Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mornings

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Mornings have changed around here this past week. It used to be we would get up whenever we felt like it, ate breakfast whenever we got hungry, and got dressed when we finally decided to venture outside.

Now that school has started we actually have a routine again.

Morning begins around 6:45 a.m. with a cup of coffee. At approximately 7:00 the boys venture downstairs and eat breakfast almost immediately.
They pose for silly "First Day of School" pictures.
And head off to school with mom and dad following closely behind.
Repeat on the second "First Day of School".
Only this time it wasn't raining.
Soon, once the boys have established themselves in the classroom routine, we will drop them off in front of school, wave goodbye, and eagle eye them until they are safely inside the school. But for now, we walk them in, embarrass them with too many pictures sitting at their desk, and at their coat rack, and with their friends. And though they act slightly annoyed I know they secretly love this new morning routine.

28 comments:

myfallingleaves said...

What a sweet new routine :) Although getting up that early, Im sure would take some getting used to!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Awwww! Precious photos!

I remember when I had to little ones at home and I'd like the first day of school. Whew! But now with only one at home, and her being my last, I'm frankly in mourning. I know you're savoring every moment with them. I can see that and it is wonderful.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

supposed to be "two" little ones. Grr.

Kat said...

Cheri- Honestly, part of me is in mourning too. This morning as Todd and I were leaving the school I could barely squeak out a sentence for fear I'd start blubbering. It just goes too fast.
*sigh*

The Muehli's said...

Aww, I'm sure I'll be a mess when our daughter starts school...thankfully I still have a few years to get my act in gear :)
Love the last shot. So sweet!

Cassie said...

Oh great pics! I hope they are having a great first week of school!

Elaine A. said...

I have only one thing to say. How did Ben get so big??? Woah.

Jenny Esterbrook Photography said...

Love your pics, I think I'll have a tough time when mine go to school, time has already flown so fast! Your family is adorable :)

Dawn said...

These are such great pictures of your boys. I'm glad they're loving the new routine. I love the relaxed pace of summer, but I'm always ready to get back into a routine by fall.

Lindsay said...

Love the coffee cup - don't love the time you have to rise! Yuck! I have my daughter enrolled in a 9am preschool and I thought THAT was early! LOL. We're lazy like that....

Look at those pics walking to school - just perfect - morning rain/dew....kind of brings you back to your own childhood, huh?

Jill said...

Love it - and so jealous! Happy first week of school!!!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

It's nice to get back into a routine. Love the pictures!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

we're back to a routine too--and I'm surprised at how little stress and work is involved getting my tribe out the door.

Emily said...

Happy first day of school! My kids started almost a month ago...so early down here. ;)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Oh, I LOVE the saying on your cup!!

BTW, I also like your logo shot!

painted maypole said...

so sweet.

i love holding hand pictures

tweetey30 said...

what wonderful new routine.. home schooling we get to get up anytime we feel like and do school work when we feel like and go outside afterwards...

Karen Deborah said...

they love being loved too. all that attention makes them feel special. even if they potest they love it. I love that coffee cup where can I buy one? talk about a perfect gift!!!

Michelle Faith said...

Why do I feel like I'm the only mom on the plant that is still on summer break...guess because I am. I'm looking forward to the early mornings and routeen...and quite house! :)

Michelle Faith said...

btw...just cause I'm a little bit weird about safty...crop that last pic a bit so the crazys can't read the name of your kids school. :)
Have a great weekend.

Kat said...

Karen- My mom got me that coffee mug as a gift. Isn't it cute? Unfortunately, I think she got it from a specialty gift shop on one of her trips and I don't know the name of it. Sorry!

Michelle- I thought of that too but that actually isn't the name of my kids' school (though I've mentioned the name of it in a previous post). Still I cropped it anyway to make you feel better and cuz I wanted a closer view of Todd and Ben. ;) Thanks!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Your boys are so cute.
I still make my kids take first day pics, even my senior. I think they love it, even though they roll their eyes. :)

Jenn said...

They're too sweet!I hope they have a great week this week!!

lime said...

and so the school year begins...

and as i am catching up here. how sweet that the big brothers were so encouraging to the little brother and that the little one still wanted his hug.

love the new swingset and the rear view too. :)

Midwest Mommy said...

School is killing my lazy mornings. It makes the week fly by so fast now too.

Beck said...

Aw, the cuties!
My oldest was SO happy to start back to school - and I was SO happy to get back into the school routine.

Kristen said...

Love the first day of school photos. Hope everyone is settling nicely into your new routine. Including you!

Here's to a wonderful school year with your big kids! :)

Lisa said...

Cute pictures! 3 in school some mornings, huh? Girl time :)

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