“I think we should go separately, like the President and Vice President”

“I think we should go separately, like the President and Vice President”

While at the beach, we saw lots of boats pulling parasailers. Mom kept saying “I want to go!” I ignored her. I’m not a thrill seeker. The thought didn’t sound fun. At. All.

But Tyler pressed. He and his mom had been before. They loved it.

And somehow, one morning, we found ourselves at Chute for the Sky getting fitted for life vests.

I tried to get out of it. I did. I offered to stay behind with Remi. But oh boy! They had a lifevest to fit her and she could ride for free.

So off we went. I cried when the first couple went soaring up over our heads into the sky.

Then a few rounds later, it was our turn. I knew I would like it – when it was over.

I even told Tyler, “We should go separately. Like the President and Vice President don’t travel together.”

He laughed. And we got harnessed in. I held on white knuckled. And up we went!

800 feet of rope, 450 feet high.

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They were going to dip us into the water, but we saw a TON of jelly fish below, so Tyler motioned for them not to get us wet.DSC_0174

Our moms went, and my thrill-seeking mama had the best time.

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And they totally wanted a dip into the ocean. And they loved it.DSC_0327

I would go again. It was neat. But man, was it facing a fear!


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 47 Highlights

Week 47 Highlights

Holy cow! Where is time going? Five weeks until you’re ONE!

I’m trying hard to savor these moments as they fly by!

Saturday was a busy day for us both, but we spent most of the day apart. Nancy took Remi to visit some family while I took care of some things I don’t ever have time for.

She LOVED all the attention and fun. She and Grandpa had a fun time, and they saw lots of family including Uncle Dwight (pretty sure that’s his finger she’s pulling) and Uncle Joe and Aunt Verlene.

Grandpa is so smitten with this little girl.

We spent Saturday evening together and she had a little trouble falling asleep. I wonder if her molars are coming in? Either way, she was ready to play Sunday morning!

Sunday she wore her buttefly romper (again…I love it!) and did some playing before church.

We were together in the floor (and I wasn’t ready yet). I was trying to get her pic to send to Daddy, so I had my camera on. She crawled over and gave me the BIGGEST SWEETEST KISS EVER. I snapped a pic. It’s not flattering of me, but I don’t care. I love this.

She was SO HAPPY at lunch after church. She was playing with Grammy and was laughing it up.

Sunday evening, she and daddy got some time together (since he had worked overtime over the weekend, he was gone at bedtime all weekend) and they read a counting book. He’s just the best with her.

And these pics aren’t flattering, but they are memories. Family snuggle time on the couch! I love my people.

I’m teaching her the art of the outfit selfie. 🙂  I got to wear a Hanson shirt to work, so it was a good day.

She was a ham a LOT this week. Silly girl!

We sometimes take morning videos for daddy when he’s working.  She was being SO silly during this one.

She helped Daddy fix her toy. So big!

Before her ear follow up, she got to come say hi to my work friends. She loved our seating area! (and thank goodness, ear infection is gone!)

Next week may be a little limited since I’m gone for part of the week for work. Hopefully daddy and the grandmas will send me lots of pictures!


Week 46 Highlights

Week 46 Highlights

This week felt like it zoomed by! We had a few extra things that kept us busy (family dinner, new church routine) but we still had lots of fun together. I know I say that a lot. We do have fun. We are so blessed to have this girl’s sweet smile every day. There are hard days, like Saturday. Friday night she was up for half the night. I don’t know why. She wasn’t sick. Saturday we were both tired and a little cranky, so it’s a good thing she looked cute.

That Peter Pan collar killed me. Adorable.  She took a good morning nap (I tried, but dogs and doorbells kept me awake) and then we ran some errands in town.

We added some ankle weights to her push walker (at the recommendation of my amazing friend Amber, who is a pediatric PT) and she does great pushing it!

Sunday was a much better day. Thankfully, she (and me!) slept great Saturday night. So we got lots of morning smiles Sunday morning.

We got her ready for church and then she napped while I got ready. Love this little tree frog!

I will be sad next year when she grows out of the romper style.  This is my favorite brand, Ric Rac and Ruffles and I wish I had money to buy every outfit! They are so cute!

This is another RRR that I bought months ago that finally fit. It’s a 18m (but this style fits smaller!- she’s usually in 9-12 stuff now) but she looked SO BIG in this outfit!

One evening, she was fussing since it was bedtime (girl lets us know when she’s ready to sleep. She hardly ever fusses until she’s tired) and as soon as I got the camera out to capture her snuggling with daddy, she started being a ham. So crazy!

She had her first spaghetti dinner (ok, they were spirals, but still…noodles and red sauce)

One morning before school, she and Pippin played.  She grabbed his toy and played with him.  They have been buds, but this was the first play interaction I’ve seen. It was adorable!

We had some Friday selfies before work and school to send Daddy a pic. Silly girl!

That week’s a wrap! On to more fun and learning and growing!