Tuesday, June 11, 2013

summer mornings

The sun rises so early these days that if I forget to close our bedroom shutters tight, the morning light will pour into our room and my eyes will be open by six. Not long after that, Elliot makes his way to our room for his morning hugs, anyway. Down in the basement, Stella sleeps the longest, long after eight. I'm already worried about getting her out the door in time for kindergarten in the fall.

These are bright, quiet, raw oatmeal eating mornings and they are my favorite.


  1. Those are the cutest pictures of Elliot. Would make a great commercial for oatmeal.

  2. love your blog. I cant believe he can eat it raw! funny ;)

  3. Anonymous9:54 PM

    Stephanie, as I watch my friends jump from the end of school right in to day long swim practice and meets and camp and other sports and what looks like chaos to me, I'm inspired by your summer pace. What a gift to your kids to teach them about rest and slowing down some.

  4. I couldn't agree more! LOVE unscheduled days of summer!!!!! LOVE your blog. =)

  5. I remember making sure I scheduled my youngest kindergartners for the afternoon sessions just so they would come home with the other children and not drive me nuts asking to have friends over to play after the morning session..I learned with the older ones!
    I still have to keep the bedroom very dark at this time of year, or I wake up at 4:30am with the sun!


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