Early Tuesday Morning

Waiting for the bus. Giggling while being chased by Dad. Lily wanting to play fetch. Hot coffee. Orange twinkle lights. Anna already off with Kim. Bagel & cream cheese. Teeth-brushed. Hair sprayed with water to keep that "crazy hair" at bay. Papers placed in backpack and reminders spoken to give them to his teacher. Fog. Shoes on. Coat on. Fewer verbal reminders these days than in the past. Conversation about how happy he has been lately. Third grade. Subjects + predicates. Routines. Rhythms. Fall.

50 thoughts

  1. {vicki}

    2010-10-12 15:18:29 -0400

    This blog entry sounds like a great layout!
    Lovin your hat!

  2. denise

    2010-10-12 16:06:59 -0400

    it is definitely the little things in life that make our lives so special. love this little reflection of your morning. and...i really love your porch. loved the wide planks i saw on a previous picture...now seeing this one i can imagine all kinds of special times being shared here with your family and friends.

  3. shortie

    2010-10-12 16:18:59 -0400

    How utterly routine...and absolutely idyllic!

  4. gudrun

    2010-10-12 16:25:18 -0400

    Love this everyday picture. Love the light and your happy faces. Cherish the little things.... :) Have a great week my friend.

  5. Naomi Leong

    2010-10-12 17:10:30 -0400

    So lovely! I, on the other hand, am rushing through my day with ten thousand household chores to finish... paying the price of playing the Columbus Day weekend away!

  6. Kristen

    2010-10-12 18:00:34 -0400

    ali - i love your life lists! i'm a fellow lister & blogger, & recently guest-blogged a post about flowing with the rhythm of the season that i feel you might enjoy: http://momrenewal.com/beginning-anew-autumnally/
    love your work [& have for years]! ~ kristen :)

  7. Brooke

    2010-10-12 18:05:18 -0400

    A great memory! I need to introduce 'spraying hair with water' to my son's routine too. He now has enough hair that it's becoming necessary.

  8. kat-in-texas

    2010-10-12 18:42:37 -0400

    Ooooh! Love the dusky ambience!!!

    I can't believe Simon is already in 3rd grade....as much in disbelief as my son is too. Time is whizzing by so fast these days, it seems.

    I wish I could do a blog like you, Ali. You're a great mom for recording their daily lives.

  9. Sabrina Kapp

    2010-10-12 22:30:09 -0400

    A perfect morning - thanks for sharing!

  10. Amy K

    2010-10-13 05:47:02 -0400

    Oh my gosh Ali....at first glance this photo looked like there was a fire behind you, and I gasped.....then my mind focused...forgive me as it's early morning here! GREAT photo!

  11. teresa

    2010-10-13 06:58:40 -0400

    Little and happy momments they are the more importants.
    I love come here every day.
    xoxo Teresa

    (Iam a portuguese woman sorry my english...)

  12. ale

    2010-10-13 08:20:39 -0400

    what a great shot! simply beautiful.

  13. debbi g.

    2010-10-13 08:20:45 -0400

    great photo of the two of you..love the angle.

  14. Sarah

    2010-10-13 08:29:52 -0400

    Lovely moments to capture.

  15. S-anne-born

    2010-10-13 08:52:13 -0400

    Beautiful beginning to a beautiful day! Always enjoy the snippets of everyday life here at the Edwards household. Inspires me to be a better keeper of the Sanborn memories.

    Third grade... hard to believe! What a fine youngman Simon's becoming, Ali.

  16. Jeni

    2010-10-13 09:03:03 -0400

    Love this Ali!

  17. Leora Henkin

    2010-10-13 09:25:39 -0400

    Oh I love this and I love your twinkle lights! Happy Halloween Season to you and your gang!

  18. Jenell

    2010-10-13 09:27:21 -0400

    I love Fall, too. I miss those days getting my kids ready for school, the crazies and the routine! Love this post!

  19. cat123

    2010-10-13 10:48:40 -0400

    Love the lights in the background !!!!

  20. Erika B

    2010-10-13 11:36:36 -0400

    Ali, I love how you live in the moment. I too am working on taking notice on what is present and just enjoying "what is". Also looking at your picture reminds me that I need to put out my holiday lights and decor. Thanx!

  21. Elle

    2010-10-13 12:20:20 -0400

    Love this photo + words - such an amazing way of capturing the memory!

  22. Beatrice

    2010-10-13 14:50:57 -0400

    Does anyone knows if Ali replies to any of these posts? I know they're a lot of comments...

  23. Beatrice

    2010-10-13 15:43:29 -0400

    haha... Busted! lol...well, I was wondering where do you get all of Simon's Lego minifigures? and... I love your porch lights! Target?

  24. Jill

    2010-10-14 12:51:04 -0400

    Hi Ali - question for you, now that I'm on a minibook high (thanks, BTW!). Do you plan to blog-share your album on the road from your Greece trip?

  25. Crystal Cook

    2010-10-17 09:50:24 -0400

    LOVE this. This is the inspiration i've been looking for!

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