Little Memories

Little Memories

A few things I want to remember with our girl.

The temperature dipped a bit and it felt like fall!  So I switched out her closets and got the first fall outfit ready for church.  I told her it was foxes on her shirt.  She was so funny saying “Foxxxxxesss”

These pants have pockets, and bless it, Tyler made a BIG deal about the pockets and how he kept his phone in his pockets. So man, Remi HAD to have something for her pockets.  So we grabbed some plastic toy food (because she wanted “her” phone, but the play phone was MUCH too big for her little pocket).  She was SO funny taking the food in and out of her pocket.  (And she’s disappointed every other day when her pants don’t have pockets).

One day on the way to school, a rainbow appeared. You could see it over the school, so we looked at it and I told her all about the rainbow.

Literally every morning since then, she said “Where rainbow?” when we get out of the car! (I know it’s hard to see, but trying to get us and the rainbow was tough).


Grand Opening of The Gathering Place

Grand Opening of The Gathering Place

A while back, an event popped up in my Facebook feed that some Tulsa friends were “interested” in.  It looked intriguing- the opening of a new park with some big things- concerts, food trucks, special events….it sounded fun but this was before Tyler was off on the weekends and I wasn’t going to lug Remi to Tulsa by myself for the day.

Fast forward and he now has weekends off….so it was the perfect activity for us! We drove to Tulsa, leaving at 9 a.m.  We had lunch with some of Tyler’s family at Los Cabos (ALWAYS Los Cabos if Tyler comes…he loves it).  Remi loved Randy and Norma- she wanted to know their names and played well with them.

Then we headed to the park. The weather was PERFECT.  It was rainy and overcast, but the rain stopped and it was just cool and windy.

As I did some research, The Gathering Place is an amazing new park. (This neat article in the New York Times sums it up well).  Just over 60 acres of amazing. That’s what the Gathering Place is.

Remi LOVED seeing the skaters and bikers (“Cycles!”) when we entered at their different tracks.

We meandered through the park and came upon swing hill! LOTS of neat swinging areas. It is designed so well.  Soft ground, fun colors, and the smaller swinging areas make it feel not so massive.

We made our way through the park to the big boathouse, lots of play areas (for kids bigger than Remi) and the great lawn with some fun live music.

Then we crossed a bridge into the HUGE play area. A big pirate ship, zip lines, awesome climbing structures (some sand, so Remi stayed out of it…she HATES sand). But this blue heron slide was a BIG hit.

She went up and down it a ton.

I didn’t get a picture of this entire thing, but it was a huge blue whale they could climb in and she loved it.

There were more swings and other play areas…then a GREAT area for toddlers.  This little town was precious. Little buildings and a wooden trail to walk. She loved riding the tractor and playing in the houses.

This cute play area had a fun banana slide!

There was a steel drum band playing and they had put out a limbo stick and lots of hula hoops.  Remi jumped right in!  (I did some limbo-ing too!)

We stopped for a snack near the fountains and restaurant. The restaurant was so busy that we didn’t want to wait for ice cream and a drink, but Remi had her crackers and refuled to play some more.

There were some neat play areas around the seating area/decks, so we explored those until story time.

There is a big Reading Tree and they had a stage set up. And the Very Hungry Caterpillar came for story time!  Remi LOVED this.  Like the pied piper…

They sang some songs, read the book (Remi keeps talking about the “story book” so sweet). This was her sweet face watching the caterpillar. She LOVED it.

After the park, we went to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods for dinner, then Bass Pro for everyone to shop. Remi was a TROOPER. She was happy and easy going all day, even though she never napped. She’s not a shoulder or stroller napper….she will sleep in her car seat or crib. THAT’S IT. So she pushed through. She never fussed one bit and we were so happy to spend the day together doing fun stuff!

Getting Stains out with a Magic Eraser

Getting Stains out with a Magic Eraser

We had my old pageant dress that needed to be cleaned up for Remi to wear.

It was handmade and old…and I didn’t really want to pay for it to be dry cleaned…but I also knew it wasn’t going to make it through the washing machine

I was leery of a bleach pen because I saw a post online about it eating at old fabric.

So I decided to try a Magic Eraser.


There were brown spots all on the lace.


After. It’s not bright new white, but it got the brown out.  It did leave behind specks of Magic Eraser that I had to brush off.

This next spot was brown on the front and back of the lace.

A little scrubbing and it was good as new!

Just wanted to share in case you had some vintage fabrics with spots. Of course, test it somewhere in conspicuous because I’m sure it wouldn’t work for all fabrics…but it did wonders for this lace!

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

The rest of Labor Day weekend was full of fun.

We spent Sunday at church with this crazy thing.  She had to “cheese” on our way out the door- which consists of running to the front step, sitting down and saying “cheese” while we take her picture.

She’s so fun.

Sunday we just mostly rested.  I took a long nap and so did Remi (almost 3 hours for both of us!) and we hung out at home playing outside.

Monday, we got up, made breakfast and headed to Mimi’s pool!

Again, with the cheesing.

Remi and Mimi played outside while me and Ty went and kayaked on the lake. He fished (well, he didn’t catch anything ha!) and I paddled around. Mom and Remi walked down to say hi and mom took this pic of me in the water.

We swam, ate lunch, Remi napped, I read in the sun.  She asked for “hot dogs” (a fave at Mimi’s house) and ate two of them. Swimming works up an appetite!

We played with Mimi and Gigi and enjoyed time together. It was a great day!