Happy 7 month birthday Garrett!

I can’t believe my baby is 7 months old already!  Happy 7 month birthday, Garrett!  We love you so much!

7 months old

6 months old

5 months old

4 months old

3 months old

2 months old

1 month old

3 days old! 

It’s hard to believe he was so tiny!  Aww!  It’s been the most amazing 7 months!  We love you!

The weekend with a lot of visitors.

Grandma and Grandpa Berciunas came down Saturday to celebrate Grandma’s birthday.  We had a cookout and they loved on Garrett.

I made Mom this necklace for her birthday and I also made a matching one for me.  I thought they turned out pretty well. 

Prunes, yummy!

Look who’s standing up in his crib, all by himself!  Mike lowered it all the way down so we don’t have to worry about him climbing out.  At least not for a while.

Garrett is doing so much better with sitting up on his own.  He can’t really get there on his own but he can sit there longer.

Grandma and Grandpa S had a wedding in Grand Rapids so they stayed the night on Saturday.  They also watched Garrett for a little while so Mike and I could go on a lunch date.   It was so nice.  Thanks everyone for visiting!   We had a blast!

Garrett’s first visit to Detroit!

We went to Detroit last weekend to visit Grandma and Grandpa S.  We had a blast! 

Garrett is doing so much better in the car!  We’ve started leaving him in the backseat in the beginning.  That way he can play and sleep.  When he starts to get fussy, one of us will move to the back to sit with him.   It works out so much better.

He loves his moose!  He chews on the antlers all the time!

Laura and I went to the cloth diaper store!!  It was so exciting!!  There were so many different kinds of diapers!!  I want to try them all!! 

We had a visit with the Polemitis girls!  They are some of the most well-behaved little girls I’ve ever met!

Garrett and Rilan, she didn’t want much to do with him.  She was too busy crawling all over the place. 

Mama, there are a lot of girls here!

Garrett loved Charlotte.

Olivia, what beautiful little girls!

Grandma and a clean baby!

Horsey ride with Grandpa.

Saturday we had a baby shower for Laura’s nephew and his wife who are expecting a baby boy in a couple of months.  Jill and Levi are such sweet people, I know they will be great parents.  Jill is an x-ray tech, too, so it’s always nice chatting with her about work.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take my camera to the shower but Jill looks great!  She’s got a tiny little belly.  Can’t wait to meet baby Johnstone!

Grandpa and Grandma got Garrett a wagon!  He loved it!

Our tomatoes.

Last but not least, our new car!

Just kidding!  Mike needed a company car to take to CMU early on Monday.  It sure is pretty, though!

6 month check up

Garrett had his 6 month check up on Monday.  He weighs 18 lbs 1/2 oz and he’s 26 1/2 ” long.  He got 3 shots and one oral vaccine.  He did so well!  As soon as I picked him up, he stopped crying.  He was even smiling at the doctor before she even left the room.  Wednesday we went up to Ludington to visit Grandma Deb and Grandpa Mark, who were camping.

Garrett’s first trip to Lake Michigan!  The water was awesome!!  The waves scared him a little.

Holiday Weekend Part #2

Saturday after the wedding reception we came home!   That’s when the “real” vacation started!  The one that doesn’t involve hours in the car, multiple loading and unloading of all of our worldly possessions, or a cranky infant who refuses to nap as well or frequently because he’s not in his own bed.  It was so nice to have so much time together at home! 

Grandpa Berciunas got us a pool!  I haven’t been able to find one that wasn’t inflatable.  Mike filled it up Saturday when we came home and it was perfect by Sunday afternoon.  Garrett loved it!

Silly face.

Mike thought Fizzy and Pineapple wanted to go swimming too.  Fizzy didn’t seem to appreciate it much.

Pineapple drying off.

Fizzy decided to climb the tree after she dried off.  Silly kitty.

Garrett had a fever on Tuesday, so we ended up taking him to see the doctor.  He doesn’t have an ear infection so she thought he just caught a bug.  Thankfully now, he’s feeling better and hasn’t had a fever at all since last night. 

Holiday Weekend Part #1

Mike had Thursday through Tuesday off from work!  I think that’s the most time we’ve spent together since our honeymoon!  It was so nice! 

Thursday we took our time getting everything together and headed up to Marion.  Garrett took a bubble bath in Grandma Deb’s big tub!  He LOVED it! 

I think that’s the cutest face, I’ve ever seen!

Friday we went fishing with my dad while Grandma Deb loved on Garrett.

Mike with a serious face! 

Mike with a silly face! 

We only caught little guys but at least we were catching fish.  It was a lot of fun!  I don’t think I’ve been fishing since Mike moved out of the Gun Lake house. 

Dad and his fish! 

Then we had dinner with Jen and Travis and their girls!  We went swimming in the pool!  It was awesome!

Garrett ate some watermelon!  He loved it!

Garrett loving on Mrs. Jen!

Telling Grandma Berciunas all about his day!

Saturday, my cousin Danielle got married.  We didn’t go to the wedding but we made it to the reception.  Disclaimer:  The outfit Garrett is wearing is not the one I planned for him to wear.  There was an incident in the car on the way to the reception that resulted in an outfit change.  Oh well!

My Uncle Duane, Aunt Sharon and some of their kids all came from Missouri to go to the wedding. 

Peter wanted to hold Garrett!  He’s a cutie!

Trying to get Aunt Barbie’s necklace in his mouth!

It was so great to see my mom’s side of the family!  Congratulations to Matt and Danielle!