Remi-isms

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Convo 1

(Watching Downton Abbey)

“Is it over? Without a happy ending?”

Convo 2

Me: it’s not funny!

Remi: It is funny. A Little. None, actually none. 

Convo 3

“Is Ruby asleep? Ok, I’ll be quiet. I’ll be quiet as a rat and a mouse. Both.”

Convo 4

Me: What was that sound?

Remi: Maybe it was Jesus calling you…Saying, “I love you.”

Convo 5

(Remi sleeps with an essential oil diffuser in his room)

“Why didn’t you turn my confuser on?”

Convo 6

(Trying to brighten up a picture I took that turned out dark)

Me: which one (filter) should I choose?

Remi: ummm…you know…maybe something more stylish?

Convo 7

(Remi comes running into the room where I am)

“Mommy, Mommy! I gotta tell you something!! Daddy gave Ruby a bean and it was too hot and it make’d her cry!”

Convo 8

Jarrett: Hey, buddy, are you hungry yet?

Remi: Uh, not yet, Daddy, but thanks for askin’!

Convo 9

“Ruby, why don’t you stop that laughing so brother can have some quiet time?!”

Remi-isms

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Convo 1

(Jarrett and Remi in the deer stand, 6:15 am)

Remi: (spills goldfish on the floor) Daddy, quick! Go get Mayleigh! She will eat them!

Jarrett: Mayleigh is at home. We aren’t going to get her.

Remi: Fine. I’ll eat them.

Jarrett: No, I’ll throw them out.

Remi: Good thinkin’, Daddy! Deers love goldfish!

Convo 2

“You know what? You’re Wonder Woman, Momma. And I’m Super Man. And Daddy’s a baby Super Man.”

Convo 3

“You’re the most pwettiest girl in the world. And I’m happy Jesus made you. That’s what I’m thankful for!”

Convo 4

Me: LoLo’s almost here.

Remi: What?! Oh my God! Momma, I said Oh my God!

Me: Remi! We don’t say that!

Remi: Sorry!!! HOLY SMOKES! Is that better?

Convo 5

(Jarrett and I were play arguing)

Remi: Listen, we’re a family here!!

Convo 6

(very entertaining conversation between Remi and Siri on my phone)

Remi: I want you to get me a new game, please.

Siri: I’m not sure I know what you’re sayin.

Remi:I want a new game! Please!

Siri: I’m not sure I understand you, Kelsey

Remi: I’m not Kelsey! I’m Remington! I just want a new game. Please, please, please, please…

Siri: Ok. Here’s what I found on the web for “I want a new game please please please..”

Remi: Thank you so very much!

Siri: Just doing my job.

Convo 7

Jarrett: Remi, I don’t like getting a bad report. You’re supposed to be the man of the house when I’m gone. You listen to your Momma and do what she says.

Remi: Is that what you do? Do you do what Momma says?

Jarrett: I try.

Remi: But do you do it?

Convo 8

Jarrett: Hey, run get me a napkin real quick.

Remi: (long, dramatic groan)

Jarrett: What did you say?

Remi: I said “yes sir, yes sir, yes sir” like four or five times!

 

Auld “Lange” Syne

There’s nothing like adding a new member to your family to make a year memorable. Add in a trip to the beach with a four-year-old and an infant, starting a rigorous new Bible study, selling our first home, moving, and starting the building process…2015 held so many treasured, blessed, exhausting moments. If I’m being honest, I had to look at pictures just to remember what we did this year! The lack of sleep is getting to me, people! Fortuntely, my 8-month-old has FINALLY started sleeping through the night. Most of the time. (cue the Hallelujah chorus) I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store but I’d like to catch my breath first. That’s how life works, right?!

I’m not usually one to make resolutions. They’re either unattainable, unmet or uninspired. I remember a particular year in middle school that one of my resolutions was to “wear crazy eyeshadow colors. like yellow.” Yikes! Thankfully, that never happened!

