Jun 30, 2008

Shout out to my hood!


Summer time, ice cream, cold beer, BBQ, swimming pools...that was just the start of our first annual block party! Several of my neighbors came up with the idea and by 5:00 last night the street was blocked, kids were riding bikes and swimming in the little pools and the BBQ was hot and ready to cook. And the best part, I brought drinks and a salad but I didn't have to do the BBQ. It was my first time meeting several of the neighbors, but by the time the evening ended we had already planned a book club, game nights, cocktail hours and the next block party! I didn't realize how many little munchkins lived so close to me and I got to run, play, and even hold three new babies. I love my neighborhood and I learn more about how great my community really is ever single day.

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

That's neat. I just moved into a new community and hope we get to do something like this before summer is over.

PinkPiddyPaws said...

That's awesome! Somehow, I don't think I would get such a warm fuzzy from a block party in MY apartment complex..ha.ha.ha.. :)

Suze's Sass said...

Oh that sounded like a great time.

Mary said...

Sounds like you had a great time...Mary

Caroline said...

A good neighborhood makes a huge difference. I am so happy that you are in such a good one. Lynilu used to be my neighbor when she lived in KC and there is nothing better then having a friend as a neighbor.

Mary said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the kind words...Mary

Marcy "meg" said...

Sounds like a great community! Very happy for you!

Stacie said...

woooohoooo, this sounds so fun!!! yay for meeting new people!

Sornie said...

A block party is a cool throwback and a great way to actually meet your neighbors but I'd be afraid that my neighbors would all confront me and air their grievances against me. Nothing to really support this theory, I'm just paranoid.

minijonb said...

nuthin' like a good toxic waste block party in da hood.

= : - )

Gwen said...

That's awesome! I love a good block party. In my younger days I would've poo-poo'd something like this but it's so rewarding to live in a neighborhood that has a sense of community.