Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Bloggy Arboretum Meet Up!

Today the kids and I met Tracey and her kids at the Arboretum that was half way between her house and ours. Our kids hit it off right away, as did we! I really enjoyed talking to her and the time went by so fast. We had BEAUTIFUL weather and FANTASTIC company! Tracey is just as sweet and funny in person as she is on her blog. It was really fun to see her blog come to life today!
Red and Corinne playing by the water, aren't they sweet?
Us watching the kids and taking a break from talking to take a picture :)
We did have a little scare right at the beginning where we couldn't find Red for about 5 minutes then all was right with the world. Her kids all had yellow on and so did Red and then Monkey and GG wore blue. Next time we talked about calling each other first and having all the kids wear the same color! We decided that lunch time was the prefect time to get pictures of all of us because the kids were contained in one spot.
This is the whole group of us on our "field trip".

GG and Justin being goofy! They had a lot of fun with each other and were also joking with each other about not knowing the other ones name. They both kept forgetting :)

All the kids...
Our kids tended to gravitate towards anything and everything water. They were soaked. They also got in trouble for playing in the sprinkler apparently it was just to water the grass and plants not our children. I was happy that at lunch I took Red's underwear off and let them dry so that he could wear dry underwear on the way home.

The two littlest were in their strollers for this picture but Corinne was just as wet as the rest of them!
But I have to say that the two funniest pictures were after we left them. Red was so tired, at one point he even asked Tracey if he could go in her stroller that was empty at the time because he was "so tired." The kids didn't want to leave their new found friends and so I bribed them with a sucker in the van if they would cooperate with me and walk to the van. About five minutes in the our trip I turned and saw this....
He was still awake and sucking the sucker but he had his eyes closed while doing it. THEN about 5 minutes after that this is what I saw...
He was completely passed out! I took these while driving and I was so happy that I got good pictures because I wasn't looking at the camera when I snapped them...I was driving :)

11 comments:

The Diva's Thoughts said...

That last picture is priceless!!!!

Tracey said...

You beat me to the post! I have the pictures uploaded and now I just need a chance to type a bit.

I didn't know you bribed them with suckers!! That's a stitch. The kids had a really great time. I definitely want to get together again! :)

nikki said...

Oh, I love the last photo! Sounds like everyone had a great time!

Kari said...

Sounds like a fun day! Bloggy meet-ups are fun-hopefully we'll get to have one someday!

Kathryn said...

How nice to have a bloggy friend in the area! It looks like you had a blast. I love all the pictures. The last one is hilarious! :)

Fuschia said...

How fun! Taking pictures while driving? So glad you did ;)

Thank you so much for the input on my questions. It was very helpful!

Kristin said...

Hilarious! Glad you all had a great visit:)

MyUtopia said...

What fun!

sarahgrace said...

Those last two are classic! Ha ha ha!

mommy2twinkies-Deb said...

So cute! I love it! Wish I could meet you too... I'm too far away!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Looks like a great time!