The whole notion of January being a slow month. With plenty of time to snuggle under a blanket, read, sip hot cocoa, reflect, plan, etc. just has not been the way of life for me lately. Almost a whole month without even logging on...I need to slow down.
To ease the guilt of my lackluster blogging habits, I'm going to dive into what I want to remember about my January. How 'bout a list. And plenty of photos.
I want to remember
Bea's growth: rearranging furniture these days (pushing her little chair and table around). Becoming more and more competent at balancing with no hands. Waving, clapping, playing give and take games, loving singing. We love Elizabeth Mitchell most. And "Where Is Thumbkin." And how she likes to "work" with her nesting bowls and stacking rings. She's so much fun to be around. What a big girl she is becoming.
Sewing: I'm enjoying it again. So nice to start and finish projects. Even if they are little projects.Saints: Yay!!! I'm not a football fan, but when the Saints go all the way (for.the.very.first.time), how can I not stop and observe and revel in my home state's great happiness. Who Dat!!!!
Playstands: I scored some used Waldorf playstands from Craigslist for super cheap. Byron sanded them down and now they are beautiful. They found a home in Bea's room. For now, they are used as shelves to house her toys. When she gets older, I know they will provide many hours of fun play for her. Photos to come.
Bamboletta Fever: Yeah, I'm one of those crazy moms trying to get my hands on a doll.
Lasagna: The second food that Bea really loves! We've been eating broccoli and lasagna for a week now for dinner. This is her and daddy cooking up a batch. She watches every move. So observant.
Haiti: My efforts to help seem feeble compared to what Haiti's people need. I'll never forget the images of lost babies and children, literally pulling themselves out of rubble. Heart wrenching at the least. I hope it's true that every small act of kindness and generosity helps.