So much playing!

So much playing!

The theme of the last week was PLAY.

She’s getting so big and interactive and really figuring things out.

We started last week with (wah wah) her one year checkup.  She did GREAT.  Only cried for a minute, and y’all, I wish we had it on video – she was crying after shots and I played her favorite song “My Shot” and she instantly started dancing. It cracked us up.

She LOVES her big blocks (They are Crayola brand, if anyone is interested).  Daddy builds stuff, and she loves breaking it apart.  I know that’s a huge skill to learn to pull and take things apart- so I love that we have a great toy to encourage that.

She looked ADORABLE and was SO HAPPY before school one day. LOTS of giggling at our house in the mornings.

That same day at school, they had a Harvest party. She was so happy! I love the pictures they take at their parties. They go all out making these cute backdrop areas. I just love it!

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Friday evening, we hit the park after dinner and she had a BLAST.  She’s always liked walking around the park and playing some, but she went to town this trip. Climbing up the slide, and figuring out how to let go and slide down on her belly. She just laughed and laughed. It was the best.

Love watching her play and grow!

 

Week 53. 🙂


12 Months Old

12 Months Old

Well, it’s official. She’s a year old! I’m a little sad, but I’m mostly happy because I know the older she is, the more fun we can have together.

I may keep doing monthly updates, but they may be a little shorter just to keep track of everything that’s changing and fun.

As of yesterday’s one year checkup, she weighs 20 lbs. 2 oz and is 28.5 inches (finally getting taller! yay!). She’s sized up to size 4 diapers just this week and is now wearing mostly 9-12 and 12m clothing. We do have some 18m items as well (baby clothes are sized so crazy from brand to brand). She’s grown out of her newborn shoes finally, and is wearing mostly 2s still.

She’s still a champ eater. We are struggling a little at meal times with her pushing food off her tray, but we are learning together and working through that. Her favorite foods are bananas, macaroni and cheese, green veggies, and pasta. She started on whole milk and drinks it well. We are weaning off bottles and formula and I’m not the least bit worried about her getting the nutrition and hydration she needs since she drinks well. It’s probably best that we are ditching bottles. She would get so distracted while eating bottles that we were singing songs for the nighttime bottle so she would stay focused and still.

We are working on normal sippy cups (I took the valve out of one to work on), but she does well with straw cups and the 360 cups. We are also slowly working on spoon use, but it’s messy and time consuming, so it’s not as frequent as I’d like (real life, yo).

This month she had a bad diaper rash that required a prescription cream, but thankfully, it healed up well.  She also had another ear infection (eye roll). But tubes are coming!

We took our first beach vacation (and a very long car ride) and she did great. She is a routine kid, but she adapted to a new schedule easily.

She is pushing every toy (and even things that aren’t toys) everywhere. Boxes, baskets, her push walker, her play table….everything gets pushed around. I know she could walk if she tried but she won’t yet. In her own time, I know.

One of my favorite things this month is that she pants when she gets excited. She also checks me for necklaces and earrings in the morning. She will push my face to the side looking for earrings. We are working on being “sweet” and “gentle” and using touch kindly. She has a tendency to be a little aggressive. ha!

She is doing a tongue clicking, which is SO CUTE. She loves it. She does it all the time to us.

She interacts with strangers and almost shows out if they don’t acknowledge her.  We were shopping and the man in the shop didn’t say anything to her, so she was making cute noises and clapping and looking at him waiting for him to talk to her. He never did. Wah wah.

She is now waving hi and bye (more for hi, currently) and is cruising everywhere. She is giving tight hugs, which are momma’s favorite! She still does GREAT at drop-off at school and daycare. No tears, yet! Daycare and school both say she’s just a happy good girl.

Still 6 teeth, but one just cut through yesterday (but it didn’t happen by 12 months! ha) A couple more bulging gums, but I know from experience they can take a while to break through. She still just laughs when I brush her teeth.

She still loves being thrown around for physical play. Upside down, tickles, swinging….she also loves when we chase her. LOTS of giggles when we do that.

Her nicknames are just about the same: Remi, RG, Roo, Bug.

Remington, we can’t believe how fast and slow this year was. They say the days are long, but the years are short, and that has felt true. We have all grown and learned so much together. We love the little person you are becoming! Momma and daddy love you so much, bug! We can’t imagine life without you in it! Happy birthday!


Week 51 Highlights

Week 51 Highlights

Holy cow. We are in the home stretch of her first year.

When we got home from the beach, we just let her sleep in her clothes.  It was late- like 1:30 a.m., so it wasn’t worth changing clothes. When she woke up, we played on mommy’s big bed (because mommy needed more time laying down!)

