Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Arie's first time sledding!
and he really liked it
he was a bit uncertain to start out with
maybe a. the snowsuit
or b. the cold weather
but once we got moving he was happy

a bit uncertain

turned into a smile and a giggle

went back out for a little when papa got home

one good reason for snow I guess!

Monday, December 28, 2015

sunday fun

starting playing in the mamas bed
we love sheets

then off to church for greeting
oh the youngest greeter
insert old lady with a smile :)

and a wagon ride with snow suit...cause it is December  

fun fun day on a Sunday

Sunday, December 27, 2015

babies first


with mama and papa
Christmas PJs by the tree

 stocking time

time to open gifts

or standing up and walking away :)

sorta followed the 4 gifts
here is his book

then it was time for breakfast
thanks pinterest for the tree idea

 then it was off to grandma and grandpas for brunch and the day!

present time


 looking at what grandma and grandpa got

staying busy with miss anne

playing with his new toy

checking out his new bath toy with mama

 putting the stockings away until next year

family picture time 

testing out his new wagon from grandma and grandpa
he LOVES it
one good thing about no snow on Christmas I guess

relaxing before family comes over

annual family pic by the tree

walking with mama

we had such a special day celebrating Aries first Christmas

Saturday, December 26, 2015

eve celebrating

Celebrating the season
first Christmas eve with the Paters at our house

started out with brunch
followed by presents

then off to grandmas for more family time
it was a fun Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

sugar fun

another year of baking treats with the mama
this year was a bit slim but we still did it
we had lovely help 

sugar cookies
and coconut truffles

and EXTRA help

no taste testing for you Sr,
only for grandpa [who watched Arie for a bit]
bring on Christmas! ;-)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

family fun

Lipinski Style

We had a great time celebrating Christmas and having family time

Grandpa put Arie in the stroller as  a joke and well Anne loved it and so did Arie!

perfect seat for a little boy

the Christmas pageant and the wonderful actors and actresses 

Arie opening his present from Aunt Pat

and very neat train!

We had a very Merry Christmas Sunday with our family

Monday, December 21, 2015

one and one

makes eleven :)
Arie is ELEVEN months old
help my heart...cause we all know what is next!

here is holding still for a second

and here are the outtakes 

man it is fun to clap the ones together :)

and the eleven month old facts
1. he dropped in weight this month...20lbs 4 oz [maybe from being sick...lack of eating or more active...not sure]  30 in long
2. he is wearing 12 month clothes and started to wear 18 months...especially in PJS
3. he likes to explore and stand up on his own.  tries to carry things and walk [the walking thing went away but in the last week...seems even more interested in it]
4. he has increased his clingyness or cuddle factor...however you want to look at it :)  which when you have nothing to do it is a great thing :)
5.  the stranger danger has appeared this least at nursery drop off..even cried at the gym [which has never happend] but we dont let it stop us!
6. very into saying da da da dada dada and baba ba ba 

this little boy is so lovable and brings so much joy to the mama and papa

Friday, December 18, 2015

third time

is NOT the charm 
Arie + Santa

poor buddy
looks painful :)

not such a fan even with papa holding him

maybe next year ;-)