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Cara Bambina - Good Girl at the Zoo

Cara bambina,

Thank you for being so good at the zoo today. You got to meet other babies, kids and parents and see all sorts of animals. You did get a little half hour nap on the way down to the zoo, but you missed your real nap because we were just too busy being at the zoo. But you were a really good girl the whole time!

The zoo itself was chaotic, being Memorial Day weekend and all, but even through the crowds and chaos, you did pretty well. And you let Mama and Daddy have a good time meeting and talking with the other parents and kids.

Grazie,
Mama

Today was the DC Area Meet Up, which was great! I will do a real write up about it in a few days, but I'm exhausted and brain dead, so I will have to do it later. Thank you to all who came. Sorry it was so crazy at the zoo and that parking was such a mess. Next time, and there will be a next time, I'm thinking maybe we do just a mommy (and possibly daddy) get together for dinner or lunch and drinks. Something where we can sit down and actually talk to each other!

Comments

Colleen said…
We had an excellent time, too! Gavin really enjoyed the animals and even Cooper finally saw an elephant and seemed a bit impressed. Thanks for coordinating it, especially since you have a lot going on right now! It was fun meeting the other gals and their families, and I was so tickled to meet you and your family face-to-face.
I look forward to the next meetup...and I'm all for moms-only or adults-only event (love my babies, but it is nice to have some quality adult time!).
karen said…
Glad you guys had a great time. But the Burgh moms had a better time. Because we rock.
Tranny Head said…
That sounds like you guys had fun! I'm half-deranged from the 3 year old's birthday party that SUmo and I attended today. *sigh*
Sharina said…
I'm sorry we missed you guys yesterday. We got there late and EVERYONE was wearing pink so I couldn't find you. Maybe next time. . .
La folle maman said…
Thanks again for planning the event! It was nice to meet everyone and I'd definitely go for a low-key event where we can chat more!

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