Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ada's First Days of School

Two mornings this week, Ada put on her brand-new, toddler-sized backpack, loaded down with only a cup of water, and headed off for Kids Day Out.

The first day, drop off went great but she was a little tearful afterwards. It looked a little like this:








The second day, drop off was terrible, but all went very well after that.

The 4 hours (over two days) this afforded me allowed me to venture into a favorite local coffee shop, order a pumpkin latte, and write well over 2000 words of my novel during daylight. Alleluia!

Finally, we wind up this week with a cool and refreshing present from Gustav, now kinder and gentler than it was to our neighbors down near the Gulf.



11 comments:

RobMonroe said...

We're expecting Hana this weekend. Fun.

Love the sleeping picture!!

Sarahlynn said...

I hope you're far enough away that it causes no damage!

ccw said...

She looks so cute!

Sarahlynn said...

Thanks. :)

She is a hilarious kid.

Tracey said...

Oh I love the rain pics! How adorable are they?? :)

I'm with you on the pumpkin latte. I've had two already since discovering they're back...it's going to be an expensive fall!

Sarahlynn said...

It sure is! And you know the place I go, in Station Plaza? I think they make the best ones! In fact, I just set a scene in my novel there, I love it so much.

Sarahlynn said...

Tracey. It just occurred to me: you're local. Some friends and I have a monthly bookclub that meets there. If you're interested in hanging out with some women to drink coffee and talk about books (a little) one evening a month, drop me an email!

Tara Marie said...

Oh, I love 'singing in the rain' photographs. I'm so excited to hear about your daylight writing time.....

Sarahlynn said...

I love love love your photos. I wish I could capture my girls on "film" half as well as you do your children. :) I chased the girls around out there for an hour and got soaked, but no shots of both of them face-on!

Now I need to check out your blog to see how you're doing with Emma Sage at school! I can't imagine what that must feel like.

Tracey said...

Hi Saralynn!

Book club sounds really wonderful, I'd love to know more. I can't find your email address, don't know why I am inept in such a thing, but let me know how to reach you?

Tracey

Sarahlynn said...

Tracey, cool! Email me at ms_sarahlynn@yahoo.com and I'll email you back from my "real" email address (that I don't want to post here) with details. :)