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  1. Mrs. Stroller

    blogger / nectarine / 2010 posts

    Wonderful! We decided against swim lessons and will be doing music on Mondays instead. Nap is at noon so we're free all morning!

  2. littlek

    GOLD / squash / 13576 posts

    Here's a list of a bunch of playgrounds in the area.. some one on FB posted it..


  3. erwoo

    pomegranate / 3053 posts

    Have any of you been to Meadow Lane Park? It's near downtown Vienna, VA. It's one of my favorite playgrounds to go to. It's nice to go to when the weather's nice b/c it's outdoors and they have play structures, sandbox, merry-go-round, swings (infant ones included), and TONS of toys (ride on cars, tricycles, trucks, kitchens, etc.) to play with. And it's gated. There are also picnic tables and restrooms.

  4. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    @erwoo: that park sounds perfect!!! You had me at gated!

    What do you all think? Is Vienna doable? It's right off the Nutley Street exit on 66 (near the Vienna metro).

  5. edelweiss

    grapefruit / 4923 posts

    meadow lane park is totally doable for me!

    @erwoo: i drive by it all the time and have been excited for the opportunity to take LO there!

  6. CarrieLouWho

    persimmon / 1408 posts

    It's about 2 hours for me, but I'm going to do my best to make it!!!

  7. littlek

    GOLD / squash / 13576 posts

    Works for me

  8. erwoo

    pomegranate / 3053 posts

    @Mrs. Cowgirl: the only area that is not gated is the entrance but it is otherwise. Also, the entrance has a relatively long path so it won't be too hard to spot a kid leaving the playground. I'm excited to go bc it's been a while. My oldest loves it there!

  9. erwoo

    pomegranate / 3053 posts

    @edelweiss: Hope you'll like it as much as we do! It's fully shaded in the Summer time so it's a nice place to go then too. Hard to find fully shaded playgrounds around here! Although, I doubt there will be much leaves at the end of April though. Hope it's not too chilly then.

  10. su9su9

    cherry / 204 posts

    Just catching up on this thread and want to say that Meadow Lane Park is doable for me too. Looking forward in meeting everyone.

  11. Lozza

    pear / 1837 posts

    Oh man, how did I miss this thread??

    I'm probably out if it's Vienna on April 27 (I live in Hyattsville, so Vienna is kind of a trek, plus April 27 is actually Maryland Day at UMD College Park, which is actually an awesome outing for kids... less so for the under 2 crowd (though there's still plenty to catch their attention- we took LO last year when he was a year old) and I'm psyched about going again this year!)

    But I'd love to do more stuff with y'all this summer- we could hit up the zoo, the Building Museum, or have a picnic on the Mall...

  12. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    @Lozza: aww, bummer! we'll have to do a maryland area meet-up, too. how close are you to montgomery county? we went to wheaton regional park this past weekend and it was AMAZING!

  13. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    @Pancakes: @sweetooth: @Weagle: @su9su9: @erwoo: @CarrieLouWho: @edelweiss: @Mrs. Stroller: @littlek:
    Hey, friends! Just checking in to make sure that Saturday, April 27 at Meadow Lane Park still works for you! What time would be best for everyone? CB is no longer napping, so we are good at any time. I was thinking maybe around 10am? And if people want to pack a lunch, they can stick around for a little picnic?

    I can't wait to meet/see everyone!

  14. duckduckkristen

    clementine / 959 posts

    @Mrs. Cowgirl: I live about 15 minutes from there and we love to take LO for walks there!

  15. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    @duckduckkristen: did you guys move?? i thought you were in MD? we're only 10-15 minutes from there!

  16. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    @duckduckkristen: oh, wait. duh. i'm guessing you meant the wheaton park? haha!

  17. duckduckkristen

    clementine / 959 posts

    @Mrs. Cowgirl: 15 minutes from Wheaton regional park!

  18. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    @duckduckkristen: CB was in HEAVEN in their big sand pit. and he was in awe of the big kids' playground...i really wanted to go down those gigantic slides myself!

  19. littlek

    GOLD / squash / 13576 posts

    @Mrs. Cowgirl: I'm in

  20. duckduckkristen

    clementine / 959 posts

    @Mrs. Cowgirl: did you check out Brookside gardens next door? It's beautiful!

  21. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    @duckduckkristen: no! i didn't even know! we went to the trolley museum in colesville. it was just "meh," but the kids had fun!

