i'm sure you are all dying to know how DAY ONE of potty training went.
(we're following the 3 day potty training technique found here)
let's leave it at this:
lots of water, juice, popsicles, and kool-aid
candy land, craft time, and curious george
one grumpy baby...meaning avery
(good thing danny has spring break!!)
and two very exhausted parents.
please tell me this gets better?!?
on a happier note:
the last few weeks have been jam packed with birthday festivities!
we've got three birthday's within 3 weeks!! craziness!
my birthday comes first, right after conference weekend.
we were able to spend the weekend up in layton with danny's family and we had a fabulous time.
wasn't conference the best? danny and i were able to attend the saturday afternoon session at the conference center with our friends sam + penny and elder holland starting off the session was pretty much the coolest thing ever. the lighting in the conference center isn't totally conducive to staying awake, so danny struggled a little bit but he did remember something about "scottish grit." :)
we ate at blue lemon after our session and i think it's safe to say that it has become my new favorite restaurant. i ordered the black bean tortellini (yummy) and their slushy ice definitely helped to curb my ice addiction!
monday was my actual birthday and it was a wonderful day. birthday's are great! thanks for all the texts, phone calls, letters, packages, balloon bouquet, and facebook messages. i felt very loved! danny even had his classes send me birthday text/video messages with them singing happy birthday. can't get much better than that!
and to top it all off, avery took HER FIRST STEPS!!!! she won't say mama yet but she walked to me on my birthday! it was the greatest gift she could have given me. (ok, i guess after today, the greatest gift would have been to potty train herself! haha)
that night, we drove up to provo to celebrate with my family and to cheer my little sister on in her school musical, cinderella. she played perla the mouse and did a fantastic job! my mom made a delicious dinner + we had costco cheesecake for dessert. the perfect ending to a perfect day!
(above: the only pictures i have documenting my birthday)
(below: ave walks! this video was taken on day two)