Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Baby Dedication at Church

Yes...we braved the flu, cold, and every other type of sickness out there, to attend the baby blessing/dedication to God ceremony at our church this past Sunday. The church was SO great and really worked with us to make sure the babies were as healthy as possible while out of the confines of our house! We were able to come in late and go straight into a baby "nursing" room (private room) and then we walked the babies down to the stage, dedicated their lives to God, had some prayers, and then walked straight out of the auditorium into the burb!

A Baby Dedication is the act of dedicating our children over to God. The quads belong to the Lord, and we are so incredibly blessed to be able to raise them in a good, Christian home with tons of people who love them. Everyone in attendance was called to keep us accountable and to be godly influences over the lives of these children. Such an awesome event!!!

I have a few pictures downloaded (I DIDN'T TAKE ONE PIC WITH MY CAMERA!!! ARGH! Can you imagine getting four infants ready for church? Including myself and loading the babies in the burb and making sure they don't spit up on themselves?!! It was actually fun--I cannot WAIT to get these kiddos out and about!)...My good friend will be sending me the rest/majority of the pics...but here is a sneak preview!

Hiding out in the "cry room" before the dedication

Joe with Ben, Dan with Ethan, and Ed (Joe's bros)

Papa with Drew, Granna with Savannah

At the back of the auditorium, waiting to be called down to the front

Dan with Ethan, Joe with Sav, Me with Ben, Mom with Drew

Afterward...Ben got some good luvin' with one of his most favorite people in the world...Liz!

My snazzy, shabby chic, Diaper "bag"

It was nice making Joe load up all of the kiddos for once! (He's always working when I take the babies to their various doctors' appointments!)

At home...oh my gosh! Look how cute the boys are in their little sweater/vest combos! LOVE IT! Miss Priss had already given up on her shoes.

"Well, hellllloooooo ladies!" (Drew on the left, Ethan on the right)

Benny and Sav


Goofy dad...by this time, the kiddos are SOOOO done with taking pics

I wanted to see if I could get them ALL on my lap again!...I just LOVE the feeling of all of my babies in my arms at once--even if they are squirming and start screaming within seconds. So many times a day, I WISH so badly that I had more than two arms to love on these precious little wonders!!!

Dan and Dani with the kiddos...look how happy Savannah looks on Uncle Dan's lap! Too cute!


I'll post more pictures of this day when I get them! Tomorrow is another BIG day---bands come off for GOOD! WOO HOO! Joe is coming with me! (YAE) I'll definitely post pics and let you know how it goes!!

68 comments:

Mrs. Wilson said...

They look SO cute in their sunday best! It's bad enough getting one baby ready for church, I cannot imagine doing that x4!

Anonymous said...

Thanks SOOOO Much for the pics!!!! YOu are SOOOO BLESSED!!!! I know you are busy, but we LOVE the updates!!!!!!!

Ashley said...

Beautiful! It is a wonderful thing to "give" these babies back to the Lord! Wow! It was about a year ago that I began reading about your anticipation of quads and look how far the Lord has brought ya'll. Things were a little scary at times and now such beautiful and healthy and perfect babies! God is good! Thanks for the beautiful post!

Meg said...

Yea, I'm pretty sure the boys in their sweater vests were some of the cutest things I've ever seen. Of course Savannah was adorable as always too with her big bow. :)

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

It is truly a miracle to see these big beautiful babies. When you compare the pictures to when they were born, it just blows your mind. So glad you could get them all ready and have a special time with your church family. Pray that the band removing trip goes smoothly and they all have beautiful little bowling ball heads now!

Jenny said...

Oh my ~ couldn't you just eat them up? They are all beautiful and so blessed to have 2 wonderful parents to bring them up in the Lord. God Bless ~

Anonymous said...

They're not itty bitty anymore!! They look sooo big....they've definitely lost the newborn look. So cute!

Kirsten said...

That is awesome and they are just too precious for words. I am particularly fond of the "helllooo ladies" pictures...adorable!!!!
And I have to give you praise for loading those four kiddos into the car...I load our twins in and out every day and it's getting more difficult with each passing day!!!
But, yes, they are such blessings from God and we have so much to be thankful for.

Tracy said...

I bet it was so much fun to go to your church and show off those pretty babies!! (North Davis is actually right down the road from us...we go to Richland Hills)

And OK, I know the twins are "twins"...but wow! They look so much alike! Too cute.

