Saturday, July 4, 2015

MomMobile

Shortly after we had Nathan, Jesse convinced me to get a mom-mobile.  I am now the owner of an SUV (really a CUV).  Being the Mazda-lover that I am, I got a Mazda CX5.


What's funny is that now we have matchy cars -- again -- because my CX5 is white and basically looks like a vertically stretched version of Jesse's Mazda3 hatchback.  See?  We're such a cute family!


Speaking of cuteness, we put up pictures of Nathan's newborn photo shoot.  Seriously adorable!


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Baby Milestones!

This has been a big week!  Nathan laughed and rolled over (from his tummy to his back) for the first time this week!  Although his initial laugh and initial roll over were not captured on video, we managed to capture his second laugh and second roll over -- enjoy!

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Before getting those videos, we tried (and failed) to get him to roll over and laugh for the camera.  We did get a cute tummy time video and big smiles out of him though!

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Leaving My Leave

Well, that's it!  The maternity leave that I thought would feel long just flew by.  I had to say goodbye to this ray of sunshine this morning and head off to work (which I really enjoy as well).


These past few weeks, we have been planning for my return to work and savoring our last moments.  Here's Jesse helping Nathan get used to a bottle.


Nathan and I took a selfie:


Nathan is (literally) attached to his fists now.


And he likes his new swaddle up!



We just love this little boy!


He laughed for the first time yesterday, and it was so special because he laughed at Jesse while we were all three playing together so we all shared the moment.  Unfortunately, due to my ineptitude, I did not capture any laughing on film (boo).  We did, however, take a few other tummy time videos I have to share with you.


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nathan Meets Grandpa Thomas

Nathan got to meet Grandpa Thomas this week!  Don't they look cute?  We had a lot of fun just hanging out. 


 


We also got to attend Summerfest, which was held at our park.  It was Nathan's first concert, and he heard Smash Mouth play!  (From a distance . . . it was quite loud).




Nathan also "watched" Jesse play soccer for the first time.




We also enjoyed nice evening walks together.  It was a good visit!




Saturday, June 13, 2015

San Francisco Layouts Part 2

I finished scrapping our trip to San Francisco!  I created this page of our wine tasting tour using the May sketch from Boys Rule.  


At the end of our tour, we got some amazing pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge.  For this layout, I was inspired by C'est Magnifique's June sketch.


I wanted to show you these coordinating pages side by side and a couple cards I created with the rest of Basic Grey's Eva line.




Monday, June 8, 2015

San Francisco Layouts Part 1

This week I created a two-page layout of our trip to Muir Woods during last year's anniversary trip to San Francisco (so much has changed since then!).  


For the first page, I used Stuck?! sketches' June 1st sketch,


and the second page of this two-page layout was inspired by the Boys Rule June sketch.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Many Faces of Nathan

Our little boy is growing fast.  He is now 10 pounds 9 ounces, which is at the 15th percentile for weight.  He is also 23 inches long, which is the 50th percentile for length.  Hilariously, his head circumference is 40 centimeters, which is at the 75th percentile!  So Nathan is a bit top heavy at the moment!

But I know what you really want is pictures.  Here are various faces Nathan makes, as captured by Aunt Rachel:










Sunday, May 31, 2015

Nathan Hangs With the Ariyavatkuls

For the past week and a half, Nathan has had tons of fun playing with the Ariyavatkul side of the family.  First, Aunt Nicole, Uncle Matthew, and Cousin Chloe came and loved on him.






Then Grandpa Ariyavatkul arrived, and he did such a good job getting smiles out of Nathan by tickling his chin and making funny noises.




Last but not least, Aunt Rachel joined in on the fun!


Although we hung around our neighborhood for most of the time, we did take a trip to the outlet mall in Santa Fe (the furthest Nathan has ever traveled!)


Nathan received so many cute gifts from his adoring visitors.





This is one of the many gorgeous park days that we had.  Nathan is going to miss all of you!