This year, in an effort to simplify my life and streamline my thoughts, actions, belongings, & body (HA!)–I figured some goals should be set in place. All too often, I muddle through the day as a stay at home mom. I feel overwhelmed and underwhelmed all at the same time. If I’m being honest, some days I wake up looking forward to bedtime. When bedtime rolls around, I feel disappointed that I didn’t accomplish more than keeping everyone fed and safe. I know being home with my babies is my greatest ministry right now. There truly is no where else I’d rather be and I’m beyond thankful. I think it’s important; however, to acknowledge these feelings and have a game plan for combating them.

Putting those goals here for all to see should hold me accountable! I know I won’t be able to accomplish everything on this list; however, it is a reflection of the person I’d like to be. And in keeping with the goal of giving myself grace, I’m going to try not to stress over the things that aren’t crossed off my list!

 

Mom/Wife Goals

  • Cook more often
  • Ask for help before losing my mind
  • Plan more dates
  • Actually play with my kids
  • Give and receive grace
  • Let go of guilt (particularly mom guilt)
  • Laugh! Stop being so serious 24/7

Family Goals

  • Take more pictures of the four of us
  • Learn & memorize scripture
  • Eat healthier
  • Be more active
  • Simplify our belongings–only keep things we love and use regularly

Personal Goals

  • Give myself permission to say “no” to things that I don’t want to do and “yes” to things that I do want (sounds simple, yes?)
  • Create–just for the love of it
  • Daily quiet time
  • Stop being ruled by a fear of failure
  • Exercise 3x/week even if it’s just 20 minutes of stretching/yoga
  • Utilize a daily schedule to make better use of my time and energy
  • Designate time to spend by myself recharging

 

For someone that doesn’t usually participate in New Year’s Resolutions, that sure looks like a lot! I think it will be interesting to review these at the end of 2016 to see what I accomplished. What are your goals for 2016? I’d love for you to leave them in the comments!

 

 

I love it so bad!

I’m still a kid at heart on Christmas Eve because I can never sleep! I’m the only one awake & figured now would be the prime time to sift through all of the Christmas pictures I’ve been meaning to post. I’m feeling extra thankful tonight for the sweet family I’ve been given. As Remi said while opening gifts at Christmas Eve brunch, “I love it, love it, love it! I love it so bad!!!!” Perfect description of how I feel about this time of year! #AllTheFeels 

Back in October we had pictures with Santa. Don’t ask me why I’m finally posting them. My only valid excuse is that I was waiting until after Thanksgiving to share & then we moved & my mind has been elsewhere for the most of November & December! Whoops! Better late than never. We loved our pics with Santa last year and were so excited again this year. I don’t think Remi was anticipating having to share Santa with his baby sister. Haha! We love that jolly guy! _DSC0518_DSC0520_DSC0523_DSC0530_DSC0546_DSC0549_DSC0559_DSC0592
My inlaws had a friend take pictures of them along with Remi and Ruby Kate for Christmas cards. They turned out pretty cute considering neither kid wanted to cooperate! Typical! _DSC7605-176_DSC7609-183_DSC7627-219_DSC7637-240_DSC7650-9_DSC7653-12_DSC7656-15_DSC7673-32_DSC7678-37_DSC7684-43_DSC7708-67

Love those little stinkers! Sometimes I can’t help but imagine humorous dialogue between the two of them! For once I’m pretty sure the eye rolling during a picture session isn’t directed toward me! 
If you haven’t seen the “Movie on Cwismus” that our church media team put together, you must check it out! It’s such a sweet perspective on the Christmas story. Remi was asked to participate and it’s by far one of my favorite experiences to date!

Remi’s long-winded note to Santa was too funny not to share:

“Dear Santa,

I got you some cookies and I hope you love them and I hope you enjoy them. Santa, I love you and I hope your reindeer enjoy the carrots. Thank you for the presents. Santa, I’ve been good and some I’ve been bad. And now I’m gonna be nice all day long! We got it all decorated and we’re bout to put up the fire. We got the stockings hanged up for the candy. I’m spending the night with SuSu so you got to come to SuSu’s so I can get my presents. And all I want for Christmas is Joker. I hope Mrs. Claus is going to be great and I hope she takes care of the elves. 

Love, Remi 

(And Ruby Kate too!)” 

I can’t wait to see the faces of these little loves in the morning when they see their gifts! There’s nothing like seeing the magic of Christmas through the eyes of a child. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Jesus!

