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post #41 of 2790
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Originally Posted by Jilian View Post
There is a park in Port Charlotte by the YMCA on Quesada Blvd...I cannot think of the name right now. It has lots of shade and is a decent park. I'm not sure if there are any really shaded parks in North Port, anyone else know? The one by the north port YMCA is a little shaded.

Franz Ross Park.

Tina I hope you are doing ok.
post #42 of 2790
I'd be willing to drive to NP too

Thanks...I'm doing pretty good now...no more cramping and no bleeding so I guess it's over.
post #43 of 2790
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Originally Posted by Jilian View Post
There is a park in Port Charlotte by the YMCA on Quesada Blvd...I cannot think of the name right now. It has lots of shade and is a decent park. I'm not sure if there are any really shaded parks in North Port, anyone else know? The one by the north port YMCA is a little shaded.
Dallas White park has *some* shaded areas,a covered pavillion,too. And they got new benches,which at least 1 is under a good shade tree.
post #44 of 2790
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Originally Posted by L&IsMama View Post
Dallas White park has *some* shaded areas,a covered pavillion,too. And they got new benches,which at least 1 is under a good shade tree.
That is where DS and I have been going a lot lately, I really like that park. There is also Harold Ave in Port Charlotte, there is a shaded picnic table area there. I'm open to any park really, doesn't matter much to us.
post #45 of 2790
Anythings good for us as well, but I do like Dallas White.

Jilian - I saw your DP and DS in Publix yesterday - they were so cute together!
post #46 of 2790
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Jilian - I saw your DP and DS in Publix yesterday - they were so cute together!
I was there too! We usually split up and run all over the store to get the trip over with quickly, it keeps DS entertained.

Should we try Dallas White for the next meetup? Do Wednesdays at 2 work best for everyone?
post #47 of 2790
I just found you on here! I'm in Sarasota and have a newborn (not sure if she "qualifies" - to need a playground).

Would love to meet, though np is a bit far.
post #48 of 2790
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Should we try Dallas White for the next meetup? Do Wednesdays at 2 work best for everyone?
That works for me if we do it next wednesday (may 9th). I cant come this wednesday, but if the rest of you can make it, thats fine, I'll just catch up with everyone at the next meetup.

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Originally Posted by Sunshinesmiles22 View Post
I just found you on here! I'm in Sarasota and have a newborn (not sure if she "qualifies" - to need a playground).

Would love to meet, though np is a bit far.
Im also in Sarasota My twins are 7 1/2 months but there are other moms with younger babies than mine that meet. We just hang out with the young babies while the older kids play on the play ground

I'm sure we'll do another group meetup in Sarasota in the near future if you cant make it to NP.

Also, I love taking my kids to the Marina Jacks park and just play with them on a big blanket under the trees. If you'd like to, you are more than welcome to come join us. PM me and we'll figure out a day/time we can meet there Looking forward to meeting you and your little one
post #49 of 2790
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Should we try Dallas White for the next meetup? Do Wednesdays at 2 work best for everyone?
Weds work for us! Although next Wed would prob be better. I am feeling kinda sniffly,and both ds's seemed to have a cold the past few days. So I will keep my germs at home. Jillian-I see your ds is 4,too. How neat! My ds just turned 4 in March. He will love to have someone to play with.
post #50 of 2790
Any day works for us!
post #51 of 2790
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Originally Posted by HATAWA View Post
Im also in Sarasota My twins are 7 1/2 months but there are other moms with younger babies than mine that meet. We just hang out with the young babies while the older kids play on the play ground

I'm sure we'll do another group meetup in Sarasota in the near future if you cant make it to NP.

Also, I love taking my kids to the Marina Jacks park and just play with them on a big blanket under the trees. If you'd like to, you are more than welcome to come join us. PM me and we'll figure out a day/time we can meet there Looking forward to meeting you and your little one
Thanks, sounds like a great idea to do sometime. We love that park. My dh and I love to take the dog and my 12 yo stepdaughter also.

Wanted to let you all know that there is a moms group that meets EVERY Friday 11-1pm at the Rosemary Birthing Center at 800 Central Ave. in downtown Sarasota. Went for the first time last Friday and had a good time.

