Once again I am updating a month later......oops.
Well the past month was probably one of our busiest months ever. I know it was for me at least. I recently finished another semester of grad school, and started a new job! We closed on the house on April 26, and Novaley turned 9 months! Moving really sucked......I never want to move ever again. We did actually hire movers, but they ended up not showing so at the last minute we had to rent a uhaul and move everything from our third floor apartment ourselves with one of joe's friends from school. Then to make matters worse, the next day I had to go back to the apartment and clean for about 8 hours with Novaley. Then they showed up an hour and a half late for the walk out inspection. They did say it was the cleanest apartment they've ever seen though haha.
For those of you who never saw our apartment here's a mini tour:
The win photos that Novaley is in:
The pool through the trees:
Well wasn't that fun? I am glad we got all those pictures of Novaley's first home. Although, I will not miss these:
Here's the new house! It's 4 bds, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, really small "patio" backyard.
You are all welcome to come and visit us during the year!
These pictures are all out of order I'm pretty sure.........................................
Our last night at our apt.......
Packing at the apt....
In the bathroom at our new house!
Sometimes this is where we find her....
On the prowl at our new house....
Cinco de Mayo!
At her 9 month check up....she was 19 pounds 4 oz (50th percentile), 27.25 inches (34th percentile, yeah she's petite), and her head size is in the 93 percentile lol...idk, we know she is really smart but we think her hair adds some to it haha. Her doctor said she's "very advanced."
Her new kickee pants:
Doesn't every city have mini pony rides on the corner of the intersection for $5? haha.....poor horse.
Our chalkboard wall...Joe drew this:
Eating bacon for the first time:
Those dishes are made from reclaimed potatoes...how crazy is that!
One of our neighbors on the welcoming committee dropped these off...a bunch of house stuff and a few outfits for Novaley...they are such sweet people!
Young musician. Isaac would be proud lol.
There's a park right around the corner by our house and we went on a walk and took her swinging...our phone cameras suck so it looks like its pitch dark out, but it really was only like 6 pm.
Took my phone and took another picture of her foot one day.....
eating organic pears for breakfast.....if you've never had an organic pear you should really try one, it's the best fruit I have ever tasted.
in another pair of busha leggings haha...she couldn't stop staring at them when I first put them on.
We obviously don't childproof anything....
After her bath last night:
These are LONG overdue, but this is what she wore for Easter Sunday mass...I made the barefoot sandals and headband. A lady on etsy made the dress......
Gotta love natural light.
she's not always happy during photo shoots lol.
Horse lover...or maybe she's trying to poke it's eye out.........
Just in general, she has been crawling all over the place..including up the stairs. If I forget to close one of the gates in the living room then I will either find her up in her room, our room, or her bathroom...that's always a fun surprise. She walks along all the furniture and stands by herself. She hasn't taken her first steps yet, but she is very close. She eats pretty much anything that we feed her now--fruits, vegetables, meats...no sweets, dairy , grains, processed foods, or anything like that. Her favorite food is apples and she can eat a whole apple in about 2 minutes, I'm not even joking. No teeth yet. Her favorite book is her own baby book...she will literally pull it out from under the coffee table and start turning the pages and say "baby" about a million times. She is enjoying all the space at the new house, and always crawls from the living room into my office to find me when Joe is supposed to be watching her.............
Joe and I have been attempting to do a bunch of DIY projects around the house, but usually we're too lazy so not much has gotten done yet. We are in the process of painting about 4 different rooms and putting in hardwood floors into Novaley's room...then the dining room and my office. I will post pictures once the projects have been completed--but it might be after we get back from being in MN for the summer.
I am getting my wisdom teeth out next Wednesday, and hopefully I will have a speedy recovery!
I am currently working 9-6 during the day from home, and for the most part I love my new job!
I am also in the process of opening a resale shop with all of Novaley's past outfits, accessories, toys, etc.
Joe's last day of school is June 6th, but has a teacher in-service day on the 7th.
Novaley and I will be flying back on June 8th at 6 am----yikes! But, hopefully she will sleep the whole flight like she usually does.
I can't wait to get back and see my family and friends.
Winona people---please mark your calenders for Novaley's birthday party on July 26th at Dan and Deb's. Invitation to follow........once I decide on a theme and/or colors.
Shakopee/TC people--please mark your calenders for Novaley's birthday party on July 27th or 28th.....date, time, and location TBA.
You do NOT need to buy a gift for Novaley, but if you choose to do so please give it in the form of a gift card, cash, or savings bond. As you know we only have 1 small car, so it will be impossible to bring back a bunch of gifts..and really expensive to ship them.
I will update the blog again very soon.
I'll leave you with this picture of Novaley's biker shorts outfit today lol.
And her typing...