And yes, Miss Priss looks so happy in that last picture! Big 'ol happy face!

Kristi said...

Yes, I agree - the feat of getting 4 babies ready for church... Whew! And... I just noticed that their b'day is AUGUST 1ST... my birthday too! It's a great day, you know!!!

Leah said...

They are getting SOOOO big and are SOOOO cute!

Elizabeth said...

WOW!!! I made the Steece blog! I'm famous now. Well he is one of my favorite people in the world too..ok I love the three so much too. I wish I looked as cute as Ben but I have to say I love this picture anyways!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, they are PRECIOUS! Thank you for the updates and will look forward to more pictures. How about some pictures of the babies eating baby food. I am sure that would be very entertaining! :-) Thank you so very, very much for sharing.

athomemama said...

What AWESOME pix of you and your beauuuuuuuuuutiful family. I can't get over how stinkin' cute each one of these babes are!!
You guys are such a blessing!
Thank you so much for sharing your life! You guys Rock!
God bless you
Laurie

Hilary said...

What a blessed event and opportunity to publicly dedicate your children to God! Savannah looks so sweet in her dress and the boys are absolutely handsome. I will be praying that the band removal goes well tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

OMG they are so gorgeous, and the boys swoon so so handsome, Drew and ethan are so alike, but I also think Ben and Sav are so alike as well.... What a beautiful famiy, Love your haircut Suz! You always look so so good! Marie in NZ

Francine said...

I just think its awesome how you and your hubby would take the time and effort to dedicate those precious babies to God. The lord will bless you greatly for this and who better to be on your side in the coming years than God..
God bless you and hubby and your precious babies.
Francine

Jenny said...

Love these!!!! You guys have such cuties!

Chris said...

I can't believe how big they are already. It looks a lot harder to hold two at a time, let alone all four!! Adorable pics. You all look great! What a precious family! I agree with another one of the commenters above...would love to see some messy, funny face, baby food pics soon! SO MUCH FUN! Good luck today at the doc! Have fun putting those bands away in their keepsake boxes for GOOD!

Anonymous said...

They're getting so big and Dedication is important. Thanks for sharing the pics even though you're super busy.

~Liz in MI

Amy said...

They look so cute in their clothes...absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing

ASHENFELTERS said...

What a blessing!Your babies are CUTE,CUTE,CUTE!!One question though,How in the world do you look as though you've never had a baby when you just had 4...at once??????That's what I want to know!Share your secrets!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous family!!! Geez Suz you cant look so good after having 4 babies..it is totally not fair!!! The babies look adorable in their sunday outfits!


On a weird side note I have noticed that the twins feet always look like they are turned inward... I know I only see them in pictures but I was just curious why that is.. Are they a little bow legged?

Kate said...

the picture of joe with the four of them is great! he looks like savannah from the picture below in her cranial bancd (or does she look like him?, whatever) they are precious!

Katelyn said...

Oh my cow, did you really just have 4 babies? You look absolutely fantastic!! I am so excited you were able to go to the baby dedication and it seemed like everyone was in a spectacular mood. :) Congratulations on the bands too!

kristin said...

Their outfits are precious!! What a special day at your church :) Oh, and loved the caption under Ethan and Drew, "welll hellooo ladies"...hilarious!

Suzanne said...

anon #1- YES! the twins are VERY bow-legged/pigeon toed. it is quite obvious in pictures. they did NOT have any room in the womb to spread out and were smushed with their legs crossed at all times. we are currently doing stretches with them, hopefully they will grow out of it.

anon #2- (come on guys, post your names! lets be friends!) i am not a big fan of the food all over the face pics...i dunno...it is a weird quirk of mine. you are not the first person who has asked to see those pics. i might put one up here eventually if there are enough people who actually like those pics.

Preemie Twins' Nanny said...

Hate to add to your big list of comments to read - but I can't believe how much their faces are changing! They are getting SO big!! You all look great (of course!)!

Sooz said...

Suzanne you look amazing! Are you sure you carried those 4 babies? Haha! The boys in those vests are little heart breakers...love the last picture of the boys with Dan and Dani. The missing shoe and Savannah so happy. She is going to love boys!

Jody and Janell said...

