Monday, April 27, 2009

First Trip-O-the-Summer!

---WARNING...WARNING...PICTURE OVERLOAD!!!---

We haven't traveled with the quads since Christmas, so we were MORE than ready to hit that road once again. After battling DAYS of diarrhea with four 20 month old kiddies (4 red hineys and 1 exhausted mama), we packed them up and crossed our fingers that we wouldn't have any brown-blowouts on the drive (we didn't...thank you, Lord)...and headed down to Austin to visit the Steeces. We had a wonderful weekend--here are some pics!

FRIDAY AFTERNOON:

Mama & Ethan at Iguana Grill (our fav restaurant in Lakeway--on Lake Travis)



Uncle Ed & Sister Sav



Silly Uncle Dan, Ben-hi-meen, and Dids (Grandpa Steece)



Grandma Kate & Ethan


Dad and Drew (yes...the boys have some crazy hair going on these days...they need a visit with some scissors!)



Ben's silly face...puttin on a show for his Gpa



Sweet Drew



E gettin' tickled by Gma



Sav, showing me her prettiest smile (on command)



The proud bro & Uncle Ed. Eddie just recently received his Aggie ring!!! Congrats!!!



SATURDAY MORNING @ A PARK IN THE HILLS:

Ethan



Andrew



Ben



Savannah


Apparently Ben is going to be my little playground daredevil---climbing to the tops and trying to jump off...fearless.



Yin and Yang doing some swinging before we leave (Ethan in green, Drew in stripes)



SATURDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING AT VERDE'S MEXICAN PARRILLA (BEST KID-FRIENDLY PLACE I HAVE EVER, AND I MEAN EVVVVVVER- BEEN TO! IT WAS AMAZING!)

Ed and Ben



Savannah and Dan



Dani and Ethan


Drew checking out the big backyard amphitheater/play area



Dan lovin' on Ethan



Me & Sav



Precious pic of Dani, Ben, and Dan---they were swinging him and he loved it!



Grandpa and Ethan playin in the sun


Grandma lovin' on Drew


Drew LOVES being thrown in the air!



A gal after my own heart---couldn't put the chips and queso down!....."Who, me???"


Dani had never seen the trick that Joe taught Savannah a while back (I claim ZERO responsibility)...



Can't get enough of these smiles! (Drew)


Ethan munching away on some goldfish (Snack Traps are the best invention EVER!)



Dan and Joe pestering Ben


LOOOOONG weekend...the kids need a little time to adjust to life on the road again, but we had a wonderful time! If only I hadn't been greeted this morning with a diaper on the floor, poop in a crib, and a child- naked from the waist-down. Oh the joys of parenting!!! Happy Monday, peeps!

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34 comments:

Tabi said...

Awww, Ethan and Andrew are really starting to lose their baby faces and look like little grown boys! Ben and Savannah still have some baby cheeks though!! They are all just so precious!!

The Porter Family said...

I love all the pictures! So fun!! Looks like you guys are having a blast :)

4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog... I was asking on my blog for mamas with multiples and someone mentioned your blog. I hoped over... saw how adorable your family was and added you to my google reader! :)

Looks like you had a wonderful trip! I was born in Austin TX and have a lot of family there. It is a beautiful city!

Britt

Kim and Dave said...

As a former Cleveland, I totally approve of Joe's hat!

Your kids are so adorable, Suz. And the fact that you are able to take them out to eat is an amazing testament to your parenting skills. God chose wisely when he made you their mommy.

Courtney said...

The kiddies are getting so big in these pictures! They look all grown up :)

Following Him said...

So STINKIN cute...seriously! Their personalities are just shining through and they are still as precious as ever! Glad you guys had a great weekend!
~Elyse~

annalee said...

we love iguana grill, snack cups, and austin too! so glad y'all were able to have a wonderful weekend!

Stephanie said...

Have you ever been to The Oasis on Lake Travis?? One of my favorite places EVER!!
LOVE all the pics..looks like a w/e full of fun!
Drew and Ethan are starting to look so much like you!!
All of thir smiles are just precious!

Mrs. Wilson said...

I can't imagine dealing with diarrhea X4!! Yikes!!

