We finally convinced her to make a big 1 to show 100!

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She had her own Rocky moment when she wanted to climb these stairs outside the Perot Museum on the way back to the car.

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We dropped her and my mom off at a park near our AirBNB while we got ready and left for the wedding (Shoutout to Mimi, carrying her the half mile back from the park when she didn’t want to walk).

The wedding was SO fun and SO nice. After the reception, we had a cold but awesome cocktail hour by the pool.

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Then we partied until after 11 at the reception. Delish food, great company (a table full of Tyler’s fun family) and dancing the night away. It was a great day in the Big D!


Exciting Weekend: Strawberries and Motorcycles

Exciting Weekend: Strawberries and Motorcycles

I’m a little behind on posting, but I’m going to try and get caught up.

We had a full weekend at the beginning of May. On a Friday evening, Tyler had to work, so me and Remi had a quiet evening at home- where she drug out ALL the toys. (Side note: we got rid of our coffee table and I don’t miss it! Love the open space).

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Saturday morning, we went to see our friends for their garage sale. In fact, I took them breakfast. Tara asked for cheesecake for breakfast, and you better believe I delivered!

Remi and Amelia played together (somewhat…Remi wasn’t feeling well…turns out she had a UTI, so she was borderline bratty). But it was fun watching them together. They were throwing Easter eggs in the yard together.

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After the yard sale, we met Mimi and Gigi to pick strawberries! It’s always our mother’s day tradition- and since we were going to be out of town on mother’s day- we had to do it early. Remi wasn’t totally into it since she wasn’t feeling great, but we all got a big bucket full of delicious berries.

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After a nap and a dose of antibiotics (PS yay for at-home UTI tests from Walgreens and telemedicine to call in antibiotics after Facetiming a doctor!), she was feeling a little better.  Tyler was working a motorcycle rally downtown, so we ventured down there for dinner to see him.

Remi LOVED all the loud bikes! She wanted to stand on the side of the road to watch them.

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This picture cracks me up. Sometimes she’s my mini, and other times, she is Tyler’s carbon copy. This was one of those times.

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I’m thankful for family time, no matter how we have to get it.


Family Park Picnic

Family Park Picnic

The weather has been so nice, so we wanted to play outside. For whatever reason on this particular Sunday evening, Remi kept wanting to come in. So we fixed that and went to the park so we got to enjoy the evening.

Silly girl wanted to wear her light-up Batman sandals, yes, with her frilly socks and church dress.

First stop is always the swings. She LOVES to swing. Daddy is still the best swing pusher because he makes her go so high.

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We also did some slides. She invited me to play “Come follow me, momma” so I got to slide some too.

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Daddy thought about bringing her bicycle, so she got in a little practice. The balance bike is slowly coming along.

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We also packed some sandwiches (and stopped at the Dollar Store to buy chips and water bottles) and had a picnic dinner.

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After dinner, some people came to play basketball, and Remi wanted to watch.  The people were so nice and passed her the ball a couple times, which she liked.  She’s such a people watcher, it’s fun to experience the world through her eyes.


Fun Leading Up to Easter

Fun Leading Up to Easter

The day before Easter, our little town had a fun egg hunt at the park. It was great- different areas for different aged kids. TONS of candy-filled eggs. And THE EASTER BUNNY.

Remi loves people in costumes, and she was pumped to meet the bunny.

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Before the hunt started, she was “SO CITED!” (so excited!)

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The only drawback was since the eggs were “hidden” around the playground, she wanted to stop and play more than hunt the eggs.

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After the hunt, we did our fair share of playing. This girl LOVES a good park.

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After lunch and nap, we got together with the cousins to dye eggs. Most of her eggs were blue, her favorite color.

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These kids may be big, but they had fun with their littlest cousin.

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Mimi had turned the pool heater on, and while the water was still cool, most of the kids got in and splashed around. Remi can’t wait for warm summer days at the pool.

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We grilled burgers and dogs for dinner and played until dusk. It was a great family day together!