Big Girl Weekend

Big Girl Weekend

We recently had THE BEST family weekend. Tyler took a Saturday off and Remi had a ton of big girl fun.

She’s at the best age because she can hang for new activities and is willing to try and has a blast doing everything.

We started at the sunflower festival at a local agri-tourism farm.

It was SO FUN.  They had a train ride from the parking lot to the farm and THIS GIRL LOVED IT.


we started with a pony ride- which was an add-on from the rest of the day’s activities (that were included with admission). She…didn’t love it.  She rode like once or twice around, and asked to get off.  She enjoyed it while she was riding, but she was done pretty fast.

After the ride, we took a hayride to the back of the farm for the fun!

The petting zoo was a HIT. She LOVED watching the goats, bunnies, llamas, peacocks, and sheep.

The big slide was more fun to watch than for her to ride. I think she would have loved it if she could have gone by herself.  Maybe next year, big girl.

The highlight was the big field of sunflowers. It was “pick all you can carry” and thankfully, a family member went last weekend and told us to bring a basket.

This little ham was cracking us up with all the flowers.  She wanted to “ooh” and “ah” at them and smell them all.

We picked a ton of flowers! I’ve got three vases full at home.

What a fun family day!

We said goodbye to the flowers and headed downtown.  My mom went home because she had a thing with her friends, but the rest of us went to the splash pad.

We changed Remi into her swim suit and hit the water! We were there for our sweet friend Nash’s 2nd birthday!  I went to college with his momma (we lived just a door or two down on the same hall for a year), and then they moved to our town and we all go to church together.  The babies are in the same class at the nursery.

Remi LOVED splashing and playing.

These two cuties are so sweet. I love that they are getting old enough to start interacting with each other. Eating cookies….

And playing with the sidewalk chalk (which Remi wanted to color on the paper. ha!)

It’s so fun to have these adventure days together. Can’t wait for many more!

Running PR Update: Week 1

Running PR Update: Week 1



Our girl LOVES the water. “Spash!” is her favorite word.  We attempted the water park a few weeks ago when they did their police family night, but the kid’s area was closed. So we got rain checks and went back when cousin Luke was in town.  I didn’t get any pics of them (because it was the water park and I didn’t have my phone with me most of the time), but they had fun together.

Luke is so sweet with Remi, and he held her for like an entire trip around the lazy river and played with her in the wave pool.

But her fave was the kid’s area. She was SO BRAVE and took off up the stairs to the slides.  She came down them alone and was so brave.

The water was deeper than I thought- coming up to her waist. She was a little nervous walking around because in Mimi’s pool there’s a drop off at the edge where she falls in….so she was careful walking around.

She loved walking up to the slides!

This slide was pretty fast with a big splash at the end, so daddy helped slow her down a little. 

Her favorite thing was when no one was waiting to slide next and she could waller around at the bottom. 

She’s also a big fan of anything that splashes water.

We will hopefully make another trip to the water park before summer ends. She was a big fan.

Two Big Firsts

Two Big Firsts

We have two exciting new firsts to share today.

The first “first” was Remi’s first “modeling” photo shoot.  I put it in quotation marks because it didn’t feel like anything important- we just met some friends downtown at her shop. Remi LOVED standing by the big girls, and I tried to get her to smile with some music. But when I saw the pic on her website, I was so proud! She did so good!


The other “first” was her first day in the big 2-year-old class at school.  They don’t move kids by age, but rather by ability at Remi’s school. I’m thankful because she’s moved past just wanting to play all day. She is ready for more activities and learning. I can’t wait to see what this year brings for her (even if I’m a little sad that she’s growing and a little sad to leave the teachers we’ve come to love so much).

We are excited to see what other adventures are ahead for our girl!