Monday, August 03, 2009

2nd Birthday Festivities with the Quads!!!!

We woke up early Saturday morning and found our new slide/climber from Papa and Granna!



Ben, our little MONKEY who LOOOOVES to climb on everything--couldn't have been happier!



I highly suggest the Little Tykes Classic Twin Slide Tunnel Climber. Having the double slides works out beautifully for the quads!



We headed on down to Waco and spent the morning splashing around in a kiddie water park! (Ethan, Andrew, Savannah, and Benjamin)



The twins especially LOOOOVE the water and they are fearless---which is scary. (Ethan)



Drew and Dadda---my little fish!



A sight to see! (and No, Granna did not wet herself! LOL. She's gonna kill me! Dripping wet quad wrangling is a messy job sometimes!) Sav, E, Ben, Drew



Why are you singing to us? Where's the cupcake you promised?...as Shiloh eagerly awaits any sugary sweet floor droppings. (Drew in front, Ethan in the back)



Savi's sweet smile---excited to be TWO!



A double face-plant (Ethan up close)


"Back off, toots!" ~Sav. I threatened to eat her cupcake and got the hand in the face! Nice defense, girlfriend! Notice Ethan...can he even breathe at this point?



It was SO much more fun watching the kids chow down their Bday cupcakes this year as opposed to last year, when they just kinda sat and stared! (Ethan)



Sav and Ben---we're goin in!



They spent almost the whole time like this---hands nice and clean (they don't like to get their hands dirty) and eating with their mouths! (Drew)



Ben looks so cute here! Trying not to smile...up to no good.



Look at these BIG KIDS! (Ethan, Andrew, Savannah, & Benjamin). and also look how much smaller the diva is, than her bros.



Bring on the balloons, Papa! "bah-nyuooon" as Ethan calls them. Ben calls them "baa-boons"



Princess Savannah cleaning up the crumbs...such a good helper!



SO fun to watch the lil' guys get excited about new toys!



One of Savannah's favorite presents---bubbles! Love that face!



Ethan, Sav, Andrew, Ben (Again, look at what the identicals are doing, then look at Benny & Sav---cracks me up...arms, legs, which hand is holding what...twinks!)



"Hey, hey- we HAVE monkeys!"- Took some pics with the rugrats after church on Sunday. (Sav, Ethan, Drew, Ben)


(E, S, A, B)- Miss Priss was DONE with the taking of the pictures!


Toys make for nice distractions---Granna and Papa lovin' on their 2-yr-old grand-quads. (S, E, A, B)


(A, B, S, E)---God has blessed us with 2 incredible years as a family of 6! We cannot wait to see what year #3 brings. The kids are growing and learning more every single day. In fact, we no longer qualify for ECI (early childhood intervention) which is sad b/c we miss our friends, but such an awesome accomplishment for these precious 30 week preemies! Mama is SO proud! This has been the most amazing and fun journey---experiencing life through the eyes of quadruplets.


We've got MORE partying this weekend with the Steece's and we can't wait! Pretty much, the whole month of August is one big party for us! Ah-Wah-hooooo!

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53 comments:

Ashlee McCrary said...

I love the group picture of the kiddos on the fireplace! They're all so cute! I can start to tell the boys apart now as they grow into their own personality!

Cori Lynn said...

They are so adorable. I love seeing how they grow up and become their own little people!

Cochran Quads said...

SO precious! Y'all are such a sweet sweet family!! I couldn't wait for you to post the swimming pictures, and Mrs. Suz, you didn't let me down! Two pics of Yo Man Shirtless!! What is it you say, Ah-Wah-Hooooo! Love your family!

Lisa said...

I've never commented before, but I've been reading your blog for years!! It is so fascinating reading your blog and watching your precious kids grow up! They are adorable and I admire you so much for being the Christian mom that you are! Keep it up!

Bethany said...

Happy Birthday to the quads- they are getting big so fast! Adorable :D

Kelly said...

Loved all the pix!! Adorable!

Beki said...

Precious kiddos!!! Love your blog...and how in the world do u do it, take care of quads and look so,well,laid back. And I must know...where did u get that dress??? So cute!!!

Sara Tyre said...

Love the pictures and your right time goes by quickly. Seems like you blink and then they are five and going to school. Enjoy this time with those cute kids of yours.

Gen McNulty said...

Such a sweet post! My fav pic is the one after church with all ya'll walking hand in hang.. so CUTE!!!

