Getting Up to Date

Getting Up to Date

Here’s this week’s catch-up post with all of the random fun we’ve been having!

One evening, Remi asked me to come into the playroom and help her build blocks (not unusual) but what WAS different was she had a purpose: build a robot!

She directed me and built a lot of it (needing some help but it was all her ideas). He needed legs, a helmet, arms and a jetpack! I LOVED watching her imagination and her engineering skills.


Our family time has been very sparse this summer with Tyler working nights during the week. But he’s been AMAZING sneaking in time when he can- including mornings. This particular morning, he hadn’t gotten home until like 3 a.m., but he got up at 6 to wake Remi up and see us for the 20 minutes before we left.

It just warmed my heart at what a good daddy he is!


We’ve gotten this game out a time or two, but Remi hasn’t been totally into it…but she asked to play it outside with me and Gigi one evening and she was LOVING it.

It’s the Move and Groove game from Amazon, and it was so fun to play together.


I bought Remi some Curlformers for her upcoming pageant and so we tried them out one night after bath. She was FEELING herself with them and looked precious!

I laughed at Doctor Remi coming to give my my checkup with her curlers.


Before bed, she asked for me to take them out, and thankfully, after only an hour or so, she had the CUTEST curls. I can’t wait for pageant day when they will stay in for a bit longer.


Hope you have a great day!

Remi’s First Wedding!

Remi’s First Wedding!

My bestie Alden’s sister, Reed, was getting married. And she’s been like family for a while (that’s what happens when it’s your besties sister!), so we were so excited to be invited.

It was just a few hours away- so we decided to go on a little family trip to the wedding. And I’m SO GLAD WE DID.

We headed down Saturday afternoon and checked into the hotel to jump on the beds and get ready for the wedding.

Look at my cute wedding dates!


I didn’t take any pics of the wedding but it was beautiful. Reed was gorgeous, the venue was beautiful and the decor was just so classy.

But I was mostly just in love with this sweet girl enjoying the day!  She did SO WELL during the ceremony and was CRACKING US UP talking to the other little kids and lots of people there.


We had a blast at the reception, too…eating dinner and popsicles.


Remi was READY to hit the dance floor.  But once the party really got going, the music was loud and she preferred to be outside. 🙂


Probably the best and funniest part was when Alden RAN over to me. I reallllly thought she had spotted me during the ceremony (she was the MOH) but I thought we had this locking-eyes-moment.  Turns out she didn’t realize we were there and was sort of sad we didn’t come. But then her husband (who we had talked to before the ceremony) was like “Um…she’s right over there.” And she RAN to me squealing. 🙂

Hugging her neck and dancing with our girls was so fun.


Alden’s little girl Avery was living her BEST LIFE on the dance floor, surrounded by so many people who loved her.


I’m so grateful Tyler says “yes” when I’m like- hey let’s go away for the night to this wedding!  He’s always up for fun.


Sunday morning, we got hotel breakfast and then spent time in the pool….because the fun of a hotel is jumping on the beds and jumping into the pool!


We got to visit and play some more with Alden, Mike and Avery before we left- which just fills my heart with love.

Before we left Conway, we got pizza and gelato at ZAZA (yum) and then we headed home. Thankfully, Remi slept GREAT at the hotel and napped almost the entire drive home. It was a fun trip together!

And crazy enough, it was our first trip as just the 3 of us. Every other trip has had one of our moms with us. It was fun to be just us together.

Perfect Summer Days

Perfect Summer Days

Sometimes the best days are the simple days. And last Sunday, we had one of those.

It started with Sunday morning and waffle breakfasts. I love making Sunday breakfasts, even if we don’t have unlimited time. We are out the door by 8:45 for church….but I love to make an easy breakfast. It was sunny. We were all happy. And I made waffles. And it was just a nice perfect morning.


Remi played with her toy before church (While wearing a bow she HAD to wear that didn’t totally match! ha!) and it’s so sweet- it’s a truck and horse trailer, like Gigi’s.


After a great day at church, lunch, a LONG nap (amen!) and dinner, Tyler had the idea to go swim at my mom’s. They weren’t home, so we had a fun family night. And when we got home, we were already past bedtime, so I asked Remi if she wanted to use the sparklers we got on the 4th of July. And after a little apprehension at first, she was so into it! It was fun (and the sunset was GORGEOUS).


Just a great day together. Nothing crazy “special” but it was special to make memories together.

The Most Family Fun

The Most Family Fun

We had a TON of family fun over the weekend.

Remi overheard me telling Tyler about our Christmas in July at work, and how we decorated Christmas cookies….and then she asked to decorate cookies.  Thankfully, we were giving away the extra frosting at work, so I snagged a few. And we decorated graham crackers, which MADE HER DAY.  She was so excited.


On Saturday, we headed to Tulsa for the Taste of Summer ice cream festival!  For $5, you got all you could eat Blue Bell! YES PLEASE.

When you walked in, you were first met by the novelties (popsicles, ice creams on a stick, etc.) so we did that first. Then we all played and visited the booths. It was HOT but we were having fun.


Gavin is in town spending the week with my mom, and Caitlyn and her friend Kalleigh were here for a concert with us, so it was a big fun time.


They had a fun little sand pit game, and Remi DID NOT care about the game….she just wanted to play in the sand. Thankfully, the people running the game let her sit in the corner and dig.


We also lucked into a short wait for face painting.  A blue butterfly on one side…


And a red sparkly flower on the other!


We went through the ice cream lines and got plenty!  It was SO efficient. There were different lines for groupings of 4 flavors, so you only waited a short time while they scooped them.  We all tried several flavors (thankfully the scoops were pretty mini so you didn’t feel too bad about sampling several).

Then while we were walking around, we saw this guy from Charlie’s Chicken. Well, my quick mom wit told Remi it was Chickaleta from Paw Patrol, and she was so excited. 🙂 It’s not a lie….it’s just mom magic.

Remi played on the playground while we finished our ice creams, and then we got pretty hot and decided to find some air conditioning.


When we had our fill of the heat, we hit up Bass Pro.  We met up with Norma and Randy, some of Tyler’s family and had fun walking around.

I found this cute little deer in the hunting section!


After Bass Pro, we had lunch all together, which was nice, too. Norma and Randy are so fun- Remi just loves them!


I’m so thankful we could have a big family fun time together!