We’ve had a lot of fun the past couple of months!  The usual lack of sleep/lots of work hours has been broken up by some really fun trips!

For Easter Eleanor and I got to take the train and go to Canada! Sadly, Sam had to stay home and finish up school– but he also got uninterrupted study time.

Eleanor got to meet a lot of people for the first time!  Her cousins, my grandparents, friends, other extended family…  She’s not shy with new people, so it was really fun!

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For Easter we did the traditional egg-dying and hunting.  It was awesome seeing so many little egg hunters this year!  It seems like it was just three teenagers for a long time.


My sister also loaned us her Jolly Jumper!  Eleanor just bounced around a little at first, but she’s getting pretty good now!  I LOVE it because she will just enjoy jumping/hanging around while I clean or sew– for the first time in a long time I can get some other stuff done during the day!


A few weeks later we packed the dog and the baby into our little two-door and headed down to Utah.  We decided to just drive through the night in the hope that Eleanor would sleep most of the way, and it worked pretty well!  Most of Sam’s siblings haven’t seen Eleanor since she was a newborn, so she had a lot of fun playing with them!

One evening we went swimming for her first time!  She just looked very serious most of the time, but she didn’t cry or scream at least!  I think she’ll really like the water as she gets used to it.  We have a pool at our apartment complex, so I plan on going with her during the day if it’s warm enough!

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While in Utah, Eleanor sat up all by herself for the first time!  So exciting!

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I also went to visit the awesome family we lived with (in their basement).  I also made sure to go see the emus :)

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We’re so grateful for our wonderful families and that we got the chance to go visit them!