Monday, July 11, 2011

Coffee Date

The older my boys get, the more I realize how important it is to spend one-on-one time with them.

Telling stories.
Working through their struggles.

This morning, I took Lincoln to Starbucks and we had a coffee date together.

He skipped as we walked in. I could tell how special he felt and it melted me to see him wanting this time together as much as I did.

He had one request:

I want coffee toffee. In a tup - just wike Momma's.

We don't allow our already hyperactive children to have "toffee", so I ordered him a hot chocolate. But, it was utterly precious to watch him holding that cup and then looking around to see if the other people in Starbucks could see what a big boy he was.

Dwinking his toffee.


We talked.
He sipped.
He told me that he wanted to come back to "Starbox" tomorrow.

I loved my time with him. Every precious minute.

His joyful smile told me he loved it, too.

Maybe even as much as his toffee and chocowit donut.



  1. Oh, he is so precious! "Toffee" adorable. I can't wait to have toffee dates with my little one. :-)

    I love your blog. You are so fantastic at capturing little moments.

  2. I met you and Lincoln for the first time at "Starbox". Lincoln was just a darling bump making you look more than adorable as a mommy to be.

    Still thankful for the moment of meeting you both and for later meeting Lincoln while I held him in my arms.

  3. i loooove those pics of lincoln. so very sweet.