  22. Weagle

    coconut / 8498 posts

    @Mrs. Cowgirl: Unfortunately, I think we'll have to miss this time. I'll see how LO is doing closer to the date. We also live in PG County, so it's quite a hike too. I would love a MoCo or DC meetup one day!

  23. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    I think I'm a tentative yes I've changed my status from TTC to currently pregnant! So I could learn a lot from you local moms But it's still so early - that's why I'm tentative. I just need to see that heartbeat to really feel like this is real. After 20 months of trying and 3 IUIs, I'm cautiously optimistic, but SOOO ready to join in on the fun

  24. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    @sweetooth: oh my goodness!!! Congrats!! Hope to see you and congratulate you in person soon!

  25. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    @Mrs. Cowgirl: Thank you! I'll let you know for sure if I'll be there. I wouldn't want to get any crazy looks from the moms and dads, since I'll be the one person showing up without any kids on the playground.

  26. Lozza

    pear / 1837 posts

    I'm probably out for the 27th, but I'd love to do another meetup sometime- Wheaton Park works great for us, as does pretty much any location in the district.

    @Weagle: If you want something closer on the 27th, check out Maryland Day at UMD College Park- we'll be there!

  27. littlek

    GOLD / squash / 13576 posts

    Did we decide on a time?

  28. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    @littlek: how does 10 am work for everyone?

  29. su9su9

    cherry / 204 posts

    @Mrs. Cowgirl: 10am works!

  30. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    @littlek: @su9su9: @sweetooth: @erwoo: @Mrs. Stroller: @CarrieLouWho: @edelweiss: @Pancakes:
    hey, everyone! we're really looking forward to this saturday's playdate at the park! here is the address and info: http://www.viennava.gov/Facilities.aspx?Page=detail&RID=2

    CB and i won't be able to do a picnic lunch anymore because we have a friend coming into town now that afternoon, but we will be there from 10 til 12ish!

    i've posted our pics on the blog too many times, but here's a recent shot of us just in case, so you know who to look for. please post pics of yourselves, too, if you can!

  31. 78h2o

    grapefruit / 4441 posts

    I live north of Baltimore but would be up for a meetup another time. Unfortunately we have family visiting in the 27th.

  32. littlek

    GOLD / squash / 13576 posts

    here is B and I... we will be there about 10:30 because B has swim lessons...

  33. erwoo

    pomegranate / 3053 posts

    @Mrs. Cowgirl: Looking forward to meeting you all! 10 AM works for us too. Also, we probably won't stay for a picnic lunch either b/c we have to head back to have lunch with the family. Here we are. Not sure if I'm going to bring my youngest yet. But there he is at 9 months (he's 12 months now).

  34. edelweiss

    grapefruit / 4923 posts

    i can be there around 10, although i'm not sure i'll be able to bring LO because he got sick at his first week of daycare but i'm excited to see you guys anyway!

  35. sweetooth

    nectarine / 2705 posts

    This nausea I'm battling is making my days a little unpredictable at the moment. I would love to meet you all - but I think I'll have to wait until I'm a little further along in this pregnancy. Have a great time this weekend!

  36. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    excited to see everyone tomorrow!

  37. Mrs. Jacks

    blogger / pineapple / 12381 posts

    Darn, I'll be there May 2-May7th.

  38. edelweiss

    grapefruit / 4923 posts

    @Mrs. Cowgirl: @erwoo: it was great to meet you and your LOs today! thanks so much for organizing mrs. cowgirl. also, you two made wegman's sound like such a good option that we ditched the bakeshop idea and went to wegman's instead and totally loaded up on cake and donuts! here's to a healthy dinner. hope your LOs had a good time and that we can get together again soon!

  39. erwoo

    pomegranate / 3053 posts

    @Mrs. Cowgirl: @edelweiss: It was so great to meet both of you too! We'll have to do this again before we move. Wegmans is so awesome. I love that place! Nicholas likes to ride their "shopping cart car." I usually go there once a week mostly for their organic stuff b/c the Fairfax location has a good selection of organic veggies and all in one area. Your dinner sounds so yummy! I usually have to resist their donuts but can never walk out without getting two of them.

  40. Mrs. Cowgirl

    blogger / nectarine / 2687 posts

    @erwoo: @edelweiss: so lovely meeting you both! We had so much fun and will definitely have to try to meet up again before September!

    I went on a late night (ie 8:45 ) Wegmans run with my friend who is visiting. She loves that place and it's such a treat because she doesn't have any near her in NJ!

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