Memorial Day: Part 1 Horse Camp

Memorial Day: Part 1 Horse Camp

We packed a LOT of fun into our Memorial Day Weekend. So much so that I’m breaking it down into 4 posts- one for each day!

We worked on Friday, but we headed south after work to visit Gigi at horse camp! She and her brother go camp and ride all weekend, and we’ve been down there once before. And Remi LOVES it.

She loves to see the horses (we go feed them, give them treats and she rides around the camp). And to be honest, it’s the kind of old-fashioned fun that I love to give her.

We got there and hung out a bit and she had to ride! She LOVES riding around the camp because everyone waves at her.

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We played games- kicking the soccer ball, and making up our own games with frisbees and other toys that Nancy brought with her.

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We grilled out for dinner- nothing is better than a hot dog when you’re hanging outside!

Then we walked down to the pond and skipped stones/threw rocks in the water. We hung out until dark and then headed back home.

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It was a fun start to our weekend!


Summer Family Fun

Summer Family Fun

We have had some awesome summer fun, most of which is wonderful old-fashioned tech-free fun.

We’ve had some nights where we declared no technology and just played together. It’s been awesome.

We have been doing LOTS of sidewalk chalk in our driveway, and we love to do our body outlines! I loved our little family lined up.

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I LOVE to watch Remi’s art skills develop.  This was “Elsa” She was digging out all the icy blues and trying to draw a dress.

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We also had some fun digging for dinosaurs in this fun kit from our friend Nash’s birthday. It was a sort of hard dirt egg that we chipped away at. We found that some water sprayed made it easier to dig him out. Remi was TOTALLY into it. And then we did the dinosaur tattoos that came with the kit, too.

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We are also loving all being together in the mornings again (yay for daddy’s school schedule!) and we enjoyed watching the sunrise one morning before me and Remi scooted off to work/school.

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She prompted us to take a picture. We call ourselves the Three Musketeers! I love when she grabs us close for pics. So sweet.

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A Very Hamilton Day

A Very Hamilton Day

THE DAY FINALLY ARRIVED: HAMILTON IN TULSA!!!!

We have had our tickets for a year and we were READY. We saw the original cast in New York back in 2016 (yes, be jealous. It was as amazing as it sounds!) but we were dying to see it again.

And this time, I was taking Tyler with us to see what all the hype was about.

I planned out a whole day of fun for us…starting with the end (just like the musical!) We had a duel!

We went to the Angry Axe in Tulsa for some axe throwing. It was so fun! And thankfully, it was easier than I was afraid it would be. ha! Both mom and I caught on quickly (I wasn’t worried about Tyler…he picks up on EVERYTHING quickly).

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Our nice coach took a pic of all of us with the board I drew on. We did use another board to keep score and it will surprise no one that Tyler beat me and mom both at all the score keeping methods. ha!

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For lunch, we tried a new to us place, Sisserou’s. It’s Caribbean food (since Alexander comes from the Caribbean). I got this AMAZING tuna salad and it was SO stinking good. I also got a (not pictured) coconut creme brulee that dreams were made of.

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We had to split up for the show since we added an extra ticket after our subscription, so mom was kind enough to sit alone so we could sit together. Tyler was surprised at how much he enjoyed it (I wasn’t. It’s amazing).

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After the show, we had to walk to Glacier for dinner, I mean chocolates. ha!  Then we did a little shopping around Tulsa (a kid’s consignment shop, Trader Joe’s) and headed home!

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Family Fun Weekend

Family Fun Weekend

We made one weekend into a family fun weekend (sort of impromptu…this wasn’t a planned thing) by doing SUPER fun stuff for 3 days after Remi’s nap.

It started on Friday.  Tyler decided to keep her at home because he was off work and wanted some time with her (he’s a great daddy!) and then in the afternoon, we hit up the Monkey House.

She loves this place. It’s just full of inflatables, and she loves to run and jump. She even made a cute little friend with a 4 year old girl.

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She just loves this big green slide, and lucky for her, her Gigi will willingly climb it 100 times with her!

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From the Monkey House, she went home with Gigi for the night- so Tyler and I got a date night! We went to dinner at Rolando’s and then we saw Hobbs and Shaw – the new Fast and Furious spin off. It was funny and, of course, Tyler LOVED it.

On Saturday, she came home and we all ate lunch and she napped (for like 3 hours).  While she napped, we cleaned the house like crazy (yay for a clean house). And after nap, we took her to the big movie theater to see The Lion King!

We had attempted Frozen at a smaller not-really-a-movie-theater place in town but to be honest, she was restless and I wasn’t in a good mental place then and so it was anxiety-inducing all around.

This time around, she was a little restless but made it through the whole movie!  She ate LOTS of popcorn and M&Ms, and only took two potty breaks. (Pro tip: This theater has movies before 4 pm that are like $4.38, so it’s a great way to try a movie with a kid and not feel bad if you had to leave early)

The movie was cute, but since it was 90% the same as the original, I’m not really sure why they remade it.

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Sunday morning, she had her LAST day in the church nursery! She’s loved her classes there (and we’ve loved watching her enjoy it) but it’s time to move to the tots class. She’s ready. She’s gonna love learning songs and stories and doing more crafts.

They had a little pajama party for the kids, and we had to grab a picture on their cute photo wall.

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After lunch and nap, (another long nap…we had to wake her after 2.5 hours!) we went to the water park! Mimi took this fun picture of us.

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She had to warm up and figure out she was brave and the slides were fun. But then she had a blast. She went down every slide in the kid’s area, swam the lazy river without a tube, enjoyed the wave pool big waves, and just had a blast.

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I’m so thankful we can sneak in family time when we get it! (But thank goodness, Tyler’s schedule is back to “normal” now from the summer crazy).