remi jayne: eight months old.

i don't know why it's so dang hard for me to keep up with these monthly updates.  i completely skipped her seventh month... hashtag fail.  i'm feeling okay though considering she still is in her eighth month for another week.

remi jayne at eight months old.

height: 28.5 inches
weight: 16ish pounds

three words can describe remi at eight months: mobile, clingy, and destructor.
taking pictures of her was quite the task.  she wanted to be all up in my grill and touch the camera.  she is a feisty one.

 at eight months, remi loves:

-drinking out of straws
-her mommy
-swimming, tubs, splashing
-following brooks around
-pulling everything off the coffee table
-standing as much as possible
-her binky
-when people clap for her
-putting every last crumb of anything she can find in her mouth

remi hates:

-if she's not being held
-anyone who isn't her momma
-being left in a room alone
-when the food is gone

 this little lady, she is all over the place.  she has been mobile since about seven months but this month she has really taken off.  she crawls all over the place and pulls herself up on anything she can.  her favorite thing to do is make a mess of the coffee table or book shelves.  she is very curious and takes thirty seconds or so to look at all of the things before she chucks them to the floor.
she gets so proud whenever she pulls herself up or walks along furniture.  she immediately looks to someone for acknowledgment and then bounces up and down in excitement.  she loves to be clapped for and praised.

she has sprouted two little teethies and one coming in hot on the top.  this girl does NOT take teething well.  she is the most whiney, cranky baby when teething, so that makes life really fun.  this stage is kind of hard with my remi girl.  i frequently find myself saying, "it's a good thing you are so cute."  she is extremely and i mean EXTREMELY attached to me.  i can't be out of her sight or else she screams, i can't set her down for more than one minute. she won't let other people hold her without crying... basically she ends up crying a lot because i can't hold her 100% of the day.
now that she is a lot more mobile it is improving a bit and i can keep her entertained by allowing her to make all the messes, but i'm not gonna lie... there are times i want to give her away. haha

 ^^i know some of these are blurry and not quite in focus, but it's the perfect representation of ^^
remi righht now... always on the go.

even though she has been hard lately she is a pretty happy baby if everything is just her way.  she smiles at everyone and gets excited to see people she recognizes.  she laughs really easy and thinks brooks is the funniest thing ever.  there relationship is so cute to watch.

 remi is in size three diapers and wears clothes ranging from 3-12 months,  she is still a little dainty thing with relatively no hair (thank goodness for hair bows and headbands).  she has gotten in a nasty habit of taking 3 or 4 catnaps during the day, but sleeps like a champ at night (11-12 hours).  

we love this little lady so much.. she is such a bright spot in our life.
and now, i must go for she is chewing up a styrofoam cup and eating rice crispies off the floor. #humanvacuumcleaner


{the best kind of nights}

summer is here and with that comes carnival season.
parade, rides, corn dogs, strawberries & cream, people watching.. ahh i can smell it now.

orem's summerfest kicks off the carnival season.  my family has a tradition of ordering a bunch of pizzas, bringing treats and drinks, saving a spot along the parade route, and watching the parade and fireworks together.
it's usually a giant swass fest, but who doesn't love that.

this year we decided to let brooks hit up some rides before the parade and he was in heaven riding with his cousin haze.

after the rides, we headed over to our blankets and chairs to watch the evening parade.  we had quite the crew this year which was a lot of fun. 

she matched the blanket and she's stinking cute.

after the parade we watched the fireworks and they were amazing.  orem always does a really good firework show.  my kids stayed up way passed their bedtimes but it was so worth it.

the very next weekend, strawberry days rolled into town in good ol' PG.  if you have not had the strawberries & cream from strawberry days you haven't lived.  haha jk but really, it's so delicious and pretty much is the epitome of a summer night.

i wish i was as cool as bro...his steeze is hard to beat ;)

matt taught brooks to raise his hands in the air on all the rides.  it's the best because at first he is so nervous about letting go but once he does he feels so proud.

^^this cracks me up^^

sissy boo was just happy to hang out and watch everything around her.  she is a pretty good natured little lady as long as she's being held.

two of my favorite weekends of the summer.  my only regret is that i didn't eat at least five more strawberry cups. 

i love summer nights.