Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Our Vacay to SOUTH TEXAS

It had been almost a whole year since the quads last visited their Great Grandparents! We have been itching to get back there (a 5.5 hour drive) as soon as we could! Here are some of my favorite pics from this past weekend.

The quads invading their Great Grandparents' home! (but I don't think they minded! wink, wink)



Savannah kindly sharing her "ketchup"


Little E getting some sweet sugar from "Suu-gah" (as Drew calls her)



The 3 "Stephens" and Sav (Benjamin STEPHEN was named after his Papa, Grandpapa, and Uncle Col--Steven Collin)



Lots of kisses! (E)



Ethan chatting with Sugar



Drew was more obsessed interested in his lawn mower than getting kisses (he later would not stop flirting with his "Su-gah"...he LOVES his Great Grandmother)



My sweet grandmother---love her dearly. (This post is bittersweet b/c my BFF, Gen McNulty just lost her Nani last night--please go send her some serious bloggie love)


Lets move this paartaaay outside, shall we? Aunt Susan playing with Andrew and Ethan in my Grandfather's BEEEEEAUTIFUL big backyard!



Mama with Drew, Grandpapa with Ethan, Ben, Sav, and Dadda (come on, guys--SMILE!--its not gonna kill you! LOL)



Benjamin and Savannah playing with their new boats



The twins are seriously OBSESSED with their lawn mowers--that will come in handy for good 'ole dad when they are older! Now they have 'em.......... (Drew left, E right)



.........now they don't (identical tantrums- OH JOY!)



Mama and Sav chillaxin by the pool



It was fun for my grandparents to enjoy the kiddies while they played in the pool...just everyday things they don't get to be a part of


A little pick-up game of softball. (not really, but it looks like it!) Mom pitching while the quads "man the field" (E at 1st, Ben covering 2nd, Sav at short stop- how appropriate, and Drew playing 3rd)---Daddy catching



Drew and Grandpapa



Lil Bud-E gettin' tired in Dadda's arms



My fairy princess "mowing the lawn"


Sav just LOVED her outfit from her Urech Quad Girffff-friends! (Thanks Misty!! It is TOO CUTE!)


My silly little men (Drew, Ben)



Saturday night we headed over to my Aunt Susan and Uncle Ronnie's GORGEOUS house in Boerne, TX. We had SO much fun!!!


Aunt Susan made us a yummy breakfast! (Drew, Ben, Ethan, Sav)



And Uncle Ronnie took us each for our very first ride on a tractor!


Savannah and Ben, waiting their turn


Our little "city kids" LOVED their tractor rides! (Drew, Sav, Ethan, Ben)


And we made it home safe and sound! PHEWWW! Our children are more than blessed to have their Great Grandparents in their lives---Papa and Sugar, thanks for letting us come play!

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31 comments:

Aunt Susan said...

Hey Suz.. I loved being with you guys this weekend. It was so much fun!!--(I am already missing those hugs from the little angels)..Great post!! Love ya!

The McNulty Family said...

I love you so much. This post made me cry happy tears... SO HAPPY you had this time.

Your are so special to me... I love you.

XOXO
G

Misty said...

HOw cute!!!! It fits her awesomely!!!!
Oh, and the boys look cute too lOL!

Charla (SHar-la) said...

Only in Uvalde do you find gorgeous trees like the ones in your grandparents' back yard! Looks like y'all had fun!

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed you are able to travel with your kids and they do so well. Did you bring all of the toys and pool with you?

Cochran Quads said...

Precious post!! I started getting a little excited when I saw their were pool pics coming up, but you didn't pull through Mrs. Steece, no Joe shirtless pics!!! Luv Ya!

Beav's Wife said...

Y'all are so cute! LOVE Sav's sweet fairy dress.

Kimberly & Alex said...

love all the pics. sav is adorable in the fairy suit. looks like everyone enjoyed the time together.

quatro_mama said...

