Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Oh we had a fun weekend together! I hated that Tyler had to work, but he joined in the fun when he could.  (These are out of order, but ain’t got time to fix it…so here are the highlights)

We took her to the waterpark on Memorial Day. It was BUSY but we got there when it opened to get seats in the shade.

She wasn’t sure at first, but ended up loving it.

Some play time in the shade….

I loved our matching blue swimsuits and pink hats.  My best girl.

We were there with the grandmas and cousins. We had a great time!

She wanted to be belly down, but the concrete was rough on little knees….so Kelsey helped her leg surf. ha!

She even took a little nap in the shade. The sun and fun will wear a girl out!

She LOVED when I put her swimsuit cover up on her. LOVED the hood. Big smiles.

She took a nap before we ever got the waterpark. My little frog. We used to call her tree frog as a teeny tiny newbie, and she still sleeps with her knees tucked. 

We did LOTS of playtime with Daddy when he was home. He’s the best. 

We were in Hot Springs on Sunday and she wore her red, white and blue then. I am in love with these sweet rompers. She did great in the hotel. Slept her normal time in the pack and play and was as great girl. 

We got to see family in Hot Springs. We got to play with Uncle Neil…

Family picture time. Love this crazy crew. Gavin is only smiling because he’s bunny-earing his dad. 

Nene and Carl were teaching her how to beat on the table. Girl likes to drum!

We went to Caitlyn’s dance recital in Hot Springs and she got some Nene lovings. 

Saturday morning, she was practically asking for a nap. Just couldn’t hang. ha!

We got to see Aunt Sandy and play together at recital. And how cute is our unicorn romper? LOVE. 

So that was our fun weekend: home, Hot Springs, hotel stay, back home, water park. Lots of fun. She’s so easy going and takes it all in.


31 Week Highlights

31 Week Highlights

This girl is getting SO big! It’s all happening so fast!

She got to wear this cute romper (I am in love with rompers, y’all) that her grandmas bought her. So we had to have a photo shoot in the yard.

We had lunch after church at our Chinese buffet. We love the family that owns it. We gave Remi a couple peach slices, and the owner was joking that he was gonna charge her if she ate any more! ha!

Our Hot Springs family was in town, so they got lots of Remi snuggles! Caitlyn was great and kept Remi for a while for me Saturday so I could go workout and get a pedicure. Remi loves her Cait!

I say it often, but it’s a shame this baby gets no attention. 

We took a Sunday drive to NWA so daddy could shop at Cabelas during their sale. I love watching things through her eyes. So sweet to see her take it all in!

We had sushi after, and she was SO good. She loves this spinning toy and it’s great for restaurants. Quiet fun. 

She looked SO cute in her little romper and bib one day last week at daycare. 

And I LOVE this onesie. Actually, two different people got us one (in two different sizes) and she wore it one day last week. It says “I’m fixin to cry ya’ll”

Lastly, Remi came to my work Friday, and my boss is known for taking great pics when people’s kids come by. We were no exception! LOVED seeing my girl during the day!

I can’t believe how quickly time flies. They do say the days are long but the years are short. So true!


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.


Week 27 Highlights

Week 27 Highlights

Oh Remi, you had a FULL week this week!

We started with the weekend. We started sleep coaching and were focused on naps. But she napped like a CHAMP at Daddy’s friend’s house on Saturday.  Ty took the day off, so we spent the day with friends. She slept amazingly in the Ergo on and off all day.

And she looked like a Diva out in the sun.

Sunday was a different story. I had to sing in all three church services, so she was “off” and we ended up leaving after I sang to go home and nap.

Monday evening, we all surprised Tyler’s grandpa for his birthday by showing up to the singing.

He was SO excited to see his girl. He’s smitten.

She loved the live music! Mama even got in on the action and sang some Patsy Cline songs with the band.

She’s still eating great!  She hasn’t loved a couple of foods (I mean, she eats them, but not with the crazy voracity of some others), but she CHOWED DOWN on some blueberries. I put them in the mesh feeder and she crushed them to a pulp. (It’s a great distraction while I cook! Win, win!)

Monday, Grammy took her to the library for story time, and I took an early lunch and joined them.  Even though it’s geared for 2 and under, she was a bit small for the stories and songs (lots of hand movements and stuch).  However, girlfriend was enamored with the bubbles.  She was thinking “Toys just keep falling from the sky!”

The rest of the week was full of early bedtimes (hello sleep coaching!). She’s doing great though. It’s NOT a cry-it-out-method – in fact, it’s very responsive to her needs. But it’s teaching her self-soothing skills.  She’s so alert and active that sleep comes difficult to her. It takes her a long time to settle and naps were a struggle. But she’s improving SO quickly. She’s a smart kiddo, she’s shown us that before, so I know she will figure out this sleep thing fast.