Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fun in the Texas Sun

Wow! What a busy week! The quads and I left last Wednesday to go to Waco. I packed up the burb, top cargo storage, attached the hitch, stroller & cover, fed the babies, diapered, clothed, and loaded the quads one-by-one, grabbed Shiloh dog and hit the road..all by myself! IN THE TEXAS HEAT! The babies were perfect little angels--I truly believe that they LOVE their new carseats that were given to us by Joe's cousins: Pat & Sally! Thank you guys SOOOO much! Pat & Sally adopted two BEAUTIFUL baby girls from China and have such a neat story...go check them out on Sal's blog: tracypartyof4.blogspot.com.
In Waco, we visited Granna's school and Papa's bank, then headed to Austin on Friday--where we met up with Joe at Grandpa and Grandma Steece's house.

Quads with Dani... Sav, Ben (waving to the camera), Ethan, and Drew
Luvin' on Jess before we hit the pool for the first time!
Savannah with Uncle Ed...Eddy is coming to live with us this summer while he interns in Mansfield! We are SOOOO excited!
The gang in their cute little floaties! Ethan and Drew LOVED the pool...Sav & Ben had to warm up to it...but by the second day, had a blast! Lots of splashing going on...I am going to download some video footage...too cute for words!
Ethan just chillin' in his ride..."this is tha life"
Drew just giggled and smiled the whole time...check out that tooth!
Oh my gosh...so, we get this face a LOT from Ben! Cracks me UP! He cries/whines when we pick him up and he doesn't want to be picked up...he cries/whines when we put him to bed and he doesn't want to go to bed...he cries/whines when Savannah grabs his toys, and so on, and so on...Oh Ben...what in the world are we going to do with you, you cute little stinker???
Going for a beautiful Saturday morning stroll (or what we like to call a "sweat-fest" here in Texas) with Grandma and Grandpa (Drew, E, Ben, & Sav with Paul, Kate, Dan & Ed)
These are the new outfits that the quads will be wearing all summer...(YES! You guessed it...naked and loving it!) Sav, E, Drew, & Ben
Lots of loving from lots of friends---the quads ate up every second of it!
Love this pic of Big Ben
Why Yes, we DO have our hands full and we LOVE it! (Sav, Drew, E, & Ben)
Sweet little Savannah in her purple seahorse floatie...her legs never stopped kicking!
Me and my man...


I'm fighting a nasty cold/allergies/sinus infection, but I'm going to try to load some video soon...and we'll get back to answering those questions! Hope you guys all had wonderful weekends!!!!

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66 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love these pictures!!! Love you guys so much!!!!

Brittany said...

awww... love those floaties. think yall need to bring those to georgia for a little swim in the michael pool sometime! Ha! Omigosh, how fun would it be for us all to get together. We have to do it before all the kids are grown up!!! You look beautiful and the babies smiles are contagious! Love you!

Casey's trio said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun! It must be SO nice to get out of the house and spend some time with friends and family! The kiddos are getting so big...the smiles (and pout from Ben), as usual, are precious. Love ya girl!

Casey

Collegegirl said...

Quad mama can not get sick!!! Hope you feel better soon and life looks up in a few days!

Can not believe how big the kiddos are getting! August 1 is coming closer and closer. It is an easy birthday to remember since it is my birthday too.

Have a great week and good job packing ALL BY YOURSELF!!!

~Elyse~

The Murray Crew said...

Love ALL of these. The floaties are unbarably cute - so cute I want to just pop them! J/K..
=)
I have to say that my fav pic is of you and Joe, however. What a year you two have been through and you're still having the time of your lives loving what the miracles God has given AND each other!
I'm proud of my quad sista!
Jen

Jenny said...

OMG!!!! They look SO adorable in the pool!

Kelly said...

I love seeing all the pix! We also went to the pool last week - it was a bit chilly in the water...Glad you guys had fun!

Allison said...

Where did you get those cute floaties? :)

Anonymous said...

What kind of car seats did you get?

Astraea said...

