Celebrating Easter

Celebrating Easter

Easter was a wonderful blessed day!

The Easter Bunny left some goodies out for Remi that she found upon waking (a balance beam, pom poms and some other fun stuff!).  She wanted to go outside and use her new bubbles first thing and I told her “No baby, it’s too wet outside” (from the dew).  She peeked out the front window to see if it was wet and she spotted EGGS!

The Easter Bunny had help from our local dance team who left candy filled eggs in our yard (a great fundraiser for them!). She gasped and wanted to go right out and get them.


Each egg was a new surprise. Sweet girl was running around gathering and shaking the eggs.


We got ready and headed to church.

As a family, we served as greeters, and she LOVED taking bulletins to everyone walking in. I loved watching her.  She was happy as long as there was music going, but she quickly got antsy during the sermon, so we went into the lobby.

After, we took some family photos. It was wonderful to all be together on Easter.


My friend from college, Lauren, made this dress for her. Lauren runs Sew Sweet It Is– check her out!


Daddy and Gavin hid eggs while she played, and then she hunted while lunch cooked.  She was, once again, THRILLED at all the eggs. They were cold from the fridge, which she thought was fun!


Auntie helped her find some eggs up high!


“Show momma your eggs”  “EGGGGGGGGS”


We all played and lounged around after lunch. She LOVES Lukey.


She got some musical instruments from Mimi, so we had a fun musical parade. We all grabbed an instrument and walked around the kitchen and living room.


When it was nap time, everyone left so she could rest. After nap, we went to Gigi’s house to play with her tractor and horse. Remi LOVES Gigi’s new horse, Rex. Tyler and I took a quick ride on him, too!


It was a great day with family! We are SO THANKFUL for our Risen Savior, and that we can celebrate Easter.

Fun Day at Silver Dollar City

Fun Day at Silver Dollar City

We got passes to Silver Dollar City for Christmas, so we wanted to start using them! Tyler had Good Friday off, so we decided to head up to Branson for the day.  We tried a there-and-back trip….which wasn’t too bad. Remi was EXHAUSTED and slept the whole way home, but she did well all day.

It was her first time at SDC. It’s a special place for me. Sure, lots of people love it, but I worked there for 2 summers during my teenage years, so it’s a VERY special place for me. I literally know it like the back of my hand. For two summers, we ate most every meal there, played there, worked there, got to experience the park when it was closed (both before and after hours)…so it was special to take her there.

We got to the park, parked, got a cinnamon roll (one of my must-eats!) and saw the pogo stick show! They jumped SO high.

She was enthralled with everything. I love her zest for life. Everything is exciting, including these big wind chimes.


Caitlyn and I got on the new coaster- Time Traveler. It was SO good.


Then we met up with everyone for lunch. This festival was the Festival of Wonder, which included a big hall full of food stalls- and we all sort of sampled things for lunch. LOTS of yummy options!  Some of our faves: BBQ nachos, crab-topped waffle fries, pulled pork mac and cheese grilled cheese, and a bang bang shrimp waffle cone.


After lunch, we took Remi to the kids area to ride rides. She was PUMPED, then got a little scared, and bless her, she white knuckled through a couple rides.

The balloons was NOT her fave, but she insisted on trying another ride after.


The puppy dogs was her fave, I think.  It was hard to tell sitting behind her.


We all hit up the train next! Remi had to take a quick potty break while waiting for the train, and we found her a superhero cape and mask on the way back. (They have the neatest shops around the city!). She LOVED being Super Remi!


Next up was the carousel. Also not sure about that.


Then we all headed to wait in line for the big fire show- Phoenix Fire. We had to wait a bit, which made her get antsy, but the show was GREAT.


After the show, we hit up the candy shop and ice cream shop (ALL THE FOOD). Remi was SO EXCITED for her ice cream.


While we waited on the tram to take us back to our cars, we took some family photos.

Remi girl LOVES these cousins!


And we love our girl!


She slept 95% of the drive home. Once we got in the car, she was eating a snack and recapping her day and then she promptly passed out, holding her popcorn bag.

She slept until our bathroom/food stop, woke up to potty then went back to sleep before she could eat any of her food.

When we got home, she asked to go to bed. Bless her. She tried to nap in her stroller at SDC and just couldn’t- too much going on- but she was a sweet kiddo all day until we got in the car and she just passed out.

I’m SO glad we got to spend this fun day together! We will be back, Silver Dollar City!

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!)


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.


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


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!


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


Found one!  SO neat!


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!

Meeting Auntie Paula!

Meeting Auntie Paula!

My half-sister Paula lives in California, so we don’t get to see her often. In fact, the last time she was in to visit was the weekend I found out I was pregnant!

Remi has heard ALL about her Auntie Paula, and she’s sent us some very sweet gifts that Remi loves….so she was SO EXCITED to meet her!

She took right to her and wanted to give her a big hug.

Paula went to visit dad, we had lunch together, and then we all went downtown for dinner.  Remi wanted to go look at the statue (she really wanted to ride it! ha!)


It was just so nice to visit and all be together. (blurry photo, but fun memories!)


Paula lives near San Diego, so I think we are gonna have to go visit soon! There’s a lot of fun stuff to do, and we can spend it with her fun Auntie Paula!