Hello Spring! I am humored by the ever evolving dynamics of our family of four boys—or let's be frank, the extremes of a baby to preteen. While I want to savor every minute of our one-year-old, I am all for the eldest's quest for independence. Clothing must-be-cute for the little guy, has-to-be cool for the older. First words to fractions (and, writing the alphabet in between). Organizing diaper bags to prepping for 'puberty class.' The older boys are consumed with Ninjago, stop watches and reading books to one another in costume. Balls are the toy of choice for our one-year-old, of which this soft one is ideal for indoors. Our 5-year-old fills down time, sans his busier brothers, with doodling and dot-to-dot. Lots of color, stripes, and cool graphics, plus outdoor toys, are at the top of my SPRING SHOPPING LIST >.