Today my MIL & I took the boys to Toddler Time at our local library. I didn't realize they had this until just before Christmas, but Christmastime was too hectic to go. It went so well. It was a lot of fun and I am so glad we went. I was super happy it went well. Ethan is a little bit more shy socially than Lucas (gets that from me). If he's being shy or nervous, he'll usually cling to me or another relative. He seemed shy when we first got there and sat in Grandma's lap quietly. That was fine because we were seated in a circle for the half hour that it lasted. Lucas sat quietly/still for about 5 minutes then he was ready to get up and do his own thing. Luckily, we switched activities fairly quickly so his attention would be recaptured with each change. By the end of it, they were both smiling and enjoying themselves.
We got a song sheet when we got there and we got there right at starting time. It seems we just can't get anywhere early, although I should be really glad we were able to make it on time :)
We would sing a song, Ms. Shannon would then read a book, we'd sing a song, she'd read a book. Then we sang a song while looking at a pop up book. The real fun started when she busted out the parachute! It was like being in elementary gym again. The kids loved running underneath of it. And when I say kids, I mean everyone else's kids who ran under it. Mine seemed to just like watching the other kids. Lucas was pointing out the Elmo shirt when the parachute would fly up. The boys were most excited and intrigued by the bubbles. Ms. Shannon had a big bubble wand and walked around singing along with a song playing in the background blowing bubbles. The expressions on their faces and the pure excitement shining from their faces was priceless. Made my day! We finished off toddler time singing a song about a nap. Overall, it was a great time. In the children's section of the library there is a train set that was super cool. After storytime we, along with other kids from the class, spent some time mingling while playing with the train. I got to talk with a mom of a 15 month old girl. It was nice meeting another mom my age in my area. I'm hoping to gain a few mommy resources/acquaintances/friends from this. The one mommy I was talking to said they go every Wednesday so it would be nice to go regularly to get to know some of the other moms. I am really glad we went!
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