Baby, you’re a firework!

Baby, you’re a firework!

Oh what a fun July 4th we had!  It was a little sad because Tyler had to work a 12-hour shift (boo!) so it was just me and my girl. But we made the most of it!

We hung out at home in the morning, watching her CRAWL all over the place. She’s officially crawling on her knees and getting everywhere FAST. So I spent the morning watching her crawl around and baby-proofing as we went. Then she napped and I got her ready to go.

She looked red, white and cute!

We went to town for our city’s FreedomFest.  It’s the best.  Seeing lots of friends, music, food, vendors…so much fun. She was entered in our little patriotic pageant.

She was pretty excited before it started.

I carried her on stage to show her off. She finally smiled at the end of the stage. Little ham!

She won her age division. We were so surprised! It’s a fundraiser, so we were just there to support our friends…but getting some fun trophies was a nice surprise!

Miss Freedom Fest Tiny Tot Queen!

All of the winners (and me, who was making sure she didn’t crawl off the stage!)

Her boyfriend James came by to congratulate her! So sweet!

Our family was there, which is always fun!  We were so thankful that Heather and Kelsey and my bestie Brandy came to cheer her on!

We may have had a little too much fun with Her Majesty.

Sweet girl!

After the pageant, we walked around the festival and ate lunch.  But then it was naptime, so we came home.

After naps, Grandpa showed up to play! She loved his funny noises!

And a little later, uncle Dwight joined the fun!

Once Tyler FINALLY got off work, Remi was already in bed, so Gigi stayed with her while we went back to the festival.  There was a fun bluegrass country band playing, so we put our chairs in the middle of a bunch of friends, visited, ate dinner, listened to the music and waited for the fireworks.

A delish low carb dinner from a food truck.  A philly without a bun and bacon wrapped pickles! YUM!

At dark, we went and found dessert and moved our chairs back for the fireworks show. Our town puts on a great fireworks show. They turn the lights off on the square and play a fun patriotic sound track that the fireworks are set to. Lots of fun!

It was a late night getting home, but so worth it for a little hometown date and seeing the fireworks.

I hope you all had a fun 4th as well!

39 Week Highlights

39 Week Highlights

I’m loving being this girl’s mama. It’s hard to believe she’s almost been out as long as she was in. Getting so close (She was born at 41.5 weeks…so a couple more weeks before that).

Friday was overall day!

She wore this CUTE dress to daycare on July 3. I thought it looked like fireworks. And I think she looks like her daddy in this picture.

On the 4th, she won our little local pageant’s Tiny Tot division.

She took a bath in mama’s big bathtub and LOVED drinking from the faucet. She is so funny! I’m just thankful she doesn’t mind water in her face.

Before church Sunday, she was crawling around. She was enjoying her jumper from below. That’s not how it works, silly girl!

We tried to have a little photoshoot in the front before church. But she’s mobile, so it’s getting tougher!

We played before church and she was about life.

And I love that ruffly butt. These bubble rompers are my faves.

My sweet friend Danielle brought me homemade pie Friday night, so of course, I broke my diet.  A little certain baby girl was mad that she wasn’t eating with me.

She wasn’t feeling great and took a nap Saturday morning and looked like a sleeping angel.

Saturday morning selfies. Funny face!

We just love spending time together! I can’t believe she will be 9 months next week!


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!

37 Week Highlights

37 Week Highlights

Oh this week was so fun!

Daycare/school had spirit week…so we had lots of fun with that!

Crazy hair day (a little hair spray on her brush and we had some fun hair!)

We bought Daddy some “dad” themed baby books so they could read together.  He did bedtime stories on Monday night because I didn’t feel well (had an ER visit Monday morning and have pleurisy). They are adorable together.

Crazy sock day at school.  Good thing I set her clothes out the night before because Grammy got her ready for school since we were at the hospital.

Sunday we had lunch with daddy since it was Father’s Day.

And Sunday I discovered that I love matching outfits.  As long as she doesn’t complain about it, we’re doing it.

Saturday evening, we hung out at home because Ty was working overtime. Love my snotty girl (allergies are rough, yo).

Saturday during the day, we had lots of play time together. And how about that watermelon romper?

Saturday morning, we met up with my half brother to visit with dad. It was his first time meeting Remi. She thought his leather vest was pretty neat.

Saturday morning we met up with some friends for breakfast and the Farmer’s Market. Remi and Melody enjoyed playing and talking at breakfast. So sweet!

We attempted the sock monkey hat for mix and match day.

No go. Haha

So we settled on a bow.

Sweet girl sadly got another ear infection this week. But other than a little fussiness and snuggles, you wouldn’t know. 

She is recovering well and we had a great week despite a little sickies.