We don't have too much to post, but had some cute pics and funny videos. Joan is now walking pretty much all the time, and getting injured fairly often as a result. She just passed thirteen months, and has learned a few words. Her favorite word is "NO" of course, but she also says Uh Oh, Baby, Bubble, Juice, Shoes, & Jesus. I decided to build Joan a fort out of the sofa cushions. She likes it, but once I take the cushions off the couch, she'd rather climb on and off the couch than go inside her little fort - oh well. We'll be traveling to Dayton tomorrow to visit Uncle Art, Aunt Chloe, Big Poppa, and Tootsie! After that, we're driving all the way to Starkville, MS to find our new home. If no one buys our house in Bloomington, then we'll have two homes!
We recently flew to Louisiana so Joan could celebrate her birthday with her extended families in New Iberia and Sulphur. Her parties were watermelon themed, and Mom made Joan a special cake twice from scratch! It was beautiful and delicious. Joan visited Big Poppa at the Bank and Tootsie at St. Edward's School. In New Iberia, we went to the park to feed the ducks and took a picture of what a real swamp looks like for all our Illinois friends. In Sulphur we spent a day at the water park with Gigi and Emily, Joan's only first cousin. We had a great time. Joan received so many wonderful presents, thank you so much to everyone who attended her parties and gave her a gift. Joan is beginning to take some steps, so we have no doubt she'll be walking soon! We're going to Dayton, OH next week to visit Uncle Art and Aunt Chloe one last time before moving to Mississippi.