Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Scrub a dub dub

Two babes in the tub.

When you've been in that January and February funk and a good scrub just gets you in a better mood!

We are so ready for spring break. Hoping for good health and happiness these next couple weeks to get us through!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Girl power

Here's to strong women! May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Just over a year into his journey as a big brother and Mace is such a pro! I am so proud of the way he treats Remy. He has more patience for her than he does for any of the rest of us, that is for sure ;)) Very rarely does he ever get frustrated with her. Most of the time he is very sweet and caring and loves to help.

If she cries in the car, he tries to make her laugh (and usually succeeds). He loves to play hot cocoa parties with her, and he will give her all her babies when she's looking for them. In the mornings he loves to snuggle with her and watch a show she likes, like Mickey Mouse or princesses. He loves to check in on her at school....I think it's one of the highlights of half day kindergarten for both of us!--that when we get to afternoon preschool, we get to see Remy and hold her and give her hugs and kisses.

And of course Remy absolutely loves Mace. I'm not sure if she understands that Mace is also a child like her? It's hard to tell. She loves to hug him just like she hugs us.....but she would also like for Mace to be able to pick her up, and he can't quite do that, ha! She does know that he will play with her, and dance with her, and sometimes she will start to chase him or run away from him to start a silly game of tag or peekaboo! It is so sweet.

I have always loved having an older brother, and as Mace and Remy both grow, I hope they treasure how special they are to each other.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tooth fairy visits

Mace man has been keeping the tooth fairy busy at our house this week! He lost his first tooth on the last night of Christmas break after wiggling and wiggling (and very well freaking out and having a couple of all out meltdowns about what it would actually be like when the tooth came out). He pulled the tooth on his own though and was so excited when it came out. He almost became a very wealthy fellow because the tooth fairy was having trouble finding anything other than a 50 (but seriously.....we never have 50s......until we just need one stinking dollar!!!), but the fairy scrounged up a dollar and even managed to sparkle and glitter it up because that's what the fairy does I guess. Mace was thrilled and now thrilled again this morning to find another dollar for his second tooth. No more loose teeth at this time, so the fairy might get a break!

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Nine most liked pics from Instagram in 2017
Another year is coming to a close......Time moves too quickly with little children at home! We have had a special year watching Mace start junior kindergarten and Remy turning in to a little toddler. We were able to take some really fun trips to Florida and California. Celebrated wonderful birthdays and holidays. Capped off the year with a white Christmas.....and we actually were in our own home for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for the first time ever which was different and sort of fun. We are so thankful for our family, our home, and our health and are looking forward to 2018.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Remy girl is 1

This surely had to be the fastest year of our lives! Can't believe Remy baby is one year old. She is truly the sweetest little thing and we are so very lucky to be her family. 

Remy is not quite walking on her own but loves to walk behind her little cart or her baby stroller. Baby dolls are her favorite and she gives them the hugest hugs and snuggles. She also loves those Fisher Price Little People figurines.....we call them her "guys"....and she usually has at least one that she is toting around. She loooooves music and throws her hands in the air whenever a song comes on......right now we keep playing "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons and she kicks her feet and squeals when it comes on. She also loves the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack and any other Disney music. She prefers meatloaf over macaroni and cheese, fish and chicken over vegetables, loves Ritz crackers......and just generally loves to eat. She is not a great sleeper......she will sleep in her bed (still in our room

I really can't believe we are approaching Halloween again.....last year at Halloween she was up to around 6 pounds.....now she's around 24 pounds and has rolls and rolls and rolls! So fun to see her grow and be such a happy baby. Many days still in disbelief that I have a daughter!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Catching up from spring break

Back in March we spent a beautiful week at the beach in Naples with Rob's dad and Mary. It was Remy's first vaycay, so it was extra special. Mace absolutely loves playing in the sand, so we did a lot of just hanging at the beach and out on the patio overlooking the ocean. We spent some time at the pool and made it to the Naples Zoo for the first time as well (They have an anteater there which was the highlight I think! Neat creature.) We are so grateful to be able to spend this time at the beach with the fam!

Honestly it sort of feels like since spring break, all we have done is pack and do laundry! We have gone on a few other little trips this summer, and it has been the absolute best! Looking forward to a couple more weeks of summer before school starts again.