Wow. That’s all I can say.

And THANK YOU. To the 100 of you that came out to play with us at Great Kids Village in Columbia on Saturday for our first play date. We had a blast! And loved meeting all of you.

We got to rock climb in outer space, slide down a tractor, play in a giant sand room, dress up like princesses, groove in a GKV Kid’s Rock dance class, jump in a ball pit, much on cookies (thanks Mom and Mary), raffle off some fabulous prizes from Ellie Bellie Kids and JSK Communications, and so much more.

A very special thanks to Andrew and Paula Ross, owners of Great Kids Village, for being such great hosts and providing drink boxes and much needed coffee.

And a very, very special shout out to all of our goodie bag partners. Our play date guests left with some fantastic swag thanks to all of you! Did you know that all of our goodie bag partners are LOCAL, parent-run businesses or non-profits? So if you had a great time at our play date, give ’em some love!

wee chic – a baby boutique
Baltimore’s newest hotspot for modern clothing and gifts for moms to be, babies, and children from birth to size 8. Find Wee Chic on facebook

lil blu dragonfly photography
Jennie Sjursen is the creative talent behind lil blu dragonfly. She is an amazing photographer specializing in child and lifestyle portraiture. Find Jennie on facebook

irvine nature center
Irvine Nature Center is a non-profit organization, offering environmental and natural science programs to children and adults. Find Irvine Nature Center on facebook

baltimore mommies offers a simple way to connect with local moms for friendship, support and fun. Find Baltimore Mommies on facebook

A whole lotta fun for the itty bitty ones! Online educational games, smart phone apps and iPad amusement for the pint size crowd. Find Kneebouncers on facebook

tz burps!
TZ Burps- a great place to get homemade products for children made by a mom. Makes a great gift! Find TZ Burps! on facebook

Rileyroos are perfect for little feet! Soft, yet durable, they promote the proper development of the foot while protecting it from heel to toe. Find Rileyroos on facebook

ellie bellie kids
Ellie Bellie Kids is classic play for the modern child. They make toys and gear for kids that nurture creativity & independent play. Find Ellie Bellie Kids on facebook

Milkshake creates great rock music for kids. They have won over kids without compromising songcraft, stagecraft or their authentic rock&roll.; Find Milkshake on facebook

Your playground for great family values. Each day Certifikid will feature a single, unbeatable deal geared to families in the Greater DC & Baltimore. Find Certifikid on facebook

stories by hand
Stories By Hand provides interactive, high-energy performances and classes introducing basic American Sign Language. Find Stories by Hand on facebook

We’re working on a video of Saturday’s fun! So if you were there, please send your pics to [email protected] or post them on our facebook wall!

Would love for you to share your favorite play date moment or how you took advantage of the swag, too. Just leave a comment!

Thanks everyone! We’ll be announcing our next play date soon and can’t wait to see you all again.