Thanks Goodness for Toys
Marley has been extra whiny (is that a word?) and difficult here. I was explaining this to Jared the other night and he suggested it was because she doesn't have any toys to play with. Why hadn't I thought of that?? He went "shopping" in one of the other resident's apartments last night and brought back a 2 bins full of toys and blocks. I showed them to Marley this morning and I have not had 1 tantrum. What a smart daddy! :)
He also solved some of my kitchen-whoas and brought back a pitcher, small crock pot, and rice cooker.
We were both pretty tired last night and decided not to go on the little 3 mile hike we had planned, so we wandered over to the Anchorage LDS Temple. It's tiny, but beautiful! Marley ran around the parking lot for a while. We stopped by a park on our way home. I can't get over how green it is--seriously, it looks fake.
We put a hat and mittens on Marley for the 1st time since she was an infant (and I'm certain she can't remember that). She thought they were interesting and had to try out her mittens in the mud, with the rocks, on the pavement--this cold weather stuff is a new experience for her. :)
By the way, I can post pictures to facebook...just not blogger