Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Our Mornings, Right Now.


At 6am a little alarm must go off in Henry's mind, because the moment the clock strikes 6, it's as if he just knows to wake up. And as the mornings have become brighter and brighter, that wake up time has creeped back earlier and earlier. Most mornings he gets up and plays quietly, although other times he's in our bed, in our faces, "wake up, wake up, someone play with me!" And of course, we oblige. Then there's Charlie- usually sleeping until about 6:30 or 7, and waking up with a smile, always. He'll usually just sit up in bed and babble until we come in, and the second you open that door there's the biggest, happiest grin just beaming up at you. Henry calls him our sunshine boy.

Then the three of us play in the living room while Hank gets ready for work. Most mornings I'll make us all a big breakfast and we'll sit at the big table, but some mornings I'll throw some mini pancakes in the microwave for Henry and enjoy a quick and easy protein bar. It just depends on my level of tiredness (Charlie still isn't sleeping through the night regularly). But either way we'll eat together, soak up the 40 minutes before Hank goes to work, and then once he's out the door it's more playtime until Charlie's first nap or Henry's preschool drop-off, depending on the day.

Right now it's all about the little blocks of time that are separated by the big divides in our day- morning nap, preschool, playtime, lunch, afternoon nap, an hour 'til Daddy's home, 30 minutes...and so on.

I'm constantly reminded that our mornings won't always be like this, and if you look back at this post it's even more clear. My, how much has changed in two short years. I wonder what our days will look like in two more? So if you need me, I'll be right here, soaking up every second with my two little rascals, fitting in all I can between all of to-dos and to-gos, playtimes and naptimes. Reminding myself on those mornings I feel even more tired than usual that in the blink of an eye my babies won't be babies, and they'll be the ones rushing off in the mornings to school and friends' houses and doing all sort of big kid things we aren't doing now. It really is crazy how fast it all goes.

xoxo

*All photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Photoshop actions. I have a post coming up sharing some of my favorites- I've been loving playing around with all of them.

13 comments:

  1. oh Charlie is precious! and Henry needs to stop! He is growing too fast. Enjoy these mornings with your babes, Dani.

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  2. i thought i would miss the baby things, but now that my boys are 3 and 6 i think this is my favorite time. (so far.)

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    1. I hope I think every age is the best. That would be awesome! :)

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  3. Awe :) So sweet! My 7 month old used to sleep in but now he's up by 7 always. He sleeps through the night some nights + other nights he's up all night long :( I try to tell myself to soak up those wee hours with him because he won't be this small forever, but I love my sleep so it's hard! ♥

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    1. Isn't it hard? I feel the same! I would have loved to keep Charlie in our bed forever.

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  4. This is so sweet!! And I do love those tulips! :)

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  5. You have a beautiful family! :)

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  6. These photos are all beautiful, I'll have to check out that app! My daughter woke up between 5-5:30 AM every morning when she was Henry's age, it was really painful, but amazing seeing the sun come up every morning. I hear you on the blocks of time, the hardest for me is waiting until my husband gets home, that is when I'm usually wiped out and ready to put my feet up!

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