Our girl LOVES the water. “Spash!” is her favorite word.  We attempted the water park a few weeks ago when they did their police family night, but the kid’s area was closed. So we got rain checks and went back when cousin Luke was in town.  I didn’t get any pics of them (because it was the water park and I didn’t have my phone with me most of the time), but they had fun together.

Luke is so sweet with Remi, and he held her for like an entire trip around the lazy river and played with her in the wave pool.

But her fave was the kid’s area. She was SO BRAVE and took off up the stairs to the slides.  She came down them alone and was so brave.

The water was deeper than I thought- coming up to her waist. She was a little nervous walking around because in Mimi’s pool there’s a drop off at the edge where she falls in….so she was careful walking around.

She loved walking up to the slides!

This slide was pretty fast with a big splash at the end, so daddy helped slow her down a little. 

Her favorite thing was when no one was waiting to slide next and she could waller around at the bottom. 

She’s also a big fan of anything that splashes water.

We will hopefully make another trip to the water park before summer ends. She was a big fan.

Weekend with the Fam

Weekend with the Fam

We had a very Fort Smith weekend.

The family from Hot Springs came to visit and we spent Saturday exploring our town.

Side note: on Friday we had dinner and hung out at mom’s. Remi was a bit fussy (it was bedtime) but she went to bed at mom’s and allowed us some time to visit before heading home. It was great.

Saturday, we had breakfast. I got my wires crossed and went to the Egg and I to get a table, while everyone else went to Calico County. Ha! They walked in and didn’t see me and had to leave. Ooops! At least we got a great breakfast, even if it wasn’t initially what everyone wanted.

After breakfast, we hit the river trail. It’s a gorgeous paved trail right along the river. It was sunny and warm and beautiful.

Everyone took pictures with Remi, of course.

Remi and her Grammy.

Me and my mini me. We wore matching monogram shirts.

Caitlyn loves Remi and is SO good with her.

Me and mom. Love this one.

Caitlyn took this adorable pic (on Snapchat, of course, since she’s 16, it’s her main form of communication. Ha!)

And Sandy and Remi at breakfast. Sandy has kept Remi fed with LOTS of formula. We are so thankful!

After our walk, we hit up the Popped Popcorn Company and Savoy tea for a snack and drink. The rest of the family went out to shop and hang the rest of the day, and we went home for R to nap.

It’s so great to spend time with the family!

Weekend Recap: Family, Naps, and Chocolate

Weekend Recap: Family, Naps, and Chocolate

We had a good weekend. My half-sister Paula was in town to spend the weekend with our dad (it was his 80th birthday!), so we had a little fun.

Friday evening, we went to ClueMasters, a local escape room. Oh my goodness, it was SO fun!  There were interesting puzzles to solve, twists and turns…and a fantastic finish.  We had a GREAT time.  Local friends, TRUST ME- go spend an evening there. 

After ClueMasters, we went to Bricktown Brewery for dinner.  We had a fun meal and enjoyed each other’s company.

Saturday, mom, me, and Paula spent the day together.  We did a little shopping downtown, visited with dad, and had lunch with Tyler.

I came home in the afternoon to nap, but I had a sweet treat first. I LOVE this Ghirardelli 72% dark chocolate.  A square is the perfect indulgence.

Saturday night, we all had dinner at mom’s followed by a movie.  I brought over the ice cream maker and make wine and chocolate ice cream! I used the Josh Cellars Legacy wine and we shaved the Ghirardelli 72% to mix into it.  It was sweet and wonderful! I used this recipe if you want to try it.


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Sunday was church, grocery shopping, nap time, and watching Grease Live!  Did you watch it?  It was SO good.  The best of the live musicals so far, for sure.

So…that was the weekend. Like most of them, they are gone in a flash! Here’s to a great week!


Weekend Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

Weekend Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

This weekend was mostly low key.  I needed to recoup from all the travel lately.  Friday we had an early movie date night to see the Intern (which we LOVED), and then we did dinner and hanging out at home. We were going to go to a Halloween party Friday night, but was cancelled because the host had some family stuff going on- and I appreciated the time to chill.

Saturday, Tyler worked and then worked overtime, so I had the whole day at home to rest, clean, cook, and hang with the dogs.  GLORIOUS.

The weekend fun happened on Sunday when my life group came over for lunch and then we headed to the pumpkin patch.

It was  a GREAT time.  Every time our home is full of friends I am so thankful and happy.  There were a couple people who came to lunch and couldn’t go to the pumpkin patch- so the house was full of babies, toddlers, teenage kiddos, and friends.  Happy heart.

We trekked over to Wild Things Farm for the pumpkin patch.  The weather was PERFECT.  Cloud cover and a slight breeze, but no rain and no heat.  Awesome.

We did some fun stuff:

Corn maze (which was basically Tyler walking us through it with his keen sense of direction- we were never lost):

A hayride (which was great because Tyler got off work a couple hours early and got to come!) 

Photo ops with the kiddos: 

The big mountain slide (I went down it and had so much fun…but the photos are NOT so flattering ha!)

Putting the kids in jail for being “cornvicts” ha! My favorite is baby Averie on the left! ha! 

Picking pumpkins with this princess:

Watching the kids on the pillow jumper (I’m far too klutzy for that!) 

Petting animals (including a BUNNY! and this goat) in the petting zoo. I was pretty pumped.

And then we all came back to our house to paint the pumpkins.  Averie stayed in her car seat so her momma could paint…and Pippin was a great nanny.  He loved laying there by her, and when she would coo, he would lick her little toes to calm her down.  It was PRECIOUS.

So that was my weekend fun.  Friends, pumpkins, and petting goats.  It doesn’t get much better than that. 🙂