Monday, May 29, 2017

Remy's New Summer Camp, Gymnastics party, and 2nd Swim Meet

Last Monday, May 22 Remy and I went to have lunch with Rylie at her school. Rylie mentioned it the night before at the GS party and her troop friend said "Oh! You're SO lucky!" to Rylie for having us come eat with her. She said her parents don't get the chance to much so we invited her to join us. She had a huge smile the entire time! Then Remy and her traded chicken nuggets for Doritos so it was all kinds of winning! Ha!

Tuesday, May 23, Remy started her first day of Summer camp! She was SO nervous and the night before she burst into my room after being tucked into bed, in hysteric tears, scared of her new Summer camp. She was worried there'd be mean kids and nobody would play with her or she'd have mean teachers. :(

She had an ok first day. We didn't know that her class would be taking a nap everyday though, so we didn't bring anything for that. She also has to get used to eating their food, as they provide breakfast, snack, and lunch!

Day 2 on Wed and she was excited they had biscuits for breakfast! Her favorite thing! She had a better day with her own pillow and blanket for nap and learning more kids names. She was crying the night of her first day because she didn't know anybody's names and just wanted me.

Friday I took her to a fun gymnastics play day to celebrate their end of the year. We picked the Friday morning class since I was off work and she didn't have school (she's only starting Summer camp Tu-Thur until Rylie's out of school). She was glad 2 preschool buddies were in the same class so they ran around and played and I didn't take a single photo until we were leaving!

Remy and one of her favorite coaches, Remi, the day before she graduated high school and is leaving us for A&M! We'll miss her!

Remy begged to go to lunch with me after class and wanted Panera mac n cheese so we did that. She pulled her hair up in a bun all by herself and I was quite impressed!! Then it was home for nap and Mommy catch up on laundry before Rylie got home from school.

I missed a photo but Remy got a free sno cone at swim practice Friday for beating her time at her first meet vs time trials.

Saturday was her 2nd swim meet and it was away in Kingwood. She ate a good breakfast and was so psyched for it!

Her heat is up!!

Baby girl KILLED it in the lanes!! Look at her way ahead of the others!

Fastest swim she's ever done! Woohoo!

Photo from photographer of her swim, taking a deep breath!

SO proud of our baby! She went from a 2:24:94 at time trials (by not swimming and holding the rope and pulling herself the entire time, ugh) to 1:14:91 at her first meet to 47:27 at this meet!!! 😮

We have 2 more meets and then Divisionals, which she's on the fence about wanting to do since it's a huge indoor pool that's extremely deep and very scary. We'll see!

We promised the girls sno cones Saturday and finally went after dinner.

Sunday afternoon we took the girls to our pool to practice, but really they just played the whole time. Remy was scared to practice swimming across the entire pool without ropes lol caught this sweet photo during lifeguard break. They did this all on their own.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Girl Scout End of Year Party

Sunday evening was Rylie's troop's end of year party. They voted on a place called iT'z Family Fun.

First stop was the roller coaster (ya know, BEFORE they eat!)

These 3 decided NO WAY while 2 others and a sibling loved it!

Then bumper cars where all 5 girls who came had the floor to themselves!

Then a couple tried rock wall and a little coster. Rylie really focused and took forever trying to master the wall, but it was missing a LOT of steps and she only made it almost to the top!

A few girls in her troop were so cute cheering for her and yelling out tips to help her! Such sisterhood there!

When she finally came down, they all ran to hug her! That really melted my heart. Such teamwork they showed!

Rylie was exhausted and sore! Perfect time for dinner! The food was just ok, but the girls loved it.

Then they finished their tokens on arcade games and a few did the coaster again.

We got home just as a storm rolled in and this little one was conked out in my spot in my bed! Couldn't resist some snuggles. Please never grow up little one!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

First Swim Meet and Princess Party

Saturday, May 20 was Remy's first official swim meet!
(We missed the meet last Sat because we were out of town and felt Remy needed more prep and practice anyway.)

Up and at em EAAAARRRRRLY in the morning!

Ready for warm up!

Waving hi to us before warmup!

Team huddle before the start. Remy looks so tiny in the middle there!

Everyone on the team is SUPPOSED to stay in the team tent until their heat is up (but unfortunately, and annoyingly, most kids are running around all over instead). Rylie went to check on Remy in the team tent and came back and said she wasn't there. Checked the bathroom and not there. So trying not to panic, David and I start searching everywhere for her. Then we found her sitting with the coaches in their tent just watching the meet! Stinker! But at least she wasn't running around all wild like almost all the other kids do!

She did GREAT at this meet and obviously got a ribbon for being faster than time trials where she refused to swim. She was a whole minute faster this time, imagine that! Ha!

Photos the photographer got of her swim

(If only she'd quit taking breaks on the rope! Ha!)

After the party, we went home and got a shower and then I took Remy to her classmate's princess party, which I'll just say was probably the highlight of her life up until this point! Ha! They really went all out!

Remy next to the birthday girl, Loralei.

And Princess Rapunzel came too!

They got their hair, nails, and make up done!

Posing in her gown. She looks like she's off to the prom or just won a beauty pageant lol

Then dance party in the back!

Princess coronation ceremony!

They ate lunch and had yummy Gigi's cupcakes!

Later on at home, Remy was enjoying some goody bag toys. I felt bad, the goody bags were more elaborate than the gift I gave! 😯

I just love this age.....where everything is perfect in the world if you have on a party dress, glitter tattoos, sparkle gems, and can blow bubbles in the backyard!

For dinner that night, Rylie declared it breakfast night and wanted to make everyone waffles and scrambled eggs (by herself for the first time) and Remy pretended she was at a diner and read a magazine while she waited for her food!