While visiting my parents in PA this past week, my Mom and I took Stephen to one of the schools she used to teach in and where I went to 4th and 5th grade; North Hills Elementary School. Some of the teachers in the building follow Stephen's story, so we wanted to stop by and say, "Hi!" It was a good thing too because it ended up being a really fun place to be! As we were standing in the hallway chatting, a whole classroom of 5th graders walked by in a single-file line and Stephen was fascinated by the all kids! He stood looking at them waving and saying "hi" and all the kids waved back saying "hi" and how cute he was. One little boy even remarked how cool Stephen's orange Nike sneakers were. It was just adorable! Stephen would have loved to have joined their class and spend the rest of the day with them.
And while we were at the school, he also got to see two big yellow school buses up close and personal. Stephen has a real fascination right now with all types of cars, trucks, trains, buses, bikes and planes. Basically, any form of transportation including tractors and fire trucks. I guess you could say all those classic boy things! And seeing those buses made his day for sure! At one point he even started singing the "the wheels of the bus" and doing the hand motions. It was so darn cute!
Here are some pictures of our "meet and greet" with the big yellow cheese wagon! And kind of a cool picture I snapped of Stephen climbing on a kidney shaped couch at the Art Institute where Mimi is currently teaching. He wasn't too cooperative during the visit to Mimi's new school, so I unfortunately didn't get any good pics there. I think he's just way more intrigued by the little kids at the elementary and not so intrigued by all the "big" kids at the college.