Sweet, Sweet Post, Mama! Loaded with Love and Precious Little Ones! Soooooo wish I could join you this weekend. Miss you like a mad woman!

Charity Donovan said...

How fun!!!! I agree - there is NOTHING as wonderful as great grandparents!!! So glad you all had a great trip!!!! Love you!!!!!

Bill & Angie Ryan said...

That is so wonderful that you guys were able to spend some time with the generations! Serious lifetime memories huh? Loved the fairy princess outfit on Sav! So sweet. My son LOVED his lawn mower when he was the quad's age. He called it his "nun nun".

Thanks for sharing your fun family trip with us!

Angie
Portland, OR

Audra said...

Great post! Love the last pic of all y'all on the tractor. A framer!

Abby said...

So I knew you dressed Drew in stripes, but it looks like you've also assigned colors to tell your kids' stuff/pictures apart?? Brilliant!! =)

Heather said...

What a great post. Great grandparents are the best. Sav looked adorable in her fairy dress but when doesn't she?

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip
(by the way..you and Gen friendship is so amazing...you 2 are always right there for eachother and it shines through each of your posts/comments)
Great pics as usual! ;)

Jody and Janell said...

So precious!! You truly are blessed to have them in your life! There are so many days I wish my grandparents could be here to meet my precious babies...they would have LOVED them so much!!! I say that with a warm heart... not to make you sad! It is awesome that you are able to share your babies with so many who love you!!!
It is great that you travel with them like that. Do they do good at naps and night? Just curious.
You guys are great parents. I know it is tough!

Hugs,
Janell

Jennifer said...

I love Sav's little white outfit - where is it from??

Hilary said...

Aww that was very sweet!! Your kiddos are lucky to know their great grandparents!! :) Cute pictures Suz :)

Rachel said...

What fun you all had! Glad the trip was a great time for everyone!

Melissa Lea said...

I am a lurker but I decided to tell you that I love your blog! I love all the pics and stories! You have beautiful kids!!

Haegelin Family said...

it is just so crazy to me that the quads were in uvalde!!! i hope our trips down there will coincide sometime... maybe charla can introduce us!

Happy Campers said...

What a blessing to get to know the GreatGrands! My little guy lost his GreatGrandpa (who he called GGPa) when he was 3...the pictures with GGPa and little Reese are some of the most precious I have.

Good for you guys, taking the time to make the looooong drive, and share family experiences like this :)

Honea Household said...

I just found your blog and I love it! You are such a beatiful woman and have a precious family! I read the whole birth story and everything, and it is just amazing! Look forward to keeping up!

Anonymous said...

I agree great grandparents are awesome and am so glad I get to share my son with them and that he knows who they are. Your kids are adorable and sav was so cute in her fairy princess outfit.

brandie said...

How fun! I'm so happy my son is able to spend time with his greats too, since I never got to.
Random quest:Where is your swimsuit from?? I love it, and am having a tough time finding one for my post-baby body :)

We are the Smith Family said...

They are getting SOOOO big...look at those long legs hanging from the highchair.....too cute!

Amy-Jo said...

They are so adorable...love all the great pics! I love Sav mowing the "lawn" in her princess attire. :o)

Kelly Trullinger said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time and they are so lucky to have so many people that love them so much! Is it me or have they all gotten so much taller! It's crazy. Are they having a growth spurt? They are beautiful Suz!

Charla (SHar-la) said...

And one more thing I forgot to "say" earlier...I chuckled aloud at the title of this post because "vaca" in Spanish means "cow." And when I first read your post, I pronounced it that way, then realized you were talking about a "vacay" and NOT a cow! HA!!

CarolinaGirl said...

Oh my gosh they are getting so big! I am glad you guys had such a great time! Miss Sav looks adorable in her bows (of course)!

Following Him said...

SWEETNESS...great grandparents are SO MUCH FUN!!! Glad you guys were able to spend some fabulous-bonding time with the family! The kiddos look like they are in HEAVEN!!! YAHOO for family time...love it!
~Elyse

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