Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tears and Coffee


Today was Hank's first day of kindergarten!


Now I have two kids at the same school—a first!

Since we're just two blocks from Bellview it's a nice little walk.


I admit I teared up a little as I said goodbye. The teacher's aide helped me with some distraction so I could leave without making a scene. However, tears turned to joy when I went for coffee with Mom right after drop off.


How can you be sad around such a beautiful vehicle for caffeine? The accompanying Tartine with ham and thyme butter was camera shy but equally gorgeous.


13 comments:

nanmarino said...

Hurray for Hank! Congrats to both of you for taking these new steps. Good food and caffeine always helps with transitions.

storyqueen said...

I don't even drink coffee, but that is a beeeautiful looking cuppa!

Shelley

Anna Claire said...

Congrats to Hank! He looks adorable!

I'm jealous of your coffee...NOBODY around my neck of the woods makes coffee that looks like that.

Jennie Englund said...

Hank looks so handsome-- and ready to go!

How was his first day?

No doubt, all the kids loved him.

Any time you want to cry into a mug, call me.

Anonymous said...

Ah, so cute! And the years go by so fast! Just wait until he heads off to college!

cc

Suzanne Young said...

Dude, do you live in a storybook cottage? Your front lawn is adorable!!!

And hooray for pretty coffee!

Corey Schwartz said...

Aw! My oldest started kindergarten last week. I bawled my eyes out after reading The Time Traveler's Wife, but no tears watching her get on the bus for the first time. Is something wrong with me?

Kimberly Derting said...

Do I have to come all the way to your house to get such a gorgeous cup of coffee??? I'm lucky if the Starbucks people get my order right at the drive-through!

And YAY for you and for Hank!!!! :)

Anne Spollen said...

He's really cute!

I followed the bus on the first day of my son's kindergarten -- and I wasn't the only mom who did that.

It's not really the kids who ever have trouble letting go...

Hardygirl said...

What a day!!!

And, whoa . . . I could stick my face in that coffee.

sf

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Carrie Harris said...

And now I'm hungry.

We had our first day of kindergarten a couple of weeks ago too. It was surprisingly non-traumatic for all involved.

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