Thursday, May 4, 2017

Exploring with Charlie | Story Time.

...introducing what I hope will become a very regular feature here - tales of exploring Atlanta with Charlie. Yesterday was our first one-on-one time since he moved. I researched the local library* offerings and the Wednesday morning story time was highly recommended.

I picked him up just before 10 am and after a somewhat mad search for his glasses, he settled on his mom's. How wonderful to have him back in the back seat again!

We got to the library early enough for him to choose - and me to read - a few books before story time started. I noticed that the shelves weren't as low and the selection wasn't as broad as "my" library, but he didn't seem to mind.

Once we moved to the room for story time, he got really shy (honestly, me too - it was packed ... with strangers).

but the woman who read (and sang, and quieted, comforted, cajoled and generally kept a room full of babies, toddlers and all their caregivers happy) was a wonder. The 40 minutes passed quickly and ended with stickers. Charlie was a most happy camper.

Which bode well for taking a "good" photo outside.

We had lunch at a local diner. The waitress complimented Charlie on his good manners and that made me smile. but watching him watch all the people (and enjoy his lunch) was even better.

He fell asleep in the car on the way back to his house (just a little over a 10 minute ride) but woke up to put the leftovers into the fridge. I kissed him goodbye and headed home.

We spent a little over three hours together and it was perfect. A great beginning!

*We still all live in the same county, so we share the same library (yay! Charlie doesn't need a different card and I can checkout books there, too) and his local branch is only two miles from his house. I LOVE seeing directions that predict "less than 5 minutes" to my destination!

9 comments:

  1. Exploring Charlie's new "neighborhood" should be lots of fun for both of you . OK Cafe 👍🏻😋

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  2. Yay!!!! This makes me so happy, Mary! And, I simply love the library! It is nice to know they have an awesome one in their neighborhood!

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  3. This looks like a successful exploration, and a good way for both of you to get to know the new neighborhood. Wishing you many more fun adventures together!

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  4. Sounds like you and Charlie had a great day. I'm so glad your first choice of things to do was to visit the local branch of the library!

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  5. What a great way for you and Charlie to explore his new stomping grounds! XO

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  6. What fun! Always, the LIBRARY to the rescue ;-)). And stickers! Winner every time. So happy you both had a delightful day and we got to see Charlie again. He seems to have grown in these past few weeks...
    Looking forward to y/our next adventure.
    Cheers~

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  7. You quickly figured out how to get back into the swing of things. You and Charlie will enjoy adventuring in a new neighborhood!

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  8. Sounds like a lovely new routine!

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  9. Oh, how fun!! I can wait to hear about all of your explorations & discoveries!

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