This Wednesday (tomorrow), there's a babywearing class at 10am there at the birthing center. We'll probably be there, so....
post #52 of 2790
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Wanted to let you all know that there is a moms group that meets EVERY Friday 11-1pm at the Rosemary Birthing Center at 800 Central Ave. in downtown Sarasota. Went for the first time last Friday and had a good time.

Ive been going to that group since Nick & Katie were a couple weeks old (I dont make it every week though b/c N&K are often taking a nap at that time). I'll definitely try to make it this week though. A wonderful group of moms!!!
post #53 of 2790
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Jillian-I see your ds is 4,too. How neat! My ds just turned 4 in March. He will love to have someone to play with.
My DS just turned 4 in Feb, so they're not too far apart in age at all! I'll try to make the next playgroup next Wed but I'll be "full term" by then (finally!) so I can't guarantee I'll be there.

Does everyone know how to get to Dallas White Park in North Port? I'm pretty sure the name of the street it is on is Greenwood Ave. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. It's off of Sumter Blvd, exit 182 off I-75. You head towards 41 (follow signs) and take a right at the sign for Sabal Trace (I think it's Greenwood Ave). The park is on the left at the end of the street, about 2 miles down the street. It's next to the (very small) YMCA building.

We were there yesterday and there are a few different shaded areas, but it's not at shaded as Colonial Oaks.
post #54 of 2790
Wednesday's usually work for us, but next week (the 9th) I have an appointment with my midwife at 3pm so I won't be able to make that one. I'll try to come next time but I'm close to 38 weeks so Savannah will be making an arrival soon . I heard nice things about the babywearing group and the mom's group that meets on Fridays and I'm looking forward to going, but it probably won't be until after the baby is born because we can't make it this Friday.
post #55 of 2790
Wednesdays will work for me after next Wednesday, I think.

An alternate way to get to Dallas White park is to take Rt 41 to North Port Blvd, and take your second or third right onto Greenwood. The park is on your right.
post #56 of 2790

Playaway vs. Gymboree

Hi, we live in Sarasota and we were thinking of joining Playaway. Does anyone have any thoughts on Playaway vs. Gymboree? I am looking for honest opinions before we join. thanks!
post #57 of 2790
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Hi, we live in Sarasota and we were thinking of joining Playaway. Does anyone have any thoughts on Playaway vs. Gymboree? I am looking for honest opinions before we join. thanks!
We used to go to Gymboree in Sarasota and it was ok. It was a little pricey and kind of far for us. We stopped going because DS wasn't really into it and there was a little boy who was VERY rough with all the kids there and his mother would not do a thing about it. He threw my DS down several times while his mom ignored it. I know that doesn't have much to do with the program itself but it's one of the big reasons we stopped going.

We haven't been to playaway yet but I hear good things about it. I'm pretty positive Gymboree will let you try out a free session if you are interested.
post #58 of 2790
I haven't been to Play Away in Sarasota, but we go to the one in Venice a few times a week. My son takes an art class there and they have a 3 open play sessions available each week. My son loves going there. I haven't been to Gymboree, but I think both Gymboree and Play Away will let you try a session for free. We pay $120 for a 8 classes, and that includes the 3 open play sessions. It's been totally worth it for us (especially when it's really hot outside!).
post #59 of 2790
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Originally Posted by mjw2003 View Post
I haven't been to Play Away in Sarasota, but we go to the one in Venice a few times a week. My son takes an art class there and they have a 3 open play sessions available each week. My son loves going there. I haven't been to Gymboree, but I think both Gymboree and Play Away will let you try a session for free. We pay $120 for a 8 classes, and that includes the 3 open play sessions. It's been totally worth it for us (especially when it's really hot outside!).
I think I've asked you this before, but where in Venice is the Play Away? Do you know the address/phone number? DS loves doing art so I may sign him up for a class. I'm sure he'd love something like that, especially after the baby comes.
post #60 of 2790
I'm glad you made it to 36 weeks! The art class is on Wednesdays at 10:30, but that's going to change over the summer. Play Away is on 41 in the same complex as the new movie theater. It takes me 20-25 minutes to get there from NP when I take 41. The phone number is 493-8907 but I'm not sure what the address is.
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