1) Taken quadruplets to a REAL park before.
2)Taken quadruplets to a real park SOLO before.
That's right, my deprived kids had never been to a real-life park before and I was insane enough to try my hand at wrangling 4 toddlers at one by myself! Billy was working, the kids were going stir-crazy at home, and I needed a little distraction. I'm happy to say the trip was a success. Sure, I picked one of the hottest days of the year, but that just adds to the sense of accomplishment.
There is a great new park at the Sedgwick County Park (right next door to the Sedg Co Zoo) that is fenced in and has different sections for different ages of children. It even has an area suited for children with handicaps! How awesome is that?!
The kids got a little (okay, A LOT) dirty playing in the sand and water features, but I know they had a great time! Pius was my little wanderer/escape artist. He would see an opening and RUN for it.
About 30 minutes before we were getting ready to leave, my mom showed up and surprised us. She was on her way home from her Jazzercise class and stopped in to lend a hand.....a much needed hand! Before she left to head home, she helped me herd the little squirrels and load them into the Choo-Choo Wagon. We waved bye-bye to Budda and took off for a stroll around the park to see all the ducks and geese.
The kids can also check off a new thing from their list of "I've Never's".....chocolate chip cookies!!! Saying they enjoyed them would be the understatement of the year.