Memorial Day Weekend: 2 Family Pool Time

Memorial Day Weekend: 2 Family Pool Time

Part 2 of our fun weekend was family pool time on Saturday!

Tyler’s cousins came over (including new baby Hattie!) for lunch and pool time. It was SO fun to just hang out together.

We had a super great snack lunch- I made some Hawaiian roll sandwiches and everyone else brought dips and sides. Then we got in some baby snuggles and went to the pool!

Remi and Hattie looked ADORABLE in their suits (although Hattie didn’t wear hers out to the pool so we could easily watch her diaper ha!)


There was a BAT under mom’s pool umbrella!  Kelsey spotted it, and it flew away pretty quickly after we got out there- I guess we were interrupting his sleep!


I got to snuggle Hattie poolside while she slept. We stayed under the umbrella and visited with everyone while she snoozed.

Remi swam some but then wanted to color poolside.


After we all came back in, Remi finally asked to hold Hattie. I still don’t trust her to hold her alone (Hattie isn’t holding her head up yet) but she loved singing to her and talking to her.


My mom also finally got to meet Hattie and gave her a bottle. Remi sang to her while they sat. It was so sweet.


After they left, we watched football (AMEN for football being back!) and Remi napped a bit. Then we headed home for the evening while Tyler went to work an overtime job.

It was a super fun family day!

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.


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


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.


It was a fun start to our weekend!

Pageant Pictures!

Pageant Pictures!

We got our pageant pics back, so I have to share!

I said this when I shared the first photo on social media, but I can’t believe this smart, funny and beautiful little girl is entrusted to us. She’s so special.

I LOVED her sweet hair curled. She didn’t mind the curlers, but we won’t be doing it too often.


She was a total ham during the two turns on the stage, waving and blowing kisses. I just died. She’s so fun.


And then for her formal wear I broke out the dress from the last pageant. This is a $20 Zulily find that I bedazzled! It’s so pretty on her!

She was beautiful.


More kisses and smiles! She did SO good- walking slowly, turning, waving, and being all-around precious.


These were the 4 sweet littles in her category. They were all so brave (also funny that the pic they caught she was chewing her nails ha!)


She won a crown, sash, flowers and a tray. She was so pumped.


It was HOT out at the fairgrounds, so by the end, she was getting over it.


But she sure did HAM it up in her crown and sash after the fact!


And this was all the sweet winners.  We LOVE the queen (we go to church with her and she’s babysat Remi) and a couple of the other winning girls were just SO sweet to us backstage. It’s so nice when girls are lovely inside and out. 🙂


We aren’t totally pageant people, but this county fair one is always fun!

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.


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.


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.


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.


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