Monday, December 3, 2012

Story Time at the Library of Congress

She looks oh so tiny next to the gorgeous stone building of the Library of Congress
 (Jefferson Building).
First of all, how cool is that?! To be able to attend a weekly story time just for little ones from 0-3 years old at the Library of Congress?!! 
It was amazing and I loved watching how much Taryn enjoyed every second. The leading lady was great, the songs were fun, play time was hilariously crazy and just as fun. Each child had a name tag and was recognized multiple times during songs and little activities. 
I felt such a strong bond with Taryn as we wiggled out feet, made twinkle stars with our hands, and jumped up and down together. Her smile and laughter warmed my heart so much. It's those special mother-daughter connections that we get to make each day that will be implanted in my memory forever.
 Taryn instantly responded to "The Clean Up Song" from Barney & Friends as playtime came to a close. (Thanks to Nursery at church each Sunday & Mommy who sing it over and over and over again during the week!) And instantly fell in love with an Elmo doll the second we walked in the door.
One of the best parts was being able to sit next to our friends Paige & Ada and enjoy the story & singing time with them. Afterwards, we headed outside, sat on the grass and chatted while our two little girls ran around in the shrubbery eating snacks together.
It was such a simple but yet such a great way to start our weekend. I just can't believe that it's been on my "To-Do" list since the first weeks we moved here and I am just getting to it now! I know there will be much more twinkle star hands & Elmo hugging in the future.

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