Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday
When I finished helping out with testing last week, I indulged myself with a stop by Imi's house. Imi and have a playdate every other Thursday while her mom helps out in her sister's kindergarten classroom. I take lots of pictures and we play! I realized on Tuesday that my commitment to help out with testing last week meant that I couldn't keep my playdate with Imi. And in two more weeks I will be in NY for Will's graduation, missing our next play date.
So after a half day of testing and a half day subbing in our Chinese classes, I stopped by to visit for a few minutes. I was surprised to discover that in the past ten days Imi has moved from tottering, hesitant steps to a confident walk. She recognizes me, has a big smile for me, and she talks nonstop.
But she no longer sits on my lap during church exploring the toys in my church bag. She roams up and down the pew, a perpetual motion machine. Yesterday, I couldn't resist grabbing her for a few moments. Her mom quickly tossed me a quiet book, and we squeezed in a few moments together. We snapped fabric shapes into place, named the colors of each shape, felt different textures, and moved the fish in and out of a train car before she slid down and was on the move again. I'm adding a few pics just to show you how quickly my friend Imi has moved from babyhood to quick crawler to confident toddler.
You can see why alternate Thursdays are so much fun for me!