Friday, May 27, 2016

Fabulous Five on Friday

It's been one of those days today. It rained all day long, Brylee wouldn't take a nap, then she was super cranky but WOULD NOT go to bed, my patience was tested, and now that she's sleeping, I miss her (#momlife).

So here's my Fabulous Five really quick before I have to finish packing for the lake this weekend:

1. Last weekend we went to the lake because Dustin was itching to go fishing on a boat. His goal was to catch some bass and maybe even a walleye or northern. All his dreams came true when he caught all three (sorry no pictures of the northerns). 


2. Brylee has officially been promoted to boat captain-except we only seem to go in circles when she's driving...

 3. While Brylee and I were shopping for groceries for the lake last weekend, Brylee picked out these fun "Ghostbuster" marshmallows for s'mores at Wal-Mart. We didn't have time to use them last weekend, but hopefully this weekend we will. Also what rock have I been living under since I didn't know there was a new "Ghostbusters" movie coming out with both Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig? #ourfavorites

 4. We had to run to the tool store to buy some tire covers for our trailer and Brylee spotted some tools that were red and had to take a picture with it because red is her favorite color. I have no idea why she chose red but it's been that way for a few months now. Also I would like to note-she left a headband on. Thats like the first time since, ever that, that happened. 

5. Thats all I have. 
Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Downtown San Antonio (Riverwalk and Tower of America's)

All last week, my Facebook memories popped up with flashbacks from our trip to San Antonio in May-not to be confused with the time we were there in December-because I have no pictures from that trip because someone stole our camera-ugh!!

I'm not going to lie, I totally wish we were there now though. I miss it, but that's what vacations are for right?!

If you ever go to San Antonio, you have to must go to the Riverwalk. It's absolutely gorgeous. When you are down by the river you forget you are in a bustling city with over 1.4 million people. It's just so peaceful and relaxing down there. 

Since we were tourists (#obvi) we had to do the most touristy thing and go for a ride on the riverboats. If you have time to go on one, do it, because they fill you in on a lot of San Antonio's history. Did you know that San Antonio doesn't have sky scrapers downtown like other major US cities? The reason behind it is because there is a city ordinance that the Alamo can't have shadows casted on it.  

Anyway, Brylee was super excited to go on a boat ride and that she could we actually let her sit by herself. I think at this point nap time was quickly approaching and we were just doing whatever we could to keep her content for time we were confined to the tiny boat. 

To begin our tour we saw the Arneson Amphitheater and behind that is La Villita Historic Arts Village. 

On the other side of the stands is the stage. We were also informed on the tour that a scene from both Ms. Congeniality and Selena took place along the Riverwalk. 

The following building had gargoyles on it. 

There are palm trees in San Antonio. Palm trees you guys. They are totally Dustin and my favorite tree-but spoiler alert they don't grow where it's cold! 

This next building (Nix Professional Building) is a fun one . When you look at it from one side it looks like a normal building. 

But when you see it from the other side it looks like its just a flat wall with windows in it. Crazy huh?!

Isn't it gorgeous?! It's even better around Christmas when they string the lights from all of the trees.

After the riverboat tour, we went to the Tower of Americas (we bought tickets on Groupon-I recommend checking there before you go on vacation anywhere!) Let me start out by saying that I am TERRIFIED of heights. Like I won't even stand on a chair to get something out of the cupboard-afraid of heights. Dustin and Brylee have no issues with them. 

The views were spectacular though and completely worth it. 

Since we were so high up, it was 10 times windier than it was on the ground. My fear level was slowly rising seeing Brylee up that high and her hair just blowing around. 

I was freaking out on the inside while Brylee was doing this. She obviously wasn't going to go anywhere but oh man. 

Finally, I was able to convince her that she could run and lead us around the circle path and she couldn't get her legs moving fast enough. 

Did I mention I'm afraid of heights?!

Happy Thursday Friends!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Infant Spoon from Re-Play Recycled

It's no secret that we love Replay Recycled products in our house, so I was super excited when they reached out to see if we wanted to do a post about their new infant spoons to help get the word out. Of course I had to say yes even though Brylee is no longer an infant. #babiesdontkeep

Here is a side by side to show the size difference between the regular toddler spoon (left) and the new infant spoon (right). The new infant spoons have a longer and narrower handle as well as a narrower bowl shape. 

Here are a few facts about the spoons:
1. They are sold in 4 packs (including one travel case) for $5.99
2. They are PVC, BPA, and Phthalate free.
3. They have an ergonomic comfort grip. 
4. The length of the handle keeps mom's hands clean but also allows baby to help feed themselves.
5. Contoured edges clean up messy faces in a breeze.
6. The depth of bowl accommodates both the first bites and growing appetites. 
7. The smooth material is gentle on the mouth and gums but tough against little teeth.

Brylee was quick to put it to the test one morning for breakfast. She was able to easily use it to scoop up both her mandarin oranges and her yogurt. It didn't even phase her that this wasn't one of the normal spoons that she uses. She may have even preferred it because of the handle shape. 

On a completely unrelated note: Dustin and I are both right handed (I honestly don't even know if anyone in our extended families are left handed) but a lot of the time when Brylee eats she will use her left hand. When she colors she mainly uses her right hand. She does a lot of other things ambidextrously though. We aren't sure what hand she will chose.

Another thing that I love about these spoons is that they come with a carrying case (pictured in the first picture). I can throw it into my purse/Brylee's backpack along with an applesauce so we have a clean spoon and snack whenever we may need it-but I really wish I had that option when Brylee was starting solids. . 

These spoons should be available on Re-Play's website in the next few weeks:)

*This is a sponsored post by Re-play Recycled. We were sent a free spoon in exchange of our review. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend

We had such a fun Mother's Day weekend. The weather was perfect. On Saturday we went over to my Grandma's house and spent the day with some of my extended family. 

On Sunday, we decided to pack a picnic lunch and go fishing. While Dustin was setting up the rods, Brylee and I went to go check out chase two ducks that were hiding under a picnic table. (Prepare for picture overload!)

After the ducks swam away, it was time to go fishing. Brylee loves fishing-well reeling. We had to keep reminding her to not reel the line in until her bobber goes under the water. She just doesn't have the patience #shegetsitfromhermomma! 

This is the look I was given whenever I told her to stop reeling the line in. 

Dustin washed his hands in the lake after putting a worm on the hook and Brylee decided that she needed to clean her hands too. 

Since her hands were "clean" and fishing was not as fun when you couldn't just reel the line in, Brylee decided to have her picnic lunch.

And wouldn't you know, as soon as she left the rod alone, she caught a fish!

 She finished her picnic lunch after did the fish dance. She shakes her butt just like the fish shakes it's tail. I need to take a video of it sometime. 

When we were done fishing, we went on a quick ice cream date. Brylee had to have something "red" since it's her favorite color!

After ice cream, we decided to try fishing at another lake. Brylee wasn't having it so I took her to the beach section and she was a happy lady. 

On the way home from the lake we went to a park so Brylee could wear off a little more energy. We had the best weekend. I would also like to point out that I looked like a lobster after our day of fun in the sun and Dustin and Brylee weren't affected at all...