Suz~
You are too cute! How unfair is that??? ; ) I had only had twins and I still look crazy. You look amazing!!! Superstar. You posted a "backside" picture and you look SO GREAT!!!!! What an amazing job you guys are doing. Your kids are dream dolls. Too precious for their good!!
Praying for you daily~
Janell

Praying today goes great. Praise the Lord for sunny weather, right?

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

These pics are precious!!!! Beautiful family :)

Collegegirl said...

The quads are so CUTE!!! I am so glad that they were dedicated at church. You are so so mighty for being able to get 4 babies ready and looking their best!!! Savannah around her brothers is so precious!
They are getting SO big!
Elyse Hahne

Page said...

You look SO AMAZING! I can't believe the quads are already six months old and they look so happy and healthy. Thanks for post the pics of this event...what a wonderful day (and week!) for you guys!

JAMIE'S CREW said...

What a surprise to log in today and see all the baby dedication pics. The pics are all great. The babies have definitely lost the preemie/newborn look. They are adorable and clearly healthy kids. Yea for all your hard work and for staying house bound to protect the kids. The backpack may not be chic - but it is definitely practical when you have to carry enough stuff for 4 kids! I only had to worry about my twins and singleton - but I gave up my purse and only carried my wallet for about 2-3 years. I just threw it in the diaper bag. Take care!

Emily said...

They are so stinkin' cute!! It's official Suz, Ben looks just like you!! I know it can't be not easy, but yall look good doing it!

Kara said...

I don't know if I ever comment, but I had to on this one! I love Baby Dedication and think it is super important! Yeah for you two for doing it with your four! May God continue to guide you in raising the most beautiful quads I have ever seen! They are so cute! My 14 month old points to the computer and says baby all the time! Cute, cute family!

kara
sahm22boys.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Very beautiful. They are just adorable and I can't believe how big they are. I can't believe how big mine are either.... sniff sniff. They grow up too fast! Savannah's face in the last pic is priceless!! Keep them coming! ;)

Kristen said...

So sweet! You guys are a precious family! :) That is so neat you got to make it for baby dedication, that is sooo important. :)

.......................Honeycutt Family said...

Love the pics, Suz, and I'm glad that you guys were able to go to the dedication. Seems like it was a very fun and special day!
It is so neat to compare the picture of you with all the kids NOW vs. the one on your sidebar when they were newborns 6 MONTHS AGO! Look at that growth! So awesome!
Love,
Jen

Nate, Maurine, & Hannah said...

Suz- I love you and your families expressions in the pic where you are each hold a baby (Dan, Joe, you and your Mom). Precious. Found some visit to Waco pics yesterday. My how our lives have changed. Love you!

Gen McNulty said...

SOOO CUTE!.. and Suz.. you are so BRAVE!! Way to go girl!!! You are gonna have sooo much fun this summer. Have you guys gotten the "beast"/stroller yet? I'm tellin ya.. it's a MUST! I don't know what I would do without mine. It's a pain to transport (you need the hitch) but it's so worth it!

Love the pictures!
XOXO
Gen :)

Kimberly said...

Hi, I commented earlier, but I wanted to ask you a few questions. I know that you're super busy, but I was wondering if you have a moment if you could please e-mail me at kmc100607@yahoo.com.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

suz-
you are absolutely beautiful and look amazing as though you've never even had kids! your family is so precious. thanks for the updates, i have been following your blog for awhile now and am always inspired by you enthuasiasm and positive attitude!
-laura in ohio

Andria said...

What an outing! I mean if you're going to go "all out" you did quite well. What an awesome church family you have. These kiddos are going to be so spoiled come Spring and Summer I'm sure with all the "outings" they'll be on.

Beautiful Suz!

Hicks Family said...

The boys outfits were adorable! Little Miss was cute as always too!

Christy said...

I know I'm just repeating what so many others have said, but you look FABULOUS! I can't imagine getting four babies ready and getting myself ready, too! I so very much enjoy reading your blog - it's always always uplifting and you're always smiling. Many prayers for a blessed life for your beautiful family, and thanks so much for letting us look in on your life. The six of you are such an inspiration.

Christy
Tyler, TX

lauren said...

