Last Saturday, we were in for an incredible treat: an Epic Playdate, with activities led by some of the best-known parents in the blogosphere!
The invitation was mum on details, other than to show up at 9:00 am dressed for play, and all food and drink will be provided by Hyundai. We had the kids go to bed in activewear, as it would be an early start.
Tim and I woke up at 5:30 in the morning, carried the kids to the car, and set sail for Dos Pueblos Ranch in Goleta (20 minutes outside of Santa Barbara). The car ride up was refreshingly uneventful, given Emi's penchant for backseat barfing (we always travel with a bucket for this reason).
We had no idea what to expect, but our imaginations ran wild: will there be bass guitar lessons by Flea? Would jumping out of airplanes be involved? Would we represent different districts and have to slay each other in wilderness combat for a chance to eat lunch?
Luckily for us, it was none of the above (actually, the bass guitar lessons would have been cool). It was so low-key, all the activities were family-bonding-centric and easy to replicate at home, and most importantly, the kids had a BLAST! This is a small subset of what we experienced:
But wait! There was SO much more! Here is a slideshow of the rest:
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.