Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Toddler Thanksgiving

I've been really blessed this past year to become friends with some incredible women bloggers in the St. Louis area.  We've had a couple dinners together over the last few months and they always feel so warm and friendly - like we've all known each other forever.  One of the great things about being friends with other bloggers is that they "get" the whole blogging thing - the love of comments, the delicate balance of how much of your life to put out there and what to keep private, the love of writing and creativity, the fear of feeling like you've sold out.  Things only bloggers worry about.  Our conversations span the range of how we met our husbands, to our struggles with infertility, to baby food, to how to get sponsorship on our blogs.  

A handful of these amazing women were pregnant all around the same time I was pregnant with Mac, and while I didn't have a chance to meet them (and their little ones) until this year, I feel like we've been together now since the beginning.  Our kids are all around the same age, some within weeks/days of each other (Alyssa checked out of our hospital on the day I checked in).    We've helped each other through sleep issues, food allergies, travel questions, toy choices and everything in between.  It's been an honor and a privilege to be able to call these women friends and to know that they "get it."  

This past weekend, one of my favorite bloggers, Alyssa from My Husband's Watching TV While I'm Watching the Baby, hosted a Toddler Thanksgiving for all the kids.  She made a turkey and cranberry salad and had crafts, games and toys available for the littles.  Her decorations were amazing and made us feel so welcome.  We all brought a dish and the food was outstanding!  It was so much fun to finally meet all the kids and great to watch them play together so well.  There were minimal fights over toys, they loved running up and down the hallway and dancing in AR's room.  You can check out Alyssa's post (here) to see all the incredible decorations, food and crafts she did.   We had a blast.  

 Thank you again, Alyssa and AR for being such wonderful hostesses.  
We can't wait to do it again next year! 

You can check out the other bloggers on their sites:
Meg from Meg In Training
Alyssa from My Husband's Watching TV While I'm Watching the Baby

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for coming! I'm still recovering-lol!

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  2. Next year can I tag along? I say this ALL THE TIME, but it kills me how much Mac looks like you. It probably gets me so much because you're my bestie and he looks like my bestie which makes me love him even more.

    Or, something that makes me sound less like Crazy Aunt and more like Fun Aunt Who Lives In Europe.

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  3. Such cute little turkeys!! Looks like everyone had so much fun. :)

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  4. So fun!! I wish I lived near you so we could get together!! :) I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving!

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  5. Oh. Em. Geeeeee!!!! Look at all that baby fat cheek goodness!! I could eat them all up!!! Okay, aside from sounding a tad creepy there, how adorable is this?! I wish I lived closer to all my blogger mommy friends - fun!!

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  6. You take the absolute best pics! So glad to be part of our little mom's group. :)

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  7. Thanks for the great pics of the kiddos and it was great to finally meet Mac and see you again!

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  8. This looks like so much fun! And, how cute are all those littles?!

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  9. That looks like so much fun! So cool to have friends with children the same age!

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  10. I just love the pics! You capture something that I never can. :-)

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  11. How fun!! These photos are so great!! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Super jealous that you have "real life" blog friends! And toddler Thanksgiving?! How adorable!!!

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  13. How fun! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving pretty lady!

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  14. what a fun get together!! I love all the cute babies in their thanksgiving attire! so fun you have a local blogging community! any tips on how to set that up?

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  15. what an adorable idea! I'm going to check out her blog : )

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  16. Hey, I know some of those STL babies and moms!! Such a small world, and what a fun little event.

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