January Happenings

This year is off to a great start. January was a full, yet very relaxing and restful month.  We had a few cold days and several spring like days this January so it doesn’t quite feel like winter!

Bread Bakers

The boys have been helping me in the kitchen quite a bit lately. We started our own wild sourdough starter and have been experimenting with sourdough.

Kitchen Help

This is a pretty accurate glimpse into my life. It seems like no matter where I am, I have 3 little people right there beside me. They all love to be in the kitchen. Paxton enjoys helping me cook, Weston loves washing dishes/playing in the water and Cecilia is obsessed with the dishwasher! I’m learning to slow down, not be so task oriented and enjoy having them working alongside me.
Playing Games

One of our Saturday mornings included an outing to Cracker Barrel for brunch. The boys love playing the ‘peg game’!


Holding a sleeping baby never, ever gets old! Every night, I nurse her to sleep and some nights, once she’s asleep, I pull her up on my chest and just hold her. It’s moments like these I never want to forget!
First Piggy Tails

Miss Cecilia had her hair fixed in piggy tails for the first time in mid-January. So, so cute and she looks so big when I fix her hair!

We had a solid week of amazing weather. So, we went to the park down the road a couple days and just enjoyed being outside without jackets in January! Cecilia is big enough to play now, she was climbing some steps, crawling every where and even slid with me! 

My Helper

Weston spent a few days with his Mimi and Papaw so Paxton was my big helper for a few days! We were planning to bake bread so he ran into the kitchen and got everything ready. He’s such a fun kid.

10 Months Old

Cecilia was 10 months old on the 20th.

Here are some milestones from 9 to 10 months old:

    • Can stand unsupported for a few seconds
    • Started pushing the walker wagon all around the house
    • Started saying ‘mama’ ‘dada’ and some other babble on January 16th. It was like a flip switched! She now hollers ‘mama’ when she wants me!
    • Finally enjoying foods and has quite the appetite.
    • Crawls on her hands and feet, not her knees.
    • If her brothers close their bedroom door, she ‘knocks’ and cries because she wants in.
    • Has a huge little smile.
    • Nursing 5 times during the day and once during the night.

10 Months

Her monthly pictures are getting harder and harder to take because she won’t stay still!First Snow

We had a very light dusting of snow on the 27th! The boys have been talking about snow all winter so I brought them all outside as soon as they woke up. Only in the south do people get excited about such a teeny amount of snow. This was Cecilia’s first time seeing snow.

Georgia Snow

Our happy Georgia boys looking at the thin layer of snow on their picnic table! John David and Rachel

One of my ‘goals’ for 2015 is to do a better job taking pictures of ‘just us’. We have very few pictures of just the two of us from the past 4.5 years and I hope to change that this year! 50th

We celebrated my mom’s 50th birthday the weekend of January 30. We had a low-key birthday celebration that was just lovely.
Mom birthdayMy dad, sister and I filled up a jar of 50 notes. The notes included why we’re thankful for her and memories!

January 2015 was a lovely month and I’m hoping the mild winter weather continues into February.


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response to “January Happenings” 1

  1. Much like your boys, we are pretty excited for snow here in Wisconsin this year! We haven't really gotten (what we would consider) a good amount yet and it has been so frigid that even when there is a little snow we can't enjoy it! I am definitely ready for spring this year since we haven't been able to enjoy our winter too much this year! -20s has happened several times…not ideal to go out in with littles! Glad you guys have been able to get out a lot this year!

    I love the jar idea for your mom's birthday! I bet that was a lot of fun to put together.

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