Santa Pictures 2017

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Oh the magic of Santa!  Ha ha ha!  Bennett was still terrified and wanted nothing to do with him, but Remington… well… he was in awe!  Totally intrigued by the big man in the red suit with the big white beard!  Even cookies couldn’t distract Mr. Bennett from what was going on, he knew from the moment we arrived what was about to go down.  Basically fell the the floor in agony from the moment he arrived in the studio.  But don’t you guys worry, Bennett will be enduring this torture for years to come!

** All pictures were captured by Mrs. Laura Gattis **


Remington James :: Eleven Months Old

In less than a month my littlest lovey will be a year old.  How???  I feel like I repeat myself a lot for these updates, so I’ve decided instead of a full post telling how wonderful he is and how he is ALMOST walking (again, a month later), I’m going to post pictures of us in front of Mr. Remington’s first Christmas tree!  He and Bennett had a good time playing around in front of it!

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And… the Christmas tree!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  And these two boys are making it so special this year!  Ugh, I love them!


Remington James :: Eleven Months Old Video

I haven’t had chance to go through the pictures I took two days ago when Remy turned 11 months… so this video will have to do for now!  I will write a post in the next couple of days!  My baby loves the book “Baby Faces”, he just lights up anytime it’s read to him!


Beyond thankful…

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…that this morning I got to wake up to the sweet face of one of my two gorgeous babies… that the other slept in long enough that I was able to warm up some Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls… that my Husband tolerated my excessive need to start packing up all the fall decor just to litter the house with all things Christmas (the tree was delivered last night!!)… that my in laws graciously hosted Thanksgiving at their home today… and finally, I’m beyond thankful that we as a family have so much exciting stuff to look forward to in the upcoming year!

From my little family to yours… Happy Thanksgiving!


Remington James :: 10 Months Old

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How???  10 months old??  And did you see the picture above where he is standing all by himself, not holding on to ANYTHING??  Y’all… I can’t with this- baby growing up- thing.

We are still not walking but we sure are close! He is starting to get more brave by letting go of things as he is standing and he will hold that stand for a couple seconds before going down on his bum.  I think he knows he is getting close to walking though because he always gets this huge grin on his face when he noticed that someone has seen his accomplishment of standing alone.

He officially has 6 teeth and is working on some more.  This has been rough because he will bite so hard on anything he can get his mouth on including the flesh of all of his immediate family including Bennett.  Which obviously upset Bennett…  But boy does Remy adore his big bro.  Lately they have been learning to play together and Remy just watches and tries to include himself in everything Bennett is doing.  Lately he likes to wrestle Bennett.  At least it seems like he is trying to wrestle.  And he loves the rough housing!  He is strong, and appreciates any interaction that big bro sends his way.

He is still eating so well, and loves trying new foods.  Of course, Bennett was the same way and then all of a sudden he became the most picky eater of all time.  But for now, Remy is loving any and all food!  He also loves swinging in the swings at the park, swimming in the pool (he has started swim lessons), playing in the sandbox, and cruising in his crazy coupe (the car thing).

At his last appointment he was weighing in at over 21 pounds and length was 31″ (I think).  He is in the 100th percentile for height just like Big Bro.  Remember Bennett at nine months??  And you won’t believe this, but as I was reading though Bennett’s post, it reminded me that Remy feels the same way about Brown Bear Brown Bear as Bennett did!  He loves that book!

Well, that’s about it for now, not too many changes this month, but still the sweetest baby alive!

xoxo


Sweetfields Farm 2017

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Remember when we went to Sweetfields Farm last year?

In case you need a refresher, click here. :)

I absolutely LOVE this place.  The jury is still out as to whether Bennett likes it or not, but I know Remy had a great time!  Bennett is definitely testing us with his two-year-old tantrums and frustrations lately.  He is still learning to communicate what he wants and needs, and sometimes when he <<finally>> decides he is ready to enjoy a moment, everyone else is ready to move on to the next fun thing.  Being a new mom to a toddler is a tough thing.  I haven’t learned the best way to discipline my child yet, he pretty much dictates how things are going to roll… and sometimes this can be pretty embarrassing.  BUT we will get past this, and hopefully I can look back some day and say to myself, “you did a good job, mama!” HA! Hopefully…

Back to the subject at hand, Sweetfields!  This year the treehouse playgrounds were a BIG hit for Bennett.  He must have went up the steps and down the slides a hundred times!  He wanted nothing to do with the horseback riding, nor the tricycles, but the antique tractor was definitely a favorite again, as you can see from the pictures.  Remy enjoyed looking at all the animals & standing in the pumpkins.  Every day he becomes more animated and fun loving!

The weather was much nicer this year, we had a little breeze and it was slightly overcast.  I remember last year being pretty brutal with the heat.  We all enjoyed the fresh popped kettle corn again- so good!  And had some pretty awesome photo ops of course!  This farm is so much fun, and I’m hoping it becomes our little tradition every year!


Remington James :: Nine Months Old

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My little baby is getting so big!!  This guy loves being outdoors, darts for the dog water bowl as soon as I put it down, enjoys feeling the sand roll through his fingers at the sand table, studies my face as I sing any nursery rhyme, seems to be a little more rough than big brother Bennett, seems to be a little louder than big brother Bennett, wants so badly to be included in all activities, still takes two decent naps during the day, pulls himself up with anything he can, will move from one piece of furniture to another, and will probably soon be walking… eeeeek!

I find it funny when people tell me that Remy is looking more and more like Bennett.  To me they are still so different.  Everything about their personalities is totally different, it just overlaps to their looks to me.  Every now and then, they will have similar facial expressions that make me say, “Oh, that is a Bennett face!” or vice versa… but I just don’t really think they look that much alike right now.

I’m pretty sure Remy has inherited my teeth, unfortunately.  For those who may not know, I had braces three times.  Yes, you read that right. Three… separate… times.  It was not fun.  I had spacers, expanders, permanent retainers, the WORKS!  And I’m still not 100% happy with my results.  Good thing Remy has Husband to work on his grill, hopefully he will get it right the first time around!  But right now it is super cute!  His little gap on top!  Love it!

This year is flying by.  I cannot believe in three months he will be one year old.  I’m starting to think about his first birthday.  Since we made such a production over Bennett’s first birthday, I feel slightly obligated to give Remy an awesome first birthday as well.  Would hate for him to look back and be like,”what the heck, mom!”  Which I know will come for other things in life, but I will not let it be about the first birthday! ;)

The holiday’s are approaching fast.  I can’t wait for all the fun in store for both of my boys!  Remington will be experiencing everything for the first time and it’s such a joy to watch a baby’s face while they are witnessing all the magic!  On that note, I got the boys costumes on Amazon, and I cannot wait for y’all to see them!  It’s nothing too original, but it sure will be cute!

Remy, I’m really loving this stage we are in right now.  Stay small a little longer my sweet baby.  I will miss you crawling toward me fast to pull up on my legs to hold you (just like brother did), I will miss the excitement in your eyes when someone turns talking Elmo on for you, I will miss the pounding of your hand on the tray in the highchair when you are no longer food aggressive (ha ha ha!), I will miss how obsessed you are with your brother and how you look at him with such awe because he is the coolest kid ever, but most of all I will someday miss the neck nuzzles you provide me every single night before you go to bed.  I don’t think I realized when Bennett stopped doing these types of things, so I want to document them here…  love you sweet, sweet boy.  You bring so much sunshine to our lives daily!