Turkey Day 2018!

Turkey Day 2018!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Remi had a bit of a bug all week, but inbetween some bouts of not feeling great, she was a happy, easy kid.

Our family came up from Hot Springs Wednesday evening, so we got lots of time with our people. (Sadly, Tyler’s grandpa was in the hospital, so Nancy was gone for most of it).

Remi got LOTS of cousin play time. She loves her KK, Gavvy and Luke! They colored, played Play Doh, and watched movies.


This year, I decided to try something new with the turkey. I used Alton Brown’s roast turkey brine and roasting method and it was GOOD. Everyone loved it- and I think I’m the new turkey cook.


Remi liked watching them carve the turkey and the was ready to EAT EAT.


We had a great meal and then Carl (my Nene’s boyfriend) made us balloon animals. Remi is still talking about all the dogs and swords Carl made for her!


She’s a lucky little girl to have her great grandma in her life!


After the meal, our family headed back to Hot Springs (well, Nene and Carl stayed the night) and we helped put up Mimi’s Christmas tree!

We are so thankful for all of our blessings! For God’s love, for family, for our health, our jobs, our home, our friends, for great teachers for Remi- it was a season of thankfulness for sure!

Chill Weekend

Chill Weekend

We’ve been busy lately, and sweet Remi girl has been asking for more playtime at home….so we took a low-key weekend and did just that.

Saturday morning, she was SUPER excited to color and play.

I LOVE how happy she is coloring right now.

We did get out a little to run the dogs to the groomer’s and run into a kid’s clothing shop in town. She LOVES to play in their play house- and she made us lunch there. 🙂

She was SO GOOD, leaving without a fuss when I told her the time was up (side note: she does great when I sort of give her a countdown “You have 5 minutes.”  “3 more minutes before we leave” “Time to go!”  I know she doesn’t fully understand “minutes” but she gets “more time” and I think she does better knowing things are coming to an end.)

Saturday evening, we put our Christmas tree. #sorrynotsorry  Remi LOVED it.  She was mostly interested in climbing the step ladder, but she says “Oooh” every time she sees the tree!

Sunday was an early start- Tyler got up early to hunt and Remi woke up at 6. Thankfully, she wanted to snuggle, so we spent some time in momma’s big bed. I love her sweetness!

After church, we tried a new Mexican restaurant. There was a bit of a wait for the food, so Remi went in deep for her queso. ha! LOVE THAT GIRL.

After a good, long nap, we had dinner and then bundled up to head to town for Veteran’s Day fireworks! Remi LOVED the show. It was a little cold, but we were ok in our double layers and jackets and hats. It was a great 15 minute show, and she loved every one.

I’m so thankful for a slow weekend at home. It was wonderful!

Funny Words

Funny Words

Remi is a great talker, but like any kid, some words come out funny.  Just a list to remember:


  • Buhboy- her version of “good boy” -what I say to the dogs.  She says it to the dogs when they are behaving.
  • Boosie- “boost” -what she asks for when she wants help into a chair or on the couch
  • Dishes- The song “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast
  • Fun face- a funny face. We read a book called “Where do Giggles come from?” that she calls the “fun face” book- it has a line about funny faces and we make them when reading the book.
  • I wake- I’m awake! She is happy to say this when we go in her room in the morning.
  • Icy Water- ice water, her drink of choice.  Normal water simply won’t do any more.
  • Noonles- Noodles.  One of her favorite foods. Typically it’s lo mein, but she likes all noodles.
  • Pee Pee Booty- The VeggieTales DVD “Sweet Pea Beauty”
  • Yama- Llama, as in “Llama Llama Red Pajama.”  “Momma, read yama!”
  • Yilbit- a little bit.  Often said when she goes potty and only goes “a yilbit”

More and more words are taking shape. Water is “water” now instead of “wawa” so I know these cute sayings won’t last long.

Birthday-Adjacent Weekend

Birthday-Adjacent Weekend

The weekend surrounding Remi’s birthday was just so much fun.

Saturday morning, I gave Remi an early birthday present.  Her sweet friend Connor sent her a birthday present (I work with his momma…and it was his birthday weekend, too!) and she was SO EXCITED about her new outfit.  She tried to put the pants on right away!

We were just going to hang at home, but Tyler saw a post on Facebook about our town’s Fall Festival getting set up- so we got changed and headed to town.  The park was transformed with fun booths, food trucks, inflatables, hay rides and more fun.


Remi was finally big enough to climb the inflatable by herself! She loved it!  And her little friend Lyla was there, too and they enjoyed playing together.

We went on a hayride around the park and Remi loved it.  We laughed though- the hay was poking her, and she figured out to sit on her paper fan.  (And don’t worry, we got LOTS of feedback about her. *insert eye roll*  On the hayride, she said she had to potty, and we were telling her to hold it and we would find a bathroom when we finished.  A lady commented “Isn’t she a little young for that?” Ugh. #mindyourown)

We got some snacks and food- mini donuts, shaved ice and egg rolls.  Yum.  Remi was a big fan of the donuts.

After her birthday we went back to Mimi’s house to swim. It was warm enough and my mom has a heater for the pool.  I didn’t get in, but Remi enjoyed swimming with the family.  The view out there is gorgeous.

Sunday morning, I set up all her birthday gifts. It was like Christmas.  She went between all the presents and was loving it.  She started with her princess shoes and gloves, then played basketball and built with her magnatiles.  Well rounded.

Sunday morning, we had a bit of a birthday hangover and she was SHOWING her two-year-old-ed-ness.  But she looked precious.  And after her nap she was much better.

I got some snuggles which are always great.  And it was my last Sunday afternoon snuggles with my one year old (she turned two the next morning).

The weather was beautiful, so Sunday night, she got to play in her water table.  And she happily dumped water on her head.  Silly goose.

A super fun weekend for all!