Mother’s Day Weekend

Mother’s Day Weekend

We had a lot of fun over Mother’s Day weekend. Unfortunately, Tyler wasn’t around for most of it because he was called out all weekend long almost, but Remi and I got to do some fun things.

It started Friday after school. I took Puddin to go pick her up, and I told her if she wanted to go take him to the park, we could. We had to go buy a leash (because I forgot one!), and then we hit the park. He’s doing great getting socialized, and Remi loved playing together.

After the park, she said she wanted to go home and make salads and sandwiches, so we stopped at the store on the way home and grabbed what we needed. We enjoyed making our salads together.

Saturday morning, Tyler got home RIGHT as we were loading up for the first Greenwood’s Farmer’s Market, and he was so gracious to come help me set up the tent. Since he went home to sleep (wishful thinking!), Remi hung out with me at the market.

She helped me get my table all set up, blew some bubbles, played on her tablet, seeing some friends, helping me sell soap and then she LOVED walking around. She mostly kept buying lemonade from some bigger girls who had a stand there. It was cute. She really admired that they had their own booth.

Midway through the market, Gigi stopped by, so Remi went with her for the afternoon.

Before she left, she made me this card with my soap logo. She is very proud of momma being a “soap artist.”

Saturday night, Tyler had to work again, so we had a girl’s night! We made popcorn and TV dinners (Remi’s request) and watched a movie on a pallet on the floor. Always fun with her!

Sunday, I had to get to church a little early because the choir was singing at all 3 services. Remi was SO big going with me (Tyler was called out….again), and then sitting in the seats by herself while we sang. I’m just so proud to be her momma.

Inbetween services, we snuck over to the photo area for a Mother’s Day photo. My sweet girl!

Tyler got off work just in time to go grab us a table for lunch. I picked our favorite Chinese buffet- and it was busy for the holiday, but thankfully, Tyler got there before we got out of church, so we never had to wait.

We went to the cemetery after lunch to put flowers out for dad and Gram, and then Remi went with Mimi to set up for our pool party (and I took a good nap!).

The weather hit almost 90 degrees, so we decided to swim and grill burgers for Mother’s Day. We loved hanging all together (us, Mimi and Gigi) and enjoying the beautiful weather!

And Puddin got to experience the pool and Mimi’s backyard, too. All that fun wore him out!

Preschool Graduation

Preschool Graduation

Our girl has graduated preschool! We have loved her time at her preschool, and to be honest, I’m sad to see it come to a close! It’s been such a blessing dropping her off with people who loved her (and knew her so well!) and with kids we’ve come to know and love. I’m sure I’ll feel the same way about school, but it’s been a special 5 years.

She looked SO big in her cap and gown!

Her Nene sent her a dancing singing graduation puppy, and it was quite a hit with her friends before the ceremony!

Sweet little friends! Makenzie, Piper, Beau, Remi (see that hip pop?!) and Millie

Tristan and Remi have been together since they were babies!

This is a screen grab from our video, but we were so proud of Remi for doing the welcome for the evening. The kids also sang some songs and showed off what they’ve learned (days of the week, months, continents, some presidents, state capitals and more!)

They had some sweet refreshments for us afterwards as well!

We loved everyone there who was supporting our girl. We were so very proud of her!

Of course the grandmas were there!

My bestie Brandy has loved Remi since she was in my tummy- and it was special to have her there.

Our sweet neighbor Michael came to support as well! He’s always so kind to Remi and the best neighbor!

Tyler’s aunt Tracey came to watch….

Along with her daughter Morgan. Remi was excited to have a cousin there.

We didn’t get a picture with most of her teachers, but we had to take a picture with this sweet lady. She’s been around the daycare since Tyler was a boy- and Remi has loved her! Miss Velma helps with lunch and naptime, and she’s a gem!

It was a fantastic night celebrating our growing kiddos!

Spring Flings

Spring Flings

We’ve had some fun things pop up this spring!

One of the most special was Remi’s school Mother’s Day luncheon. They had it a week early (since their Graduation was Mother’s Day week), and it was so sweet. For starters, Remi wanted to match me, so we wore matching leopard and black pants. Then, as she got ready, she gave me her little crown ring so I felt special.

They had a sweet little program for us, where I did cry happy tears as she sang a “Happy Mother’s Day” song to me. We ate lunch at the sweetest little tables. Her school goes all out. They had made us crafts with their handprints, set tables with flowers and tablecloths, and served us a precious lunch.

That evening, we snuck up to Fayetteville for the Popovich pet show. I had won tickets, and we took a little girl’s trip for dinner and a show. The show was so fun! Remi LOVED watching the dogs and cats and birds and pig and horse doing tricks.

That weekend, we got lots of rain (it felt like it rained for two weeks straight), but it was clearing up so we were able to hit up our town’s car show. Because of the weather, there weren’t food trucks or bouncy houses, but we did enjoy meeting people. In fact, Remi got to meet people who brought their baby goat and another with a baby raccoon! Random fun.

We went for brunch after the car show and then got to work building her a new backyard playset. She’s outgrown the one we bought years ago, and we saw a good deal on this one.

It took Tyler and I two days and a total of 13 hours putting it together. We needed our moms’ help for a bit with some of the big pieces (the roof and the swingset legs), but I’m proud of how we got it all put together.

And Remi LOVED it!

Meeting Cousin Hudson (FINALLY)

Meeting Cousin Hudson (FINALLY)

Our cousin Kelsey had her second baby when my dad died. In fact, it was a joy in between the funeral and our family lunch to hear that the baby was a HE!

But then we had sicknesses and travel, and we just didn’t get to meet the little guy for a while.

But we met up for a picnic at the park to snuggle Hudson and play.

He’s the sweetest little guy who looks just like big sister.

He was a little hungry by the time Remi stopped to hold him.

We brought scooters and Remi and Hattie loved playing together. They also enjoyed the playground until it was time to go.

Life gets busy, but I just couldn’t let any more time go by before we met our newest baby cousin!