We celebrated the Quads’ 3rd Birthday in Austin this past weekend and had a blast! Grammy and Grampy took us out to eat at the Rough Hollow Grille one night…(Sav, Andrew, Ethan, Ben). LOVE the view in the background, oh…and Miss Priss wearing her sunglasses inside.
Checking out the view on Lake Travis (right by where the Quad Mamas stayed for our 2010 trip! Made me miss you gals! XOXO) Ben, Drew, Ethan, Sav
Back to the house for some piñatas and presents! Sav, E, Ben, Drew—LOVE the cool hats that Grammy always has for us!
The boys (Ethan especially) were super excited about their Lightening McQueen Car, and Savi adored her Tinkerbell.
“You mean to tell me that there is candy inside here?…Move back people- I’m gonna crack Tink- wide open”
She sure did get all of her candy out…then moved on over to her brothers’ pile-o-goodies.
Ben won the record for “most consumed suckers within a 30 minute period”…Sucker #1:
Double fisting, suckers 1 & 2:
Bartering with the queen for suckers 3 & 4:
Drew is so funny…as soon as the candy fell out, he grabbed one sucker and was good to go- just walked off and was ready for the next activity.
Ethan, working on his Cars “tattoo-sleeve” (the boy is obsessed)
At one point we looked around and realized that everyone was making his way inside the house, except Ethan…I found him over by the piñata, just staring up at it…like he couldn’t leave his best friend behind. We cut down Lightening Mac and gave him to little E-bud…he was in heaven.
The kiddos, ripping into their birthday loot from Grammy and Grampy
Uncle Ed and Jess helping the twins with their new cars (E, A)
Princess Savannah in her new dress up clothes! (Dad was NOT excited about the earrings…ha! Oh boy…the teenage years are going to kill him)
A girl after my own heart---you can never have too many accessories, right Savi?
Benny entertaining the crowd with his funny faces while loving on sweet Jess.
The diva putting on a fashion show.
You know, I must say- that Sav has been so awesome since turning 3. I was terrified of the attitude getting worse- remember my post about defiance? Yes, I realize that it has only been a couple of weeks…but Savannah has been amazing. She acts so much older and more mature. The conversations that we have are incredible. And when I have to send her to her room for time out, she will come out when she is ready and say: “I’m sorry Mama…I’m ready to be nice”. The first time she did this, I’m pretty sure I had a minor-stroke.
The hardest part about parenting, for me, is not being able to see immediate results. I try to discipline the best I can and on SOOOO many days, I feel like just throwing my hands in the air and giving up…but if I just stay consistent with them, it will pay off eventually….right? LOL. That’s what I keep telling myself at least! ;)
I will post the rest of the weekend later, right now I’ve got to go tend to 4 sick kiddos…high fevers, vomit, the works. Oh the joys of a birthday hangover x 4!