Monday, February 01, 2010

morning

I woke up very early this morning. It is marvelous, to have such a solitude for myself: darkened house, complete silence, and utter stillness. The rising winter morning sun slowly streaming through my studio window. My only company is a big orange cat, purring loudly, weaving himself through my legs. To him and to me, this precious time is heaven.

When she awoke several hours later, she looked just so sweet and beautiful, sitting all alone in the big bed. I am happy to have captured this moment of my her just waking up into another new day.

Every morning before getting out of bed, we open up the blinds and peer out together into the new day together. What can we see? Is it raining today? Which birds are visiting our trees this morning? What shall we do today?

This little ritual was completely unplanned and unintentional, but the days we forget and just jump out straight out of bed just don't seem quite right anymore. A little bit of bedside window-peeping seems to be a very good way to start each day together, our bridge between the sleeping and waking worlds.

23 comments:

Gül said...

This little ritual s are essential for one's life and I am glad that you both have many of them...

Dawn said...

cute!

domesticsimplicity said...

so very sweet!

Geninne said...

Addie has grown so much! She's cuter than ever too :) Looking out the window is a ritual in these parts too.

tape_queen said...

Daily rituals are so important and I'm glad this one helps you start your day out perfectly and sweetly. Your daughter looks so sweet amidst the sea of blankets. :) I always look forward to your blog updates, thanks for bringing a smile to my face each time. :)

iva yaneva said...

Have I said before that your daughter is just the cutest? Well, I'm saying it again:) And the post itself is so wonderful, aw!

Lisa said...

I OFTEN FIND EARLY MORNING THE BEST TIME OF DAY. A SECRET MY MOTHER HAD FOR YEARS AND I ONLY DISCOVERED AFTER HAVING OUR PEEPS.

BEAUTIFUL SWEET BABY GIRL YOU HAVE. MINE IS ALREADY 14!!!

HUGS FROM MAINE

Maggie Ann said...

How sweet...both your daughter and the way you start your day. I like to look out too and see if there is any chance of sunshine.

homemade grits said...

your sweet little one is growing so fast! big girl bed and all. what a sweet little vision...the two of you looking out the window. these sweet little moments will be forever with us.

alexandra said...

I always love your photos and your stories.
This photo, however, made me remember a story that my brother-in-law told me about a friend of his who had a framed picture (above his bed) fall on him in the night - the glass in the frame broke and cut him terribly. Perhaps your glass is tempered - perhaps I worry too much. Just wanted you to know - wouldn't want anything to happen to your little one.
Sincerely,
Alexandra

Julie said...

So very precious. I agree, the stillness in the morning when you are the only one awake is simply amazing.....doesn't happen all too often around here, but I do embrace it when it does.

cheryl cambras said...

lovely post. wonderful blog.

stephanie said...

Ah! This makes me want to have babies SO bad. I love the relationship you have with your daughter...it's really beautiful.

Petula said...

I love being able to wake up like that. I wish I had a room like that that's nice and bright. This looks just like the picture (well I know it's the same room) that I saw in Better Homes and Garden; that's how I learned about your blog. Congratulations on being featured.

I'm going to browse around a little while I'm here. Nice "meeting you."

wkropka said...

so sweet... beautiful ritual

lifeinredshoes said...

Such a thoughtful Mommy you are.

Danielle said...

I love that time in the morning when they are so well-rested and cuddly. Those are precious images you have captured.

SPStirling said...

I suspect this little ritual will become deeply rooted in her and one day, when she's grown, she'll find herself gazing out of the window one morning and maybe she won't remember why, but she'll feel at home. Thanks for sharing with us! I love your blog.

Kyla said...

How adorable!! I love the shelves with all of the items (favourites perhaps?). Where did you find those perfect shelves.

Katarina said...

She is so qute and has some fantastic clothes on! Can I ask Where did you buy it?

molly said...

It is a lovely thing to have a low window in a little child's room. So nice to get a grasp on the Great Big World before taking those first steps into the Small Tiny one. Lovely shots.

kneesandpaws said...

I am going to remember this for myself and for my son Elliot. Thank you for sharing your daily experiences.

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