28 October 2012

Museum of Natural History Blogger Date

Exciting title, right?

 Today me and Megan from Our House of Pink had our very first blogger meetup!

She lives two hours away from me and was ever so kind as to make the entire drive my way. With three children. Under the age of five. And herself as the only adult.

Bless her heart.

We initially planned on going to the National Zoo but the weather called for rain and high winds so we made an alternate option and went to the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History in DC.

I was really excited to meet her and her three daughters, Kayla, Kyleigh and Kinsley. Megan and I have been blogger friends for about two years.

We found each other when we were pregnant with our baby girls. Her youngest daughter, Kinsley, is a month older than Natalie. Megan and I got to know each other through reading each other's blogs and we just clicked with one another.

I was really excited to meet her and her beautiful daughters who I've also gotten to know a lot about via blogging. I didn't feel like I was going to meet strangers and I wasn't nervous at all.

We walked around the exhibits and chitchatted, often tending to a cranky baby who didn't want to sit in their stroller, taking potty breaks and generally making sure not too much mischief was going on.

I absolutely adored her girls (how can you not?) and feel like I bonded with them as well. They are all so full of personality and just so easy to love. Natalie really liked them as well. She was really intrigued when she first saw Kinsley and wanted to touch and poke her. She giggled at Kayla and Kyleigh while they drank from a water fountain and they both began acting silly to make her laugh.

It was a bit hard to talk to Megan considering the noise level of our surroundings and the fact that we had four children between us. We got along well, which I expected, and I genuinely see a true friendship forming between us.

I'm happy with the way things went today and very much look forward to making future plans together.

Natalie grabbing Kinsely's hand. Or pinching her. Not sure which one. 

Four girls in front of the giant elephant. 

Kayla, photographer in training. 

Screaming baby in the poster on the wall, screaming baby in the stroller. 

"The hell's her problem?" 

Kyleigh, the snack thief. 

Sweet Kayla. I bribed her with a snack to take this picture. She agreed and then afterwards told me she wanted to take a picture in front of another showcase. After I took the second picture she said, "Yay, now I get another snack!" Such a little negotiator. :) 

Oh that angelic face! 

Baby girls who connected us. 

I think Natalie looks like she belongs more in their family with her hair color than mine! ;) 

10 Thoughts :

Kate @ Daffodils October 29, 2012 at 1:25 AM  

So fun!

Holly October 29, 2012 at 2:32 AM  

Aww! Adorable children! Looks like you had fun! :)

Organized Chaos October 29, 2012 at 6:46 AM  

This is awesome! I think it is a great way to spend the day and a very good idea for the kids! Whats even better is it shows that the work we put into our blogs does and can create friendships!

Stephanie October 29, 2012 at 8:48 AM  

How fun! I love blogger meetups and am so glad you got to meet a sweet family like this.

Shannon October 29, 2012 at 9:22 AM  

I think it's so cool when two bloggers I follow meet up.

I'm all "heeeeyyyy I know them". Okay - I'm weird.

Sarah October 29, 2012 at 10:07 AM  

Yeah for blogger playdates!

Megan October 29, 2012 at 10:50 AM  

Love all those pictures! And Natalie fits right in with them. :) I really had a great time and the drive was sooo worth it! Can't wait to see you two again!!!

marie October 29, 2012 at 11:49 AM  

I love taking the kids to Museums & they love it too. It's nice to go with friends so you can have 10 second conversations in between changing kids, catering to kids, feeding kids, watching kids etc.

Krista October 29, 2012 at 12:30 PM  

Glad you guys had a good meet-up! I knew it would go swimmingly. All the girls are so cute, it's nice to pics of them all together.

Happy Monday Sean!

Venassa October 29, 2012 at 2:49 PM  

Aww sounds like so much fun! Her girls are all adorable! And yours too, of course.