Those four are so stinkin' cute! I love the "summer outfits"! We'll be sporting the same look in AZ!

Ashhog said...

Sounds like ya'll had a blast! Love the pool pics! Sav and Ben just look more and more alike to me every time I see them! Too cute! :)

Ashley

Stephanie said...

This Texas heat is no joke..doesnt look to good for the next few months! Great pics as usual!

The Sanchez Family said...

The babies are so cute! I was smiling right along with them. I love the floats, where did you get them? My little guy would love the car one!

The Bouvier Bunch said...

I am so glad that y'all had a great time. Good for you for going at it solo!!!! They are just growing up so stinking fast!! Naked is the way to go in this Texas heat!! Kendall loves being naked!!

Hey, no pics of the new carseats?? I am sure they love them!!

Linsey said...

I love the quads hair! It looks like they all have the same head of it! I am hoping my Jillian gets some soon, but I did order the bows you referred us too. I hope to get them soon!

Barbara Manatee said...

Congrats on a successful solo trip! Looks like so much fun and so glad you got to spend more time with family and friends!! Yeah for summer!

Stephanie said...

I don't actually know you but have been a blog lurker for awhile. I just thought that I would finally post. You have the most adorable quads! What cute pictures! Love the summer outfits! So right there with you on that one. Sounds like you had a great, fun, and long weekend. Have a great week.

Nicole said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon. Loving the new photos of the snugglebugs

Amanda's News said...

Love Ben's pouty face...too cute:) The kids look like they are lovin' life in the pool! My kids often sport the new summer look of just wearing diapers....it saves us a ton of time on laundry!

EJ Williams said...

Love the swimming pics! Isn't swimming with the babies too fun...
except I can't imagine being responsible for 4 at one time--wowsers! Love the car rafts--haven't seen those...too cute! Hope Waco time was good to ya'll...take care!
ejw

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back! You were missed!!!! Can't wait for the videos.....I hope you feel better soon. I know you are busy, but sometime will you remember to post before and after Helmet pics? Thanks!!!!!!

Sooz said...

Cute pictures! I hear ya about the Texas heat..yuck! Can't wait to see the videos...those pool pictures are adorable!

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

Wow! What a blast! Those are some pretty cool floats. You just gotta love packing 'em in the car when it's 95deg outside - you said it - sweatfest. Love all the photos!

22 days!

~aj~ said...

Yes, you look busy, but your lives also look full of so much love and fun. Your children are too cute for words!

Emily said...

LOVE the pictures! Looks like a great trip...better than last time. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Amber said...

Looks like you guys had a fun filled weekend. Props to you for traveling alone with the quads, You are a super mom. I love reading your blog. The kiddos look great in their swimming gear.

Melanieshea said...

Looks like yall had tons of fun!!! They are too cute in the floats!!! Love the last pic of you and Joe!!! Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

I am in awe that you took all 4 babies and the dog on a trip by yourself. You Super Mom, you!
Looks like you all had so much fun. I love the little bathingsuits and floaties. Your babies will be little swimmers before you know it.
I love the picture of you and Joe. The babies got a lot of lovin' for Memorial Day!

Cathy in Frisco

Melissa Mullinax said...

Total and complete cuteness!!

Jodi said...

Hi Suz - Love all the pictures! Looks like the kiddos and you have been having a blast in Waco. That is great that they like the water. Love the picture of you and Joe - you guys look so in love! What a year you've had - Amazing!

Melissa said...

Girl, I am so impressed with you! Traveling by yourself with all of your babies is such an accomplishment! I have 7 mo. old twins and a 2 year old & I am not that brave. Your family is too cute.

My name is Tammie said...

Looks like so much fun! You have the most beautiful family. And you and Joe are so cute together!

Maureen Arnold said...

Ben is so cute. That is exactly what my little guy does. It is fun to see their different personalities come out. My 4 are also very different. Any way, love the post!


maureen

arnoldquads.blogspot.com

The Epps Family said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! What fun!

Kimberly said...

