Saturday, February 18, 2017

February Layouts

I have loved using Simple Stories' Hello Baby line to document Nathan's birth and first few months. These next few layouts are the final ones I created with this line.  This first layout is of Grandpa Thomas' first visit to see Nathan, and I created it for Creative Embellishments' January challenge.  I used background paper with the "love you to the moon" title and crackle paint on the starts that I stitched hanging from the cloud.

I was inspired by CSI's case file 224 for this next layout.  I used the colors, clouds, animals, and die cuts, and I used mixed lettering for my rubon and element sticker journaling.

I was able to create a number of layouts this month, primarily because I put together some quick but cute project life inspired layouts.  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

At the zoo

The weather has been so lovely this week that we decided to take an impromptu trip to the zoo this morning.  We haven't been to the zoo since last summer, and Nathan enjoys it a lot more now that he is older.

Nathan loved everything, I think, but my personal favorite was this adorable elephant family!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

It's February Already

This year seems to just fly by!  Nathan is learning tons of new words (and colors and letters), and he is getting in his second set of molars!  Last week Nathan helped me to make some banana bread (he really loved the banana bread that we had at Nicole's), and take a good look at that hair because he got a long-overdue haircut.

Ta da!  His hair is much shorter now.  I needed to take this picture of Nathan and his lovies (his lion and bear) because he has started sleeping with them and loves to hold one in each arm.

We have had a mix of warmer and colder weather, and have been enjoying some time outside.  Nathan is just bursting with energy!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

First Layouts of 2017

I have been mostly too busy to scrapbook since we returned from traveling to see family for the holidays, but I got a little scrapping done this week.  This first layout is for CSI's case file 221.  I used the colors, a grid, circles, enamel dots, and journaled about the sweet interactions between Nathan and my family.

I was inspired by Stuck?! sketches' January 15th sketch for this next layout.

And finally I created this layout for Creative Embellishments' January challenge.  I was inspired by the concept of time and I added the date for this layout as well.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Winter Fun

Winter time is here again, the cold crisp air feels nice!

Nathan really loved tromping around in the snow.  We even scraped enough snow together to make an itsy bitsy snowman (on the table beside Nathan in this picture).  He has little rocks for eyes, a wood chip nose, and a leaf hat.  

Nathan also enjoyed splashing around in the slushy puddles.


The best part of this weekend though was Grandpa Thomas' visit!  Nathan had a lot of fun playing with Grandpa and the new toys he brought!

Monday, January 16, 2017


We need a lot of R&R.  Re-adjusting to Mountain Time has taken a while -- Nathan basically got up at 4:30am for a week straight!  

Despite our sleep deprivation, Nathan has been in a relatively good mood and has really loved playing with all of his new toys. 

Unfortunately, he got sick last week and it turned out to be strep!  Poor baby has been so miserable. Nathan is on the mend though -- look at all of the energy he is displaying in this picture -- so that's good and hopefully we can get back to normal! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!

This year, we spent time over the Christmas break in York Pennsylvania with Uncle JP, Aunt Judy, and James, and Nathan's Nana, Grandpa Butch, and Mitt.  Nathan loved playing on the piano, and both Nana and Mitt obliged him and had fun making a huge racket!

Nathan also got to experience baking for the first time, and "helped" make sugar cookies!

Nathan also actually helped Aunt Judy with one of his very favorite tasks -- vacuuming! 

We had a lot of fun there!  At the end of the week we continued our multi-state winter tour by traveling to Indiana to see Grandpa Thomas, Meema No-No, Aunt Becca, Yuto, and Uncle Isaac (and a number of other relatives from Meema No-No's side as well).  Nathan was spoiled with a lot of quality reading time,

zoom zoom trips to the moon,

and games of Mousetrap and Jenga, where he knocked down block towers as soon as they started going up.

Nathan also loved terrorizing petting the cat, and watching us play ping pong downstairs.

We didn't get great sleep during our travels, so Jesse and I dialed it in with a 10pm celebration of New Years with Buenos Aires.  We had a nice long trip celebrating Christmas and New Years with family, and are now trying to adjust back to our time zone!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas in Connecticut

We flew to Connecticut for Christmas, and Nathan is old enough to get excited about flying on a plane!  He was over that excitement by the end of our long day, but it was still cute to see him light up when we started to take off.

When we got there, we spent time with family.  Nathan's new favorite song is The Little Drummer Boy, 

and he even played some drums!

It was fairly nice out while we were there, so we took a walk around Nicole's new neighborhood. During our walk we encountered an ice patch, and Nathan thought it was the coolest thing to be able to slip and slide around on it!

Isn't he the cutest with his little lamb hat scarf?

Nathan also loved spending time with Chloe.  They also played with each others' presents a lot!

And then there were giggles.  So many giggles!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Have a Merry Christmas!

We celebrated Christmas together as a family this past weekend.  We spent time together, read Nathan the Christmas story, and gave him his presents.  

His big present from us was a play kitchen.  He was delighted and has not stopped playing with it since.

He also loved the remote ("mote") controlled fire truck from Grandpa Ariyavatkul,

and the Thomas trains he got in his stocking.

I think we enjoyed watching him play with his toys as much as he did!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Final Layouts of the Year

This has been a super busy month, but I got some layouts done a few weeks ago and I am quickly posting them here.  Enjoy!