Thursday, April 30, 2015

sleep on

hehe!  I can't help myself

one morning just observing haha

My reading and playing must be boring
cause here are the results
he slept her for almost an hour...and would have longer
but I had to leave the house

and the next day

and the next

apparently it was nap time
to bad it wasn't this easy all the time :) haha 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

one hundred

days old [thanks to my app...not that i was counting]
Arie turned this on Monday

what does a 100 day old baby look like...
while glad you asked.  here you go :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

lets play

cousin time!

 Anne and Ben and their dad visited us this past weekend
we played
anne liked to play by Arie and pet his head, it was so cute

Then it was time at Bens soccer game!
He loves his cousin!
Arie even got a high five

Go Ben Go!! Goal!

when did my little nephew get so big!
good job Peanut! ;-)

We love cousin time!  Lets do it again soon

Thursday, April 23, 2015


First ever throw back thursday for me
came across this picture and had to laugh

dorky socks
scared face
big belly
this may hurt :)

Monday, April 20, 2015

KB to KZ

Kimmy is getting married!
and we are soooo excited to celebrate May 1!!!
So this weekend we had her bachelorette party!

so good to spending time with each and celebrate!

love these lovely ladies!

the beautiful bride to be on a beautiful day!!

we made these signs which was so fun!

and the rest of the night just as fun!
first night away from Arie was a success :)
and party was a success.
so a good time overall!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

serious business

turning three months old is serious business if you look at Aries expressions

it is also surprising [to Arie and the mama]

and just silly

and just plain crazy!
each month I can he be???
I mean three months...really! :) 

This month has been filled with more discovery and more routine
1.  Arie continues to enjoy tummy time and even surprises himself when he rolls over
2.  he likes to coo and talk and even giggle, sometimes he gets sooo excited he gets the hiccups
if you leave him on his activity mat he will have wonderful conversations even with himself
3.  maybe I am bias but I really believe he knows who his mama and papa are
4.  he likes to play on his activity mat, read books, play with rattles [and sofie] and listen to my lovely singing ;-) 
5.  he still is wearing 3 month clothing, but I am thinking not to much longer
6.  he weighs about 13.5 lbs [according to our scale]
7. he [knock on wood] has been sleeping pretty good at night!  and 2-3 good naps a day, very thankful!
8.  went to his first 'day care' at kids stuff at the MVP!  we go at nap time so usually sleeps the whole time :) 
9.  he enjoys being held up like he is standing...almost get a 'i am a proud big boy face'  always make me smile

and that is a wrap on the newest Arie news!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

warm weather

calls for
a campfire with friends
thanks for having us Betsy and Peter

and shorts for shorts weather

loving the 70 degree days this April!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

new friend

Arie's new toy friend :)

I really do like her 

look at ME!

we shall continue to play and discover

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

we like to walk

especially now that it is getting warmer
and now that Arie is getting bigger 
we have tried out the carrier

first attempt
(thought this would be a good way to not have him fall asleep and look around)
that worked for about 10 minutes

second time out
same results

we shall continue this trend of walks

Sunday, April 12, 2015

happy belated

Easter Celebration
Since we were gone over Easter...we decided to celebrate a week late

there was family, an egg hunt, food and fun

hunting for the eggs.
thanks grammy and grandpa!

oh sweet girl

run ben run

all the cousins

Aries first bunny cake made by the mama

 as you can see ...he loved it

Friday, April 10, 2015

hoodie and stripes

this or that
hoodie day was visit my cousins and aunt and uncle
we had a great time on saturday afternoon with no agenda, just hanging out and playing
thankful for these times


'holding' a rattle 

hoddie time with anne

and riding on her shoulders...silly uncle jeff

and then time for a nap

stripe day
this little man feel asleep by himself on the playmat
thumb sucking is the new norm

and a little tummy time

my oh my what fun we have

Thursday, April 9, 2015

here comes the sun

was actually sang this on Easter Morning at the Kurk of the Keys church we went too
[interesting experience all around, but arie got a treat bag with candy haha and did an egg hunt]

We did also see the Sun each day in Florida and had a wonderful vacation
I was very nervous how things would go [he did great on the plane...cried the last one once we not bad]
but he did great!  We all had a relaxing time 
played, napped, swam, walked and just bummed around
so thankful for this time with J and with my parents
lets do it again!

and now to the VERY long post of documentation of all of Arie's 'first' on vacation ;-)

First plane ride!

just before the successful blowout! ;-)
changing a baby on a plane seat...something new everyday

First time out side by the beach!

and his first sunset, in sunset park

lots of fresh air
getting to share a room with mama and papa
all new things :)

Walking to see the manatee and then out to the beach  

 the papa was awesome all week...stayed inside while Arie napped and played
it was so nice...i was able to enjoy the sun!

wearing the sharky outfit

playing by the pool with Grandma and mama

and out by the beach with the grandpa

trying the pool for the first time

out to eat

resting on the grandpa...loving from both of them

another day of playing with grandma

and another try in the pool..he liked it much better the second time

family photo time

When we arrived in Florida my parents informed J and I we had one night for a date night
that was soooo kind of them! We had a great time at on outdoor restaurant! 

New hotel and more beach time
this hotel had a nice hut outside that Arie could stay under, so the papa joined more outdoor time

testing out the ocean

Time to watch MSU...and take a picture for Grandma great

Easter morning at the church egg hunt

family picture

Arie with his First chocolate bunny..the mama loved having to eat it for him 

his special Easter outfit

 beach walk with the hubby

one more sunset

Then a walk to see a house that had a TON of Easter decorations

and a picture in front of the beautiful flowers
more indoor playing with the papa on our last day with grandma and grandma
then it would be time for them to head to GR and for the Paters to head to Miami to fly out the next day

goodbye grandma and grandpa...we had such a great time!
see you back in GR

We got to our last hotel and i spent some time at the pool
and then J decided to visit the Coral Castle
aka a middle of no where site
that the tour guide thought was amazing
and well.......i have never heard of the coral castle, so enough said...hahah

and Arie's last night out to eat with no pants
that would because he decided to have a blowout and mama didnt have a change of clothes
all is vacation and warm

and the last ride plane ride home...slept this way from Atlanta to GR!

so so thankful for the memories that were made!
will cherish for a LONG time!