And JUST LIKE THAT our sweet girl turned one! It’s crazy to think that a year flew by so quickly, but as a friend told me shortly after we had her, “the days are long, but the years are short” – and it is so very true. We had one of Daniel’s awesome sisters and his dad fly into town from NYC for her birthday and we celebrated with a smash cake and a big fun party! On her actual birthday, we kept it pretty low key, we all went to play footgolf and afterwards my Mom joined us for BBQ. Then, we decided to try something new and had our choice of Salt and Vinegar, Sour Cream and Onion, or Chocolate Covered Crickets, which we immediately followed with a shot of Fireball and ice cream cake, lol! We wanted to commemorate her birthday, so Daniel set the lights up and we had an impromptu photo shoot.
Becoming parents has been a pretty awesome and CRAZY adventure! In some ways, our life is totally different, in some ways our life is enhanced beyond what we could have imagined, and in some ways, our life hasn’t changed as much as we imagined it would. It’s funny because it feels like Nova has always been here, or that she was just a missing piece of our lives that we didn’t even know was missing – until it wasn’t anymore. It’s so wonderful to see how she learns and takes the world in, it gives us a new appreciation for the things we’ve taken for granted.
We wanted to give a very special thank you to Nova’s Titi Krystle and Abuelo for coming out to celebrate Nova with us! Thank you also to everyone who came out for her party, sent us happy birthday wishes for her, and who sent their love from afar. Nova, Daniel and I are so blessed to have our lives overflowing with amazing and wonderful people!