Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Holy Quadville, Batman!

Jumping right into our weekend in Houston with the Goerlichs...

We arrived LATE Thursday night and unloaded the peapods into the nursery where the G's were already fast asleep! Finn and Cohen woke up and just stared at us- not moving a muscle. It was SO funny (and remarkable)! Mari wasn't lying about her kids being able to sleep through anything!

This is what the breakfast table looked like every morning- Chris and Mari were INCREDIBLE hosts! (Can you even begin to imagine what Octomom's house will look like?! LOL)

Savannah, naturally, gravitated toward a babydoll

Seriously- these two get stuck on the same toys---anywhere they go. Andrew= a vacuum or lawnmower. Ethan= any type of car. And they will be completely entertained FOR HOURS!

Cohen picking Savannah up for a date in his classy ride

I would love to tell you that Ben was helping Finn onto the tricycle...but sadly, I do not think that was the case.

That's more like it! Just a couple of buds ridin' down the street together.

Sav picking up some pals for a friendly stroll around the neighborhood

I mean seriously?! Welcome to the "Steelich Daycare Center." (Steece-Goerlich, get it? or Goerleece? I might be on to something here...)

G-Quads on a cow at Lupe Tortilla (our FAV place to eat in Houston!) Sophia, Finn, Noah, and Cohen

Here's the group, playing in the sand at the restaurant (where's Ben?)

Off by himself on the other end of the sand pit

Sweet Mare---I love her so much!

The Quad Dad Dudes: Chris and Joe. We are SO incredibly lucky to have such amazing and supportive hubbies/fathers in our lives!

Just melted our hearts to see Savi and Sophie in the sand---playing together

That's quite a lap-full, Mari Dawn! (Sophia, Noah, and Finn enjoying some yummy queso)

I'm pretty sure that Drew enjoyed his popsicle more than anyone!

This pic is for all my friends out there who know how hard this was for me! (seriously, cringing! LOL)

A sweet shot of the kiddies sharing and playing in bed one morning

Silly little Sav

Look how precious this girl is! Sophia, we would love nothing more than for you to become a Steece one day! hee hee

and I love some of the pics that Chris took of Savannah. Here are the MANY DIVERSE faces of Savannah Leigh Steece: (and yes, folks- she DOES smile!---but only on HER terms!)

I gave the G's some good hair cuttin' tips one day while all 8 kids received some much-needed haircuts!

Great pic of the group, walking to the park...parents with coffee in hand. (The Goerlichs have a coffee machine that is freaking amazing, btw!) I mean, this looks normal, right?

The G quads were kind enough to let us borrow one of their wagons...

Ben didn't mind the close quarters!

The Steecies jealous of the park by their house!...a kiddie wonderland!

This group shot in front of the pond, just melts me! (Sophia G, Cohen G, Sav S, Finn G, Noah G, Ethan S, Andrew S, Ben S)

Mari's friend, Joann, was sweet enough to come over one night so the parents could get some refreshing "adult time" out and about with the rest of the world. How sweet is that?! Thanks a heap woman! It was lovely!

Another breakfast around the quad table

Chris, Mari-- I just had to put a picture of the Crazy Bird in here! This dude cracked me up to no end. He flies into their window---every day, trying to get into the house! He goes to the front of the house, the back, the side windows, etc. Hilarious!

More fun times outside in the absolutely GORGEOUS weather! It feels like we have been stuck inside from the cold for a VERY long time...(go ahead and snicker, northern folks!)

Playing together at the sand table

Hey guys!

What are you looking at?...

...that would be Chris, on the fence, trying to get a cool shot! (I LOVE this picture, btw)

Kisses------the Domino effect! Sophia: " this okay?"

Ben kisses Sophia

Sophia kisses Andrew

Andrew kisses Cohen

Cohen kissing Savannah

Sav kissing Cohen back

and Finn trying to pull Ethan's face closer so he can kiss him & steal his sucker (I have never seen Ethan more freaked out! haha)

Such a GREAT weekend! We love you guys SO much and can't wait for the next sleepover at the Steece hacienda!

Hugs and Kisses from Joe, Suz, Ben, E, Drew, and Sav

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Caroline H. said...

aaaahhh!! my parents have a crazy bird just like that (a cardinal) that does the exact same thing! he/she has been doing it for years! we're surprised it hasn't suffered brain damage yet.

Elizabeth said...

OH my gosh, I love this post! How freaking fun! Looks like you guys had a good time. Love you!!!

Madelyn and Kinley wanted to remind you that they are supposed to marry into the Steece clan too!!! HA!!!! AW, if only it worked like that!

boysmum2 said...

what a wonderful awesome time you have had

andrea said...

oh my soul! these pics are fabulous!!!!!!

love it!!!

jag said...

Good gracious! That looks like a wild and crazy time! All 12 of you must have had a blast! Lots of love!

jag said...

Good gracious! That looks like a wild and crazy time! All 12 of you must have had a blast! Lots of love!

The McNulty Family said...

Holy Sweetness Batman!!

Dudes.. I was smiling even before I started to read.

The kissing pictures, oh how they melt me!!! AND.. I don't think anything could be cuter than all those 2 year olds lined up on the fence.

What a great weekend. I love all ya'll so dang much!


