Today is a special day. It's my son's 3rd birthday. He's quite funny about the whole thing. He doesn't want to grow up, doesn't want candles. He says, "I want to stay two!" with his sweet little pout. I think he'll enjoy the ice cream cake, gifts and all the family coming over, though. He started preschool last week and didn't really want to go until I showed him his new backpack just before we left. Now he loves it, even getting upset this morning because it wasn't his day to go. Here he is on his first day.
Nathaniel is our little dramatic boy. He's got the best facial expressions and loves to be silly. He took his time entering our family (22 hours labour!) but we're so glad he's here. He brings us lots of laughter and keeps us on our toes as the people in our church nursery can attest to. He loves climbing on everything. He has a real mind of his own most of the time, although he can take his time to make a decision. I love that I get to spend time at home just with him. He can still be a snuggler sometimes. He's so quick to say, "I love you, Mommy," and gives us lots of hugs. Nathaniel loves Mighty Machines, Bob the Builder, cars, trucks, trains... you get the picture. He points out the Mighty Machines wherever we go. If we see any actually working he calls it a "Mighty Machine Day!" It's so fun listening to him talk. Okay, enough about Nathaniel.
I want to share a layout I did with my team. We spent our creative time learning about the different things you can do with chipboard. There are too many techniques on this page to list here, but my favourite is on my heart journaling spot. I scored the lines with a scoring blade on my trimmer and then inked it up with a brayer. I used Twitterpated Level 2, chipboard from lots of different packages and Chocolate ink.
Here are a couple close-ups of the photos of Nathaniel:
I just love my big boy, who doesn't want to be called a big boy. You're a sweetie, Nathaniel. Happy Birthday!