Thursday, May 07, 2009

Gettin' Close to Mother's Day!!!



As its gettin close to Mother's Day...I find myself being very sentimental. It is such a blessing to me to share my Birthday around Mom's Day every year (same with my Mother-in-Law, Kate!)...but honestly, Mother's Day means SO much more to me than my Birthday.

Me & Sav



Me and E


Me & Drew



Me and Ben



The whole bunch...(p.s. My camera has a spot that shows up every time I take a picture around the wood floors...do I need to clean the lens? It bugs)



Liddle E



Prissy Princess

Not much to report around here...some days it seems like my sweet, little, angel babies have turned into monsters! The crazy tantrums, the attitude, the endless time-outs, the fighting over toys...PHEWWW!!! Why didn't you guys warn me?! {wink, wink} It was almost an over-night transition. Needless to say, they have definitely been keeping their tired 'ole mama on her toes lately. And, I know, I've heard---3 is worse than 2...don't even want to go there yet! ;) I'm just trying to get through each day and praying my little heart out for patience! Any of you guys gone through this??? I know many of my quad mamas have--who are always such a HUGE support system for me.

I have to admit, though...sometimes I have to turn my head and laugh when Savannah is throwing her "-tude" around...she gets this little look on her face that is SO ridiculously sassy (Here, she is giving her Daddy the look of: "Umm. Hmm. I know you want me to smile for you...but that's not gonna happen")


...yah, the "sass" is not going to be so "cute" when she is 18! ;)

You guys have a wonderfully blessed weekend!

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51 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh the tantrums just means they are normal little kids is what I keep telling myself! I am feeling you on the patience thing. My little ones have discovered the art of hitting each other when they are mad. What do you do? lol

Molly C said...

It's crazy how much they are starting to look like you and Joe! Btw you two always look so happy together. Doesn't Joe have any available brothers? :-P Seriously though, you two make me smile. You just look like you have fun with life

Also the 'tude? It starts at like 12. lol.

The McNulty Family said...

OH MY GOSH! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE NEW HAIR!! YOU look hotter than ever.. if that's even possible!!

Your doing a great job mama. Those Steece angels will be back again soon. I have faith! LOL.

I love you with all my heart and could not live without you!
XOXO
Gen

Our Journey said...

18?? try um 3??? 3 and on....

the babies are beautiful!!

Kendall and Brooks said...

Where did you get Savannah's shirt???? Too cute!

cat said...

The good news is 4 is great! And at least you only have one born with PMS - I swear boys are easier. Happy mom's day to you.

Charity Donovan said...

Adorable pictures Suz...Does your model self or your model children even take a bad picture??? It's so unfair! =)

I love this picture of Sav...so serious...and GIRLFRIEND'S HAIR IS GETTING LONG!!!! Yay for real ponytails Sav!!!! =) And I love the shirt! ;)

Cochran Quads said...

LOVE Sav's shirt!!! She needs one that says, My Parents Rock!!! Beautiful children, beautiful parents! Luv U!

jag said...

Sav's shirt is AWESOME! I didn't realize your birthday was near Mother's Day! What a gift those little cuties are to you! Let me know when you find the well of patience. I think I may be needing that in the not so distant future.

The pics of babes with mom are beyond precious! You sure don't look like you're stressed girl!
Hugs!

Garrett Family said...

You should write a post about the advice you get because I need it too! Our youngest is going throught he mommy seperation thing and I'm warn out by 10:00 every day!! I just keep waiting for the phase to pass. I know when it does I will miss her loving on me all the time.

Melanieshea said...

O.M.G. I am lovin' Sav in the black and pink!!!! Reminds me of my daughter!!! :o) SO so sassy!!!!
I hope you have an incredible Mother's Day!!! They are growing up so fast :o) xoxo!!! :o)

Moni Graf said...

Gotta agree with Gen....the new 'do and color(right?) is SMOKIN', Suz! So cute.

The "tude" is cute a very little sometimes....then, it's like nails on a chalkboard and you feel like banging your head up against the wall when they don't cooperate. Very frustrating. And we're just at the beginning. I'm sure I'll miss these days soon, but MAN!

Love ya!
Moni

Heather said...

I'm with Cat. . .they approach 4 and seem like totally different (good) kids. I swear I thought we were going to have to call the Super Nanny for the third one! Time outs took a LONG time for quite a while. Just remember things WILL get better. It's just a lot of testing the boundaries between 2-3.

