Thursday, July 30, 2015

good morning

and even better mornings when you are greeted with this smile

waiting patiently to get out of bed!

lets play mom
such sweet smiles after a good night sleep! :) 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

my stats

oh just a day to the doctors office 
for Arie's six month visit

started all calm...

even a little playing

his stats
and all went well
expect the explosion of crying with the shots

and then this came about three hours later
poor buddy was NOT happy

but ended the day with a trip to the park and he LOVED the swing

so another round of shots in the books
and healthy gowning little buddy
praise the Lord!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

splish splash

i was taking a bath
on the we used it as a kiddie pool

then we hit the MVP pool with papa
just playing it cool

then it was pizza and friends kind of night

boat ride time

and Js cousins for a ride on Sunday

warm do I dare say HOT weather 
meant water time!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

sing along

and blueberries

all in three days

sing along to the FMG concert
Christina Perri and Colbie Caillat

then a few clowns at my parents church party at the whitecaps
balloon animals and cousins

thanks guys for letting us come to your super fun party

and off to blueberry pick with J's cousins

and a few others

and Arie is sure glad I picked
I am pretty sure his favorite so far!

and there you have it! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

hap birt

is what I like to call 
a half birthday celebration
and cue jasons smirking face when I called it that :) 

happy half birthday Arend Joseph Pater
my oh my
when people talk about time flying they sure aren't kidding
and I feel like this pretty much every day 

seems bizarre that in the last six month 
arie has learned to do so much, changed, grown and has gained a little personality 
and just thinking that in the next six he could be WALKING!
yeah time can slow down! 

so with first kid syndrome and time on my hands we decided to celebrate
with cake and all of course
[only half a cake though]

Started by getting his picture taking!
which it may look calm but I made 78 buster, whistle and giggle noise
accompanied by repeatedly putting the number back down and the elephant out of his mouth! hahah

he is really thinking about moving
but i am very content with him not! :) 
at least for now

second up
soaking up the cuddles before moving him into his bed

boat ride!
oh you know being chill and relaxing

family selfie

another fresh air nap

fourth cake time
for the mama and papa
sorry have to wait for the big ONE party!

and that was our day!

so not sure on Arie's stats yet because his doc appointment is next week
but I know he feels heavier :) 
he is still in six month clothing!
he likes to play on his tummy and kind roll or go in a circle until he gets to the toy
he has tried more food.  carrots.  sweet potatoes. prunes. 
he likes to put pretty much everything in his mouth
i love to make him giggle and smile 
he enjoys looking around outside and taking it all in
and still loves his standing gym thing the best!

We love you so much Arie.
we can't wait to see what the next six month brings, but hoping you will do it in slow motion please :) 

Friday, July 17, 2015

oh just bc

we spend lots of time reading and playing in Aries room
so the mama likes to get the camera out :) 
[of course]

here are a few of the most recent 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

cherries. party. flowers

This week my mom, Arie and I went cherry picking
it was sunny and raining all at once

Arie was a big help again
staying sleeping the whole time :) 

Party time
celebrating NHAs 20th year 

a quick trip to the meijer gardens on a beautiful afternoon