How about an opportunity to go hang out at the Zoo with your family AND see friends along the way? When Verizon hosted their Moto Zoo Event this month and asked me to tag along, I was pumped! My kids don't EVER pass down a chance to run around and see the animals, and the fact that we went after normal business hours made them feel all sorts of cool.
We started our evening with the train and Reese told everyone behind her, "It's my BIRTHDAY!" [It wasn't. Her birthday was still two weeks away...] Then my husband and I tried to keep up [we barely could] while they ran to see the new tiny penguins. We casually led the kids to the Gheens Room where the event was being hosted and we were welcomed with food, an open bar and some cute Verizon hosted games like a bean-bag-toss.
There were kids running around galore and any opportunity we can get to socialize our own children [who have been blessed with an in-home nanny their whole lives], we try to! I also ran in to a few friends I hadn't seen in years AND I got to meet my sweet blogging friend Danielle, who helped host the whole thing! [If you don't yet follow her, you need to. She's super stylish, hilarious AND both of us have a daughter named Reese! Oh, and my kids were instantly obsessed with her, so there's that.]
After the crowd enjoyed their food and drinks and mingling, the Zoo brought out a few animals and the room instantly quieted. There was a little chinchilla [adorable!] and a hedgehog. Pierson and Reese were amazed and it was a really sweet moment for me to watch Pierson [who I think is our current biggest animal lover, he takes after his mama], hold out his hands and follow directions really well.
A special thanks to Verizon for putting on this event! They had their new Motorola Z Force phone there for us to try, as well as speakers and an awesome projector. They used the projector to show the kids some cartoons and the quality was insanely clear. [The cartoon was also super helpful because for my very energetic and social children, they sat and ate for a solid five minutes, high five!]
**Thanks, Verizon, for sponsoring this post and event! It was a blast!**