Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Morning

I breed morning people. If Logan sleeps until 7 am I am a lucky duck. Alex was even earlier. He woke up at 6 everyday without fail, and I only got relief after he was old enough to make his own breakfast... and then I had Logan. lol....

Most of the time I really don't mind. But sometimes... I just want to sleep in. Never happens. I am a very light sleeper and my kids love to pile into bed with me first thing in the morning. Logan is first... he will pull the covers up and climb in, all elbows and knees, and then pulling the covers back down over him he will snuggle in close to me as he can get. This ritual holds a special place in my heart. I remember several years worth of mornings, spent dosing next to my mom who was still trying to hold on to slumber. With me, all elbows and knees (and cold feet!) snuggled on the very edge of the her bed. Many a morning when I would close my eyes for as long as I could...... and then thought it was magical that when I opened them again, it would be lighter through the skylight. Laying there, looking through the large slider until I could see the hippie bumper sticker of the unicorn that I had put there when my dad made the lean-to green house. Slowly it would go from a grey blur... to brillant colors. These were everyday mornings... with a little magic in them.

Our house faces West... and so all the morning light floods into the back windows every morning. The light in this house is pretty amazing. Every sunny morning we have woken up to rainbows thrown around the house from the sun catcher in the dining room. The kitchen is flooded with glowing sunlight... the only time in the day you don't need a light in there. There is still something magical about waking up early. Still something magical about watching the sun come up...

That doesn't always mean I want to be up when it does. *Yawn*

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4 comments:

Sadie said...

I too am woken very early, by Lakin, climbing into bed, snuggling as close to me as humanly possible twirling his fingers in my hair- and sometimes his toes too....he usually is calm enough for me to doze for awhile though....

What are those green shelves in the picture? I love the look of them

Nessa said...

Moments like that do last forever. Wonderful store for this morning! My Bella does have very cold feet, and she always puts them on me and it gives me a shiver. Good moments to always remember. :o)
Nessa

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I love how you captured the morning light in that photo... There is nothing like early morning snuggling, but I don't know how you manage with such early risers. Both of my girls sleep until 10, and Clara slept right through Emily's drum lesson this afternoon!!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Sadie the green shelves are a produce bin from Pier 1. I have had them for years (about 5 now actually) and I love them! They have housed all of our produce, then baby toys (even onions were not safe for a while) and now a mix of play kitchen on bottom and real kitchen stuff on top. :)

Val