Looks like an amazing trip! I might have to check out those snack traps ....

Cochran Quads said...

Love the pictures!! Such a precious family!!! Luv Ya!

lauren said...

I love when it's a picture overload! Love seeing your precious babies!

Liz said...

Ok, awesome pix of the quads (as usual)! They really are adorable! But since I have fashion on the brain right now, I have to know what kind of jeans are you wearing and where did you get those sunglasses? I love your style!

Bethany said...

What a fun trip for everyone! The kids are getting so big, and the boys' hair is cracking me up!! :)

*Lissa* said...

Fun! The kiddos are getting so big!

Liz said...

I know you don't know me, but I've been reading your blog for at least the past 6 months, maybe a little more. I've come to love your little family & can recognize which kiddo is which without the labels these days. We're from Texas, too, actually not too terribly far from y'all. My family is in a little town right outside of Tyler!

I just wanted to thank you for your blog. My 12 1/2 year old daughter LOVES babies, so I shared your blog link w/ her and she reads it from time to time to catch up on the cute little Steece quads. I know that your blog is always safe & 'clean'. And I know from comments you have made throughout that we share the same faith.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your life with my family. May God bless you!

Casey's trio said...

Oh my goodness...quad cuteness overload!! Glad you got out and enjoyed yourselves:)

Lisa said...

I just have to say...WHOOP!!!!!
I love her sticking her tongue out, that's GREAT! They are all so precious, you are so blessed.

Kelli said...

I can't believe how fast they are growing!

Kelly said...

So cute! It looks like you had a great time. My inlaws also live in Austin, but I had never heard of VERDE'S MEXICAN PARRILLA. We will definetely need to check them out the next time we are in town since kid-friendly is at the top of our list with 4 boys ages 1-6.

Chelsa said...

the quads are adorable! and you my dear, are gorgeous :)

Kaci said...

They are so adorable, they bring a smile to my face everytime! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you had a nice time down here in Austin. So you love the Iguana Grill...we love that place too and also the Oasis because they both overlook the lake....they have some incredible sunsets over the water but from some of the pictures I can tell just how low they are! Didn't know about the kid-friendly Mexican place so we will have to try it....thank you for the hint!

Kathy from Austin

Dressed-Up Dots said...

Suz....
I found your blog through a friend and am ADDICTED! I sat down at my computer "just to check my email" when I put my 2 year old down for her nap....she's still asleep and I'm still sitting here! My husband and I are Aggies AND native Texans, but we're currently in NC.....living vicariously! Must admit...when I first found yall I was all, "Do I know them?"
Yall are so much fun and your babies are PRECIOUS. Just wanted to let you know how great it is to read your blog....will be checking back!
Blessings...
Martha Roberson
Goldsboro, NC

a cowgirl at heart said...

PRECIOUS pics! I love Iguana Grill, too! Yummy! Are y'all planning on being in U-town any this summer? If so, let me know and maybe I can plan a trip down the same weekend!

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

Amanda's News said...

They are getting so big! I bet you guys were so ready to get out of the house. It looks like you had a blast on your trip!

Lori said...

Those we some adorable pictures, I love Savannah's little trick!! Very Cute!

Alisha said...

It looks like you all had a blast! Wow that was a lot of pics!

Tim said...

Wow that was a bunch of pics, and I loved everyone of them. Good stuff!

Make sure you check out Vlogemotions tomorrow at Fort Thompson. Hollie just designed the button for it. Its gonna be so fun.

If you havent heard she was in the hospital last night so pray for her.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Laura said...

Oh my gosh this looks like so much fun! Although traveling with toddlers is lots of work mixed with fun!

Dana said...

Love all the pictures. What adorable little ones! (Glad the diarrhea ended for them...and you!)

Jac Tubre said...

Man do your identical boys look COMPLETELY identical or what? How in the world do you tell them apart? They are going to be fooling their teachers in no time :)

Great post!

Jac

Sooz said...

I love the pictures! They are growing up so much. So fun!

Deanna said...

Suz, my best advice to you is "DUCK TAPE"! I remember the days of diapers and finding naked babies!! A word of warning, little boys like to pee everywhere!! Good luck!!

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