Mrs.Ohtobe said...

I was just thinking the same thing about the sass being 'cute' wat 18...as the mom of 5 with two sets of twins and the girls just turning 20...the sass hasn't been cute since exhaustion set in about a decade ago! ;)

A mom and one princess said...

Savannah's outfit is so cute!!

Sarah said...

Yep, I am so there with my daughter (3) and nephews. One thing that I find myself saying is "I can't wait till she's a teenager" you know, really sarcasticly of course. lol Then you throw in my nephews (2 & 5) and then my 10mth old. Yea, I have days where I'm surprised I still have hair on my head. lol

penny said...

I'm a photographer and wanted to help you get that spot off your camera! Can you remove the lens from your camera? If you can, take the lens off and wipe it with a soft cloth (cloth baby diaper works best) on both ends. If it isn't removable just wipe the front with the cloth! I'm puzzled as to why it only does it on the wood floors. It also could be a reflection from the flash, if you were using it. Hope this helps!

Shelby said...

My daughter just turned one and I'm amazed at the shift into toddlerhood.. She knows what she wants! I think I'm starting to get a sense of what is to come... I can't imagine multiplying that by FOUR!

MEGAN said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Sav's little dress and tights, SO CUTE! And her pigtails, eeeekkkk.

MEGAN said...

and Happy Mother's Day to you! You definitely deserve it!

The Gerwer Babies said...

SO CUTE! I forgot to ask you yesterday where Sav got her dress... i love it!!!!
They are precious, truly BEAUTIFUL kids!! How can they not be from such a BEAUTIFUL mama (and Joe your a cutie too :))

Leah said...

I always love the pictures of your babies! Quick question, where did you get little Savannah's shirt? I have a little boy (same age as your babies) and twins boy/girl 8 months old and would love to have a shirt like that for my little girl (even though it might be a while before she could wear it LOL).

Kelly said...

LOL - For me, w/Jenna - FOUR is worse than three was. But for most it is three. Ash is hitting the Terrible Two's early as well. Sheesh. Happy mom's day!

Anonymous said...

I also have to laugh at the sassiness of my 2, almost 3 now yr old daughter! I only have one, but yes these times are definitely tough! Consistancy is all I know. Easier said than done with 2 yr olds!! Happy Mother's day to you!! and happy birthday! The kiddos are very cute!!

Beth, Tulsa, ok

Suzanne said...

awww..thanks for the sweet comments! sav's dress was a present from her granna. she had it made at some boutique when she was at a big Christmas Gala in Waco...so, i have NO idea where the ladies' shop was--somewhere in gatesville, maybe? sorry, not much help! all of sav's cutest outfits my mom has found at this annual xmas gala.

Anonymous said...

In case it offers any encouragement, I really didn't think 3 was harder than 2. Gradually you can reason with them better and their self control increases. I'm sure you're doing a great job! Enjoy the journey and adventure as best you can ;)

Jessie said...

I swear you have the cutest kids! I love that pic of Savannah holding her hands on her hips. I am right there with you on the overnight transition from cute babies to tantruming toddlers! The fighting, pushing, poking, toy stealing... it's enough to make me want to go sit in time out!

Meet the Brummett's said...

First, I would like to say hello! I came across your blog around your kiddos b-day last year, and have followed along since then. I can hardly believe how big they are getting! So cute...I also feel your pain with the attitude. My twins are just shy of 1, but Landrie is a HAND FULL and I ask God everyday to give me the patience that I need! Lastly, if you don't mind, I would love to know where Miss Savannah got her "my brothers rock" dress...I love it!

Following Him said...

AMAZED that your sweet Ethan, Drew, Ben, and Sav are giving attitude and throwing tantrums. I looked back on the Star Telegram pict and remember them being so small and tiny. Their innocence still shines through though. Enjoy today and laugh a lot. Love ya sweet Suz oh yeah...happy early Birthday!
~Elyse

Amanda said...

She has to have some sass to hold her ground with 3 brothers! So glad my child's not the only one with tantrums and sass! I love your bar stool. Where is it from?

etta said...

Oh my lands, I am loving your hair!

jessica said...

what a beautiful family! i hope you have a fantastic weekend and a wonderful mother's day!

