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A Weekend Visit with my Bloggy Friends!

Jorje and Dionna "NIP"

A few weeks ago I got to hang out with some of my bloggy friends: Dionna of Codename: Mama, Jorje of Momma Jorje and Amy of Presence Parenting!

Jorje stayed over our house- I really love having company over and Jorje’s family were such easy and pleasant guests!  Sasha and Cooper are the same age and Jorje’s older daughter and Hannah are friends so our families are pretty well matched for hanging out together.

On Saturday we went to Dickerson Zoo.  We hadn’t been there before, but it was “dollar day” and we wanted to take advantage of that!  I ended up only paying two dollars for my kids because Jorje had a membership thingy.  Good deal!  We met up with Dionna and family and I just had to get a picture of the double “nursing in public” moment!

Because it was “family day” there were a ton of signs and booths talking about crib sleeping and other practices that were the opposite of the way all three of us parent our children.  It was funny!

Later on we met Amy at the park for a cookout.  The weather looked iffy but we decided to risk it and it ended up being perfect.  Overcast and cool, but no rain.  At one point it rained spiders from the tree I was sitting under and I am quite proud that I didn’t shriek like a lunatic when baby spiders started crawling into my bra.  The kids had a fantastic time playing while the parents chatted and I got the chance to do some belly henna for Amy.

Pretty belly henna!

The next day, Dionna came over to hang with us while her husband took their son to a ballgame.

I was worried about what to make for our “brunch” because it had to be dairy free….  I haven’t been dairy free for at least a year and I had forgotten that dairy is in so many things!

I made my yummy chocolate avocado dip, spinach quiche for Jorje (not dairy free, but Jorje LOVES quiche) and roasted veggies over quinoa salad that Dionna brought.

We nibbled while Dionna knitted and at one point all three of us nursed our little ones.  It was very fitting for a “Natural Parents Network” member visit.  We got some great pictures of the littles, I even have one of Cooper passed out on the floor between my feet.  He played until he dropped!  He still misses Sasha and keeps talking about when “Sasha lives with us again”.

Nursing my toddler

The next day everyone headed back to their own homes and life got back to normal.  I miss them and hope we can do this again too!  I feel very lucky that I live close enough to visit with my online mama friends!  James says we’ll have to go back up to Kansas City and pay Dionna a visit soon!

Check out the other posts about our visit!

CodeName: Mama

Presence Parenting

Momma Jorje

 

7 Responses to A Weekend Visit with my Bloggy Friends!

  1. Sounded like you had a lot of fun…Love the Henna on the belly. Pretty. Ya I am not crazy about spiders eiother and I would have yelled like lunatic. :) Have a great day.

    Stevie

  2. Sounds like a great visit. I have to admit, though, that I’m more than a little bit freaked by spiders. They are way high on my list of “if I see you, I’ll kill you” things.

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