These were the highlights for me:
Before moving from Maryland to Minnesota, I visited one last Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of the American Indian.
After I got settled into my new home in Minnesota, I took a day to check out the Nicollet Mall area of downtown Minneapolis.
Needing to get out of the house again, I visited the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. I spent most of my time in the conservatory since it was still very much winter outside.
In the beginning of April, the weather improved just enough that, dressed warmly, I could at least get outside and play.
I visited the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
I got pretty excited about the treats left out for me on Easter morning.
After what seemed like a very long wait, it finally started to look a bit green outside.
I checked out the Minnesota Children's Museum.
I also checked out Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.
I enjoyed watching Native American dancers perform at the Mill City Farmer's Market in Minneapolis.
And I enjoyed a drive along the St. Croix River with Mom and Dad the next day.
Memorial Day weekend treated us to warm enough weather that I was able to enjoy the community pool when it opened.
I visited the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
I boogied down at a car show at the Father Hennepin Festival in Champlin, MN.
I listened to live music at the Maple Grove Town Green stage.
I flew to Utah.
I visited with some of Mom's family.
And I visited with some of Dad's family.
This month, I went swimming, a lot.
I watched my first fireworks show.
I channeled my inner Van Gogh.
I played at a splash pad.
I sat in the driver's seat of a fire engine.
Did I mention I did a lot of swimming in July?
And I rode on a boat down the Mississippi River.
I traveled to Utah again, but this time to southern Utah. I played in the Zion River in Zion National Park.
I did a little rafting with Dad on a lake.
I rode on an ATV.
And I went for a hike.
Back in Minnesota, I visited the Science Museum of Minnesota.
I traveled to Thunder Bay at the beginning of September to visit my grandpa. I crossed a big suspension bridge.
I made friends with a chicken at Fort William Historical Park.
I walked along the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota.
I had a late summer picnic at the park with Mom and Dad.
I celebrated my second birthday with a trip to the Minnesota Zoo.
I posed for birthday portraits.
I took advantage of the still summer-like weather we had in later October.
I helped pick out pumpkins at a pumpkin patch for Halloween.
I painted the pumpkin I picked out for myself.
I dressed as a ghost for Halloween.
We had some cold days in November, then it warmed up again later in the month. I went for a walk, shuffling my feet through the fallen leaves, with Mom and Dad on Thanksgiving Day.
I helped decorate the Christmas tree we cut down.
I showed my uncle around the Twin Cities.
And I was super excited to see all the presents under our tree on Christmas Day.