Saturday, January 03, 2009

Celebrating with the Steeces

Here are more pics from the holidays spent in Austin with the Steeces. We had SO much fun and these little boogers are getting SO BIG!

A little bit of holiday fun before opening presents (Dan, Dani, Ed, Suz, Joe). Love the fun hats and flashing necklaces from Kate!


I often wonder what it would have been like to sit the babies upon Santa's lap...Would they cry? ... stare? ... smile? ... scream?


Well...I think we now have a good idea!
Can't you just see the absolute TERROR on Ethan's face!!! Poor guy, I kinda felt bad for laughing so hard ;)


I LOVE this picture! It is right when I handed Savannah her first new babydoll! She was so excited!



Sav immediately pulled her in and started to hug her & pat her back like a sweet little mommy! It is amazing how gentle she is with "baby"...it just comes naturally with baby girls (at least in our household).
BTW, the baby is a great way to teach the kiddies about eyes, ears, nose, etc. I noticed within hours after the introduction of the baby, each child played with it and would point to a body part on the doll--then point to their own. It was SO neat to see!


I LOOOOVE this candid pic of the different faces while we were trying to get a good pic with Grandpa and Grandma! Especially Drew & Grandpa's faces, Ethan's face..and Ben's black eye!



Its a keeper, folks!



And my BIG girl with her big girl piggie tails! HOLY COW- they are growing up waaaaay too fast right in front of my eyes!


Oh, I also added the "Follow This Blog" button to the left...I would LOVE to visit with you guys and see my blogger buddies who check in with us from time to time! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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49 comments:

Page said...

Sweet Savannah with her baby doll!! My niece does the same thing, so I think you're right...it's some sort of instinctual girl thing.

andrea said...

i love the first and last pictures!!! so fun :)

Beav's Wife said...

Those piggie tails are SOOOOO sweet and I love the one of her lovin' on her new baby. Sweet angel. Happy New Year!!!

Melanieshea said...

That is such a sweet picture of her and the doll...The really are growing up...I can't believe it has been almost 2 years since I've followed your blog..lol
Happy Saturday.
xoxo, Melanie

Kalle said...

I love Savannah's reaction to getting the doll. Such a sweetheart and the candid shot is priceless. :)

Mercedes said...

The big girl piggie tails are precious. I love it! I want a lil girl now!

Ms. M said...

Oooooh! I have been waiting to see Savannah in pigtails! She looks so sweet and pretty. I love it!

Love your blog!

Stephanie said...

I've been a follwer for a while now :)
Great pics, as usual!
THey are just adorable!

Casey's trio said...

OMG the piggie tails are killing me! So stinkin' cute:)

rachael said...

oh my gosh, i am loving those piggies. too cute! i was just thinking the other day that i need to put piggies in my girls hair again soon...with those little bobble holders!

Kaitlin said...

I'd be scared of that Santa too. Maybe if there is a more friendly looking one, he may respond better :D

Haley said...

I have been meaning to ask you for a few weeks but was so busy with holiday fun, so here goes. I was wondering who you used for the crainal bands for the quads. My youngest just had leg braces put on by a company that does all sorts of things like that, but I wasn't too thrilled with them. Woud you reccomend the place you uesd? Also on a side note, I have a niece named Savannah and we call her savvy or sassy or sassy frass. I just love that name and all the fun nick names that go with it. Our poor girls nick name is chucky monkey! lol

The Murray Crew said...

Each picture is a sweet memory captured, Suz. Love 'em! =) Thanks for bein' a bud lately. Thanks for all the great reminders.
Squeezes,
Jen and The Crew

PS Tell Kate her house looked ah-maz-ing at Christmas. Fabulous taste.

Following Him said...

Happy New Year Steece family! Ben and his black eye...oh my! Ethan and his santa face...laughing so hard (sorry Ethan). Drew is cute as always and Miss Sav...the princess of the family! Love her little PJs and that hair updo!
Hope you guys have an awesome weekend!
~Elyse~

Barbara Manatee said...

awww..how cute is Savannah with the baby doll? My daughter LOVES her doll that she got too - she feeds it a bottle and pushes it in the stroller. Hopefully she'll be as sweet to the new baby brother of sister that will be in our home in a week or two!!

Kelli Peters said...

Hi Suz!

Love love love your blog. Your quads are so sweet :) You are so blessed!!!

Happy 2009!

Cammie said...

delurking to say....LOVE the pigtails and the baby doll pics....my little girl did the same thing with her first baby doll!

Fulton Quads said...

LOVE the pic's! You guys look great! Our girls each got a baby doll & LOVED them! Brendan ended up wanting one too! I kept telling my hubby that he just wants to be a Daddy! LOL! Happy New Year! love, Cathy & the quads

jag said...

Ethan's face is priceless! I would have laughed my tail off too!

DollBaby said...

