Maya and George before church
Maya has been asking me to take her to the church where her preschool is located so today I did. We went to the service and Maya was intrigued for about 20 minutes or so, which isn't too bad. She was interested initially because when she leaves preschool she often hears music coming from the sanctuary and wants to listen and today the music is what captivated her the most. She was amazed when the choir sang its first song and it was a perfect introduction for her because it started with just singers and then the organ and other instruments were added in later. Her eyes got bigger with each sound she heard. I liked the church for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that there are bags filled with paper, colored pencils, stamps, books and other things for kids to pick up before they enter the church. Maya did a pretty good job of staying busy during the service.
We've been babysitting this weekend, too. Maya's preschool has a stuffed monkey named George that gets passed around every weekend with different kids. This weekend was Maya's weekend to watch George so even though we have had a low key weekend, we've been trying to entertain George. He sat on airplane (as part of an event at Maya's school), went on a hike, met some of the other monkeys at our house, sold beans at the Alternative Gift Market, and went to church, of course. Tomorrow, he's headed to the library and maybe he'll help us make cookies to take with us for Thanksgiving.
George selling bean soup at the Alternative Gift Market at Maya's preschool.