Nicole said...

Hang in there! I find it goes in waves...I'll have a week or two of playing referee and breaking up fights all day and then all of the sudden they decide they want to share!
Ya'll are a precious family!
Happy Mother's Day!
Nicole

Mercedes said...

Happy mother's day. Isn't a blessing to be a mom even through all the tudes?!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh, I love all of these pictures!!!! so cute! I love you all

Casey's trio said...

Yep....the 3's are the most difficult so far for me! I fight the urge to pull my hair out on a daily basis:) But on that note, I hope you have a fantastic mother's day AND birthday!!

Tricia said...

It'll pass...it may seem like forever, but it will pass. I LOVE your hair! Great 'do!

Laura said...

I totally get what your saying about this age. Hang in there!

Alexis said...

Wherever did you get Sav's shirt, "My Brother's Rock". I most definitely want one. I only have twins now but the fighting over toys...geesh the toys have to go into 'a toy time-out' more than the kids do.

Alissa said...

A friend recently told me (more like reassured me!) that usually if your kids go through the terrible twos, it's rare that they also go through the tumultuous threes...so I'm passing that reassurance on to you! Happy Mother's day!

Teresa said...

I must know... Where did you get Sav's outfit??? We have one girl and 5 boys and I would love to get this outfit for my Key?

Molly said...

The timeouts do seem endless on some days. And the "no" for answers or the pretending not to hear me, or the running when she knows I'm calling her to come to me. But then there are those sweet moments that make it all seem okay and those times when she does listen or does obey that I realize we are indeed getting somewhere. Mothers Day is an incredible day and I feel so sentimental about it too!! SO happy to be her mommy!!

Trina said...

Hi Suz,
Happy Mother's Day! I hear you on the time outs and tantrums. My son is a few weeks younger than your precious four. There are some days that I feel like all I do is discipline and put him in time out. I keep telling myself "this will pay off!" Hang in there! Enjoy this special weekend, you deserve it!

Kelly Trullinger said...

Love the hair, but love the kids more! They are so cute!

Kerri C Bobbett said...

Happy Mother's Day! A friend shared your blog with me and I've been reading for a while. I'm a mom of 3- oldest just turned 5, middle is 2.5 and the baby is 7 weeks old(thus the middle of the night web browsing.) I just had to comment on the tantrums. Girl, you should come and meet my oldest daughter! She is one of the most strong willed children I've ever met. And at the end of the day, even though I'm exhausted- all I can say is thank God that He gave me this child who seems to consistently drive me to my knees in prayer!! Hang in there mama! This stage your kids are going through is just that- a stage. And it shapes you into the Mom that God desires you to be, as well as allows them to grow and learn self control eventually. A book I love is "How Children Raise Parents" by Dan Allender. It really encouraged me when my oldest first went through her "age of independence" as I call it. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Anonymous said...

Not to discourage you, but 3 is WAY worse than two. I've heard it gets better once they hit 4, but who knows. I'm not there yet.

Happy Mother's Day!

Laura (OH)

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Happy Mother's Day too - how could those cute little munchkins ever act it - it doesn't seem possible! :) Patience is key - if you figure out how to keep it or where to get more of it, let me know cuz it's a STRUGGLE for me over here. Love that you have the snack traps - those are my best friend most afternoons when I just don't know what else to do! Love you, sweet suz! Mari

Deanna said...

I wish I could tell you it will get better overnight!! As far as Sav, welcome to the world of one little girl, and all the brothers!!LOL!! She has to defend herself and that prissy attitude only gets worse! Sorry!! Wish I could tell you different. Happy Mother's Day and just take one day at a time. You will look back on this stage and laugh, I promise! I already do at somethings.

andrea said...

i've been reading your blog for a while now! your quads are getting so big!!

i love savannahs' piggy tales!!

happy mothers day to you!!

The Bossy Yankee said...

I did not read through all the comments so someone might have mentioned about the lens. Yes you have to clean the camera and lens, if it is a DSLR. Let me know what type of camera it is and I will send details on how to clean or to pay someone to clean it. It might be worth it to take it in to the shop.

Also if it is a DSLR and you change lens always change camera body face down so minimizes dust.

That spot looks like dust.

The Bossy Yankee said...

hope you had a great mothers day and birthday this year! I bet you did with your hubby and adorable kiddos!

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