Thursday, November 06, 2008

Historic Moments

So on the night that history was being made, a little wee milestone was happening on the home front as well.

I attended my very first Mommy Blogger Event. My coming out as a mommy blogger, shall we say. I was in blog heaven, and rendered almost speechless. To be in such fabulous company. I felt that I was crashing a "Better than a" Playdate.

Remember how I've been trying to hook up with the fabulous Don Mills Diva for months now, and we ran into each other totally out of the blue back in the early days of the fall? We had planned our get-together for this week, originally to meet up at her place. But then she forwarded an invitation to this evening for mommy bloggers and suggested that I meet up with her there. We got to bring our kids along, and double-bonus, there was WINE. Squeeeeeee!!!

She is so lovely in person. As I was saying to one of the ladies there that evening, when you "meet" someone through their blog, it's almost as if you skip past all the exterior "how do you do's" and the friendship and bonding comes that much more quickly.

It was an evening hosted by folks at Johnson's and took place at Glitter Pie, a cute little art studio for the little people set. The girlie was in heaven.

I was surprised that some of these ladies actually knew of me. I suppose that there are certain circles of blogs, so commenters are noted here and there. One of the first blogs I ever read as a mom was Her Bad Mother. Can I tell you how awestruck I was to meet her in person and see her adorable little baby boy, the cutest little cherub you're ever likely to meet?

So here I am with the DMD, Her Bad Mother, Mother Bumper , The Petit Gourmand, with a couple of the kids in tow. Girlie was playing in the rice box looking for treasures out front. Fun, fun, fun!!!

Also there but not pictured were Martinis for Milk (Nadine, who is a riot) and Maureen, creator of Wee-Welcome. (There was another lovely mom there, but I didn't catch her blog before she left). There were a couple of Dads there as well, but for G and me it was a lovely girls' night out.

When we said our goodbyes, I even got a sweet hug from Graham. Lovely boy, lovely mama.

I couldn't have thought of a better way to celebrate history in the making.


Kimmylyn said...

It sounds like you guys had a WONDERFUL time..

I am jealous..but you are going to BlogHer right?? RIGHT?? :)

Love your shirt BTW.. :)

Badness Jones said...

Sounds really fun! I wish I lived closer to Queen St, the Princess would LOVE that place!

April said...

Oh, how fun!

petite gourmand said...

It was so great to meet you as well.
What a fun place- I definitely need more glitter pie!

Sweet swag too huh?

Tara R. said...

Sounds like great fun! Seriously jealous though.

Kat said...

ACK! I'm so jealous!!!

Karen said...

How fun! I love bloggy get togethers. And it's awesome that they had activities to keep the kids occupied and happy.

Momisodes said...

Wow! What a fabulous bloggy event! Sounds like it was a great time and you met with some wonderful bloggers :)

I think it's amazing to see their children as well. When I went to BlogHer, there were practically no kids there, but it would have been awesome to meet them too.

Don Mills Diva said...

It WAS really fun, wasn't it? Hopefully we can do it again soon and I will wear something that doesn't make me look so heavy in photos...:-)

C said...

I am soooooooooo freaking jealous!! :) You got to meet Don Mills Diva!!!

Looks like a fantastic time was had by all. Karen, you've truly turned into the Belle of the Blog!

I'm in Toronto...couldn't you gals have changed the venue to Mount Sinai Hospital? LOL! J/K

Chat soon, girlfriend! XO

C said...

P.S. Love the photos of the kids! Looks like they had just as much fun as their moms did! Future blog buddies in the making perhaps? ;)

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Yay for bloggie get-togethers! Looks like it was a GREAT time!

Cherry said...

I still very happily remember meeting my first blog buddy. I totally agree with the instant friendship. I attribute it to the honesty and openness out here. Of course it's not everywhere out here, but it's pretty easy to tell.

Yay to cool bloggers!


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