Our mornings are so slow. I love them. The days we have to be up and somewhere totally throws me off, and is only made better by the fact we always get a Starbucks on those particular days. But mostly we have no where to be in the mornings (and most days), and that is just how we like it.

We all wake up between 8 and 9 am, long after Jarrett has gone to work. The boys come into my room and snuggle with me for a little while and then I get up and make coffee. I let the boys have some milk coffee with me, they love it. Conner woke up the other morning and said, “Mama, is the coffee ready? Coffee is my life”. Haha, I totally get it. 

These pictures were from Monday morning. I woke up that day and the first thing that popped into my head was that I needed Apple pie, like right then. So while the coffee was brewing, I started on it, knowing even though I wanted it right then, that it would be done before I knew it, if I would just get it going.

Thankfully the boys are not hungry for breakfast right away after we all have our coffee. So we have about 1 hour where we all just relax, talk, and play, and drink our coffees. 

This morning I was on a mission to get the apple pie done, so there was no lounging about for me. I did play about 10 games of Connect 4 while making the pie though, Peyton was insistent. 

After I got the pie in the oven, we started homeschool. I have never timed how long we homeschool for. I think somewhere between 1 1/2-3 hours, depending on the day. It’s one of my favorite times of the day. I have learned that I cannot get up (except for a drink or the bathroom), the boys do so much better when I just sit there with them. They are so funny and fun, and I am getting to know them in a whole new way as I teach them and we learn together. 

And then the pie was done.