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Week 45 | Fun in the Sun

Ari - Week 45

Saturday night, Ania and I went out for a date for the first time in a while. We had a reservation for our anniversary dinner last year at Bistro Aix &mdash the place we had our first date & got engaged — but Arianna was born that night, so we decided to go there, and had a great evening out. We needed to get out by ourselves, and we knew she was in good hands with Grandma Wanda. Of course, we had to say goodbye to Arianna before we left:

Saying bye-bye before date night

We've all been enjoying the gorgeous Summer weather lately, and Sunday, the four of us went for a walk at Lafayette Reservoir and enjoyed being outside in the sun.

Reservoir walk

For the first time, Arianna stood up on her own from seated position in her crib, so we lowered her mattress all the way. It seems so low! It's amazing to consider that she's grown so much that we have to do this, but sad that it means she's one step further away from being a little baby. At the same time, this is a wonderful sight first thing in the morning:

Happy standing baby

We took Ari swimming again and she still likes being in the pool.


Arianna has discovered the joy of laughter, and she's started to laugh spontaneously to make us laugh, and it always works. It's adorable and wonderful to have her communicate with us in yet another new and joyful way.

Milestones & Metrics

  • Stood up on her own from seated position in her crib (8 Aug)
  • We lowered crib mattress to lowest setting
  • Started to laugh to make us laugh
  • How Arianna looks this week:
    Ari Closeups - Week 45