Sunday, August 30, 2015

baking with the Z

First Z bread of the season
Made Friday afternoon and gone by Sunday morning
oppss or not! 

and a add on
Enjoying a wedding on a Saturday night
at Bieker Farms- beautiful location and barn reception 
it was raining but it held off for most of the ceramony

and a pretty flower to end it all 

Friday, August 28, 2015

look at me


wear camo pants :) 

conquer crawling and practice practice practice

right up the camera [he loves all the buttons on it!]

must continue to practice in the morning

fall weather calls for Jeans
my first pair from my aunt Betsy :)

just relaxing

7 months going on 2 years old 

pulling myself up and standing
one thing at a time bud!  mamas heart needs you to slow down 
another cute piece of clothing compliments of the other aunite B!

that is a wrap of look at me 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

7th inning

or 7th month Birthday
oh Arie little hit SEVEN, SEVEN months old this month has brought about the most active change
he finally got crawling down...after a lot of work and effort
He did it! 

and his so proud of himself and loves to get around
and discover and go were he is not suppose to [stairs]
likes to crawl towards me or on me :)

each day I think his little personality shows more and more

1. stats: about 18lbs. 10oz.
2. eating real food twice a day
prefers fruit: blueberries, applesauce, bananas vegs: carrots, sweet potato...or anything that has applesauce on top.  even tried fish this month and seemed ok with it :) 
3. crawling and even trying to pull himself up
4. giggles and giggles and claps his hands
5. a tiny bit of stranger danger [mostly when tired or a lot of people around]

likes his toes...and occasionally gets them in his mouth

can't wait to see what the next month brings :) 

Monday, August 24, 2015


facebook promptly reminded me on Aug 19 that I took a picture
It was with Ben in 2011, when he was 7 months old
so I decided to take the same photos with Arie on Aug 19, 2015 :)

so fun to see them at the same age!
Ben had a little more hair than Arie does :) he is getting there 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

cheering on

Arie's first race
cheering on Mr. CJ and Mrs. Kim in the ironman

we had a great time watching
and feel so bad that the event was cancelled

such great people watching!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

cousins part two

we just wrapped up cousin time with Js family

started out with a few days at out house
Carrot cake birthday celebration for a four year old 

sharing toys :)

Trying out the MVP

Then it was off to Traverse City for 10 days [for me and Arie at least]
beach time

celebrated turning 7 months old!

he successfully crawled to his reward the window and curtains

loving the outdoors

so thankful for grammy staying all 10 days with us! 

the sunset was just beautiful

cottage time


food trucks on a Wednesday night

and shopping downtown

new pretty flower

celebrating Js birthday!
happy happy birthday papa

the whole family

one last beautiful day at the cottage

one last day
celebrating papas real birthday
a boys kayaking trip
arie fell asleep :) 

thanks grammy and grandpa for letting us stay with you!

happy real birthday J

 plum tuckered out

home sweet home

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

cousins part one

traverse city
girls plus grandpa. arie and ben
when the papa is away the girls play :)
checking out the sand

playing in the water
or play in the back of the paddle boat
have some help with Arie :)
taking a walk downtown to the farmers market. marina. and splash pad
We had a blast of a weekend!!