Friday, February 20, 2009

Watch Out ZOO!!! Here We Come!!!

Yesterday--as I was watching my kids stare longingly at the outside world from our living room window...I was talking to my good friend, Gen.



The McNulty quads were going to the zoo that day...and I thought, "MAN! That's IT! I want to go to the zoo too!" So right then and there, I decided that the Steece quads would be making a little impromptu trip to the Fort Worth Zoo that very day as well! We were itching to get outside and DO something!

These pictures are so funny to me---b/c they show the blue beast sitting in front of various animals, while the quads are completely oblivious!

Ethan (green), Drew (blue), Ben (Red), and Savannah



It was exciting to see Savannah pointing and making animal noises as we approached the different attractions in the zoo. We are learning about all of these animals right now and it was so cool for the kiddies to get to see them in person and not just in books or videos! (MANY of the park animals were not on display--guess its not "zoo season" just yet)



Beautiful bald eagle



Ethan was really excited to see the horses...Poor lil horse had pink eye and was wearing a shield...Oh boy, we can sympathize with you, buddy! (Hmmm...Mama's gotta look into 4 of those eye shields!)



Ben was THRILLED to be taking a picture in front of the "Hill Country of Texas" section of the zoo.



So, we quickly stopped for some water and snacks---animal crackers! How fitting!



Here is a nice little kitty cat salivating at four deliciously plump kiddies...yummm...(again, the kids are oblivious lol!) Savannah was actually pointing at him and saying "Meeeeooowww"...I had to chuckle. "Yes, Sav...that is a BIG cat...(who would like to EAT you!)"



One last trip around to the elephants again and we were on our way!


Ahhhhhh....it felt SOOOO good to get out with the kids again! SO GOOD! Thanks for the awesome idea, Genny Gen!

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34 comments:

The McNulty Family said...

SUZ!! You are one BRAVE mommy! I'm SOOOOOOOO happy you got to get out of the house. Isn't it liberating!?! The fresh air and change of pace make such a huge difference.

Your kiddos are at such a great age.. I can't wait to see all the fun adventures the summer will bring.

I love the way Prin loved the animals BUT the boys could care less!! Awww... boys! LOL!

Man, I wish we could have gone together! SOME DAY MAMA, SOME DAY!!!

I love you!
XOXO
Gen

Uma and Wil said...

Good for you guys! I wish we could go to the zoo. The weather in my neck of the German woods is a crappy mix of snow and rain. Hope the pink eye goes away quickly!

Casey's trio said...

SO fun!! I remember taking my girls to the zoo for the first time too and they were pretty clueless. I was more excited to be at the zoo then they were-DORK! Glad you got out to enjoy the beautiful day in your hood:)

Jessie's Girls said...

I have found when I take my kids to the zoo with the Runabout (and its only a triple) we become an exhibit that gets more attention than any elephants or giraffes or what have you. People are just fascinated by this stroller. I can only imagine what its like when there are multiples involved...

Annie said...

We went on last Sunday to the zoo and my girls enjoyed it (check out the pictures on my blog).

The kids need fresh air and I know they enjoyed the experienced to the zoo.

Great job and I'm glad that everyone enjoyed the day.

Have a great weekend.

Charity Donovan said...

Good for you woman!!! THAT is awesome!!! love all the pics!!

Jessica said...

Did you take them by yourself?!

How awesome is that...?!?!

Glad that you guys were able to get out and about.

gilloth/Edina said...

I love Savannah's comment on the "big cat" :))
Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn said...

I'm with Sav...the kitties are my favorite too. ;)

Michelle said...

I'm so happy that EVERYONE got to get out of the house! Now I bet you feel re-charged!

Mandy said...
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Mandy said...

I don't know if I am just completely oblivious or what but I didn't realize you huys lived in North Texas. We go up there on a pretty regular basis. We should get together (if you want) the next time we are up that way. Also, we live in the Hill Country so if y'all are ever down this way come on over and we will put Mr. Ethan on a horse and let him ride till his hearts content. Thanks for the inspiration and great blog!
Mandy

Happy Campers said...

I didn't realize you guys live in the DFW area either...so do we! :)

I took Reese to the Ft. Worth zoo two weeks ago and I was surprised at how many of the animals were not out. Did you guys see any of the monkies? All but one kind were not on display...

Glad you guys enjoyed the day out!!

Cortney said...

