Mornings with Ollie

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We have our fair share of light during the midnight sun Alaskan summer time we enjoy. My soul is filling up on vitamin D and can hopefully store it away for winter because it’s too long for its own good. I’ve been waking up early to work before the “big kids” (they’re not really big right?!) wake up in the morning and if Ollie is awake too I’ll open up the blinds to let the light flood in and he plays with his little toy gym while I finish up some work. He really is a dream baby. His 4 months here on earth have flown by and I can hardly believe he’s already grabbing at toys and squealing in delight! How did this happen? I don’t know but it’s the cutest thing ever!

His wooden play gym is from Finn + Emma and we both just love it! I mean I was sold at mini vikings to be honest, but I’m always trying to find toys that aren’t plastic and gaudy, so this light and sleek design of this play gym ticked all my boxes. The little viking toys on that hang from the toy bar are darling and Oliver loves the rattle noises they make. They’re hand knit by an artisanal women’s collective in Peru (so cool!). I also love that when he’s not using it we can easily tuck it away next to a dresser, and then bring it out for him to play with instead of having something occupying at least 30% of my living room floor.

You can get 10% off Finn + Emma’s organic clothes and toys by clicking through HERE. Their clothes are also adorable and so soft. I was just looking at this old photo of Izze in one of their rompers the other day and having another mind blown moment: how are my kids growing up so fast?!

How do you do mornings at your house? Has your schedule totally changed with it being the summertime? I feel like the first year of a baby’s life you are constantly shifting schedules as their sleep changes and that combined with the summer has left me feeling constantly on my toes. We are just trying to slow down and enjoy a calmer paced day. These mornings where I get some one-on-one time with Oliver are so sweet and really helping me do that.

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