We got ready for the day and she wore her OU dress! Boomer Sooner! 

We did end up at urgent care for us both. Thankfully they got us in quickly- but we both had ear infections. So we did some snuggling while we waited on medicine.

Because she wasn’t feeling great, she got to eat a popsicle after dinner. 

She felt much better Sunday and looked SO cute in her outfit. I’m sad that the weather is changing and these are the last wears on our favorite summer clothes.

After naps, I got a couple crackers for us both to snack on. Home girl took mine RIGHT out of my hand. Guess momma didn’t need a snack, huh?

She was a little fussy at bedtime- her temp went up a little and I knew she didn’t feel good. But man, playing her fave rap music makes her clap, even when she’s sick.

I laughed at this one- she was mad at me because I wouldn’t let her eat the dead bugs in the window track. Eye roll.  I cleaned them later that evening. 

Daycare put her hair up in pigtails, and she looked like a troll when I took it down!

She wore camo in honor of Daddy hunting for the first time.

I gave her pigtails on Friday morning. Not amazing placement, but it works. ha! She looks like she has antennae- which is appropriate since I call her Bug. 

She got to enjoy a cookie at school for Connor’s birthday. She was a fan!

Those were the week’s highlights. One more week until a birthday party!


Beach trip!

Beach trip!

We spent a very fun week in Orange Beach. Remington is a great traveler. She loved new sights, did great eating meals out, was flexible with her nap/sleep schedule and was a happy girl. I’m excited to take more trips with her!

Here are the highlights of our trip (sorry not sorry for a ton of pics!)

We had dinner when we arrived at The Shrimp Basket. It was SO GOOD. Remi got to try crackers for the first time and was a big fan.

When we got down to the beach the next morning, she HATED THE SAND. Like HATED IT. I was thinking “What have I done?” and I thought we were about to spend our vacation at the pool.

Daddy tried making her happy in the shade, but she was just staring at that scary sand. 

I had brought a kiddie pool, but was only planning on using it if the surf was rough. Thankfully, our moms walked to get it blown up and keep her sand-free…and she was MUCH happier there.

She loved the water. (except for the jellyfish that got us both…but thankfully it was a moon jellyfish and not a bad sting). This was her first time in the ocean!

We did manage some beach snuggle naps, which was nice to enjoy the sound of the waves while she slept.

We got ice cream one afternoon, and she didn’t love my cold ice cream, but she LOVED the cookie I gave her! My sundae had a key lime oreo on top, and she ate the whole thing!

We explored the pier, and enjoyed the view. Remi liked watching the boats go under the bridge!

One night after dinner, the grandmas put Remi to bed and Tyler and I went and did some crab hunting. We didn’t catch any, but had fun running from them.

Remi is in a “push everything around” phase which started at the beach. She loved pushing her pool out on the patio. 

She also played hide and seek with the curtains. Sweet sleepy bedhead!

One morning, mom and I walked to get donuts while Tyler and Nancy fished. It was a little warm (hence her sweaty head), but the donuts were GOOD.  Sister enjoyed a blueberry donut, and gave me this look when I told her half was all she could eat.

The second beach day was MUCH better. She was happy the whole time since we controlled for the sand.

More beach snuggles. 🙂

And such a happy water baby!

We celebrated Tyler’s birthday at the beach with a delicious cake from Publix!

The birthday boy requested sushi, which funny enough, is hard to find at the beach. There was a sushi place at the outlet mall- convenient since I wanted to shop! ha! It was rock and roll themed, and the menus were old albums.

Remi helped herself to Grammy’s fried rice! ha!

I went with Tyler and Nancy night fishing (well they fished, I watched) and this blue heron followed us around.

We enjoyed lunch on the beach at The Gulf one day. Remi loved all the birds that were gathered waiting for her to drop food.

And we also stopped by The Yard for milkshakes. It was an hour wait, but totally worth it! She was a trooper after beach pictures waiting for our milkshakes.

Our last beach day was picture perfect- great weather, calm ocean, and happy everyone!

Remi LOVED the hermit crabs that Tyler and I found. She wanted to play with them all.

Since the water was so calm and clear, we bought snorkels to explore the rock jetty. Saw LOTS of crabs and fish!

Our condo faced the sunrise, which was beautiful every morning. Our last morning it was particularly clear and lovely.

We had a great trip. The trip home was rough.  11 hour drive turned into 16 hours with car trouble and traffic. And me and Remi were both sick (ear infections) and were pretty miserable. We were pretty happy to get home!