Mama, your hair looks GREAT! Nice work! ;)

I love you! Happy birthday sweet babies.

XOXO
Gen

Jess said...

Awww.... they are so sweet!

LOL, I love that picture of them where Drew/Ethan are in the same pose and Ben/Sav are in the same pose. It's amazing.

Megan said...

So cute!! Looks like a great birthday! You have such a beautiful family!

Stephanie said...

These could possibly be the cutest pics of them yet!! :)
I love the cupcake pics with no hands!!!
They crack me up! The fireplace pic is too funny...I noticed the legs, arms, faces before I even read the caption! It really is funny how much they mirrie eachother!
Happy Birthday month! lol Sounds like you guys have a fun month ahead of you!!

Stacey said...

Welcome to the "two's" Steece Quads!!! We have had great fun being two so far. Happy Birthday!

The Holsey Triplets!

Sarah said...

Well I am just about the biggest geek on the planet- I started reading about you in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- my husband was transferred to Waco, TX. I saw that their Birthday trip was to the water park which is one of the first things we ventured out to do when the kids and I moved to Waco and thought OH MY GOODNESS THEY WERE SO CLOSE!! LOL I have said prayers for your babies and just think it is amazing how your little ones have touched so many lives in the 2 yrs they have been on this earth!! God is good All the time! Happy Birthday sweet babies! Congratulations and thank you for letting me treat you like celebrities for a moment! LOL

Sarah said...

Well I am just about the biggest geek on the planet- I started reading about you in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma- my husband was transferred to Waco, TX. I saw that their Birthday trip was to the water park which is one of the first things we ventured out to do when the kids and I moved to Waco and thought OH MY GOODNESS THEY WERE SO CLOSE!! LOL I have said prayers for your babies and just think it is amazing how your little ones have touched so many lives in the 2 yrs they have been on this earth!! God is good All the time! Happy Birthday sweet babies! Congratulations and thank you for letting me treat you like celebrities for a moment! LOL

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to the quads. You guys are a beautiful family thanks for sharing with us.

boysmum2 said...

Awesome fun. Love the slide and climbing

Heidi said...

Adorable pictures!! Happy 2nd birthday Ethan, Ben, Savannah, and Drew!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! BTW, speaking of EC, there is a charity that was just started to help families of NICU babies...check it out at friendsofmaddie.com. Maybe you can share your story with them! ;)

Fulton Quads said...

I LOVE their new slide/climber! TWO slides, WAY cool! Grandparents give the greatest presents! (= Hope they had the BEST 2nd Birthday ever!
Love, Cathy & her quads

Jennifer said...

I can't believe the quads are 2, I started reading right after their first birthday, they are getting so big!

By the way, I LOVE your church dress, very cute!

Michael and Hannah said...

I can't believe they're two!! The Sunday morning family pics are gorgeous!

The Sweet Life said...

Great pics...looks like they enjoyed their cupcakes.

Annie said...

They grow so fast. So happy you had a great time last weekend and the kids enjoyed their birthday.

Have a nice week.

The Carlsons said...

Happy BIG TWO to you cuties! What big boys and girl you are now! Praising God for how good and faithful he has been to you and how much you are growing and developing. Keep it up! :)
-fellow quad mom of 17mo GGGG and a 5yo boy

Kathy said...

What a fun birthday weekend! LOVE all the pics! Sweet, sweet!

Barbara Manatee said...

Lets see if I can remember everything that I want to write after reading that...haha!

First off...love the photo where the twins and then Sav and Ben are doing the same thing! Too funny! How in sync they are!

Second - cracking up over the way they ate their cupcakes, not wanting to get their hands dirty! silly kids! :-) I also loved Sav's defense on her cupcake! LOL!

Congrats on the move out of ECI...I know its bittersweet but such a success for the kids and you!

And last...I LOVE your dress!! You always look amazing!

Anonymous said...

Just ADOOOOORABLE!!!!!

Mommy of Five

Allisyn said...

Your babies are two now and my baby is 24.. they have the same b-day. I cant believe the quads are two.. you have such a wonderful little family.. I love checking in and see what all of you are up to.

Anonymous said...

Great pics and Happy 2nd Birthday to the quads! Also, congrats on hitting the total views of 4 million, that's a lot of views.

Following HIM said...

Oh my goodness...miss Savannah sure has some sass and attitude perfect for her two year old self ;) Can not believe your sweet thangs are TWO!!! The cupcake picts tickled me to pieces! Ben, Ethan, and Drew are already handsome and Savannah is such a doll!
~Elyse

cat said...