Remi-isms

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Convo 1

Me: Ok, you have a sandwich, applesauce & goldfish in your lunch box.

Remi: That’s a pretty small lunch.

Convo 2

(playing on the piano)

“This is a sad song because somebody got hurt and now they’re at the hospital.”

Convo 3

“I’m gonna need a booty scratcher for Christmas. OK? But don’t talk about my booty. Don’t talk nooooo business about that. Just say, ‘Remi needs a scratcher for his bottom.’ Because that sounds better. Say that.”

Convo 4

“I loveΒ  Jesus more than anyone in the world. My heart’s so big to Jesus.”

Convo 5

(Remi calls my Pandora charm bracelet my remembering bracelet. He likes to point out each charm and tell me what he thinks they mean.)

“..and this was when I was first made’d out of heaven. That’s the angel. That’s the remembery!”

Convo 6

“I’m gonna do my cheers (chores) then I’m gonna go outside!”

Convo 7

“I’m a little bit scared but I’m gonna be a lotta brave!”

Convo 8

Jarrett: I’m on vacation, buddy. I’m off work for 7 days.

Remi: SEVEN?! That’s too much!

Convo 9

“No. I didn’t toot. You’re just imaginatin’.”

Convo 10

Remi: I don’t mean what I said the other day.

Me: What was it?

Remi: About Batman.

Me: What did you say?

Remi: That I liked Batman better than you. And I’m really kinda sorry about it.

Remi-isms

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Convo 1

“I always have bad days and I only had one good day. And it was on Christmas when I was two.”

Convo 2

(Remi noticed that I bought applesauce cups instead of the usual squeeze pouches)

“Mom! Do you see how big I am?! I don’t eat applesauce out of a cup! That’s for babies!”

Convo 3

(to me)

“When she spits her paci out, I am not happy with her!”

(to Ruby)

“Ruby! You have to stop doing this! You’re a big girl!”

Convo 4

“Momma, listen, I know I’m not an adult. But. Ugh. Nevermind. I’m not gonna say it…

…Well, I thought maybe Joseph was dead. But you said he’s in heaven. So that means he’s alive!”

Convo 5

“My eyes are kinda minty.”

Convo 6

“I don’t wanna get married. I just am. That’s how Jesus makes the world.”

Convo 7

“Did you know that rats have nest-es? They make their nests bigger…bigger than a monster, I guess.”

Convo 8

“I feel like I’m a man because I have money and a hat.”

Convo 9

Me: Those are cute socks!

Remi: Can you imagine me wearing them?

Convo 10

“I’m gonna pray for Santa to bring a baby doll to Ruby. But we don’t pray to Santa!”

Convo 11

“Hey! I want those green muscle things (hand weights) so I can be strong like Jesus!”

Convo 12

“My tummy is like, ‘Yeah. I’m done. I’m full.'”

Convo 13

“I wanna read the story about Adam and the girl human that Jesus made.”

 

 

 

 

 

Remi-isms

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Convo 1

Me: I need to look up a few things online. Sometimes when you don’t know something you can find the answers online. 

Remi: You mean online.com

Me: Haha yes. How do you know about dot com?

Remi: Because I see that mouse.com on TV!

Convo 2

(I hear Ruby crying and let out a sigh)

Remi: Listen mom, I know you’re frust-a-rated…

Convo 3

“It’s gonna be scary. You might frighten. It’s Mickeys special Halloween party.”

Convo 4

“Momma, me and Daddy both love chips SO much and I love Cheetos the mostest.”

Convo 5

“Daddy are we going hunting? Is it hunting season? Let’s look for some deers. Let’s pow-pow them.”

Convo 6

(Remi kept wanting to put his underwear in the washing machine. I didn’t want to forget about them so I told him he could just put them in the laundry basket. He was persistent.)

Me: I’m not going to do laundry any time soon..just put them in the basket!

Remi: Well, I think I better tell you the truth….I had a little accident…

Convo 7

“I got to pick an army man from the treasure chest at school!!!”

(30 seconds later)

“I bet this has germs all over it!!”

Convo 8

“Momma, you don’t know anything but Jesus does!”

Convo 9

“When we get up to heaven you’re gonna have to ask Jesus why kids can’t have coffee!”