Up until about a month ago I had never given any thought to Oklahoma City having a zoo,
much less a zoo ranked #3 in the nation (thank you Christine!)
When Jessica, Kyle, and I decided to run in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, it was up in the air as to whether or not our families would be coming with us. Having to nurse Owen pretty much sealed the deal on Ben coming... and since Ben was going, Shannon decided to come with the girls... and since there were already three kids going, why not bring Kaden too?
Poor Kyle. The dynamics of a trip completely change when you have 4 small children with you AND you're trying to prepare your mind/body to run 26.2/ 13.1 miles.
No drinking, no heavy eating... That part was easy.
Trying to stay off your feet... That one was a little harder. I'm not sure how smart it was to walk around the zoo for 3+ hours with a 15lb. baby strapped to me the day before the race, but he didn't let out a peep the whole time.
Overall, we couldn't have asked for better weather on this trip: upper 60's- low 70's with good cloud cover. Perfect for hitting the zoo for a few hours!
Ben & Kyle trying to understand the sign explaining "how to view the animals."
Everyone posing for a picture... Kind of...
with Kaden showing us his back.
Uncle Kyle with all the kids!
everyone fascinated by the bears
Jessica & Miss Shay (a week shy of 2)
Kyle holding Kaden up to see the elephants
good ole' Shannon
Double stroller with one on his shoulders AND he's still smiling!