After our wedding I had always dreamed of taking my wedding dress and making it into a blessing dress if we were lucky enough to have a little girl. Fast forward six years and my dream came true. My sweet aunt was kind enough to take apart my wedding dress and sew Nova a blessing dress. It turned out beautiful- the dress as made from the bottom half of my dress and she even transferred over some of the beading. Then I made a headband with some extra beading and dress material- she looked beautiful. She was given a wonderful blessing by her Daddy the first weekend in March. Afterwards we had breakfast at Grandma's for everyone who came to support us. I'm so thankful for this little girl. We are so grateful Heavenly Father trusted us with such a sweet little spirit. We feel so blessed that she is ours.
So "Angry Bunny" on the right- is that not the cutest thing you've seen! Happy bunny is darling but angry bunny- well it just makes you happy! Anyways we had a wonderful easter! Our holidays have always been busy but adding in a baby makes things busier and even more fun! We enjoyed a quiet morning at home then later headed off to all the grandparents houses for dinner and egg hunting! Nova was of course spoiled rotten by all of her grandparents with an entire easter basket at each of their houses! And we are always grateful our parents still have adult easter egg hunts for us! And Thome of course was thrilled to go around collecting eggs and opening them before all the little ones could pick them up!
Ah my two favorite little ones. They may look all warm and fuzzy together but here's the truth- he (meaning thome- the border collie) does not like Nova. I knew when we decided to have a baby this was one going to be quite a shock for him. After all he (as you can tell) has been the baby for the past six years. He has never been mean to her or acted an any way aggressive towards her but he basically wants nothing to do with her. And by nothing i mean basically ignores her- example: when you put her hand on him like she is petting him and he looks away. Take her hand off him and he looks back- this can go on and on like this for quite some time. She on the other hand already loves to watch him chase his toys and always smiles when she sees him! I had high hopes that it would be instant love but its not. And thats ok. We are working on it- I know as soon as she's a little more interactive and can throw this toys they will be best friends. It makes me so happy to think she will grow up with a sweet kind dog in her life. My childhood dog is one of my favorite and most cherished memories. But for now I'm just grateful he's a gentle sweet dog that will tolerate a few photos here and there.
This little one is almost grown out of her newborn jammies! She's growing far too quickly- and before we move up to the next size of jammies i wanted to make sure we never forget just how cute she looked in these! Thus a PJ themed photoshoot! Oh Nova girl- please stay little forever!
Most days while she naps I attempt to get something done (like actually shower or clean the house). Yesterday however the afternoon light was so dreamy an impromptu photoshoot took place all without her knowledge. While she peaceful slept I snapped away a few photos of her in my favorite frog hat- and a few of just that gorgeous hair. And as I sit here looking through these photos I can't help but feel so blessed to be her mom.