Hi Suzanne. I love the pictures. Those kids are so cute I just want to pinch their little cheeks and eat them up lol (just kidding of course). A request, could You let Addison, Alyssa, Trevor and Kendelle's mom know that I can't view their website, again, I have had this problem before and it was fixed for a couple days now its back again. I am a follower so I don't know what is going on but I love love love the quads over there too and I want to follow on their blog. Anyway, thanks.

Cortney in Mississippi

Lees said...

Suz...
Hey! I feel the pain woman - Addie got RSV - so we went back on "isolation" too! We have been going for lots of walks, the zoo and Noah (my 2.5 year old) loves to go watch the jets take off at Luke Air Force Base - so we do car picnics and they all love it!
Hang in there and keep posting!!!!

Tamie said...

For a family that gets to have so few "normal" days, this has to be extra sweet for you. So glad you got to go! Here's to springtime and Bluebonnets and more and more trips just like this one. Take good care!

Elizabeth said...

Can't wait to go with you!! Thanks for today!

Jac Tubre said...

Too cute! We took our brood last Sunday and Cullen barked at EVERYTHING. He didn't care if it was a dog, a giraffe, an elephant...it got a good ole woof woof from the Cullman. These kids are just too funny I tell ya! I love how well Ben cooperated (wink, wink) for that picture...too cute!

Jac

The Gerwer Babies said...

I SERIOUSLY need you to helpme get the nerve to get them out of the house!! Your kids did so great!! That smart Sav!!!
PS i am goig to write you an email regarding questions with the braces...
XOXO
PS when we finally get the kids out to the zoo, we are SOO going to fort worth, so much better than dallas.

Misty said...

Suz, that is so awesome! It is sooo liberating to get them out by yourself. Next time holler, we could meet you there! I've been wanting to take the girls to the zoo!
Hugs,
Misty

Following Him said...

One AWESOME and beautiful mama for ya. Glad Ethan, Drew, Ben, and Miss Sav had a wonderful time. Seriously they are so cute and now I am in the zoo-going mood. Have a wonderful weekend :) RSV season is almost over.
~Elyse~

Arnold Quads said...

So fun! I am definitely jealous. I wish my 4 monkeys could go to the zoo! I sometimes wish we lived closer to some higher multiple families so we could go out on the town together!

Robin said...

that looks like a blast!

BoufMom9 said...

What a great afternoon! LOVE the blue beast! LOL
How great that the kids are recognizing all of the animals now and learning sounds!
It seems like just yesterday that they were itty bitty babies :)

Erin said...

I have been "stalking" your blog for a while...I just wanted to tell you how cute your babes are! I have 4 children also...not all at once though! I thought it was funny that we both have a Andrew and Ben! My husband is Benjamin, and my oldest is Andrew, and then my second son Luke shares Benjamin with his daddy for his middle name! You seem like such an awesome girl, too bad your all the way in Tx.! Have a fabulous weekend.
love and blessings from Ga~ERIN

Crystal said...

Too sweet! I bet they had a blast! Love the pics.

Laura McIntyre said...

Looks like a great visit, can only imagine how wonderful it is to be able to go out and about again - i go crazy staying in a day .

Abigail said...

Did you really take all four by yourself? I am amazed! I took my three singletons to the Ft. Worth zoo last october with my sis and brother-in-law and their two kids and all we had was chaos...Even with three parents to five kids!

Our Joyful Adventure said...

Hi Suzanne,

Just wanted to say hi. I am the crazy girl who stopped you and your cuties at the zoo for a picture with my 3 boys. I just posted that on my blog. Thanks for letting us harass you! Ha! Your quads are just too cute. I just posted about us seeing you on my blog if you want to take a peek.

Have a great day,
Holly

Tina said...

Yeah for you! I'm soo ready for string so we can start venturing out! Now I have proof for Randy that yes we can go places with the quads, its doable!

Hello blog buddies! It's me, Crouse! said...

I know you just did not get out with 4 kids all by yourself. how do you do this with no stress? i stress out thinking about having to take 1 to the grocery store. God bless you, Suz!

Sooz said...

So happy you were able to get out of the house! Hope they had a great time and definitely you also!

Shelley said...

I love the doggie ears! My oldest won't wear them much anymore. Can't wait for Reese to get enough hair to do that! Are y'all going to the NICU reunion this year? This will be our first one & can't wait to see the nurses again. The last time we went to the NICU to visit none of the nurses we had were there.

glitzen said...

OH the ZOO! How fun. Our zoo is still deep in the snow zone..ugh. Plus its four hours from here, but we still go! LOL.
Your pics are so cute. Makes me long for spring.....

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