Friday, March 22, 2013

Our Mini-Spring Break Fun!

Wait, people actually do fun things on Spring Break?…Yah, we are not cool enough for that yet. Maybe when the kids start Kinder, we will take advantage of a week off from school (I know MOM will definitely need that break! ha).


Joe took off Monday and we decided to make it a long, St. Paddy’s Day weekend in Austin, with none other than our EXTREMELY IRISH GRAMMY and GRAMPY!


Sav and Ethan about to hit the pool. I guess this is what life would look like with twins? (looks so weird! not used to seeing only 2, ha) I always wonder if all 4 kiddos look similar, like…that you can tell that they are siblings- and this picture definitely gave me my answer. They look so much alike! Crazy.

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Didn’t know my camera had a “fish-angle” setting…lets play around with it, eh?

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My little fishies still know how to swim after a 6 month hiatus! Pheww, b/c this Mama did not want to pay for swim lessons x 4 again! Winking smile

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Everyone has been talking about how much the kids are growing! It has only been a month or two, and G & G could tell such a difference. The boys are getting some seriously long legs. Makes me kinda sad.

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Full of life, this one. Every family needs an “Andrew”. Love him.

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Oh Sav, and her awesome hair styles.

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Grampy decided to get in the mix…. GOOD LUCK, Gramps! Love these pics. Sav is swimming toward the guys like a shark- Drew’s face is priceless.

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Having so much fun!

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Ethan’s face kills me in this one… head back, laughing with all of his might.

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Hilarious. They can wear you out quickly, huh, Grampy? God love you.

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And now begins the water wars… the dudes in the pool vs….

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Savi in the hot tub…

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The boys and their “not-so-quiet” sneak attack… Joe is under there somewhere…

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Sav opted for higher ground and attacked her enemy with great force and precision…

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Can anyone guess who “won”? Was there ever any doubt? I’d take little miss Rambo on my team any day.

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My view the entire weekend… pretty soon, this will be overlooking sand and gorgeous ocean water!!!! (We will be going back to our honeymoon destination~Puerto Vallarta~ for our 10 yr anniversary trip! And with some of our besties! Can’t wait!)

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We headed to the Oasis (on Lake Travis) later that afternoon

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The kids found a super cool little spaceship to play in…

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cutie patooties…

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Ethan, Sav, and Drew~ exploring the land

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After lunch, we enjoyed some live music in the courtyard. The kiddos made themselves quite comfortable as they enjoyed their little treats.

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Then we got in the burb to drive back to G & G’s…

and 5…4…3…2…

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(ahhh, a beautiful sight!)



We had dinner that evening at The Hills.

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Grammy, Savi, and Suzy

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Pretty sure this lil gal has her Grammy wrapped around her finger!

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Some handsome Steece fellas

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Gotta love days of swimming all day long!

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Cool fire…

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My little Mama’s boy~ Ethan

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Trying to get a photo with Dad, and Ethan photo bombs it…

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…and yet again~ the little green gremlin strikes again

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there we go!

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Sav and Andrew with their sun-kissed faces

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G & G looking super cute and coordinated

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Me and my Benny Boo

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The next day, we swam all day and hit up The League for dinner. How cute (and big) are these kiddos?! They are proudly sporting their Irish heritage from adorable shirts that Grammy sent them.

Andrew, Ben, Savannah, and Ethan

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I had even painted Savi’s nails to celebrate the day…

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We won’t talk about how 10 minutes after these pics, they all came off in the pool! Ha. Owell…

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The chitlins with their Grands… (S, E, D, B)

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The whole group!

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A cute little gal gave Sav her glittery leprechaun hat! So sweet. Love this pic.

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Cheech and Chong (E & A)

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Dad and his mandatory green beer

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We had such a great time in Austin (as always)! Thanks so much for the fun weekend, G & G. We love you! Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

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(S, E, A, B)


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Katie and Matt said...

Your kiddos are so darling!! Can you tell me where you buy Savannah's hair bows?? Oh, and that darling striped swimsuit... :D
My twins turned 4 in January and I love love love this age! The best part is that they are so much easier to take places!

Stacy said...

you all are so precious, you are such great parents to these kiddos and yall look like you have alot of fun wherever you go!!!

Capri + 3--Theresa said...

I love all the cute St. Patrick's Day pictures. The Shamrock nails looked great.

Jaclyn N Lil M said...

aww what a great weekend!! your kiddos are soo cute!!!!
glad you are able to capture all the memories

KELLY said...

serious mega cuteness!!!! so how tall are the kiddos now? 42 inches at 4....were tall back then i thought!

Amber B. said...

Love it! They are adorable and you and Joe are such a cute couple. and the crew are moving to Dallas Easter weekend! I hope we can get together for lunch (or DRINKS) soon! Can't wait to meet you in person!

Suzanne said...

Katie! Ummm well, bows are from Liz. Sav will grab one of her girls' bows and she will let Sav keep it so I hv no idea. Isn't that sad?! She desperately needs new ones. And I fell n love with that swimsuit from Old Navy! So cute.

Anonymous said...

Adorable as always. FYI, some named "Ashley_Lizbeth" posted pictures of the kids on Instagram. Not sure how to proceed, but I thought you should know.

(Random blog follower)

Anonymous said...

I love the picture of them napping - so cute that they are all turned the same direction! Question: Do your kids ever quibble or disagree among themselves? If so, does one of the non-involved kids step in?

Brandy said...

Love the pictures!!

BTW, where is your pinkish/coral dress from?? I LOVE that! Let me guess...probably Francescas? :) I need that!


Anonymous said...

You all are too adorable! How far do your mother and father in-law live from your house?! It seems like you go there a lot, so lucky! :) ~Beth

Allison said...

I stumbled across your blog on my quest for some advice. Wondering if you might be able to help me out? I too am a mother to quads (plus my older two :). They just turned 3 years old and we've got the potty training down, but I'm scared to switch them from cribs to toddler beds. I know it is way past time, but they are in crib tents and they can't get out and wrestle each other during nap time. How did that go for you? Did your little ones stay in their own beds or get up a millions times and keep the others awake? Ah, the joys! Allison

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