Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Steece 4 Turn 6!

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

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It had been their last day of Vacation Bible School…they were a wee bit wired on sugar and pure exhaustion!

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(and so was Mom!) …Love this crazy man

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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)

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No better way to leave, right?! Happy 6th Birthday, Quad Keeeds!

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Before we started the insanity of moving, we squeezed in a quick, small bday party with our BFFS at Chuck-E-Cheese’s.

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Drew, Savi, Ben, and a fired up Ebud

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Our buddies! Madelyn, Sawyer, Carter, and Kinley

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Their favorite part of the birthday party~ was of course, the arcade games! (Ben)

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Sweet little Kin, excited about winning her first 2 tickets!

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Sawyer, the birthday boy a couple of days before the quads

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Ethan (btw, he has yet to take off this ridiculous inflatable birthday crown…a good 5 days post-bday celebration)

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My adorable blue eyed nephew~ Carter man

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Lizzie and Kinley striking a pose

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Miss Maddie riding a trusty steed

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“Sav!………Drew!……..Look up and smile right quick…”

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TOTALLY CRACKS ME UP. Same fake smile.

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Don’t know what I would do without these gals in my life. My besties~ Liz and Ash (my sis-in-law)

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Benny boo with some target practice

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2 little peas in a pod~ Sav and Kinley

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The originals. Jany Maye and Judy Faye. Aren’t they precious?! My 2 moms. Love them SO much.

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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.

Winking smile





Time for some grub… (sidenote: Good Gawsh, they are looking grown up lately!)




Adorbs. Sawyer.




Sweet Ethan




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!




Love them.




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!)

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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*)

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Alissa said...

Happy Birthday to the quads!!! Looks like it was such a great birthday!
Thinking of you and your mom, hoping the news from the surgery is positive. Hugs to you. (I know how hard it is, my mom had cancer - ovarian - so my thoughts are with you during this emotional, difficult time)

teacherJillK said...

So much fun! Can't wait to see your new casa---especially the pool! Niiiiiiiice! :)
Your sweet mom is on my prayer list.

Sarah @makingitmyhome.blogspot.com said...

Wow..talk about a busy month-Those pictures are priceless. Good luck with the packing, moving, unpacking and most importantly for your Mom

Heather said...

Goodness. What a month!

Thinking good thoughts for the move, the birthday, a new school year, parental sanity and most of all your mom. Hope everything is ok as it can be.

Love from Minnesota.


Charla Liedahl said...

Just prayed for your Mom. SO sorry to hear this news.

Randy, Denise, Camden and Dasha Denson said...

lol, if that is a bad picture of you, then I will never post another picture of myself ever!! You look great. Happy birthday to the kiddos.

Sarah said...

As always I enjoy see all your pics and reading your blog. You are a great writer!! So sorry to hear about your mom, much love and prayers sent your way! As we always said when my mom was battling some health issues, "He brought you to it, he will bring you through it!"

Debbie said...

I love reading your blog. You and your family make me smile. I'm so excited for your move and hope you enjoy your new home. I hate to hear that about your mama,she will be in my prayers. Please keep us informed as you can. Blessings, Debbie

A Place to be Me said...

Happy Birthday Ben, Ethan, Drew, and Sav!!! Looks like a blast!!!

Also, your husband reminds me of mine! Total goofball! I love it!

And prayers to your mother!!!

ANABEL said...

What a great birthday!!. When I see their pictures, when the were just babies, I can see my baby boy in Ben's face!. That big eyes, that rounded face... They're gorgeous!.
I'll pray for your mom, now that (for certain circumstances) I must believe in faith more than ever... God must listen us, talking to him all the time.
Give her a BIG kiss from someone who lives far away, in Spain.

Anonymous said...

Positive thoughts for your mom and family. And always make sure to take care of yourself.

Jen said...

I've read your blog for a long time and I'm not sure if I've ever left a comment, but I wanted to now to say that I'm praying for your mom!

Kaia said...

Crazy fun birthday! Praying for your mom also!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday to those darling children. My prayers are with your mother.

Anonymous said...

Hoping your mom got the best news (possible) from her testing. Much love your way.

Holly Natale said...

Praying for your mom!

Christy said...

I don't normally post but read your blog all the time. Happy Birthday to the Quads. Can't hardly believe they turned 6! Your boys have been having such a big boy look to them for a while now - but when I look at Savi in these pics - she has just now REALLY started to look like big girl!!

Special prayers for your mom!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to the quads! I am praying for your mom. I am so sorry to hear she has cervical cancer and will believe for her to be healed. Congrats on moving! Can't wait to see pictures!

Julie @ Living on the Ledge said...

Looks like lots of fun!
Prayers to your mom.

Jenn said...

you have the most adorable family. prayers to your sweet mama.


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