I love all of their adorable outfits! The boys look like studs and Savannah like a doll!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing! Wow, they are so BIG and you are so little! I can't believe that six months ago they were in your belly! You have a beautiful family. And, look at those round heads....good job!
You are a blessing. Thanks for continuing to share your journey and give honor and praise to the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Dedicating your precious babies to the Lord is such a special thing. Our children are on loan to us from God and it is our responsibility to raise them as He would want us to. What an awesome responsibility it is. I'm sure you will continue to rely on Him for strength and guidance.

Oh, by the way, you look amazing and your babies are GORGEOUS!!!!

Are you making any money with the ads? I click on them every time I visit your blog.

Barb in Rochester, NY

Amanda and Paul said...

I commend you on getting yourself, four 6 month olds, and your husband ready for church. We just have 2 kids and we are at least 30 minutes late every week to church. What is your secret? My son had to do a helmet, so I understand your excitement of the end of bands. The people at Cranial are wonderful though. I love your blog and it is really be an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

The Branches said...

How precious! They are beautiful!

Kate said...

Oh.my.gosh. The picture of Ethan and Drew just CRACKS ME UP! I JUST posted a picture on my blog where my son looks like he's "posing for the ladies"! I about fell off my chair when I saw this pic! Great pictures from your special day! I FORGOT to bring my camera on our baby dedication day. : ( It's just the most special day, isn't it? I anticipated it in the same way I did my wedding day.
~Kate www.mylifeasamom-kate.blogspot.com

jilliebean said...

It's so cool to see your babies grow up! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Becky said...

Sorry the comment about bowleggedness was me. I thought I was logged into my blogger account but I guess not! I just think it is so cute how they are identical in almost every way... down to the pigeoned toes and bowed legs :) Hope the stretching and stuff helps them grow out of it!

Kimberly said...

WoW just thinking of leaving the house with 4 sounds exhausting but you make it look easy! I think its awesome that you guys made it a priority to attend the baby dedication. All 4 of them look absolutely adorable in their sweet outfits! I esp. love the "Hello Ladies" picture! Right on and I'm locking up Adalie right this minute!

BoufMom9 said...

I just saw your blog on Sanity and had to check it out.
Beautiful babies! (and, must say you are a fabulous looking mommy for four little ones! I had twins 16 months ago and I still have pounds and pounds to go...UGH!)

Rocky's mom said...

Steeces -
I would love to see before/after pics of their round noggins. Suz, you look great and your blog makes me want to have multiples!!! Thanks for sharing w/ the world!

Chuck, Elizabeth, Carter, & Mason said...

Oh my goodness, where does the time go? I cannot believe your sweet babies are 6 months old already!! The pictures are SO cute. LOVE their outfits, what a special day. You look amazing!!! In all seriousness how did you do it???? I just had my second and want to be back in shape and you had 4 babies all at once and look stunning and SO tiny! Send me your secret!!!!
Elizabeth

Casey's trio said...

What a special day for your family! The babies look great as do you and Joe:) The babes are lookin' all "grown up" in their outfits!

Bethany said...

what a precious time! looks like the quads did wonderfully! BTW i can totally relate with the backpack diaper bag! :) and i love your hair, its really cute!

Anonymous said...

Not that you are busy with four babies or anything like that! :-) But, how did the appointment about the cranial bands go? I am poised on pins and needles!

The Rice Family said...

I found your blog through the McInelly's blog (who are friends with my friend Jennifer)! Ha! Anyway we are complete strangers but just wanted to say, 1) CONGRATS, 2) you look amazing, 3) where did you get those boys Converse low tops? WAY cute!! i want them for my 18 mo. old!! :)

Sarah (in KY, mom to 3)

The Rice Family said...

LOL I forgot one more link - the Wilkinson Quints. It was through them (basically I'm a surfer at night). So, friend of a friend of a friend.

Anonymous said...

okay where do you get those cute outfits for your little ones and those awesome bows for that little girl? Your kids are going to love you for all hard work you put into remembering their milestones, especially when there is 4 at once!!! You really must be a super mom.

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!! Suz, you look AMAZING! And I just love, love, love the way you are ALWAYS accessorized! Please tell where you get the bows for Savannah. I LOVE them!!! These pictures are so awesome! What an incredible day!

Kelly said...

So I'm totally calling dibs on one of your adorable boys for my four month old Ashley. We need a good Christian boy!

Katie said...

OMG your boys in there sweater vests are just too darn cute!!! They look like little pimps!

So cute!

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