Tuesday, January 28, 2014

a morning rhythm

sometimes our little ones give us cues to flip the script and we just don't see it clearly. francesca had been getting super sad when elodie would leave the house for preschool and so one day i asked "do you want to go outside?" she happily went to the door clutching one little bootie. and just like that a new morning rhythm emerged. 

i now get her dressed just as elodie is about to leave and load her into her wagon bundled in a big fluffy blanket. we walk the same blocks, at the same time every day. we hear birdsong, we see a bright orange bus, smell a new flower blossoming, she clutches a meyer lemon that has fallen off a neighbor's tree. we are both in the morning air. we are both content. on the weekends, elodie joins us. a little rhythm to welcome our day. 




7 comments:

  1. What a sweet way to start your day and how lovely that she misses her big sis.

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  2. I can't wait to sing in that rhythm even if it's only for a day! Love you sister!

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  3. Lovely. My 15th month old and I always start our day with a morning walk, too. It's such a nice way to ease into the morning - she's calm, I sip coffee, we look at the flowers, and always stop to visit with puppies who are out for a walk at that time, too. It's our little ritual, and extra special on the weekends when my husband can join us. Though maybe it's time to ditch the stroller for a red wagon and cruise in style.

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  4. I truly love reading your blog. You share so much wisdom and insight. I just recently found out I'm pregnant with our second baby and I'm thrilled but also nervous about making sure everyone is loved and taken care of. Maybe that's silly, it's just a worry I guess. Watching you and your family is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing so generously. Warmly, Heather

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  5. Such a sweet post, we love the little rhythm to your mornings, so heartfelt and warm.

    xo

    www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

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  6. These pictures are just beautiful! I can relate to how fun a rhythm is to my day with my 19 month old. We always take a walk too. It just gives her such big smiles.

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