38 Week Highlights

38 Week Highlights

Oh man. We can’t catch a break.

Remi got tummy sick on Saturday night.  We had a GREAT day in NWA, but when we got home, all bets were off.  She got sick 4 times. Not sure if it was car sickness, a bug, or what she ate…but it was a disaster. I’m thankful for a husband who jumps in to help clean, rock a crying baby and just be there.

I’m also thankful for the subsequent snuggles that ensued after.

We’ve ditched the baby bath. This girl needs freedom! She crawls around the tub and has a GREAT time splashing.

Before the tummy bug hit us, we had a wonderful day together. Me, Remi and the grandmas went to Crystal Bridges. We saw the Chihuly exhibit (which was AMAZING), enjoyed beautiful weather, and had a great meal at the Flying Fish.

She loved when I got the carrier out. She squealed in delight.  I was so happy that she loves snuggling!

I captured her playing in her room. I love seeing her in her element exploring and learning. And I want to remember how small she looked in this big room.

And somehow this one didn’t make it last week…but they had sports team day. Daddy was sad she wasn’t wearing OU, but we just don’t have any OU clothes that fit! So she was a Razorback cheerleader!

I was dressing her for school and saw this cowgirl onesie that Gigi bought when at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Good thing I found it because it almost didn’t fit!

Daddy fed her dinner one night since he wasn’t hungry, and they are just the cutest together.

They had their 4th of July party at school. They made these ADORABLE shirts and were taking pictures (I love that our daycare does theme days and parties and takes pics)….but girl can’t take a good pic at daycare. Just can’t. ha!

Me and Grammy went to NWA for a musical last night after work, so I had to FaceTime my girl. She was just getting cleaned up after dinner, but was talking up a storm to me. Love her! (We saw Motown the Musical and it was GREAT. Go see it if it comes near you- lots of music you know and love, VERY talented cast, and an interesting story!)

And she sure was happy it’s Friday! Have a great weekend, friends!


Weekend Recap: Friends, Food and Fun!

Weekend Recap: Friends, Food and Fun!

We had a busy weekend this week! So much so that I’m doing a weekend recap!

It started Friday evening with some fun time with my life group. I LOVE these ladies. We really do life together. Learn, pray, cry, laugh, hold babies, have garage sales….we do it all.

We got together for tacos, an escape room, and Mexican ice cream!

There’s a DELISH place that makes the best ice cream and popsicles. I got a spicy mango popsicle, it packed a punch!

Tyler and Nancy were home with Remi and they had an adventurous night. She was getting red spots and they were worried. I wasn’t paying attention to my phone in the escape room (sorry, babe!) and they decided to bring her to urgent care before it closed. Turns out she had bug bites from their walk earlier that evening- so we were thankful she was fine.

Saturday Tyler had the day off, so we spent the day together. Tyler let me sleep in and got up and played with Remi and got her first nap in before I got up (do you hear the hallelujah chorus?! It was so great to sleep in!)

Sweet girl was SO fun. I set her down to blow my nose and Hairspray the Musical was on TV. She was squealing at the screen and wouldn’t take her eyes off of it. She loved it!

The weather wasn’t awesome, so we decided to take a little road trip instead of being cooped up all day. So we drove to a neat little dive restaurant about an hour away that Ty and I had been to before.

Remi slept the whole way there, so she was happy when we arrived. We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed just lingering.

And Remi was all smiles! Love that sweet grin that she’s been doing lately.

Me and my girl.

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We spent the rest of Saturday at mom’s catching up on Quantico because we no longer have ABC (Thanks, Dish. Get your agreements together).

Sunday, we went to life group and then headed up the hill to NWA.

Nancy kept Remi after church and mom and I had a DELICIOUS brunch. (This weekend was full of good food!) We had mimosas and crab cakes and yummy cajun food.

And ya’ll…beignets for dessert. So good. So so good.

We went to the Walton Arts Center after brunch to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. It was our first play that wasn’t a musical. It was so great. It’s the inside look at what living with autism might be like. It was eye opening, emotional and beautiful. So wonderful.

I’m thankful for all the fun and for people who love on my girl when I have plans. Because sometimes mama needs to play, too.


The Top 5 Songs I’m Listening to Now

The Top 5 Songs I’m Listening to Now

I have always had eclectic taste in music. Once I got an iPod (now an iPhone), it was REALLY evident when I would shuffle or check my “most played” lists. There would be many genres represented.

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I wanted to share 5 songs that I’m loving right now. Some Christian music, some hip hop, some musicals, some pop. Here we go…

  1. I Got Saved by Selah. The words make me cry and their harmony is unbelievable.

2. Say Yes to This by Jill Scott on the Hamilton Mixtape. VERY different from above, but a soulful re-do on a song from Hamilton. Jill Scott’s voice is like velvet.

3. Divine Exchange by Charity Gayle.  I heard this on a Selah livestream and it blew me away. Another one that gives me goosebumps and brings tears.

4. A Lovely Night from La La Land. Just so catchy. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone aren’t like Grammy award winning singers or anything, but I like it. And it sounds sort of like old Hollywood.

5. My Shot from the Hamilton Mixtape.  I think I’ve shared this before, but this is literally my 4 month old’s favorite song. It will calm her down when she starts to fuss, so this is on my top 5 most played list for sure. It’s catchy.

 

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Friday Five- early morning edition

Friday Five- early morning edition

Remi usually sleeps awesome. And she usually sleeps until 8 or 9 in the morning. However, this morning she was up at 5:30. I think maybe her tummy is bothering her. Either way, I’m up rocking a Wiggle Worm. So I thought I would share 5 favorite non-baby things of the moment. 

1. The Hamilton Mixtape. My favorite musical (well,   let’s be honest. I don’t know if anything can totally compete for my love of Rent and Annie Get Your Gun) came out with a mixtape of famous musical people doing songs inspired by the musical. They have been releasing songs for the last few weeks, and it’s fully out today. The 6 or so songs they released early were awesome. Favorite is Ja Rule and Ashanti singing Helpless. 


2. In a similar vein, one of the stars of Hamitin came out with a Christmas album. It’s very chill and smooth. Love it. His name is Leslie Odom, Jr.  Check it out. 


3. I’ve been a bit obsessed with LulaRoe because the clothes are comfy and easy to move in. I snagged a pair of Christmas leggings that are too fun!


4. I started the She Reads Truth Advent study. It’s through their app- which makes is easy to do since I can read it while I’m feeding Remi or I always have my phone on me. It’s not too late to start it! 


5. One of my favorite bloggers, Plain Chicken, was SO NICE on Twitter. I asked her for easy to make recipes for our Christmas party next weekend. I thought she might send me one or two. She basically did the entire menu for me! 


That’s all folks! I hope you have a great weekend!!