Repticon - A Playdate!

The week after we got back from New Mexico was absolutely overwhelming! I had meetings with two new potential doula clients (one of which then went into labor - 1 hr of sleep in 37hrs!), Gwen was back to Monday/Wednesday night swim lessons (after a month and a half of having them on Sundays), there was a night out with friends to celebrate a big event in a friend's life, all my normal teaching (and class prep for the following week), went to yoga, plus the myriad of things that needed to be done to get back into the swing of things after being away for almost a week. I did about 8 loads of laundry, a few grocery trips, and did some baking. I didn't get around to vacuuming, and I have a lot more sorting to do. I absolutely needed more hours in at least a few of those days.

That said, the weekend after we got home and before the overwhelming week was a really lovely one! Saturday was much lazier (I desperately needed to sleep in), but Sunday we picked up one of Gwen's friends and headed to Repticon. Not your typical playdate, but a fun one for sure!

There were so many beautiful creatures there: multiple types of snakes, chameleons, geckos, and even sugar gliders (bears)!

The girls wanted to hold everything, and I can't blame them... I sort of did too!

Snakes are such beautiful creatures! It was a lot of fun to see Gwen get to interact with them, and great to see her interacting with a friend.

I'm excited to start helping Gwen see her friends outside of school more. She's definitely at the age when encouraging these friendships to deepen is important; plus its just really nice for her to have the extra companion around while still being with her family. Its nice for us too!

I'm looking forward to more playdates in the future. 


  1. Oh wow, that looks like so much fun! We love being able to pet and hold different animals. I am not sure I would do that big snake..that is so neat she wanted to! :)

  2. Wow, I'd like to hold everything as well! I agree - encouraging such friendships to deepen is important, whatever the age. Job Searching Mom Blog

    1. I held a bunch myself. Now I really want a lizard!

  3. What a fun play date! Our whole family would enjoy this!


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