Those are GREAT shots - you have a beautiful family for sure. :)

TressaMOMof3 said...

Soooo cute!!!!

Tressa

Krystyn said...

Love the pictures. Izzy has the same yellow hat as Sav; it is too precious.

Brave momma driving those four cuties to Waco!

What a beautiful family.

Miriam said...

Great pictures - the last one of you and your husband is very sweet!

I noticed awhile ago that you use the same bottles I used for my twins - Avent. I stopped using them with all the warning about the chemical BPA but was bummed that I was out the money since the bottles were so expensive. Just wanted to let you know that Toy R' Us in some locations is giving full refunds for used and unused bottles.

I put a post up on my blog if you want more info. I'm guessing you have many many more bottles than I do! (And if you keep using the Avent bottles - who can blame you! You've got more important things to worry about - just wanted to give you the tip).

Tamora said...

Suz!
I have been reading your blog for about a year now and just realized that I think we live pretty close to each other. I shop at the target on 360 and we live on the west side of Joe Pool Lake (Mansfield side). I saw you said you have family interning in Mansfield! I teach at an Elementay school in Mansfield also. I hope to run into you one day at Target!
Hugs!

Amanda said...

Here is a question for you...do you ever get down? I read your posts and you just have such enthusiasm it makes me want quads! haha.

I have two kids myself, 2y/o and my own 8 m/o Savannah....I love them dearly but gees life gets stinky sometimes!

Anonymous said...

I have twin granddaughters and I don't see how you do it with 4. You have my upmost respect and admiration. They are sooooo cute.

Melissa said...

Love the naked shot! And how much do I LOVE those chubby knees??? We never had chubby knees...so jealous! Good for you venturing out on your own road trip. You are my hero!

Stacy Murphy said...

HI! I have been reading your blog since January. I have been a silent reader but totaly adore your family. I am now writing to ask if you grew up in Waco and if so what church did you attend (Crestview?). I ran into an old High School freind (we attended Lorena) who has 5 year old triplets. I mentioned that i read your blog and the Gewer family blog. She said that she thinks she knows you from attending church with you when ya'll were younger. Her name is kelli Furrer (Browder is her married name). If you are the Suzanne that she knows, than she wanted me to tell you HI.
Anyway I would love to met you and your family next time you are in Waco. My kids love the zoo too if you would like to met up sometime. I wish i lived closer to you so that i could help out with the quad. Reading your blog has inspired me to help future multiple babies born here in Waco.
Take care and God Bless,
Stacy Murphy

Anonymous said...

Stacy,
I'm sure Suz will contact you, but I wanted to say yes, our fam knows the Furrer fam quite well, especially her parents. And you are right, that is the church she attended.
Daddio of Suz

Matt and Amberly Collins said...

Suz,
The kiddos just get cuter and cuter!

On a random note, in all your spare time...ha!, you should check out Angie's blog. Angie's husband Todd sings in the christian group Selah and they recently lost a child at birth. Angie originally started her blog to keep everyone informed about her complicated pregnancy. Her blog, however, has become so much more than that. She has an incredible way of relating God to every experience in her life. Her posts have become mini quiet times for me forcing me into a deeper relationship with my Lord. She is very honest and hopefully you'll fall in love as I have. Maybe some of your readers (since you have such a great blog ministry yourself) would like to visit her too. Anyway, even though I don't really "know" you, I thought it would be something you would like. Her blog is called Bring the Rain and you can find it at:

http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com

Thanks for the pool picks!
Amberly

Jill said...

I found your blog through a friend of a friend and I love reading it everyday! You are an amazing one! I am really loving the cute floaties and wandering where you found the little car one. I have googled and can't find it...I need one! :)
Jill

Suzanne said...

jill...TARGET!!! in the pool aisle! (the little red horn actually squeeked when you push it! very cool) the other floaties had a little area where they could splash with their hands which was neat--the kids loved it.

Kimberly said...

I was wondering where you guys were going based on your last post. Looks like you ALL had so much fun! I love those darling naked babies!

