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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
We celebrated my mom’s 50th birthday the weekend of January 30. We had a low-key birthday celebration that was just lovely.
My 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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