Barbara Manatee said...

Those pics by the fence are absolutely adorable!! and the kisses! OH my!! sweetness!!!

Sounds like an awesome visit!! (& what a sight to see 8 two year olds!)

Robin said... the fence shots..precious.

Jordashblack said...

oh my goodness what an awesome post! I LOVE it. You guys have found some great friends from which MANY memories will come. I love it!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this post! Looks like y'all had a great time in Houston. It's awesome that you have such good friends who have something so amazing in common (quads with the same number of boys and girls). It will be so neat for the all the kids to have such close buddies as they grow up and on into adulthood. Smiled the whole time I looked at the pictures!
Cathy in Frisco

cat said...

Oh my, did one woman babysit all 8? She is amazing.

Cammie said...

Hi Suze-
Ive been a lurker since around the time your babies were born...coming out of hiding to tell you that earlier this month I went to Houston for the first time (I live in Ohio) and my friends took me to Lupe's and it was awesome. If I had happened to look over and see you and your family I probably would have freaked out, came over and introduced myself! I missed you by a few weeks!

Shelley said...

Awesome pictures! I can't even get my twins (same age as the quads) to sleep in the same room, but you guys pulled off two sets of quads????? Amazing!

Phillips Family said...

Great group shot picutes. I am amazed that y'all got all eight kids to sit still in a row. Impressive!

By the way...I was the mom who introduced myself to you at the Science Museum yesterday! So nice to "meet" you. Hope y'all enjoyed your time there!

Marty Rhea Hill said...

What wonderful pictures. At breakfast, did y'all just stand back and say, "WOW, they are all ours?" How luck you four parents are. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend.

The Cochran Crew said...

Precious! Love the pic of Chris!!!! That looks like sooo much fun!!! I can't wait to let my four hang with another four one day!

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

Fantastic post, as usual! You are so good at retelling the weekend through words and pics! Can I cheat and link this post from our site? :)

We had so much fun with ya'll and I'm going to draw up the paperwork for the Steerlich Daycare. So start packing!

We love you Steeces to pieces thanks for a fun-filled weekend for ALL of us!!

Rachel said...

Tank tops and shorts!!!! Super jealous! Glad you all had such a good time :-)

Pam said...

Wonderful pictures! I can't even begin to imagine all the planning it takes when you have eight 2 year old playing together! They are all just precious and have wonderful parents! I think it is great you'll can get together! thank you for sharing. A friend in East Texas, Pam.

Jodi said...

AWE! the pics you guys took are amazing. how awesome to have such wonderful quad friends - such a bond you guys share, how FUN!!!! they are all sooooooo cute :) getting so big so fast!

The Synnott's said...

we love lupes!!!
looks like you had a great time in town!

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic weekend!!!
Love the bridge and fence picture soooo much!!
It still makes me smile just to think of the beautiful friendship that all of your quad families have!!!
So awesome!!!!

Melissa said...

I came across your blog just recently. And I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed going back and reading about your family. I love that you started your blog when it was just you and Joe (I am also married to a Joe btw!) and you weren't even sure when you guys would be starting a family and that now you are a Quad family. Thank you for sharing your stories with us! Wishing you and your family nothing but the best!!!

asplashofsunshine said...

Looks like so much fun! The kids are gonna hate you for those kissing pictures, but we all thank you for making us smile. HAAAA!

I'm wishing I had quads so I could have fun with all of you quad mommies. Or, uhhhh, maybe not. :)

Hilary said...

cute pictures!!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a ton of fun!

Funny about the bird. My parents had one of those that eventually cracked the window.


Anonymous said...

Yup, I already left a comment but I had to add something I forgot. Those pictures of Sav are hilarious! I love her expressions. The middle picture of her, in her pink tu-tu..she looks like she's thinking "I do NOT approve of this one bit". Like she's not happy with what all the other 7 kids are doing. She is going to get such a kick out of these pictures one day.
Cathy in rainy Frisco!

Following HIM said...

Oh my goodness...from the kissing pictures melting my heart to Chris on the fence and the day care names...ya'll have my vote for some rockin picts!

Those Brumley Boys said...

Love your blog...thanks for taking the time to post!

Can you tell me about those cute little portable beds in the first picture?

Charity Donovan said...

too freakin' adorable for words! I love Ben all covered in the popsicle by the way! Pure awesomeness! The kissing pictures...LOVE THEM!!! so sweet!!! I think the Steelich Daycare sounds like an amazing idea! Love you sweetie! Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Moni Graf said...

I loved getting the text/pic mail updates throughout the weekend, but reading the play-by-play post was even better! My cheeks hurt from grinning from ear to ear the entire time.

I can't even begin to imagine the comments you all received when the whole gang was out and about. That would be an entire post in itself, I'm sure.

Love all the Steelich's!

annalee said...

what wonderful fun! it's evident it is such a blessing for y'all to have one another and your fun friendships!

we were at lupe tortilla in houston last saturday too. i have a picture with adelaide on that same cow and everything!

Keith and Jessica said...

Lupe's... mmm... love that place!

This looks so much fun! I'm amazed the kids all sat at the fence for so long!

Hunter said...

I think those beds are from Kidco and are called peapods.

James said...

The picture around the breakfast table is awesome!

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