Los Cabos, Mexico

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I wish I had all the time in the world to write the most detailed blog post about our trip to Cabo right now, but to be honest, I have two boys who are still awake (it’s 10PM on a school night) and just keeping it real… the pictures tell the story. BUT I’ll say a few words anyway ;)

It was a glorious week in paradise with our family!  The boys enjoyed being transferred from the pool to the beach, then back to the pool again just to want to go back to the beach once more.  This was pretty much the daily routine :) We did rent a car one of the days and drove into San Jose del Cabo where we walked around the cute historic district filled with restaurants and shops.  Every morning when we would wake up, Husband & I would make our coffee and we would sit out on the balcony and watch the whales.  One morning there were at least 15-20 whales way out in the distance blowing their air holes and breaching.  It was absolutely amazing!  Seriously made my day every morning.  On Thursday we chartered a sailboat out of Cabo San Lucas where we enjoyed some light snorkeling (my brother in law says he saw a white tipped reef shark- no… just, no.), did some more whale watching (this time it was much more up close and personal), saw a huge pod of dolphins, and then sailed the Sea of Cortez/ Pacific Ocean.

We ate so many tacos, quesadillas, skirt steak, chips and guac, and ceviche- I swear I gained 10 lbs in a week.  Not to mention all the margaritas that were heavily flowing ;)

It was a beautiful vacation, much needed for this hard working husband of mine.  I’m so thankful for my in laws and their generosity and for inviting us to tag along with our energetic, slightly bi-polar boys!  We love y’all!

P.S. take note of the incredible sunsets!!


Remington James :: Rookie of the Year!

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Y’all, my baby is one today!  Mr. Remington was certainly our little rookie of the year!  He has brought so much joy and sweetness to our family and we are so thankful for him!  We had a little party to celebrate him last weekend with our family and friends, and as you can see from the pictures, he had the best time!

I cannot believe that a whole year has gone by since we brought this BIG bundle (10lb 4 oz) into the world.  This adorable little boy enjoys smiling, trying to walk, going to music class, eating anything you put in front of him, and playing with big brother.  He enjoys traveling too! Since he has been on this earth he has been on over 20 flights including one long flight to Maui!  This month he will be going out of the country for the first time :).

We could not be more proud of this little guy!  We could not have picked a more perfect addition!  I thought I would be more emotional today, but surprisingly I’m just feeling so lucky to be his mama.  He really is the sweetest angel and I love him so much!

My Dearest, Remington,

Daddy and I adore you.  Just a smile from your face instantly brightens a rainy day.  Your fun loving personality and serious FOMO (fear of missing out) crack us up.  Your brave actions such as climbing and trying to wrestle your big bro are admirable.  I love watching you guys play together and how much you both have grown.  There are moments of such brotherly love, my heart just about explodes.  You are a a very big baby (almost 25lbs at your last dr.’s appointment) but you have an even bigger heart.  I don’t remember what life was like before you were here.  I love watching everything through your eyes (just like I do with Bennett).  Every year is going to get sweeter and sweeter with you here!

Happy first birthday my littlest love!  Mommy and Daddy love you SO much!!

 


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!


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