Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Before 8AM

A local photographer, Karen Jacot, came over recently to take photographs of our morning. She is doing a "Before AM"  series, where she shows the beauty of the every day details through pictures. Many of the Houston Mom Blog contributors participated in this. I jumped at the chance to have free pictures taken. I love how all of them turned out. I have written several day-in-the-life posts before on this blog because I want to look back and remember those little details. So of course I was excited to have my morning documented. I will denitiely treasure these pictures because it shows how precious this season of life is. I wrote a post for HMB with these pictures, but I had to limit how many pictures I put up. So here are some more pictures...

My alarm goes off around 5:30-5:45 am so I can do my quiet time before the girls wake up. That is always my goal, although sometimes it is SO hard to make myself get up. This past week I was so bad about hitting snooze and sleeping in. When I do get up, I make coffee first thing.

Sometimes if the girls are sleeping in late I have time to start getting ready. This particular morning they were sleeping in way later than usual so I did my make up and hair before they even got up. Most of the time I do my makeup in the play room while Cambry plays and Lainey tries to eat all of my makeup. We were getting ready to go to Divine Design this day. It is pretty much my one day of the week to do my hair nice and dress cute.

This was not just for show. I actually do try to make the bed every day :)

I love Lainey's bed head when she wakes up. This girl has some great volume.

Lainey cried when I tried to put her down in the playroom so I brought her with me to get Cambry out of bed. Sweet little thing still calls for me to come get her in the morning even though she could get right out herself.

Cambry loves for Lainey and I to go hide and she comes to find us. Lainey used to be the best hiding partner, but lately has been super curious and grabby and mobile so now she usually gives us away.

Usually the only way I can cook is to let Lainey unload all of the tupperware from the cabinet.

We usually eat eggs, "pancakes" (egg+banana+cinnamon), oatmeal, or a frozen waffle with jelly for breakfast. Bacon or sausage optional.

I read out of the One Year Devotions for Preschoolers book. Cambry usually asks for story after story. It is a sweet little book with short daily readings that are great for her age.

Cambry is the sweetest big sister to Lainey (most of the time). I love it when she wants to help take care of Lainey. Even if it does make a huge mess :)

The tip toes kill me. Too precious.

And there is our morning! I love seeing all the details in pictures. When I am in the midst of things, everything just feels so ordinary and routine. But I love that the pictures reveal how everything is special and fleeting. Karen was so sweet to come over and take these pictures of us!!

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