Saturday, March 25, 2017

Watching Nathan

Some things can't be captured in pictures, so here are some videos of Nathan for you to watch.  In this first video, he is counting to 2 repeatedly (1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2).  He can count to 3 now by the way!

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This second video shows what a conversation with Nathan is like nowadays.

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Last (and longest) is a video of Nathan trying so hard to actually jump (spoiler alert, he never leaves the ground but he has fun nonetheless!)

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Marching on

Nathan is doing so well in swim class.  He holds his breath, kicks his legs, and uses his arms as well.  We just got him his first pair of goggles, and he loves it!


It has gotten so warm here that Monday was the last long-shirt day for us this week.  Today the high was in the mid-eighties!  


Nathan is quite a character and is talking so much more now.  He routinely puts two words together (yellow bus, big airplane, etc.) and can repeat just about any word we say (only when he wants to, of course!)


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Spring Blew In

It is definitely spring in New Mexico!  The wind has picked up, Jesse is suffering from seasonal allergies, and there are weeds popping up in our "yard."  This year we have another weed-wacker though!  Nathan actually did a great job pulling weeds, roots and all!


Nathan loves seeing things in the sky: planes, helicopters, birds, hot air balloons, you name it.  Now that it is windy people are flying kites and Nathan is loving it!


He also loves the pink flowers that are budding in our dwarf peach tree.  He had to touch each one!


Saturday, March 4, 2017

March Madness

This week Nathan is making up for lost time eating his weight in food after his stomach bug last week.


It is good to see him with his energy back.  He is the cutest and loves putting on and shuffling around in my Totoro slippers!


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Stomach Bug

We have had a rough week.  Poor Nathan came down with a stomach bug, and it took him a full week to truly recover.  Both Jesse and I took extra time off this week to help the baby get the rest and love he needed.  Look at him just passed out on the couch -- as Jesse said, he hasn't slept on the couch since he was a tiny infant!


Yesterday Nathan was feeling well enough to kick balls around the handball court with Jesse.  Here's hoping this was the last big bug for a while!



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 also started using a new scrapbooking line -- Empire Bebe.  I love the giraffes!  I was inspired by Stuck?! Sketches' February 15 sketch for this layout of my mom and Jeff's first visit to see Nathan.


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.

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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!