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!

Week 50 Highlights

Week 50 Highlights

Most of this week included our beach trip, which will be a separate post…but here are a few fun things.

Remi is LOVING the sliding glass door at home.  She can stand up (and leave tiny handprints which I love) and see outside. She loves when the cows are nearby.


She did really well on the trip to the beach. Girl’s a trooper.  I can’t wait to see more of her personality as she grows. I think she’s gonna be an eternal optimist. She seems already to make the most of the situation. She did take some naps on the way down, and momma got some time to just study this sweet face.

Sister showed her personality all over our beach trip. More highlights in the beach post, but here are some funny Remi pics.

She was full of it when we arrived for dinner. She also discovered crackers for the first time at this meal. She’s a fan.

She also got to eat a cookie while momma and the family ate ice cream. Also a fan. (She has to learn early that vacation means eating more “sometimes” foods than normal)

We walked to get donuts one morning while Ty and Nancy went fishing. She got a little sweaty on the walk, but she loved their blueberry donuts! (She only eats half a donut. I don’t feel bad about it. Judge me if you want). This was her face when I said “That’s all of the donut you get. Enjoy!” ha!

We had lunch outside at The Gulf and she loved watching the birds. I just loved this crabby outfit!

Check later this week for our beach recap!

Week 49 Highlights

Week 49 Highlights

Officially 11 months old this week! And just the busiest bug ever!

I came home from Cleveland to a big girl who could stand for like 10-15 seconds without assistance. That balance is coming in strong. (She is also OBSESSED with her hair brush.)

Daddy now has to share all popsicles.  He gave her a taste and now she follows him around when he has one! ha!

She wore her first Razorback outfit for game day. Too bad we lost, but we had the cutest little fan.

We did some shopping and running around on Saturday, and when we got home, she was sleepy. I love my snuggles!

Sunday, she wore a summer outfit that we are just now fitting into. Gotta get them in before fall hits! ha!  She looked like she was throwing a gang sign.  Too funny.

She LOVES her walker. Daddy helps her turn and she goes ALL OVER the house. And giggles when daddy chases her! SO much laughter. She loves being chased now. She will crawl away, but keep looking back to see if we are following her. Then she laughs SO BIG.

This girl is ALWAYS moving.

She is proud of herself when she gets into things she shouldn’t. We have a mischievous thing on our hands.

A fun week together for sure!