Monday, April 6, 2015

The first quarter

Apparently, it's been so long since I've written that I missed an entire quarter of a year. Here are a few random pictures from my phone to document the last 3 months.
 We went for a walk and found this great bent over tree. This was the first day this year I actually felt hot outside and that was a good feeling.
 We went to an Easter egg scavenger hunt at Scheels and met the Easter Bunny.
 Jared and I are so lucky to be in area with and active BYU Alumni group. For our most recent activity, we toured the Salisbury House in Des Moines, a historic house whose library happens to have a broad collection of early Mormon materials including this first edition Book of Mormon.
 We made an impromptu trip to Kansas City one weekend and I was super impressed with their science museum. It was so fun for the whole family.
 In Kansas City, we stood on a bridge over the train tracks and waved at the engineer. The kids were thrilled that he waved back and have talked about it ever since.
 I'm pregnant.
 Piper was sleepy at the store, I guess. I just love how her toes are curled around the bars of the cart.
Piper basically potty trained herself. She got through the first week of potty training with only 1 or 2 accidents and very very little prompting from me. It was awesome. However, she is still terrified of public toilets and has had a good number of accidents in public because she refuses to use the toilet. This day was a bad day to have to go without pants. It was freezing!
Piper is awesome on the balance bike!