Monday, October 24, 2016

Nathan's October

After the end of Balloon Fiesta, we have had a low key October.  Nathan has enjoyed playing with some of Jesse's old Duplo trains,

driving around Whole Foods in a car shopping cart,

coloring with some of Chloe's old markers,

and cuddling on the couch with Jesse when he is sick.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October Layouts

I completed my layouts of Nathan's newborn photo shoot using Simple Stories' The Story of Us collection.  I used Blue Fern's October sketch and brick chipboard for this first layout.

And these are some of my very favorite pictures ever.  I based this layout on Creative Scrappers' Sketch 299.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Balloon Fiesta Time!

It's Balloon Fiesta time again!  This past week we have seen lots of balloons from our neighborhood park, but we also went to the Balloon Fiesta Park to see the twilight twinkle balloon glow.

Nathan was so excited to see the balloons -- both the real ones and the toy ones.

Nathan's favorite hot air balloon was the one that looked like a lion.

We had to leave before it got really dark, but the sight of the glowing balloons was still pretty in the twilight.  We even saw a Singha balloon!  

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A Cherry on Top

This month I am guest designing for A Cherry on Top!  I got to use My Mind's Eye's Yes Please, and I thought this line was perfect for these adorable newborn baby pictures.  I have guest designer challenges up on the board - come play along!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Nathan Goes to the Fair

Our baby is a year and a half today!  *bawl!*  He is getting so big.  We recently took Nathan to the fair for the first time, ate some fair food and saw animals, including kangaroos, cows, and sheep.

Nathan even touched a horse, and he was so sweet and gentle about it.  We also saw airplanes flying overhead, which is one of Nathan's new favorite things to see.  It ended up being a good morning!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Newborn Baby Nathan Layouts!

It is so exciting and fun to start working on newborn baby Nathan layouts!  I am loving the sweet Hello Baby collection from Simple Stories, and these layouts are just the first couple that I plan on making with that line.  My first layout is full of cute baby pictures from the hospital and baby footprints, and I was inspired by Sketches in Thyme sketch 219.   

This layout was inspired by the soft colors and tranquil feel of Blue Fern Studios' mood board, and I used their sweet "newborn" chipboard for my title.

For Nathan's newborn photo shoot I have been working with Simple Stories' The Story of Us collection.  I love the color combination and all of the hearts.  This first layout is based on the September 1st sketch from Stuck?!

And this second layout is based on Stuck?! sketches' September 15th sketch.

My final layout this month is based on Creative Sketches' Sketch 298.  I had a lot of fun making the chalkboard title!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Triathlon Cheerleader

Jesse did another triathlon last weekend and Nathan and I waited for him at the end.  Just look at these two cuties together!

Friday, September 16, 2016

More home improvement

We recently added a glass door and transom window in the archway between our front room and the main living area, both to keep Nathan out of the front room and to create a more quiet space in the front room.  We like it so far!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Baby Giggles

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately!  Here are a couple really cute videos of Nathan.  The first is a video of him loving a birthday card I got,


and here is Nathan in a silly mood just laughing and laughing at the silliest thing!


Monday, August 29, 2016

Hamburger Reunion

We were able to see the Hamburgers a couple times this month and it was really fun to connect with them again.  Unfortunately we forgot to take pictures of any of the adults but we captured some of the Nathan's playtime with Wesley and Lucas (Jack was asleep)!