BoufMom9 said...

GORGEOUS photos!
You really have such a beautiful family!
People were saying I was brave to travel this past weekend with the 9 kids AND my husband...wow! YOU SERIOUSLY are BRAVE!
ps I never realized just how much Sav & Ben looked alike until i saw that top photo!

The Gerwer Babies said...

You truly are my hero, i cant believe you did that all by yourself. You are AWESOME!!!
We have an appointment with the cranial institute on monday. THey said they miss you guys A LOT!!!
Babies are sleeping 10:30 - 5:30 now. Getting closer!!

Tammy said...

Hi! I am a fellow blogger and I just came across your blog. What can I say? I laughed, I cried. I swear your story and sweet babies are amazing! My hands are full with just 1 new baby, I can't imagine 4!!

Keep up the great work! :o)
<3,
A Fellow Mama

Terri O'Laughlin said...

Sounds like a perfect trip! Glad to see/hear that you had such a great time!

Jessica said...

those are awesome pictures and the quads are adoralbe.. it's unreal how fast they have grown. love the pics of them sitting in the floor. those are priceless.

Crystal said...

Please read my latest blog. :)

LOVE the pictures!!

Hots said...
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Hots said...

Hi Suzanne,
It was nice to meet you in the Babies R Us parking lot today! Thanks for not running away from the nutty girl screaming, "Hey Steeces' Pieces!" I might have run if I had been you! The babies are precious!
Blessings to you...
Holly in Arlington

Suzanne said...

hey holly! i'm SOOOO glad you came up to us! that was fun! wish i could have stayed and chatted longer!...i laughed on my way home, thinking about you on your cell phone from across the parking lot yelling "steeces pieces! steeces pieces!" too funny- you made my day! ;)

Christian Family said...

So precious!
Amanda Hosni sent me your link!
I am a former "Wacoan"(now live in Keller)...and just had to write and say HI!
If ok... I am going to add you to my favorite links.
Keep up the great work!
You are a wonderful INSPIRATION!!!
Amanda Christian(maiden name: Luft)
a.l.christian@hotmail.com

Hots said...

So glad you didn't think I was too nuts. Of course, now you might think I am since I checked to see if you read my comment...ooops! So, my friend Meggan (the gal I was talking with on the phone when I accosted you) might stake herself out at BabiesRUs now in order to meet you also. I'm the envy of my friends because I got to meet Steeces Pieces! :) I'm sort of joking, but sort of not...you really do have lots of fans!! Take care and if I should see you again, I promise to call you by YOUR NAME...NOT your BLOG'S NAME! :)
~Holly

Michelle said...

Ya know - I am a fan of John & Kate + 8 (they live near me) but I would LOVE to see a show about Steece's Pieces!

Can you get right on that and make it happen?

Pretty please?

Burkett Quad Squad said...

suz...aside from be gorgeous as always you are one brave woman!:) i'm hoping that your post quad belly looks better than mine:) i don't know if i'll be squeezing into one this summer:) anyway:) i'm glad things are going well for y'all!
we love ya!
jenny

Salsygirl said...

SUZ!!!!!
Thank YOU so much for mentioning my blog in your last post. I went from 400 visitors to 2500+ in one day!!!!!! My blog has exploded and I have you to thank for it!!!

McNulty Quads said...

I LOVE all the pictures.. but the one of you and Joe is my favorite!!! BEAUTIFUL!! :)

Also, Ben & Ally need to hang out! The would be QUITE the pair!

Love you!
Gen

Rose C said...

I stumbled upon your blog, LOVE IT! My son was born on 10/9, and we just moved FROM Waco last month. We have the same infant car seats and I am definitely seeing duplicates in clothing. I have enjoyed reading your blog!

Sara Rose Tutus said...

As always, I love the pics! And how fun is this- Joe's cousins: Pat & Sally live right near me! Like probably 10 minutes away! How cool is that!

Courtney said...

love all the pics... where did you get the floats for the pool???

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