Friday, September 16, 2011

Autumn has arrived



Another Friday and time for Company Girl Coffee! Here's the link to RachelAnne's blog. I can't seem to get the blog button to work http://www.homesanctuary.com/

This week Ben learned to blow raspberries and he took his first trip to the park. It has cooled off and it is starting to feel like fall! Some of the trees have even started to change colors. This makes me happy because Autumn is my favorite season.



We have settled into a nice morning routine. One thing that I find extremely helpful is to set up a launchpad where we each put the items we need for the next day. I mounted hooks on the back of the entry closet door where the kids can hang their backpacks. They are each responsible for putting their homework back in their bags after I check it and sign whatever papers need to be signed, and washing and refiling their water bottles. They each pick out their clothing for the next day. This speeds up the morning and there are no more forgotten permission slips, missing shoes or keys when we need to get out the door.  I need to work on our after school routine a bit since they are still staying up a bit a later than I'd like and I am distracted more than I should be and not following my own afternoon/evening routine as well as I'd like.

5 comments:

Katharine said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful little face! Sounds like you are getting well organized!Have a wonderful weekend!

Joyce said...

Cute pic! I have found that a little preparationsomething the night before makes a huge difference in how the morning goes.

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Kathleen @ Kath Ink said...

A launch pad...what a great name. Yes night before prep helps us get to where we are going on time. It took kids for me to really learn this!

jennibell said...

Good for you, keeping to such a great routine! Sometimes it's hard to find the energy to do all that in the afternoon, after a full day but then morning dawns and it's always nice to be organized to start the day. Enjoy your week!

Joyful Dreamer said...

Thank You :)