Remington James :: Three Years Old!

I was looking back at videos this morning of my baby, and could not believe all the recorded memories that are now so distant, but feel like they took place yesterday.  For example, I found this wonderful video of Remy taking a few clumsy baby steps on the beach, probably recorded about 2 years ago in Vero, and it just brings so much joy to my heart:

Then there’s this one of Daddy reading one of Remy’s favorite books when he was a baby, oh my goodness!! The sweetness!!

And all of a sudden (I swear I have only blinked one time) and he is three.

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And he’s still got the “Remy Stare”…

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Just the most handsome little boy!!  Even with snot wiped on his sleeve ha ha ha!

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Remington James,

You are the coolest dude in town.  You try hard to make friends with anyone and everyone you come in contact with.  You are so sweet, helping mama in any way that you can.  The other day I had to cut up about 100 sweet peppers for the New Years Eve party we were going to, and you handed me every single one individually to make it easier on me.  I didn’t even have to ask, you just did it!

You love and admire your big brother so much.  Sometimes he doesn’t want you to love him and admire him, but you are persistent!  I’m so glad you guys have each other.  Yesterday, you both played in the pool for hours and just laughed and talked.  It was the best thing to watch as your mama!

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Just like Mommy, you are an avid dog lover.  It seems like lately, every time I wake up and walk into the living room, you are cuddling Sasha on the dog bed.  You love hugging and tormenting her, but I think she enjoys it too :)

Gosh, I just love you so much!  I hate to even imagine my world without you in it.  You bring so much sunshine and happiness to every single day, and I’m the LUCKIEST to be your mama!  I adore every little thing about you and hope you feel how much you are loved by everyone who is lucky enough to know you!  I cannot wait to celebrate YOU this weekend at the beach!

xoxo,

your proud mommy


Remy’s Winter Pool Party Bash!

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This weekend we celebrated Remy’s 2nd birthday with family and friends at our home.  We heated the pool to about 94 degrees, hired 2 lifeguards, ordered cuban yumminess, and enjoyed the absolutely perfect day that was given to us!  About 20 kiddos enjoyed the pool time, parents got to enjoy the spirits and grub… I’d say it was a win/win situation!  Minus the fact that I unfortunately did not get many pictures.  At least we got some with Remy and his cake :)

Happy Birthday (again) sweet boy!


Remington James :: Two Years Old

Y’all, today my baby is two.  I cannot comprehend how time is blowing by me, wasn’t it just the other day that we were heading to the hospital to deliver him?  And it’s not like it’s his first birthday… it’s the second.  He is not crawling anymore, he no longer wakes up in the middle of the night crying out for me, he doesn’t need me to feed him… my baby is growing up and I’m getting the mama blues over here.

This little boy is running into the terrible two with a vengeance.  He is rough and destructive like a tornado and will destroy anything in his path.  He throws temper tantrums and can cry with alligator tears on command.  He should really take up acting.  But then, with the flip of a switch, he can be the sweetest little angel killing you with those big eyes and wide, teethy grin :).  Oh, and boy is he smart.  He knows almost every letter of the alphabet and numbers to 10.  He mimics everything that Husband & I do.  He picked up the phone in our hotel the other day and started blabbering off a bunch of gibberish, pausing between some words as if the other end was talking back to him, then he would say “bye bye” and slam the phone down.  It was so funny!  He loves to do everything that big brother is doing.  If brother is playing trains, he wants to (destroy) play trains, if brother is jumping on the trampoline, he wants to be on it with him, if brother is brushing his teeth, he wants to brush his too.  Not sure if Bennett is crazy about the constant shadow around him, but he tolerates it to some extent.

My Remy James,

You have no idea how much I adore you.  Every single thing about you is absolute perfection and you bring thousands of my smiles to my face all day long.  I have no idea what I did so great in life to be blessed with your presence, but I feel like the luckiest mama in the world to have you.  Your smile lights up a room, your giggles make hearts melt, your little waddle run… I never want it to go away!!  Of course, I wish you would eat more, and whine less, but I know that this phase will also pass and someday I will have to get a deep freezer in my garage to hold all the food you and big brother will consume and I won’t be able to keep it stocked.

I know you are going to do such great things in this world, at least based on your fun loving personality ;), and I cannot wait to see it!  You are so outgoing and friendly to everyone you come in contact with, you like to make people laugh or at least you like to laugh at yourself while trying to make others laugh, you are precious in every way.  You light up my life like the sun.  This Mama loves you to the edge of a galaxy and back, and nothing will ever change that.

Your forever number one fan,

Mama

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Oh, Christmas Tree! 2018

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I didn’t have time to post these before we left for NYC last weekend, but the tree went up last week!  … And seriously, all of the sudden, the house feels so magical with all the Christmas spirit!

The boys were in awe looking at all the lights and ornaments, I immediately pulled out my camera and started snapping photos of them and their sweet gestures.  They each took one ornament off and played with it for a few minutes, but that was about it!   I’m really surprised they didn’t start grabbing everything and pull the tree down on top of them!  I mean, sometimes these boys can be confused for wild animals…  It’s been up for about 10 days now and everything is still in tact.  This mama (two thumbs pointing at myself) is amazed!

Tree pics from the past can be found here, here, and here.

Has your family put their tree up yet?!? Do you use a real or fake tree?  I always get a real tree.  I’m sure I have written this in the past, but the smell of a live fraser fir is probably one of the best smells of all time.  My whole house is consumed in the scent and I LOVE IT!!!  Sure, the needles are annoying, and the tree will never have the perfect shape… but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

I hope the Christmas spirit has hit your homes too!  Happy December, everyone!  It’s going to be a crazy, fun, exciting month!


Sweetfields Farm, 2018

We just love Sweetfields Farm!  This was our third year to go (previous trips are here and here), and each year, as the boys get a little bit older, they love it more and more!  I mean… what’s not to love about getting lost in corn mazes, feeding goats, rubber ducky races, and big bales of hay??? Enjoy the pictures, y’all!

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Independence Day, 2018

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I think my night time photography skills have slightly improved!  Or is that just my opinion?  Ha ha ha!  None of the pictures above have any filter on them, just slight adjustment for sharper image and straightening.  (Insert pat on my back here)

Our 4th of July holiday was filled with a lot of fun in Naples, Florida.  We had some friends who joined us with their baby daughter, and we were enjoying ourselves so much I barely picked up my camera.  But since this was the first time Bennett showed any interest in holding a sparkler, I had to document.  He obviously loved it!  Remy had fun as well just following along and observing everything Bennett was getting in to.  These boys… they keep me busy!

Hope everyone had a great time celebrating America’s birthday!  I know we did!

xx