A change in schedule can make for a change in perspective. Today's post was all about our mornings and how they flow easier when I get to stay home.
I printed two pictures on one 4x6 and put in the top photo sleeve and then another for the bottom. I wanted to tie in the Christmas colors a bit on the left side and punched a couple of photo corners from my large Quickutz die and and then added a small green label sticker to the larger photo.
I printed my journaling onto white cardstock and then added a few strips of pattern paper to the bottom. My favorite is that little gold lame star on the bottom. I used Heidi Swapp color shine spray and put it on white cardstock. Really shimmers and shines.
Week day mornings are usually just getting everyone up and out the door on time. Thomas and I usually leave for work soon after Wesley goes to school. The last several days with no work for me has given our mornings a different feel. Instead of the usual rushing around I get to cuddle in bed with Thomas as he watches some Disney. I keep tabs on Wesley to make sure he is getting things done on time - that kid still gets distracted so easily. Today I also noticed Wesley seems to have a slightly different morning routine in December.
Soon after he gets up he changes both advent calendars and then proceeds to go find Steve. If he can't find him right away he starts getting breakfast and then looks around more after eating. It was in the process of getting breakfast this morning that he opened the door of the freezer and found him sitting on the tub of cookie dough getting a little snack.
I had gotten up to look at Steve in the freezer and then proceeded to check email and noted the frigid temperature outside. I told Wes to make sure he bundled up good and maybe go find some gloves and a hat. He disappeared in his room for awhile and came back out with his grinch hat pulled up weird asking me if he thought it looked more like a ship captain or a pilgrim's hat. He then went back in looking for I had assumed some gloves when he came back out with Thomas' baby socks on his ears. He said, "Mom, what do you think? Don't I look lovely?!" I burst out laughing and grabbed the camera. Oh, this boy of mine!
The lack of work has been a little frustrating, but it's been nice to have more leisurely mornings and spend a little more time observing the boys instead of rushing out the door.