Wednesday, July 29, 2009

You Say Ketchup, I Say Catch-up...Park

Have you heard of the game, "I've Never"? Well, today I get to check something off my list of "I've Never's". I'm excited to use it next time I play the game (I wonder why this one never came up in Orlando, girls?!).

I've Never......

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.

Just one swing shy....Laine got the shaft.

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.

Forrest loved playing in the water with the cup. I swear, my kids would be happy with a sleeve of plastic cups for their birthday!

Danna's favorite feature, by far, was the swing. She was perfectly content swaying in the stiffling heat while the boys got dirty.

Pretty sure Pius just ate sand and Forrest was getting ready to drink some. That's'll put hair on their chest.

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.

Up next......a break in the "Ketchup" series for details about last weekend's girl trip! If you just can't wait to hear about it, you can read here, here and here for more information. Stay tuned!




Charity Donovan said...

OMG - that pic of Danna in the Choo-Choo flippin' kills me!!! She already has her momma's "are you a freakin' idiot, or what?!?!" expression down - the one eyebrow raised and EVERYTHING!!!! So dang funny! I LOVE it!!!!! Looks like you all had a blast! That park looks AWESOME!!!!! Love & miss you girlfriend!!!!! Hugs!!!

EMO said...

Were you the only people at the park? We just went on Monday and it was packed. Looks like a blast. I am glad that you & the kids could do it.

Kimberly & Alex said...

Awesome job mamma! That looks like a great part. And all the pics are adorable.

Stephanie said...

We can call you "McNulty in training"! lol
Love that you took them all out to the park (by yourself go girl!!
They are just adorable!

Cochran Quads said...

You rock WOMAN!!!! I'm so proud of you! I promise, if you make me a Dr. Pepper and Rum, I mean, Rum with a shot of Dr. Pepper, I'll ask that I Never next Girls Trip!!! Love You Woman!!

Shelia said...

Moni, I have to agree with Charity... Danna definitely has the look down! SO FUNNY:) And what a brave woman you are to take four toddlers to the park alone. Don't you love the "little kiddie" side?!

Hilary said...

They look like they LOVE the cookies!! cute!! Have a great week!! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like they had a great time at the park! Are you ready to do it again? Love Pius' hair in the choo choo train

Anonymous said...

Moni, that's awesome that you took the quads to the park all by yourself....did Billy teach you how? You guys amaze me! The way you take off with those babies...
it's as if you only have one!
I also cracked up looking at Dana's picture.
Love ya!

Jac Tubre said...

Ok, Danna kills me! That girl is so right for Tyger!!!

Love you SuperMoni!! Miss you tons and tons girly.


Anonymous said...

Adorable pictures...wish we lived closer so we cold see them "live" more! Love from TX Julie

Anonymous said...

I had some of my own catching up to do with blog reading. You guys are so cute and I love all the pics you take!