Friday, January 8, 2016

My January Babies

January brings the start of a new year.  No matter what challenges and heartaches the previous year may have held, January is the chance to look forward to new promises, new opportunities, healing, and hope.  January is also a busy month for birthdays in my family, and birthdays are a time of joy and celebration, which is a wonderful way to start the new year fresh.  Two sisters, two nephews, and  . . . two of my own!  Eloise and Eleanor are both January babies!

Eleanor will be 3.  She has a smile that can light up the room and a hug that can soothe you even in the darkest hour.  She's wild and silly and full of life.

She's spunky, spirited and quite the charmer.  Pawpaw's wrapped around her finger, the cousins give her anything she wants, and she's thrives on their doting attention.

Eloise is my baby.  It's hard to believe she will be one.  She's a boisterous little busybody who is ALWAYS on the go.  She started rolling early, could crawl at lightening speed at 6 months, and was walking at 9 months.  I guess it's every man (or girl) for themselves when you're the youngest of four!

She's curious and precocious and loves to screech and squeal and make her presence known.  She looks like Emory, laughs like Elliott, twirls her hair like Eleanor when she's sleepy, but certainly has her own little budding personality.

These two girls have brought so much joy and delight into our family.  After two boys, it's been a delight (and quite surprising) at seeing how different girls can be!  As hard as the toddler and preschool years are, I'm looking forward to watching them grow and learning more about the special persons they are meant to be.

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  1. Awww, your kids are darling! And our family is the opposite, July and October and big birthday months. None in January!

    1. Thank you! :)

      December is our other "full" birthday month ~ so Thanksgiving through the end of January is always a busy time around here!

  2. Cute pictures! Happy birthday to both of your January babies. We only have one daughter who was born in January, but it seems busy because our son's birthday is towards the end of December.