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)!  

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Last Pre-Nathan Birth Layouts

I know that it is August, but I just finished a number of Christmas layouts from Christmas 2014. This first one includes elements that were inspired by Creative Embellishments' mood board: the circular swoops for the roller coaster and the boughs. 

This second layout is for Stuck?! sketches' August 1 sketch.

And this layout is based on a Stuck?! sketch too -- the August 15 sketch!

My final Christmas 2014 layout is based on the scrappy friends sketch and I also used border strips!

And last but not least is the final pre-Nathan birth layout ever -- our 2014 Thanksgiving at home that I completed for CSI's case 208:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Nathan's First Day of "School"

I can't believe it -- Nathan started "school" (day care) today!  He is now going to day care twice a week and will be at home the rest of the week.  Doesn't he look like the cutest little guy with his backpack?!?  Despite a tearful goodbye, Nathan had an amazing first day, having lots of fun and even napping well!  What a big boy.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

When You're Happy & You Know It

Nathan is a happy little guy (the vast majority of the time anyway!) I love seeing him smile and hearing his sweet baby laugh.

He likes the song "If You're Happy & You Know It," and has been clapping along for quite some time.  Just this past week, he has been doing the "stomp your feet" part, with his own adorable signature style.  This is seriously too cute to miss out on:


Friday, August 5, 2016

Fun Nathan Videos

I wanted to share a few videos that show fun things Nathan has been up to lately.  Nathan loves vehicles of all kinds, and in this video, he is making a siren noise while Jesse is reading him a book with a fire truck on it!


And in this video, you can see Nathan making a huge mess while doing a pretty good job feeding himself!  Such a big boy!


As you can see in this last video, Nathan has now got a hang of his sit toys!  Take a look of him scooting around:


Friday, July 29, 2016


Jesse fell off his bike last week and scraped up his arm and ankle.  He taught Nathan how to saw "ouch" and now every time we say "ouch" Nathan grabs his arm!  Nathan has had his own first little boo-boos this week.  Being a toddler is precarious and he fell on the patio and scratched his knee this weekend.  It was just a tiny scrape, but I put on a band-aid (his first!) just because he kept poking at it.  Nathan was not pleased.  He was quite distraught over this weird thing stuck to his knee, so I finally had to take it off!

Unfortunately, a couple days later he took another fall on the patio and caught himself with his face (poor baby!) leaving a little scrape and bruise on his cheek.  I have the feeling I will have plenty of opportunities to use the new Tonka Truck band-aids I bought for him!

Friday, July 22, 2016

July Layouts

This has been a busy month, but I have two layouts to show you.  This first layout is of our time hanging out with the Hamburgers when they were in town a year and a half ago, which is funny because although we have not seen them since then, they are here now and we are going to hang out again! For this layout, I was inspired by Creative Embellishments' July challenge.  The balloons inspired me to stagger these diamonds on the background of the page, and I added wood veneer stars.

And this second layout is of Jesse's (then new) car purchase.  Since I am a year and a half behind on my scrapbooking however, Jesse has yet another new car!  I created this layout using the July 15th sketch from Stuck?! as my inspiration.