Did I tell you that Loo Loo is a certified children’s yoga instructor now? We are super proud of her, and Jayna loves being her guinea pig for new poses! The non-profit that Loo works with is called Yoga Benefits Kids, which is working to increase awareness of healthy bodies in schools and other children’s programs. Last week, they had a camp in downtown Charleston that Loo helped work, and so Jayna got to go! She LOVED it! Not only did she learn new yoga poses, they also played games, did crafts and had a snack. All during three hours every day for a week! It was fabulous! And Millie loved getting some one-on-one time with Mama.
Most of the mornings, Loo took Jayna to camp, while Millie and I went to the gym and ran errands. But on Friday, Loo had to work, so I took Jayna downtown and then had three hours to kill while we waited for her. So, since we once again have a Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry membership (thanks to an awesome sponsor opportunity!), Millie and I decided to spend the morning there.
Usually, when we go there, we focus on Jayna. She loves to play in the grocery store, pirate ship and castle. Buuuuut, those are all a little advanced for Ms. Millie, who isn’t even walking yet….let alone wearing pirate costumes! So Friday was all about Amelia. We started out in the Water Play room. I set her up in a little smock, with a paintbrush and water. I attempted to help her draw lines on a wall, while taking pictures, while balancing myself at her level, and trying to prevent her from falling down too! Who says I can’t multi-task?
After tasting the paintbrush and Oh-So-Clean painting water, we decided to move over to the water table. Amelia was mesmerized by the “storm clouds” demonstrating the water cycle by “raining” down the mountain. And she loved running her little yellow car on the road. The problem was, she wasn’t quite tall enough to hold herself up AND play too!
Finally, we gave up and headed to the baby/toddler space. Ahhhhh! Much better! Once we arrived, Millie was a little skeptical of all the kids (and Mommies) in there. It was so crowded! But obviously a playground or something, as they all seemed to know each other.
But…..then Millie saw someone familiar…..
Hey! I know you…..
And from then on, Millie didn’t need me! She was off…crawling up ramps…
and up walls!
I tried to get her to play with some of the other babies there, but she was much more interested in these guys.
Peek A Boo!
We had a wonderful time playing! And when it was time to go pick up Jayna (and walk a mile in the heat to get there!), we both kind of felt like this!
What a great day!