Monday, May 23, 2016

Happy Baby

Nathan has been throwing up his hands in the air in excitement and clapping his hands when he sees himself in the mirror.  Gotta love this boy!

Other things that make him happy?  Vacuum cleaners.  Here he is super pleased to just be close to one! 

And bread.  He loves bread and can't get enough of it!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May Layouts

I created two layouts this month ... for National Scrapbooking Day!  They are of the two baby showers my work and church threw for me last year.  This first layout was inspired by the Scrappy Friends challenges.  I took the teal and stacked ribbon from the mood board, used buttons, and used the sketch

My second layout is based on the May 1st sketch from Stuck?!  It was nice going through those pictures again!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nathan is Walking!

Nathan has been on the verge of walking for some time now and today he took those first real steps!



We are so proud of him!  He has also been saying "uh oh" when anyone drops anything.  So darling!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!  I am so blessed to be a mom to the cutest little thing that ever was!

In other news, Jesse is a super dad.  I went on a work trip late last week and Jesse and Nathan not only survived but had a lot of fun being silly.  Love them to pieces!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Grandpa Thomas Visits

Jesse's dad stopped by for a couple days this past weekend, which was a real treat.  He brought some presents for Nathan, and while he ended up enjoying them, at first he was interested in nothing except the bag they came in:

It was really nice out and we spent a lot of time outdoors.  We went to the park,

and took a little hike along the foothills.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Last Island of Hawaii Layouts

I finished documenting our last trip to Hawaii just in time for our next one!  I created this layout of the Halema'uma'u crater based on the April 15 sketch from Stuck?!

and used CSI's major case this month for this last layout of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

High Five!

Nathan has learned how to give a high five!  Here we are having fun giving each other high fives while he is swinging at the park.

Also at the park?  Ginormous tumbleweeds:

That's springtime in New Mexico for you!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

More Big Island Layouts

I love our snorkeling pictures from our trip to the Island of Hawaii.  I used Blue Fern's April sketch and a Blue Fern chipboard piece for the title of this layout.

For my second snorkeling page, I used Brenda's sketch and I was also inspired by the spring colors and feel of Kelly's mood board.

This next layout is for Prima's April BAP.  I used Prima Songbird's line, stencils, ink, flowers, and wood icons.

This final layout is for Creative Embellishments' April challenge.  I was inspired to use large butterflies!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

What a Goofball!

Our little boy certainly has a goofy side!

In this video, Nathan is laughing and laughing at Jesse while they were being silly together.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Nathan's First Birthday!

Our little baby turned one this week!  We celebrated his birthday this weekend with Jesse's mom and step-dad, and Nathan had a blast!  

He was showered with a lot of gifts, including books and clothes.

The biggest theme for his presents was wheels.  He received sit toys, a wagon, and cars and trucks.  

After his nap, we had cake and ice cream.  Nathan just looked so darling in his little birthday hat!

He loved it when we sang happy birthday and lit the candle.

He loved eating cake even more!  He made a face at how cold the ice cream was, but went back for more ice cream as well.  Isn't he just the sweetest here?  (Literally!)

After cake and ice cream we went to the zoo.  He is a little young to really appreciate it, but he seemed interested in the prairie dogs and the flamingos. 

Nathan really enjoyed having his Nana and Grandpa Whitson here for the weekend.  They had a lot of fun together!