Sunday, May 31, 2015

Nathan Hangs With the Ariyavatkuls

For the past week and a half, Nathan has had tons of fun playing with the Ariyavatkul side of the family.  First, Aunt Nicole, Uncle Matthew, and Cousin Chloe came and loved on him.

Then Grandpa Ariyavatkul arrived, and he did such a good job getting smiles out of Nathan by tickling his chin and making funny noises.

Last but not least, Aunt Rachel joined in on the fun!

Although we hung around our neighborhood for most of the time, we did take a trip to the outlet mall in Santa Fe (the furthest Nathan has ever traveled!)

Nathan received so many cute gifts from his adoring visitors.

This is one of the many gorgeous park days that we had.  Nathan is going to miss all of you!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nathan's First Home Videos

Nathan had tons of fun over the past week and a half with the Ariyavatkul side of his family.  I have a ton of pictures to share with you, but for now I wanted to post videos that we took this week.  Nathan has begun to coo and smile a lot, which makes for really cute videos!  This first video has adorable cooing and smiling,

This next one shows you how much of a mover and shaker Nathan can be.

Nathan gave Aunt Nicole and Grandpa Ariyavatkul lots of smiles in this video.

More smiles and laughs for Nathan's reflection in the mirror and little bunny toy.

Here he went freakishly cross-eyed.

And these last two videos show how much fun you can have with Aunt Rachel!

Friday, May 22, 2015


People try to figure out who Nathan looks more like -- me or Jesse.  Really, there is no contest, so the real question is whether Nathan looks more like me or Chloe.  It's pretty funny how similar Nathan, Chloe, and I looked as newborns!  The Ariyavatkul is strong with this one.




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A couple pages

I managed to squeeze some scrapbooking in the past couple days.  I am working on our anniversary trip to San Francisco that we took almost exactly one year ago.  This first layout is based off of the May 1st sketch by Stuck?! 

This second layout is inspired by their May 15th sketch.

Here are the two layouts together.  I had a lot of fun continuing to work with Basic Grey's Eva line!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Nathan meets more family!

Nathan got to meet Matt, Barb, and Butch this week!  Matt arrived first and had fun bonding with Nathan.

Look at this grandparent love!

Nathan smiled and laughed in response to my smile this week for the first time!  We weren't able to capture the moment on camera, but here is a happy baby picture nonetheless.

It was nice having them visit!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Nathan's 6th Week

Nathan is continuing to grow and now weighs 8 pounds 8 ounces.  He has even outgrown some of his newborn clothes!  Here is a rare smiley picture (he doesn't smile predictably yet, but we are working on it!)

He also slept in his carrier for the first time this week while our house was being cleaned (yes I am spoiled!)  Too bad he waited until after they left to spray poop all over his bedroom (he may well have a sense of humor already after all).

Isn't this the cutest straight jacket ever?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Nathan with Grandma and Grandpa Bock

This week my mom and Jeff were here to get some quality Nathan time!  My mom spent a lot of time rocking Nathan to sleep, and he napped in her arms a few times as well.

 They also had fun taking a bath, playing, reading books, and going for walks.

Not all moments were happy moments though -- Nathan gives out quite a cry when he's sleepy!