The Adoration of the Christ Child

The Adoration of the Christ Child
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Monday, January 28, 2013


Yesterday morning we visited St John's church on Crown Terrace, another Episcopal church in our Diocese and one we've been wanting to go to for a while. It was a great morning, with lovely warm people and lots of laughs, during church as well as afterward.

Part of our Sunday morning ritual now is that one of us walks with Adam some or all of the way to church, while the other takes the younger kids in the car. This was my Sunday, and as St John's starts at 11am and we had left in plenty of time, Adam and I took our chance to have a little Nero's coffee treat together before the service.

Adam picked the table and I went up to order. I asked for my usual and then if the barista could make me a "baby latte" for my son. So when I came back to the table with one normal cup and one little espresso cup filled with milky foam, I thought Adam might be pleased.

Pleased is an understatement!

First, he started by moving the cup and saucer closer to his edge of the table. Then he picked up the spoon and so delicately began to stir the "coffee." Then he set the spoon down and picked up his cup, ever so carefully.

He tested it for warmth, then swirled it a bit just like the pros. 

Note the precision pinkie placement and supporting side fingers! 

Swirling merrily again... 

Getting the last drops down. I love the chocolate mark on his nose too!

Absolutely fabulous. Not only did he drain the cup, he did it in absolute adult style--stirring, testing, swirling, sipping and smiling. I don't think anyone in that cafe enjoyed their "coffee" as much as Adam did. And I couldn't resist a few laughs taking the photos. 

All in all, a very merry Sunday. 


scott said...

This post is so awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.

Amy Holowaty said...

I will never look at my latte the same again! Sweet boy. This made me smile.

Amy, Andy and Ainsley Odle said...

I am smiling from ear to ear! Thank you so much, this made my day. Love that guy! The pictures are amazing too. The pinkie in the air is the best!

Mindy Price said...

What beautiful enjoyment Adam is showing of one of God's good gifts. Cutie! And how sweet that you and he got a date together! I know how much our kiddos treasure those along times with Mom or Dad!