Moms Dina & Tracy met online by posting on a March 2000 Playgroup with a large group of moms with March 2000 babies from around the world.  They found out by posting that they had a lot in common and that their sons were born 2 days apart.  They arranged a meeting in February at Annapolis Mall and they've been meeting every so often every since so that the boys could play together...even though they live about an hour away from each other!

Our first meeting on Feb. 4, 2001 and our meeting on Aug. 25, 2001
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Tracy (tamigardens) holding Bobby(3/30/00) and 
Dina (catlady9) holding Nicolas (3/28/00)
Dina (catlady9) holding Nicolas (3/28/00) &
Tracy (tamigardens) holding Bobby(3/30/00)

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February 4, 2001
March 19, 2001
June 22, 2001
August 11, 2001
August 25, 2001
October 27, 2001
November 12, 2001

December 28, 2001

June 15, 2002

December 16, 2002

March 22 and March 30, 2003

December 6, 2003

January 16, 2005

November 12, 2005

Their first meeting on February 4, 2001
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Their second meeting on March 19, 2001

We met again at the National Zoo in Washington, DC on
Friday June 22, 2001
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On Saturday August 11, 2001, we met up at Baltimore's Inner Harbor
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Saturday August 25, 2001 - A Get-together on Maryland's Eastern Shore
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Saturday October 27, 2001 - Bobby visits Nicolas at his home for
a Hallowhousewarming Party

Monday November 12, 2001 - Bobby & Nicolas meet at Annapolis Mall

In December of 2001, Tracy and Dina packed the boys in Dina's minivan and headed to New Jersey to meet a group of moms from our March 2000 board and their kids.  We had a great time and surprisingly the boys (and the moms) slept great all in one hotel room together for the evening and also did wonderful on the very long car trip (about 4.5 hours) up and back. 

Here's the group of kids, from left to right:  Bobby, Amanda, Peter, Jonah and Nicolas.

Five Mother-Child Couples from the March 2000 Playgroup
Dina and Nicolas (3/28); Sharon and Amanda (3/28); Jennifer and Jonah (3/12);
Dawn and Peter (3/10); Tracy and Bobby (3/30)

On June 15, 2002, Dina had a gathering at her home of the March 2002 moms and kids again.  We had a pretty good turnout there as well with 5 of the March 2000 kids, all boys, and the moms and some dads. 




December 16, 2002 - Bobby visits Nicolas and his new baby sister at Nicolas' home

Nicolas and Bobby on the couch

March 2003 brought a time when both boys turned 3 years old.  Luckily Bobby's party was a week early, so we were able to attend that one and Bobby came to our house the following week to attend Nico's 3rd birthday bash.

Nicolas helps Bobby blow out the candle on his birthday cake on March 22, 2003.


Bobby returns the favor and helps Nicolas with the 3 candles on his birthday cupcake on March 30, 2003.

Nicolas and Bobby at the table together.

December 2003 brought us the first snow of the season and another visit from Bobby to our house so the boys could enjoy the day together.  Here they are in the snow on December 6, 2003.

We missed 2004! With the arrival of Nicolas' new brother Noah in July, we just didn't get around to meeting in 2004, but we did get together briefly at Annapolis Mall on January 16, 2005!

We had another meeting at Nicolas' house on November 12, 2005. Here are our two new kindergartners!


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