Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to School Bash

No worries, Virginia isn't heading off to school just yet. The Central Piedmont Mommies threw a Back to School Bash at Dorton Park in Concord on Monday. I hadn't planned on going since a) Virginia is not going back to school and b) Reiggin was at work so I couldn't get the car. 

But that wild hair of mine got the best of me again. I decided last second to email Brandy, one of the mommies on the site that I have met a few times now. I emailed and asked her if she had room and didn't mind if she would give Virginia and myself a ride. I figured I could be a helping hand and set up. Also I knew it was at a park so I figured Virginia could go play and stay out of the way of any of the games meant for the big kids. Luckily, Brandy is awesome and agreed to come pick us up. Now the kicker was that she would be at our apartment within 15 minutes. So I had 15 minutes to take a shower, get dressed, and get Virginia ready. I don't think Virginia and myself have ever gotten ready so fast in my life. I managed to take a shower, blow dry my hair a little and throw it up in a pony tail, throw clothes on Virginia, and then fill her diaper bag full to rush down the stairs with the extra car seat to keep an eye out for Brandy. 



Once I got the car seat in Brandy's van and jumped in the front seat, we were on the road to the party. I am sure Virginia was quite confused at what was going on. Since one minute she is watching Dora the Explorer and the next minute, Mom is running around like a crazy woman and dragging her out the door to jump in a van full of little boys. But I do know Virginia was fascinated by the fact Brandy had TV's in her van. The kids watched Alvin and the Chipmunks as we headed to the park. Virginia will be so disappointed when she gets back in our Mazda and doesn't have a TV to watch on the road.



The party was a blast and I got to meet some more moms. Virginia had tons of fun playing on the playground, hula hooping, coloring, and eating popsicles. But I couldn't help but laughing at a pattern I am noticing. At every play group or outing, I notice that there is always one little kid that attaches on to Virginia. I believe they think she is just one big baby doll. This party was no different; there was one little girl and boy that were having so much fun playing with Virginia. They tried so hard to give Virginia hugs and hold her hand, but Virginia was having none of it. Virginia would run, cry, and hide behind my leg each time the girl and boy would come and try to play or help her up the playground equipment. I just couldn't help but laugh and feel bad for the boy and girl. But they didn't mind and just kept on playing. 



After the party, Virginia and myself played a little longer as we waited for Reiggin to get off work and come pick us up. This park was great; it had so many playgrounds and swings. I believe Virginia would have stayed all day and night if I allowed her. But I was happy to see Reiggin, because two and a half hours at the park is long enough for me. 

We headed back home to recover from our busy day and have dinner. Then off to bed we went. Tomorrow, I get to head down to Gastonia to meet up with my good friends Katie and Susan! I can't wait and I am sure I will have tons of photos to share with you guys tomorrow.













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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to School Bash


No worries, Virginia isn't heading off to school just yet. The Central Piedmont Mommies threw a Back to School Bash at Dorton Park in Concord on Monday. I hadn't planned on going since a) Virginia is not going back to school and b) Reiggin was at work so I couldn't get the car. 

But that wild hair of mine got the best of me again. I decided last second to email Brandy, one of the mommies on the site that I have met a few times now. I emailed and asked her if she had room and didn't mind if she would give Virginia and myself a ride. I figured I could be a helping hand and set up. Also I knew it was at a park so I figured Virginia could go play and stay out of the way of any of the games meant for the big kids. Luckily, Brandy is awesome and agreed to come pick us up. Now the kicker was that she would be at our apartment within 15 minutes. So I had 15 minutes to take a shower, get dressed, and get Virginia ready. I don't think Virginia and myself have ever gotten ready so fast in my life. I managed to take a shower, blow dry my hair a little and throw it up in a pony tail, throw clothes on Virginia, and then fill her diaper bag full to rush down the stairs with the extra car seat to keep an eye out for Brandy. 



Once I got the car seat in Brandy's van and jumped in the front seat, we were on the road to the party. I am sure Virginia was quite confused at what was going on. Since one minute she is watching Dora the Explorer and the next minute, Mom is running around like a crazy woman and dragging her out the door to jump in a van full of little boys. But I do know Virginia was fascinated by the fact Brandy had TV's in her van. The kids watched Alvin and the Chipmunks as we headed to the park. Virginia will be so disappointed when she gets back in our Mazda and doesn't have a TV to watch on the road.



The party was a blast and I got to meet some more moms. Virginia had tons of fun playing on the playground, hula hooping, coloring, and eating popsicles. But I couldn't help but laughing at a pattern I am noticing. At every play group or outing, I notice that there is always one little kid that attaches on to Virginia. I believe they think she is just one big baby doll. This party was no different; there was one little girl and boy that were having so much fun playing with Virginia. They tried so hard to give Virginia hugs and hold her hand, but Virginia was having none of it. Virginia would run, cry, and hide behind my leg each time the girl and boy would come and try to play or help her up the playground equipment. I just couldn't help but laugh and feel bad for the boy and girl. But they didn't mind and just kept on playing. 



After the party, Virginia and myself played a little longer as we waited for Reiggin to get off work and come pick us up. This park was great; it had so many playgrounds and swings. I believe Virginia would have stayed all day and night if I allowed her. But I was happy to see Reiggin, because two and a half hours at the park is long enough for me. 

We headed back home to recover from our busy day and have dinner. Then off to bed we went. Tomorrow, I get to head down to Gastonia to meet up with my good friends Katie and Susan! I can't wait and I am sure I will have tons of photos to share with you guys tomorrow.













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