Mariska Hargitay and August Take a Spin

06/04/2009 at 03:00 PM ET
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Whee! Actress Mariska Hargitay puts an arm around son August Miklos Friedrich, turning 3 later this month, while they enjoy an amusement park ride at the 3rd Annual Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash.

Held Tuesday evening at Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink in Central Park, the event benefited Baby Buggy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing New York City’s families in need with essential equipment, clothing, and products for their infants and young children.

Mariska’s smiling here — what else keeps her in a great mood? “I always try to laugh. Between August — and the things that come out of that kid’s mouth — my friends, my husband … I laugh a lot,” she recently told Health.

Dad is Peter Hermann.

August is wearing Splendid Littles long-sleeve tee.

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JMO on

Beautiful boy love his eyes but I can’t stand boys with bangs! Gwyneth Paltrow and Rachel Weisz both have lovely little boys with curly hair and bangs! I know it’s always a heated topic but I’m just old school, hate boys with long hair and bangs!

Jenna on

he’s just gorgeous. Looks like his mom

morgan on

He looks much older than not even 3! He looks like he’s 5!

Y on

He is such a beautiful little boy.

KiKi on

Beautiful boy! Mariska is beautiful too.

bungalowbliss on

Adorable boy, the perfect blend of his parents!

Courtney on

I think he looks like his late grandmother (Jayne Mansfield)…JMO..

aurora mia on

What a gorgeous boy! Those eyes!

SH on

Responding to JMO, not trying to start anything here…but why “hate”? Such a strong word. If you don’t prefer it, that’s fine. But as a proud mama of a curly-topped toddler boy with bangs, I think he has the most handsome haircut in the world! 🙂

gio on

August! you are so cute! you, and your beautiful mom!

gio on

August!!! you are so cute!! and your mom is so beautiful!!

Andrea_momof2 on

He is gorgeous. I think he looks more like Mariska because of the hair but he does have Peter’s features too.

Jessica on

Wasn’t August born in October?

He’s so cute, I think he looks like Grandfather and Grandmother on his maternal side but has his father’s beautiful blue eyes. I love the curls and the bangs it makes him look like a little rocker.

louisasmom on

August is my favourite boy name… that’s actually what we were going to name our son, but he turned out to be a girl!!! So August is her middle name. Thank you Mariska for the inspiration!

Shannon on

He is so very baby cute! He has gorgeous eyes and Mariska is beautiful as always!

Jessica on

Nevermind I just looked it up.

He looks a lot more boyish than he used to look. A saw a picture of him and my mom thought he looked so girly.,3,0&show=large

Meg on

That little boy is precious. Nothing else to say. I can’t wait to see how he’ll look in 15 years (GORGEOUS, of course, like his mother). I love her on SVU and so of course I’m a fan but her son… wow, just adorable.

electra on

I dont really care for the bangs but her son to me is QUITE masculine looking so I dont see him being mistaken for a girl. He reminds me of Tom Welling actually. on

My son is 5 and named August…and has had this same haircut since his first one after his first birthday. It really suits him, and this August as well…must be the name! 😉

I’m obviously partial to the haircut and can’t understand others not liking…but regardless, I certainly don’t understand judging it! Life is too short to worry about the length of hair.

Tearra on

Wow he is a cutie and just love his eyes!

Reyes Phile on

August is so beautiful !

Silvana on

I love boys with long hair…I really do!!
And of course I love his name, but I’m biased ’cause my daughter’s name is Augustina hehe

Anne Carol on

Wow! What beautiful children. What my eyes God, he seems an angel. Mariska should be very happy. Congratulations on such beautiful family. She deserves and your child is as beautiful as her.

Jackie on

AWW!! Every time I see a picture of Mariska and August, I just want to MELT! He is SO ADORABLE-looks just like Mommy! Who cares how long his hair is? He’ll have the whole rest of his life to cut it short. August just gets cuter every time I see him! Mariska and Peter seem so happy, and they are so blessed.

JMO on

SH – Sorry I should of said dislike but to me it means basically the same thing😉

It’s a personal choice obviously. But it’s just not something I care to see on boys. The length actually looks fine it’s just the whole bang look throws it off for me. JMO

Lau on

Simply gorgeous. One of the most beautiful celebrity babies in my opinion.

eternalcanadian on

Oh he’s going to be one handsome bloke when he’s grown up!

Amy on

They are both gorgeous!

Susan D on

He is a gorgeous child. I know they want another one, I hope they are successful!

ditzy on

To whomever said his name is August but was born in October:

He was actually born in June. August (Augustus) is a very usual German name which has been in her husbands family for centuries.

Vanessa on

I’ve been dying to see a photo of August for a long time. He is just the most adorable kid going around. Those eyes are just beautiful.

Mariska herself is looking well after her health scares earlier this year.

brannon on

stunning child

Jeannette on

August is a name from his father, Peter Hermann’s, family for more than 100 years.

He’s a beautiful little boy. Looks just like both of his parents.

I always thought Mariska looked like her mother Jayne Mansfield with her father Mickey Hargitay’s skin color. Jayne was born a burnette and I’ve seen pictures of her- they could have been twins!

Mia on

He is a gorgeous little boy. He always looked identical to his mother, but now that he is a bit older I definitely see more of his father’s features, a bit more masculine face. They will have to keep an eye out on him when he is older!

Mel on

Now there’s me FAVVVOUURRITEEE celeb baby. I adore this little boy *melts*.

meghan on

Beautiful child.

Thrifty Sisters Coupons on

Oh my!! When did he get so big?? He’s just so darn cute!! His eyes are gorgeous. I have no idea what his dad looks like but he looks just like his mom IMO.

T on

He has very “soft” features! Just beautiful…I just love his look. He looks like such a sweet child…

melissa on

I agree with Courtney..I see his grandma Jayne Mansfield!
He’s a super cutie!

Jennifer on

He is such a cutie, and his eyes are just gorgeous!

CelebBabyLover on

louisasmom- You could have named her Augusta or Augustina!

g!na on

aaw! I love his eyes! i never seen anyone with his color! are they greenish hazel? gorgeous!

Alex on

A fringe and long hair on boys is fine, it’s all about personal choice. The fact that hair can provoke a severe reaction out of people is shocking!

martie on

Love his hair, the eyes, the whole package… handsome, handsome little boy. I like Mariska too, always grounded and normal for being in the acting business. Hope August turns out like his momma, he’ll be beautiful inside and out.
PS: LOVE the name

Ellen Smith on

A beautiful child and beautiful mother. She is a great actress and humanitarian.

adc76 on

I am glad Mariska is doing much better ever since her collapsed lung and the problems it caused her. She has a beautiful family and i think that helped her recovery period. With those beautiful eyes of August, i would think that a shorter style, or even no bangs, would really bring them out a lot! he has beautiful hair though. Rock the long hair as much as you want before they get too old for it! When they get to be around 5 or so i think long hair on a boy looks a little feminine,but thats just me. I bet it gets hot with all of that hair during the summer!I live in Texas and that hair style would just get too darn hot down here:)

FC on

August has always had me with those eyes, and now his hair is getting curly. I love it. The hair, the eyes, the cuteness. He’s a triple threat!😉

laurie on

Beautiful child…I have a feeling #2 is coming in the fall!

CelebBabyLover on

laurie- Um, you can’t even see her stomach in this picture.

Andrea on

God of heaven, that pretty boy, like a prince. Mariska is a person so sweet, so generous, she deserves a beautiful child. Good to see Mariska so happy and so beautiful after the health problems that left their fans worried.

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