Monday, May 6, 2013

front porch breakfast




The front porch becomes another room in our house once Spring arrives. We haul out the wicker furniture and carry our meals outside. Mornings are when this spot is the sunniest; the clatter of woodpeckers finding their breakfast and the coo-cooooo-coo of mourning doves provide background music. 

I suspect it is part of nature's design, that after a long night of interrupted sleep, mothers find their children so sweet when they wake up. Soft, warm cheeks, rosy from deep slumber and tousled hair, topping off the darling ensemble of homemade pajamas and blankies. Bare feet and growling tummies. Ramblings about their nonsensical dreams that go on and on. I could eat my kids for breakfast first thing in the morning. 

When they add sunglasses to the look? Irresistible.

Norah and I sit quietly while they chatter and their spirits come to full wakefulness, munching toast and imagining the adventures promised by the rising sun. These moments remind me to breathe gratitude deeply into my self, to be surrounded by these beautiful tiny humans that keep me so busy and sleep-deprived. 

These moments promise me that I can get through another day with patience and love and some fun thrown in. 

7 comments:

  1. I love the wild hair and sunglasses. She looks like a movie star. (:

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    1. That's what I thought...like Lindsay Lohan after a bender! Haha!

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  2. Yes- mornings can be magical. I'd love to have breakfast on your porch with you! Kiss those lovely faces this morning for their auntie and enjoy the sunshine!

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    1. I thought of you a lot this weekend and am hoping we can plan a do-nothing weekend here at the farm sometime soon. Also, can we talk about a week when I can keep your girls over the summer??

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  3. I love mornings too! (even after the 8 times I got woken up last night). My favourite though is watching them sleep. After a long, hard day, they just look so peaceful and innocent lying there :) I could eat them up too!

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  4. porches make life bearable when you have lots of children at different stages- when the weather makes it accessible the older ones have their own store, classroom,.. whatever their imaginations can conjure! And it still "feels" to momma like they are outside and giving you a bit of breathing space with the babies and toddlers

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  5. I love how the exuberance of spring cannot be contained in a home. How living spills out onto the porch and beyond. But where the heck did our beautiful weather go? I've been shivering all flipping day.

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