We always try to do something special, just the 6 of us, around the kids bday. So~ the weekend before the big day, we surprised them with a trip to the Rainforest Café in Grapevine, TX!
Ethan (and his best ninja turtle impression), Ben, Drew & Sav
It had been their last day of Vacation Bible School…they were a wee bit wired on sugar and pure exhaustion!
(and so was Mom!) …Love this crazy man
The party continued with a late night viewing of Turbo!
(A, B, S, E)
We have always been huge “birthday people” in our family…so, I absolutely LOVE going all out for the kids on their bday (even if there are moving boxes EVERYWHERE!). I mean…there are 4 of them…you kinda have to. This pic was taken while the kiddos slept their last night in our house. (sniff, sniff)
No better way to leave, right?! Happy 6th Birthday, Quad Keeeds!
Before we started the insanity of moving, we squeezed in a quick, small bday party with our BFFS at Chuck-E-Cheese’s.
Drew, Savi, Ben, and a fired up Ebud
Our buddies! Madelyn, Sawyer, Carter, and Kinley
Their favorite part of the birthday party~ was of course, the arcade games! (Ben)
Sweet little Kin, excited about winning her first 2 tickets!
Sawyer, the birthday boy a couple of days before the quads
Ethan (btw, he has yet to take off this ridiculous inflatable birthday crown…a good 5 days post-bday celebration)
My adorable blue eyed nephew~ Carter man
Lizzie and Kinley striking a pose
Miss Maddie riding a trusty steed
“Sav!………Drew!……..Look up and smile right quick…”
TOTALLY CRACKS ME UP. Same fake smile.
Don’t know what I would do without these gals in my life. My besties~ Liz and Ash (my sis-in-law)
Benny boo with some target practice
2 little peas in a pod~ Sav and Kinley
The originals. Jany Maye and Judy Faye. Aren’t they precious?! My 2 moms. Love them SO much.
Speaking of identicals…
These 2 were hilarious. One would drive while the other would man the pedals. Further proof that Andrew and Ethan share a brain.
Time for some grub… (sidenote: Good Gawsh, they are looking grown up lately!)
Love that Carter
Whoa… (this pic kinda jumps out at you)
Let there be cake… (cookie cake that is~ the absolute best type of cake that ever existed…per the kids’ unanimous request)
The birthday kiddos, gettin' down with the mouse
TICKET BLASTER CRAZINESS!!!! Absolutely LOVE Savannah’s expression as she watches her bro (Drew)
…just staring in awe!
Two little girly girls that I love as my own. Madelyn and Kinley
PRESENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG. always such calamity~ watching 4 very excited birthday children plow through presents…
Sav and the hula hoop she has been wanting for months
PLANES!!!! Can’t wait for the movie to come out this weekend! (Check out my Planes blog review HERE!)
E & A
I love Ben’s smile. Sweet lil kid.
Savi and her Auntie JuJu
Wow…I look absolutely HAGGARD! I wasn’t going to put this one in here…but it’s a memory. This was one crazy, exhausting summer, folks!
And the best picture of 2013? Papa and Sawyer. I caught them in a moment.
A HUUUUUUGE thanks to my Daddy and Mom (& JuJu) for watching the quads ALLLLLLLL weekend so we could pack and move…it was a whirlwind 48 hours, but it got done thanks to these guys.
Also~ please be praying for my sweet Mama. This picture was taken less than 24 hours after she had surgery & biopsies taken to determine what type and stage of cervical cancer that she has. (newly diagnosed). ROUGH, rough month for our family.
In other news, we are all moved in! Pics to follow shortly. I’m pretty sure we’ll be living in boxes from here to eternity… but the new pool makes it all a bit more bearable. (*wink*)