Lovely lovely pictures! Glad they had such a fun birthday.

We are the Smith Family said...

Just awesome!!! Love it!!! Happy Birthday!!!

Hilary said...

Precious!! Happy 2nd b-day guys!!!

Rachel said...

These pictures are adorable! Hope you all have a good time this weekend!

Williams' bunch said...

Happy Birthday. They are precious...I love Savannah's bows she had on for church. What a cutie.
You always look so cute, too...and I know it's no small task getting kids ready and making them look nice-Love the dress you have on!
You are truly blessed-enjoy all the celebrations!

Kristina said...

Happy 2nd Birthday!! LOVE that pic of Ben. The one of Savannah in the tutu & crown w/ the vaccuum reminds me of the days at HU cleaning for "dorm check." My roomie and I used to wear tiarras to laugh through the hours of scrubbing the tiny dorm rooms spotless!!

Kaci said...

Awhh Happy Birthday!!! :) They are so adorable! I love your dress too! XOXO

Anonymous said...

Your pics are so cute! Where did you get your dress in your last pic?

I follow multiple blogs but have never commented but I just wanted to share there is a mom in Houston that just gave birth to sextuplets, I believe they are 23 or 24 weeks. Those babies could definitley need some prayers. Here blog is http://stanseljourney.blogspot.com/

Moni Graf said...

LOVE how Sav is getting to karate chop your face for getting too close to her cupcake!

Hope you continue to enjoy your month-long party and I'll be looking to you for advice (as always) with the "terrific two's"!

Love you!
Moni

p.s. Down, Sandra, down! Conor might get jealous. HA,HA!

Anonymous said...

It just can't be..the quads cannot be 2 already. It means I'm also 2 years older which makes me even more sad. lol!! I was without internet for a few days and I just saw your beautiful black/white pictures. They are beautiful. I think you could actually hang those on a wall and it would look like art work.
I also loved reading about what all new words the quads are saying. It's almost sad when they start saying words correctly. They are so smart with knowing their colors and that the twins are READING a few words! Shoot, when they go to preschool, they will be advanced!
And the birthday pictures are just precious. Wow...enjoy more celebrating!
Cathy in Frisco

Bill & Angie Ryan said...

Happy Birthday to Ethan, Ben, Drew and Sav! Love the bubble face picture of Savannah! She is so sweet! I'm looking forward to watching them grown up throughout the next year. Have fun celebrating!

Angie
Portland, OR

Kristin said...

Amazing photos! Looks like you all had a blast :-) I love the way Joe is looking at you when you went in for the cupcake - so. sweet.

Happy birthday, quads!

Frugal Jen said...

Great photos! Loving the cupcake eating!

We still have room at the blog party just send me your email so I can send the evite jenrudd@sbcglobal.net

Aunt Susan said...

LOVE ALL THE PICS....YOUR WHOLE FAMILY LOOKS FANTASTIC--AS ALWAYS...WONDER HOW MUCH LONGER YOU'LL BE ABLE TO PUT THOSE KIDDOS ON YOUR TINY HIPS????? JUST LIKE A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE--LOVE THE DRESS YOU HAVE ON--YOU ARE JUST TOO CUTE FOR WORDS...TAKE CARE--LOVE YOU SUZ

Jen said...

Where did you get the dress you have on in the pics? It is adorable!

Casey's trio said...

Looks like a great bday celebration to me....I want one of those cupcakes:) What beautiful kiddos you have Suz!!

annalee said...

i can't believe they are two years old! such a cute crew!

Anonymous said...

The pictures are adorable! My favorite one is where you are trying to eat the cupcake and Joe is looking at you.. soo cute. Happy Birthday kiddo's!

BoufMom9 said...

Oh Suz! The very end of this post made me cry!
I am just so amazed and so astounded by the many, many blessings you have been given.
Wishing you even more blessings in the years to come!

Beautiful photos!

Cathy said...

That was surely a fun party for the kids.. I love having parties for kids.. They would really love it even how simple it is.. For them, that moment will be unforgettable..


Happy 2nd birthday!!

Stacy Hamilton said...

Hey Steece family!!! It is your NICU friends Luke and Karsyn Hamilton!! Glad to see everyone is doing so well! We talked with Thigpen and Tabor recently about you!! Happy Birthday kiddos! Suz, You look great.

Keith and Jessica said...

So much fun! Happy 2nd Birthday!

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