Thursday, September 29, 2016


at least that is what Arie thought
he stood in the cart and said papa!
i married a model!

 then it was papa time at night
we went to pick raspberries

picking an apple off the tree
and eating it down to the core!

fun night!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

i will hike

for donuts
yes yes I will
that is what we did on Sunday

helping papa load up the car seat to go in the vroom

then off to Proven Trails
Arie was a bit unsure of riding on my back 

so after a while he walked with us

after our hike it was time for donuts
he was sure happy about that
Robinettes is about .2 miles from Proven Trails

we took a hayride

checking out the horses

and playing by the slide and apple

and then it was time to head home
great way to spend a warm fall afternoon!

Monday, September 26, 2016

a dream come true

for Mr. Arie
a morning at the hunting cabin riding 4-wheeler
he was beyond in love!
each time we stopped 
he would say more please or cry :)

getting to ride up front on the dirt road

riding with the mama!

holding on

checking out papas blind

riding with the papa

a picnic lunch

and a quick walk in the woods

we had so much fun!
we will be back
vroom vroom

Sunday, September 25, 2016

four years old

now. being married to J
Happy Happy Anniversary
seems like a blink ;-) and tada we have been married that long :)
thankful for J and these last four years together

heres how we celebrated
Arie and I went to Robinetts for donuts
we brought two home for happy!  nothing says happy anniversary with a yummy donut

the annual picture
year four

 then off to Artprize

checking it all out!

a fun way to celebrate and more Artprize to come!

Friday, September 23, 2016

cousin time

at the Meijer Gardens
and the fall decorations are out!

we had a great time with Anne and Aunt Betsy
exploring all over the place

loving the pumpkins

and these two little buddies

 pretty pretty flowers

off to explore

super excited to watch the trucks working

a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch 

a little rocking 

and then it was time to head out
Thanks for asking us to play Aunt Betsy and Anne

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

should I be concerned?

when we drive past the park Arie points and goes "that, that" to go the park..normal, I would say
driving into grandma and grandpas house and he squeals out of excitement

but then he does the same for the 
what does this say about our life? ;-)
silly boy
while today we got to go to one of his favs

COSTCO and it was a good sample day

thank you Costco for providing us with 45 minutes of entertainment and good samples
oh and groceries :) 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

s s s on Saturday

and snuggles

all in a days work

watching Ben play
Arie has the best seat in the house
he loves his Uncle Jeff

and his cousin Ben
two little buddies

and shopping
lets just say that was a work out
he isn't the best shopper boy
he would prefer to run through the coats and unzip them all vs. sit in the stroller for an extending period of time, but with grandmas help [and snacks] we made it to Rivertown, Woodland and Kolhs 
check that box as a major accomplishment :) 

and snuggles
bought a George to match Papas George
he is a fan 
and he loves to snuggle with pillows and blankets

a fun Saturday!