Adam's brother, Alex, came to visit in late December while he had off from teaching for a few days. He drove down on the 29th and we spent time 29th, 30th, 31st, and the morning of the 1st with him.
On Thursday, the 30th, we went to Des Moines. I started this Iowa Bucket List of things I wanted to do before we moved out of the state (if we move out of the state), and it included the State Capitol. I've lived in this state for almost 10 years, and had yet to be to the State Capitol.
Here is our family in front of the State Capitol. It actually ended up being a very warm day... it got up to 60 degrees in Des Moines this day! However, it was kind of icky out when we first started our day.
This picture might not be much to look at, but it speaks volumes. Raven thoroughly enjoyed the Capitol once she figured out that her little scream could echo... and echo and echo! She ran around the Capitol making random little screeches and generally looking for trouble.
Julia also really enjoyed the Capitol once she found this old phone booth. What fun it was to pretend to make a call on this phone... she was delighted... too bad she has never seen a phone that looks like this before!
We enjoyed the State Capitol, especially the neat library, and after I bought my postcards, we were able to "tick" this off our list and we headed to lunch at one of Des Moines' finest, Tasty Tacos on Grand. YUM!