My little girl has the same baby doll but I can't get her to love on it for nothing. I think she is going to be a tom-boy because she likes Star Wars stuff and electronics. Silly girl.

Your babies are precious as always!

mama faith said...

savannah's face is priceless with that baby doll.

i too, adore those action shots with grandparents. so real.

candace said...

My son has not liked santa the last 2 x-mases. I think he is on to something. Lol

beth ewing said...

i don't have a daughter but my son's best friend for the first two years of his life was a girl and it was so neat to see the gender differences. she loved and mothered the baby doll while my son threw her across the room like a football. hehe!

Jaime said...

New to your blog. Your babies are adorable!

Jon and Tiffany said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful holiday. Your kids are developing so well...and getting so big. You're truly a blessed family.

Happy New Year!! Jon&Tiff+Quads

cat said...

Happy New Year - great to see you had a nice Xmas. Have you on my blogroll.

Beav's Wife said...

i gave you an award! check it out!

Brittany said...

Omigosh, love the pig tails. She is so beautiful! Poor Ben with that black eye, but it's kinda cute too! Love yall!

Annie said...

I follow your blog from awhile. I like Sav face with her baby doll, priceless.

Midwest Mommy said...

Aren't baby girls with baby dolls the best!

Moni Graf said...

Uuuhhmmmm....little miss thang got her hair did! And it looks so darned cute...

Happy to hear all the partying with the fam didn't wreck you. But I'm sure you're happy to be back home again.....back to the daily grind that we wouldn't trade for anything!

Love ya!
Moni

Bethany said...

I have been following your blog for quite some time but this is my first time commenting. Your babies are so cute! It looks like you had a great Christmas. Also, I am giving you two blog awards. You can see them at my blog.
Have a good 2009!
~Bethany~

Blessings From Above said...

Great pictures! Sav has the most beautiful eyes.

Anne said...

I, too, have been following your blog for a long time but not sure that I've ever commented! I went to school with Brad & Jen Murray and found your blog through theirs back when you were pregnant with your quads and I was pregnant with my youngest (born 12/19/07). It's been so neat to see your babies grow! Thanks for sharing them with us! Your entries are always so fun & upbeat!

Anne said...

I, too, have been following your blog for a long time but not sure that I've ever commented! I went to school with Brad & Jen Murray and found your blog through theirs back when you were pregnant with your quads and I was pregnant with my youngest (born 12/19/07). It's been so neat to see your babies grow! Thanks for sharing them with us! Your entries are always so fun & upbeat!

Carolyn said...

I love the piggy tails!

Loooooooong time reader, its about time you got that feature!! ;)

Kelly Paulus said...

I am one of those blog stalkers who doesn't know you but I have been amazed by your story! I have a 15 month old little girl who I adore and it makes me often wonder how you handle 4!!! You are so positive about it too - I love that. By the way - I got pregnant on Clomid too - but had only 1 precious baby. Makes me nervous to use it again knowing your story!

Grace! said...

You rock!!! I digggg your mommy style and kid´s style! May God bless you and your fam!

Greis said...

OMG! The picture of Sav with pig tails is the CUTEST picture EVER!!!

Sooz said...

Cute pictures! Love Savannah with her baby and her pig tails. So cute! I can't believe I've been reading your blog nearly 2 years! Wow.

glitzen said...

Piggie tails, already! Wowie. She was so cute with all of that natural "mothering" of her baby. My girls did that too! Even fed it their cheerios! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, such precious faces. I bet this Christmas was so fun with the babies. Sav and her sweet doll. She's a new mommy! I know you are happy to be able to get out more this RSV season instead of being cooped up in the house all the time. Next Christmas will be even more fun. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures. I come to your blog to start my day off good.

Cathy in Frisco

Darron and Ashlie said...

aww...I love Sav with her baby! So sweet. Can't wait until we get there! I can't believe how much they are growing, looking like little people. Miss you

xoxo
ashlie

Michael and Hannah said...

LOVE the pigtails. And I've NEVER seen a child more terrified of a FAKE Santa! Poor E!

The McNulty Family said...

I wanna jump right through this computer and kiss that sweet little save with her piggy tales!!! SUZ, when did they get so big??? And Santa.. ya, let's not go there!

XOXO
LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
Gen

Tera said...

Love the pictures. My girls are very motherly with their babies too! I have a non-quad question for you... Could you email me if you get a chance? tera_leann@hotmail.com
Thanks a ton!

Andria said...

I have lots of blogs to catch up on! I always love seeing what you all are up to. That is amazing, the instinct of little girls and their need to "nurture". Sav is all girl!

Happy New Year!

boysmum2 said...

The pictures of Sav with her doll is precious, what a lovely responce. Although if the other 3 are anything like my 2 boys then you could end up with 3 more baby dolls before long! My 2 love their babies.

Blair said...

Oh my word! Those pigtails are SO sweet! Just adorable.

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