January blew by, and now that the weather is finally getting nicer, I realize how hard it was being cooped up for most of the month. N is moving more, kicking, and grabbing his feet. Most of the time he’s pretty much the happiest guy on the planet and thinks his brother is pretty darn entertaining. R is gearing up to move out of the toddler room at school, and although the move won’t happen until March, we have to stop and watch the big kids playing every single day on the way home for lunch. He remains a sensitive soul and there are often many tears after nap. Or perhaps that just the approaching threenager years. He’s also fiercely independent (“No Mama, I do it mysells”), and while things often take much longer, I’m most thankful I don’t have to wrangle him into dressing each morning. Here are some of my January favorites.