36 Week Highlights

36 Week Highlights

So much growing and learning this week! More “baby tricks” and laughs together.

On Monday, I was meeting some friends for dinner and Tyler was tied up with the air conditioner repairmen…so mom came over to occupy Remi until bedtime so I could still go to dinner. Remington looks SO long here. She’s been on the taller side, but seeing all 28 inches stretched out, she looks so big!

We are loving our cute clothes from RicRac & Ruffles big Memorial Day sale. We had this one monogrammed. The red knees are permanent from her crawling everywhere all the time.

I texted this picture to a couple people saying “Tonight, dinner won.” SO messy. Love it so much.

We’ve officially outgrown the 6 month sleepers.  Tall girl.

We went to the waterpark over the weekend. She enjoyed it even more this time. She also took a killer nap with Gigi while mama floated the lazy river alone.

And she looked so stinking cute in her swim suit! ha!

We spent Wednesday evening at the nursing home for their Father’s Day dinner.  Sweet smiles from everyone.

And Remi LOVED the attention from the older girls.

Thursday she had a luau at school. She looked adorable when we left….

But sister wasn’t feeling her portrait at school.

She’s so mobile! Guess I have to baby proof now.  She climbed up on her drum trying to get to the drum sticks.  We only use those when we play together and she wanted them.

Friday evening we had some family over for a cookout. We took her play sink and filled it with water for a little water play. She LOVED splashing and making a mess.

She may not look like it here, but she loved playing with Heather!

Such a fun week together!


Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Oh we had a fun weekend together! I hated that Tyler had to work, but he joined in the fun when he could.  (These are out of order, but ain’t got time to fix it…so here are the highlights)

We took her to the waterpark on Memorial Day. It was BUSY but we got there when it opened to get seats in the shade.

She wasn’t sure at first, but ended up loving it.

Some play time in the shade….

I loved our matching blue swimsuits and pink hats.  My best girl.

We were there with the grandmas and cousins. We had a great time!

She wanted to be belly down, but the concrete was rough on little knees….so Kelsey helped her leg surf. ha!

She even took a little nap in the shade. The sun and fun will wear a girl out!

She LOVED when I put her swimsuit cover up on her. LOVED the hood. Big smiles.

She took a nap before we ever got the waterpark. My little frog. We used to call her tree frog as a teeny tiny newbie, and she still sleeps with her knees tucked. 

We did LOTS of playtime with Daddy when he was home. He’s the best. 

We were in Hot Springs on Sunday and she wore her red, white and blue then. I am in love with these sweet rompers. She did great in the hotel. Slept her normal time in the pack and play and was as great girl. 

We got to see family in Hot Springs. We got to play with Uncle Neil…

Family picture time. Love this crazy crew. Gavin is only smiling because he’s bunny-earing his dad. 

Nene and Carl were teaching her how to beat on the table. Girl likes to drum!

We went to Caitlyn’s dance recital in Hot Springs and she got some Nene lovings. 

Saturday morning, she was practically asking for a nap. Just couldn’t hang. ha!

We got to see Aunt Sandy and play together at recital. And how cute is our unicorn romper? LOVE. 

So that was our fun weekend: home, Hot Springs, hotel stay, back home, water park. Lots of fun. She’s so easy going and takes it all in.


Mother’s Day Tradition

Mother’s Day Tradition

Our Mother’s Day tradition is going to pick strawberries. It’s a fun time to be outside together, and we get amazing strawberries to take home!

This year, Remi got to come along for the fun!

She looked SO cute in her cowgirl romper.

It was her first time forward facing, and she was always looking down at everything- so you can’t see her face here! ha! 

We found picture perfect strawberries!

This little toodle bug even got to eat one right off the vine. 

Can you say DIVA?

It was fun to spend the morning all together!


Weekend Recap: SDC and July 4

Weekend Recap: SDC and July 4

This weekend was a great long weekend.  What a blessing it was to take some time to recharge, have fun, rest, and enjoy my family and friends.

My weekend started early because I was off work Friday. (do you hear the hallelujah chorus?!).  I had made plans with my MIL Nancy to go to Branson together….which was sort of on again/off again because of Gram in the ICU.  However, when Thursday rolled around, I felt comfortable leaving since we would only be a few hours away.

So after Zumba Thursday night, we headed to Branson.  After a quick Chick-fil-a dinner stop in NWA, we trucked on to Branson.  It’s really a second home for me.  I spent a few great years during my teens living there and I just love it.

We HAD to make a pit stop by Cakes and Cream on the way to the hotel.  We split an ice-cream-topped funnel cake (diet started today, don’t worry!).

 

Take this in: funnel cake topped with cinnamon sugar, Bunny Tracks ice cream, and hot fudge. OMG.

On Friday, we went to Silver Dollar City (SDC).  I worked at SDC for two summers, and it’s just home to me. I love it love it love it.

When we entered the park, the smell of fresh baked bread was too strong and we ended up in the bakery.  We split a red velvet cinnamon roll (which, tbh, could have used more cinnamon).  We only made it through about half of this.


We also found these AWESOME sunglasses.  They have a bow!  I had to have them.

We rode a few rides (there were NO lines anywhere because of the threat of rain.  And thankfully, it only sprinkled for a few minutes).

We were “those adults” who ran in to meet Blue, yes of Blues Clues.  There was no line, they were playing fun music, and we couldn’t resist.

We shopped, saw some shows, and ate. OH DID WE EAT.  We split everything, but we ate our way round and round the park. SDC just has amazing food. OF course we had my favorite, the family feud succotash, and this was my new favorite: fried veggies topped with chipotle.

I also had a frozen lemonade, duh. Gotta have it.

We had a fun day together, and then headed back home Friday night.

Saturday, I helped with the Miss FreedomFest pageant in Greenwood.  I was the emcee.  It was fun, and I tried not to make a total fool of myself. (if you’re new to the blog because you met me Saturday- hey!)

I’m glad I wasn’t a judge.  The girls were adorable.

The rest of the 4th was full. Visiting Gram, hanging with the family (Sandy and the cousins came up to visit), lunch at Chili’s with everyone, a nap, swimming, and fireworks on the Square.  A great day, indeed.

Sunday was for resting and cleaning.  Much needed on both fronts.

 

I hope you had a great holiday weekend! Did you watch fireworks?  They’re my favorite part of the 4th of July!