Exciting Weekend: Strawberries and Motorcycles

Exciting Weekend: Strawberries and Motorcycles

I’m a little behind on posting, but I’m going to try and get caught up.

We had a full weekend at the beginning of May. On a Friday evening, Tyler had to work, so me and Remi had a quiet evening at home- where she drug out ALL the toys. (Side note: we got rid of our coffee table and I don’t miss it! Love the open space).

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Saturday morning, we went to see our friends for their garage sale. In fact, I took them breakfast. Tara asked for cheesecake for breakfast, and you better believe I delivered!

Remi and Amelia played together (somewhat…Remi wasn’t feeling well…turns out she had a UTI, so she was borderline bratty). But it was fun watching them together. They were throwing Easter eggs in the yard together.

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After the yard sale, we met Mimi and Gigi to pick strawberries! It’s always our mother’s day tradition- and since we were going to be out of town on mother’s day- we had to do it early. Remi wasn’t totally into it since she wasn’t feeling great, but we all got a big bucket full of delicious berries.

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After a nap and a dose of antibiotics (PS yay for at-home UTI tests from Walgreens and telemedicine to call in antibiotics after Facetiming a doctor!), she was feeling a little better.  Tyler was working a motorcycle rally downtown, so we ventured down there for dinner to see him.

Remi LOVED all the loud bikes! She wanted to stand on the side of the road to watch them.

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This picture cracks me up. Sometimes she’s my mini, and other times, she is Tyler’s carbon copy. This was one of those times.

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I’m thankful for family time, no matter how we have to get it.


Family Park Picnic

Family Park Picnic

The weather has been so nice, so we wanted to play outside. For whatever reason on this particular Sunday evening, Remi kept wanting to come in. So we fixed that and went to the park so we got to enjoy the evening.

Silly girl wanted to wear her light-up Batman sandals, yes, with her frilly socks and church dress.

First stop is always the swings. She LOVES to swing. Daddy is still the best swing pusher because he makes her go so high.

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We also did some slides. She invited me to play “Come follow me, momma” so I got to slide some too.

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Daddy thought about bringing her bicycle, so she got in a little practice. The balance bike is slowly coming along.

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We also packed some sandwiches (and stopped at the Dollar Store to buy chips and water bottles) and had a picnic dinner.

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After dinner, some people came to play basketball, and Remi wanted to watch.  The people were so nice and passed her the ball a couple times, which she liked.  She’s such a people watcher, it’s fun to experience the world through her eyes.


Fun Day at Silver Dollar City

Fun Day at Silver Dollar City

We got passes to Silver Dollar City for Christmas, so we wanted to start using them! Tyler had Good Friday off, so we decided to head up to Branson for the day.  We tried a there-and-back trip….which wasn’t too bad. Remi was EXHAUSTED and slept the whole way home, but she did well all day.

It was her first time at SDC. It’s a special place for me. Sure, lots of people love it, but I worked there for 2 summers during my teenage years, so it’s a VERY special place for me. I literally know it like the back of my hand. For two summers, we ate most every meal there, played there, worked there, got to experience the park when it was closed (both before and after hours)…so it was special to take her there.

We got to the park, parked, got a cinnamon roll (one of my must-eats!) and saw the pogo stick show! They jumped SO high.

She was enthralled with everything. I love her zest for life. Everything is exciting, including these big wind chimes.

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Caitlyn and I got on the new coaster- Time Traveler. It was SO good.

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Then we met up with everyone for lunch. This festival was the Festival of Wonder, which included a big hall full of food stalls- and we all sort of sampled things for lunch. LOTS of yummy options!  Some of our faves: BBQ nachos, crab-topped waffle fries, pulled pork mac and cheese grilled cheese, and a bang bang shrimp waffle cone.

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After lunch, we took Remi to the kids area to ride rides. She was PUMPED, then got a little scared, and bless her, she white knuckled through a couple rides.

The balloons was NOT her fave, but she insisted on trying another ride after.

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The puppy dogs was her fave, I think.  It was hard to tell sitting behind her.

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We all hit up the train next! Remi had to take a quick potty break while waiting for the train, and we found her a superhero cape and mask on the way back. (They have the neatest shops around the city!). She LOVED being Super Remi!

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Next up was the carousel. Also not sure about that.

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Then we all headed to wait in line for the big fire show- Phoenix Fire. We had to wait a bit, which made her get antsy, but the show was GREAT.

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After the show, we hit up the candy shop and ice cream shop (ALL THE FOOD). Remi was SO EXCITED for her ice cream.

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While we waited on the tram to take us back to our cars, we took some family photos.

Remi girl LOVES these cousins!

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And we love our girl!

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She slept 95% of the drive home. Once we got in the car, she was eating a snack and recapping her day and then she promptly passed out, holding her popcorn bag.

She slept until our bathroom/food stop, woke up to potty then went back to sleep before she could eat any of her food.

When we got home, she asked to go to bed. Bless her. She tried to nap in her stroller at SDC and just couldn’t- too much going on- but she was a sweet kiddo all day until we got in the car and she just passed out.

I’m SO glad we got to spend this fun day together! We will be back, Silver Dollar City!


Country Girl Life

Country Girl Life

Our Spring weather has been unreal! Perfection!

We’ve totally taken advantage of it- playing outside all evening. We have restarted our favorite Spring/Summer tradition of walking to the pond and feeding the fish.

Country girl life suits her well!

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Daddy threw out a few casts and caught her a bass! She was interested, but then got a little skiddish around it.

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But we got her to stand still and get close to the fishy. She thought it was neat!

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