Girly Girl

Girly Girl

We were at the mall, and like a moth drawn to a flame, Remi was drawn to Claire’s.

I know the feeling. I was the same as a little girl. I used to beg my parents for money to go pick something out in Claire’s. I would spend entirely too much time looking around picking out the perfect “pretty.”

I let Remi go inside and pick something.  At first, she was settled on a Mashum, but I sort of hate those things, so I told her to look around and make sure.

And she found this makeup palette. It was real makeup, so I told her that it was going to be like paint is at our house- only using it at the right times and with supervision. And that we might have to wash it off.  She agreed and wanting it.

So she got it.

And she LOVED putting it on herself.

I stress that she’s beautiful (and mommy is beautiful) without makeup, but we use it because we like playing with it. But I do sort of love her sweet girly heart and that she likes “pretties” as much as her momma.


Let’s Go Fly A Kite

Let’s Go Fly A Kite

Not long ago, I organized some stuff in our mudroom, including our outdoor toys. We have had a kite for a while, but I guess it was hidden in the mess.

As soon as I organized, Remi spotted it. I wasn’t thinking much about it- it’s winter. I figured one day when we were grabbing outdoor toys we would go fly it.

But Remi had other plans.

She was begging for us to go fly a kite! So on a Saturday, that’s exactly what we did. The weather was gorgeous, the wind was light, and she loved flying her kite.

I love watching Tyler teach her things. And I love her joy at holding the kite string once Tyler got it up in the air.


She loved watching it fly!


Lots of running around, whether it was flying the kite or trying to catch the tail! I can see many more kite flying days in our future.


Super Weekend

Super Weekend

We had a “super” weekend together. We pieced together some really fun plans!

It started Saturday morning when Tyler and Remi dropped me off at boxing, and they went to get donuts. I’m glad they can share special one-on-one time together!

After my workout, we stopped by and saw this broken down trolley parked nearby (for who knows why?) but Remi was thrilled to see a trolley! Daniel Tiger rides around on Trolley, and so Remi thinks this is pretty cool.


We ran into Old Navy for seasonal clearance, and then we went downtown to a new store called DIYish, which is an art studio. They had a class for littles and Remi LOVED creating her own masterpiece.


Our friends Tara and Amelia came, and the girls had fun dancing around for a few minutes.


When she finished, Mrs. Rachel, the shop owner and our friend, painted an R on it for her!


She loved getting to dry it off with the hair dryer.


She was pretty proud of her painting (and since then, she’s said she’s sad about it because she “painted instead of dobbed” which she did, but I think it’s still beautiful. We are talking about things not being perfect at home).


One of daddy’s friends from high school (and her husband is an officer with Ty) had their little girl there, too. So fun to paint with friends!


We ran some errands after, to the “little tiny grocery store” downtown that sells produce, the seafood shop, and then home to nap.  We had some fun after nap, which will warrant it’s own post, and then I made a seafood feast for our family.

Our moms came over for a great dinner. I made dijon salmon, crawish gratin and shrimp and roasted veggies. So good!


After dinner, Remi insisted that we host a birthday party for her stuffed animals. I love how creative she is!


Sunday, we did church and nap and then we went over to our friend’s, the Hoppers, for the Super Bowl.  We were going to have a Super Bowl party with more people, but plans fell through (flu season and life busyness) but we decided to get together anyway and let the girls play. They had a BLAST together. We let them play outside, and then they played with ALL of Grace’s toys and shows, but the balloons were the hit of the evening!


It’s so great to have friends who you can hang with while your kids play!


What a SUPER weekend!

Mommy Remi Nights

Mommy Remi Nights

When daddy is gone for the evening, I have to be honest, some nights I just really miss my partner in crime who helps me. But I try to make the most of it and make it special (and try not to get too tired/frustrating/overwhelmed).

Often that includes Remi choosing whatever she wants (within reason) for dinner.  We knew we would have one night alone, so I asked her the day before what she wanted for dinner and she said snowman pancakes!  Easy to do!

She LOVED them (even if she’s crazy and didn’t like the chocolate chips and made me scrape them off). It was an easy way to make something simple special.


We might watch a movie or play, but it usually involves us dressing up, because that’s her favorite thing lately. This evening we were princesses (Princess Momma and Princess Remi) and we had to built our castle out of sand.


To be honest, bedtimes are tough without dad. For whatever reason, she gets an attitude and doesn’t want to listen, but we try to make it through without having a meltdown (either one of us! ha!).

But no matter if it’s difficult, I cherish time alone with my girl. I love her and I hope we grow to stay close.