Tuesday, June 30, 2015

time to tell

a few jokes

why did the cat move her kittens???
She didn't want to litter
[all cat jokes for B]

If April showers bring may flowers, what do May flowers bring?

Why couldn't Jonah trust the ocean?
Because there was something fishy about it

oyi slim pickings today
hope you at least smiled :) 

until next time! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

twice the fun

bc we had two boat rides this weekend
[very short boat rides, but still....we will count it]

first up boating with the cousins and grandma and grandpa

next up a quick trip on a sunny Sunday afternoon!

and there you have it
boating with a baby ;)

Friday, June 26, 2015

oh sweet

summer time

today was a great summer day
fresh strawberries
dinner on the deck

good good day

At Versluis Orchard 

Arie was such a great help
he napped the whole time!

fun picking 

the results

and the even better results
must have pie

a must have: a batch of jam

finishing the day with dinner on the deck and a walk

oh how I love summer

Thursday, June 25, 2015

feeling very

zen yesterday afternoon at the Meijer Gardens :)

This week Grandma and Grandpa took their two grandsons to the Gardens
and I got to join
we had a lot of fun walking around and playing and checking out the new Japaneses Gardens
it was a beautiful day and we had lots of fun

The Michigan water area
perfect on a hot day

grandpa keeping Arie entertained

playing in the air conditioning

headed outside with driver ben
he is such a great big cousin

in the Japanese Garden

and one last stop at the horse

we had such a great afternoon! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

sing us a song

mr. piano man

just one of the by request songs at music in the park in Ada
beautiful night for a walk through ada and little concert in the park

may have to check it out again next week 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

papas day

was spent it in Traverse City with my parents and Js parents
We had a blast
We had some time on the beach, downtown, food, fun, walks and relaxing
so thankful for J and being able to celebrate him on his first fathers day
Love seeing how much Arie loves his papa and what a great papa he is!
also so thankful for my dad the douger and what a great guy he is to me and Arie and J!
love you dad!
and so nice to be able to celebrate with my father in law also
three pretty great guys in my life

here comes the pictures
part of the set up for the weekend
kids have a lot of stuff :) 
Thankfully my parents love to have all of Arie 'stuff' around!

a little beach time
Arie and I were able to join my parents for a super extended weekend
we headed up with them on Thursday and came home Monday!
it was so nice to be away

Arie feeling the love of these two

grandpa can always get Arie to laugh

selfie time :) :) :) 

Js parents came Friday night, so Saturday morning the girls headed downtown to the farmers market and cherry republic of course 

Sunday morning pancakes for the fathers 

these two have my heart! 

Playing on the deck during lunch 

group pic time!

The fathers

happy fathers day J!

and Douger.  
[breaking the rules for a little US Open golf with grandpa]

more playing

beautiful sunset to end fathers day

morning cuddles with grammy [in her coat, he was cold haha]

a fun and exhausting weekend with for this guy

I sure love me some time in Traverse City!

Monday, June 22, 2015


pounds.  fifteen ounces with clothes on though :) 

Arie celebrated his 5th month birthday
and the time keeps flying by

what happened this month...
1. had his first ear infection and temp to 104 :( 
2. he continues to roll over and loves to play on his tummy and now also enjoys sleeping on his tummy and even taking naps on his tummy!  hooray
3. he likes to wiggle and move and play in his jumper or stand up being held [we are working on sitting up...but not there yet]
4. he is eating more of the rice cereal and actually eating it.  
5. he also likes to ride in the carrier facing out

here is the watch me grow photos of the month 

you continue to steal my heart daily little man!
love you!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

not such a fan

of you oh i thought you were so cute baby deer

WELL let me tell you what
NOT anymore!
Arie and I planted these beautiful purple flowers
for once...for once i repeat...bc I never ever keep plants alive
but this time around I did
they were growing and growing and so pretty
and I actually watered them and took care of them
get the point.... I had a flourishing plants on the front porch

when I pulled out the drive and went to admire my plants 
and WHAT
gone ALL GONE!
not one flower left and barely even the roots

you are no longer welcome in our yard
I will scare you away when I see you
bug off!
the end. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

buy me some peanuts

and cracker jacks

Aries for baseball game!
I got invited to my works summer party to the whitecaps!
I felt pretty honored to join them :) and LOVED catching up with everyone

plus it was a beautiful night for baseball
too bad I didnt even watch one minute of the game haha

super fun night!

Monday, June 15, 2015

sweet missy

Anne Martha
Is ONE today!

Yesterday we celebrated her special day
can't believe you are already one missy
love you tons!

Started the party off with a little swim
and a little uncertainty 

party time!

and snuggle with grandpa

happy happy birthday sweet girl!
she ended up running a fever on her bday.  poor thing!

yes the spartan fans bought the Michigan fans a cheerleader outfit :)

time to try out that sugar

and she loved it!

happy happy happy day little one!