Monday, August 3, 2015

Roll Over, Roll Over

It was just the three of us again this week.  We enjoyed spending time together, especially during our walks, and we tried the carrier (which Nathan has not liked very much) and it worked out well for a short while.

All week Nathan has been getting closer and closer to rolling over from his back to his tummy.  Here he is on his side "reading" his favorite book.

And, on Friday, he did it!  Look how pleased he was with himself!  

Neither of us actually witnessed the first time he rolled over on to his belly.  Jesse was getting his bath ready and I was at work.  Jesse turned around and realized Nathan was on his stomach and snapped this picture!  Jesse did get Nathan's second successful roll over on camera.  This video is hilarious though because it starts off with Jesse's sneeze and ends with me complaining that I missed seeing Nathan roll over (I just went to the garage for less than a minute to grab something from the car).  Don't worry though, he rolled over for me today so I have seen it now!


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Family Fun

Last weekend Memaw Nono and Aunt Becca came to visit Nathan!  He was excited to see and play with them!

We took a day trip to Santa Fe and Nathan enjoyed his first time at a restaurant!

We also had fun just hanging out at home.

Nathan got lots and lots of cuddles!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Last 2013 Layout

I am getting a little behind in my scrapbooking, but this week I finished the final layout from 2013.  I used the July 15th sketch from Stuck?!

I had a few scraps and cute stickers left over so I wanted to create a card.  I used Paper Issues' Sketchy Saturday sketch for this festive birthday card.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

More Cuteness

Nathan is getting more and more used to tummy time, and looks incredibly adorable doing it!

But just in case you think he can't take a bad picture . . . 

One new thing we tried this week is giving him tummy time on the boppy, which he is pretty happy with.

We give and receive lots of love from this little guy!

Nathan may be teething, so we tried a refrigerated teether, and he seemed to really like it.

Blowing raspberries is something he just loves to do now.  This video isn't the best example, but its all I have!


Monday, July 13, 2015

Sea to Shining Sea

I am using Simple Stories' Sea to Shining Sea to scrap pictures of our 2013 trip to Connecticut to hang out with family.  For this first layout, I used the Stuck?! July 1st challenge.

This second layout is based on Sketchabilities' Sketch 142.  

And here is the completed two-page layout.  

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Our 4th

Happy Independence Day!  Nathan enjoyed "seeing" his first fireworks when we went to the park and caught a neighborhood fireworks display (we did not stay out long enough to see the official show).

I also got to do some scrapbooking and chose to scrap pictures from our 4th of July celebration two years ago.  I used C'est Magnifique's July sketch for this layout.  

This next layout is inspired by Sketches in Thyme.

Here are the two layouts side by side.

Over that Independence Day weekend, we also spent time in Connecticut with my family.  I created this layout using My Creative Sketches' June sketch.

Saturday, July 4, 2015


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!



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!



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.



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!