That's right, my friends, Ella went to the big girl story hour today. This entails her going to the library and hanging out at story hour for an entire hour ALL BY HERSELF. I was a little worried about how she would do because she's been a little tantrum-y lately (to say the least). But, as always, I prepped her for what would happen a few times this week by letting her know that she would be going to hang out with Miss Lori, it would be fun, Lukie and I would be going to run some errands, etc to let her know that she would be doing this all by herself. She did wonderful! We got to the library a couple minutes early so she could put on her name tag and play a little bit first. I took her in to the story hour room and told her to pick a spot on the rug. She sat down and told me goodbye, gave me a kiss, then gave Lukie a kiss and off we went. I told her I was running some errands but in all reality I was just sitting outside the room in the play area with Luke playing with toys. I peeked in the window a couple times to check on her and she was playing and having a great time dancing around with the other kids. Miss Lori said she did great and grew up a lot over the summer.
Lukie didn't know what to do with his new found freedom from his sister. He played in the play area but every once in a while would look around for Ella. He kept trying to climb up on one of the Daddys and chew on his arm so I eventually took him upstairs to look at magazines.