Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rise and Shine!

I've never been a morning person. I'm writing this at 3am, so my love of being up late may have something to do with that! I love a quiet house, the tv and computer to myself, and a late night snack. So mornings are not my friend...until recently.

Our morning routine starts around 6-7, when Gabriel wakes up. He sleeps in bed with me, which means I wake up to smiles instead of cries from the other room. I love that his stirring wakes me up, and I'm then able to watch him wake up, roll over, look up at me and smile his gigantic smile. He almost always pats my cheek as he's grinning from ear to ear. I know this is his way of saying, "Good morning, Momma."

We make our way downstairs, and I put Gabriel in his exersaucer. He plays, and I watch. I love how active he is the morning. He mashes buttons, spins noisemakers, chews on the toys that hang out far enough, and smiles and smiles and smiles! Recently, he's been cracking me up looking at himself in the mirror. He catches a glimpse, leans in real close, and then cheeses so big!

After some good playing, we head into the kitchen for some breakfast. Gabriel watches me whip up something yummy from his highchair. Lately, he's been having oatmeal and a fruit. He always starts out using his spoon.

But quickly chooses the quicker route...

(Notice those bananas are still hanging out on his tray. He wasn't a fan. Bananas are one of the very few things I don't like. I know I said Mmmmm in the same way I have with every other food he's tried, but maybe he picked up my icky banana vibe?)

This face might be a pretty good indicator that I need to Mmmmm with a little more enthusiasm.
I was laughing at his face instead of making sure the camera was focused...darn it!

After a good wipe down, Gabriel is usually ready for a nap. I join in on the fun most days. I can't seem to turn down a nap. Plus, it's the perfect way to round out our morning. I never would have imagined loving mornings like I do now. Just another way this little man has improved my life!

Are you a morning person? What's your morning routine?


  1. Hi! Stopping by from your visit..had to check out your pics! This is exactly our morning, minus the sleeping in the same bed..he's in his crib, but as soon as I walk in, he smiles. He's recently been cracking himself up in the mirror which is hilarious. I noticed this tag says baby led weaninjg..I'm so interested in it! Don't know much now though. I've been making food for him myself with water veggies and a blender. Thanks for the visit!

  2. I remember those mornings with my babies! awww...though usually my 3 yr old son still ends up in bed with me but the first words out of his mouth are "i want a snack!" Im so not feeling the love! lol

    visiting from LBS

  3. Thanks for stopping by! Check out my other posts on BLW! There's a link to the website that introduced me to it, as well as the story behind my decision to choose BLW. (not to mention more ridiculously cute pictures! Lol)

  4. Hi Sarah,
    Once again, Gabriel made me smile! He has such cute expressions on his face! I love the photo of him looking at himself in the mirror. I am really enjoy your postings. I have always been a night person. I do remember those early mornings with my children, though. Thanks for sharing the photos. Can't wait to see what little Gabriel does next! :) xoxo Kim