March Madness

I don't even know where to start. We had so much fun in March! 

I took Lucy to the Aquarium in Albuquerque. Her kindergarten class had been studying the ocean that week, so she was pretty excited about the outing. She knew all these facts about sea turtles, which surprised the aquarium volunteer at the large tank.

Calvin's big news for the month was that he started eating solid food. He wasn't too sure about it the first time we tried it ...
... but he caught on pretty quickly. As of today, he's eaten carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, green beans, prunes, applesauce, pears, rice cereal, and yogurt. And he's learning to wipe his mouth afterwards. 

The youth in our ward held a fundraising luau dinner, and Nick was in charge of purchasing a bunch of the food, so the day before the dinner we piled the kids in the car and drove down to Albuquerque to go shopping. For fun we went to the Botanical Gardens. They had a fabulous fantasy garden for kids, tropical hothouses, desert gardens, a Japanese garden, and a working farm (among other things). 

Our other big event in March was our spring break trip up to Seattle. Calvin met aunts, uncles, and cousins on all sides!

Lucy was most excited about the fancy dinner party we had for Nana's birthday ... Auntie Juju went all out on the decorations, cake, and favors!
The best part of the evening had to be the look on Nana's face when she saw the iPad we got her!

We tucked in a lot on this trip: visits to old friends, stocking up at Ikea, seeing a specialist (and getting good news) for Lucy's eye, Wacky Six, Balderdash, General Conference, seeing Uncle Steven's new apartment, trips to the Seattle Aquarium with Auntie Juju, 3-hour plane delays, and, of course, making cookies. 

We miss Seattle and our family, but we were pretty happy to get back to our New Mexican sunshine (and Daddy) after a week of rain! We'll be back soon :) 


  1. Wow! You uys are busy people! Your kids are adorable! :)

  2. We miss you already!