Ella's favorite part of our travels may have been seeing the "real life" temples...Sophie's favorite thing: airplanes.
It snowed while we were in Utah. Ella loved playing in the snow...Sophie preferred to enjoy the "nos" from inside the house.
Ella loved getting all dressed up as a flower girl. She did great walking down the aisle, and throwing the flower petals. She was the perfect flower girl, until she got bored about 5 minutes into the ceremony. She entertained herself by stealing fruit snacks from the little kid in the front row, and picking up the flower petals. To her credit, at least she stayed quiet.
I took advantage of the opportunity to take lots of pictures of my talented, photogenic, brothers-in-law.
I got to spend not nearly enough time with my super funny, super entertaining, super undiplomatic, lighting extraordinaire brother in "the Dance Hall". (Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the awesome 12 passenger van my dad rented to get everyone to, from, and around Nauvoo. My brother named the monstrosity "the Dance Hall." Good times!!).
We took Ella and Sophie to my favorite museum ever...The Denver Museum of Nature and Science. We loved the rocks and gems, and the dioramas of the animals. Ella's favorite thing was learning about volcanoes and hot lava.
Even though she was sick and in strange places, Sophie managed to make herself right at home and get in lots of trouble.
Sophie (clearly inspired by the dioramas at the museum) decided to create her own murals on Grandma's walls. Thank goodness for Grandma's magic cleaner that gets permanent marker off wall paper!
* Sophie emptying an entire tub of lotion at grandma's house.
* Sophie conning 5 people (that I know of) into getting her more toffee at a reception.
And now it's April.