July 21, 2008

1st Trip to the Zoo & Milestones

We were invited to go to the Zoo with a couple of my M3 Sistas and so we couldn't resist the chance to take Quint for his 1st trip.

Pros: 1st trip to the Zoo for Quint, 1st trip to the zoo for Quint with Mom and Dad going goo-goo gaga on the sidelines over every little smile and coo of delight while we trekked through the park, and a really cold and yummy cherry icee halfway through.

Cons: Freaking Texas in July in the freaking 100 degree weather. A packed Zoo with all the other crazy Texans who don't care about the heat. All of us being too hot to care about the animals. Sweating so bad you start to smell worse than the animals. True dat.

*Captions on the top of each picture

Daddy and Quinty in matching shirts - Old Navy - you too can have this look for $10. Sooooo cute!

My sista-friends Erin and Robyn - we were minus K and V - missed you girls!

Bob, Erin, & Mollianne!

Robyn & Little Miss Avery (how did I miss Paul? I have no pics of him from the whole day?!?)

Quint decided to use the map to guide us through the park. He consulted his handy dandy paper to instruct us all where we needed to go first. Seriously, how cute is this?
Look son, it's a gazelle!!
Daddy made us laugh...what a great picture!

Zebras (way over there in the background) - but truly - such a beautiful zoo!

Ok - Quint REFUSED to cooperate for this little photo-op with the girls. He was devastated that his Uncle Paul sat him down in this little scene. So...he's not quite ready to be the ladies man. That's ok - he can be mama's little man.

Aaahhhhhh - cool refreshing cherry icee. It was so freaking hot - poor baby was loving this!

Love it...

Riding on the train - Daddy was snapping away because I made him promise that he would not let me hide behind the camera all day.

After the Zoo we went to the famous Kincaid's for burgers and fries. Loved it! It's so unique and the food was excellent. I was able to order deviled eggs. Booo-yaa! That's what I'm talking about!

Last but NOT LEAST! Good grief...we've spent the last four days dealing with LOTS of three things:

  • Crying
  • Drooling
  • Runny Nose

All you moms out there already know where this is going don't you? HE'S GOT A TOOTH!!!! It came in sometime over the last few days - but I didn't know until I went to put something in his mouth and felt a little snag. WOW! There's a little tiny tooth poking through on the bottom left. Whahoo! That's explains the excessive drool and crankiness. Whew - I was wonderin'.

So anyway - after the zoo he took a nap and when I went to get him up, this is what I found. See anything unusual?
He's STANDING UP. He's only 8 months old and standing up! You go baby boy! He hasn't done it again since, but I swear, he's changing so much every day. It's like a whirlwind of change - and watching him grow up is amazing. He's such a wonderful little boy and Anton and I daily count our blessings. We are so insanely in love with him. Even on his worst day (had a few very recently) he's still the love of our life. I cannot, cannot, cannot think of life without him.

Is this parenting gig hard? Yes, insanely hard. Hardest thing I've EVER done. Hands down. But worth it? My Lord - yes! Worth every minute from the top of his little head to his tiny toes. The most amazing boy in the world!!!


Catherine said...

Fun times in spite of the heat. Mmmm...cherry icee!

Check out your smart little cutie! Standing up in his crib and sporting a tooth to boot! Way to go Quint!

Suz said...

I LOVE THE SHIRTS! Looks like a great time at the zoo!

Kim said...

LOVE , LOVE , LOVE the pictures...
Quint is soooo adorable.. I am loving watching every moment of him growing up...
Looks like you had fun...
I can't believe he is standing.. what a big boy... before long he will be walking..
YEAH.. for the new tooth..
Have a Great Week..

frogglet said...

What great zoo pics! It looks like a wounderful trip. I just love checking in and seeing pictures of that beautiful baby boy!

Eloise said...

Looks like you had a great time at the zoo! It was hot this weekend, though, so I admire you for getting out there and braving the heat. At least you have some fabulous pictures to show for it.

That's so fun that Quint is standing up and cutting a tooth.

Anonymous said...

Oh WOW, our little guy is standing!! How exciting. Christie, I just can't tell you how excited Dad & I are to see him. I've already done a little damage. : )
The pictures are wonderful and keep us going.
Love you sugar!!

Lili said...

I love kincaid's. I used to go there a lot when I lived in Cow Town! The Zoo day looks like it was a blast.

Kayce said...

Love the matching look! Steph and I were just talking about that today!! Too funny. Love all the pics of your fun day.

Thanks for your thoughts on our agency and it's "issues". It's so wonderful to have the support of bloggy friends. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I just love seeing a baby in that nursery after all those months! And what a cute baby it is!

Erin said...

OK, what was up with that heat?!?!?! Even though I know I had to have lost 10 pounds in sweat alone, it was soooooo much fun. I love the zoo, no matter what time of year, and that is absolutely one of my favorite zoos.

From the matching shirts to the Icees to the train ride to the fantastic burgers, it was a wonderful day with some of my dearest friends. I LOVED IT!!!!

Love you! Auntie E

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the great pictures. We sure wish we could hug you all in person!
Let our little tooth-bearing-standing-tall nephew know that we love him.

Stephanie said...

These pictures are great!!! I love that you are in so many of them!!! :)

I can't believe Quint was standing already? Good lord. He's going to be a rocket scientist... for sure!!!!!

Leslie said...

Looks like you had a fun filled day!!! I love the daddy,son shirts!!!! CUTE!!!

The Gang's Momma! said...

What a wonderful post - the joy and love just oozes right out the screen at me! You are a beautiful family, fully blessed and I'm so enjoying your journey. And the shirts? Tooo freakin' cute. Ugh :)