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Brady’s First Rangers Game 

Friday, Steven and I took Brady to his first Texas Rangers baseball game. We had so much fun with just our big guy. Brady is a pretty lucky guy, his first game consisted of 4 Ranger homeruns, the Rangers won, and there was a fireworks show after the game!!!! ⚾️

I have wanted to take Brady to a Rangers game for a while. I love watching baseball and I have been dreaming of the day when I could take my own kid to a game. We wanted to make sure he was old enough to enjoy the game and hopefully remember it. Now that he’s five we decided he was ready. I knew we had to pick a game when it wouldn’t be scorching hot. So April seemed like perfect month. Thankfully, the weather turned out to be beautiful! We kept checking the forecast because it was showing a low percentage of rain but thankfully it didn’t start sprinkling until the last inning. And it didn’t rain long or hard so it worked out great. And we had the perfect seats along first base line; they were just under the upper section so we didn’t get wet at all. The fireworks started about 10 minutes after the game ended. Brady loved the fireworks.

Paula came to the game with us, which worked out perfectly because she was able to pick Steven up at the airport and bring him to the game. Steven was out of town all last week for work. It was so special having Paula with us for Brady’s first game. After the game, we spent the night with Paula, then left the next morning to go get the quints.

I’m so thankful we have such a big supportive family that is always willing to help us out with the kids. In a few years we’ll take the quints to their first Rangers game and that will be wild and crazy but I’m sure they’ll love it. I’m so thankful we were able to get away and have some fun one-on-one time with Brady. He’s such an amazing big brother to the quints and loves them so much but I know he also needs our undivided attention sometimes. And he loved having all of Paula’s attention too.


Arlington bound.


Stopped for a little pick-me-up.

All ready to cheer on the Rangers!



Seeing the field for the first time.








Paula always keeps me laughing. I love my friend so much and so thankful we got to spend some time together. Everyone needs a Paula in their life.

About 10 minutes before the game started Brady started saying he was ready to go home. 😩 But there were plenty of things happening to keep his attention; overall he did pretty good. I think he would have done great if he would have had a nap. But overall it was a success.




The fireworks were his favorite part.



Next day we left Paula’s, ate lunch, then headed home to the quints.


So many special memories made in just 24 hours. So thankful for this time with Brady; I will treasure the moment forever.

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Be blessed,

Michelle

Brady’s Big Day

Thursday was a big day for Brady. We started the day off by registering him for kindergarten!!!! I seriously can’t believe he’s starting kindergarten in the fall. On our way there he was a little nervous and wasn’t sure about this whole “big” school stuff. But once we got there and got to talking to a few people, he quickly warmed up and did great. In fact, he’s excited about going to kindergarten now. Me on the other hand, I was struggling to not cry. I don’t know why I have to be so sensitive about everything, especially when it comes to my kids, but I am. I know he’s going to be fine and do fine, it’s just a big change and change is always hard for me. But I held it together and enjoyed getting to visit with a few of my former co-workers/friends. Brady was excited that his Aunt Kayla came over to visit with him before we left.


Thursday night, Brady had his first tee ball scrimmage. I’ll be honest, we didn’t have very high expectations of his t-ball abilities. If you remember, soccer didn’t go so great. He just wanted to hang out with his coaches the whole time. Well, to our dismay, he actually tried last night and did a pretty good job. He hit the ball, ran fast, and wanted to get the ball on defense. His little team did good and I’m so proud that Brady had fun.


The quints wanted in the dugout so bad.

His first ever at-bat.

 




After the game was over, the Six Sweet Seals took the field. I didn’t think I was ever going to get them to leave.

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Even though I get a little sad that my babies are growing up so quickly, I have to say, I’m excited about this season of our lives. I see lots of fun memories being made at the ballparks. ⚾️

Be blessed,

Michelle

Field Trip to Raindrop Hill

Am I the only mom who doesn’t enjoy school field trips? When I taught kindergarten and first grade I hated field trips. Too many things can go wrong when you have that many kids you are responsible for out in public; I was always a nervous wreck. Now that I’m a mom I still have that same dislike for field trips. If I just had one kid to focus on, it probably wouldn’t be so bad, but trying to keep up with six, well, it just becomes a game of counting heads, then recounting, and then trying to find the one or two who have wondered off. BUT, I remember as a kid how much I loved going on field trips and how much I enjoyed them so I put my big girl panties on, slap a fake smile on my face, and try to make the best of the situation.


Yesterday the kids had a field trip to Raindrop Hill. The kids had no idea what I was talking about when I’d tell them we were going on a field trip. I wasn’t too sure how this field trip was going to go and I’m happy to say they did fantastic. Of course I had Tom with me, Ms. Holly Boo, and the other parents helped out too and we didn’t have one issue. All six kids were a little scared at first but after a while they all seemed to warm up to the situation. They loved the animals and talked about petting the bunny all day. Here’s a ton of pictures for you to enjoy! 🙂




















 

 


Be blessed,

Michelle

Choo Choos & Tutus Birthday Party

For this year’s birthday party we went with choo choo’s – for the boys and tutu’s – for the girls. Brady loves trains, so of course, the quints love trains too. Because whatever Brady loves, they love too. I loved getting to decorate with lots of pink for the girls. (Now a little side note for anyone who is new to my blog…since Brady’s birthday is 3 days before the quints, we just do one big party for all six kids.)


I didn’t get too many pictures of all the decorations; here are a few to give you an idea of how it looked. And I’m really proud of myself, I finally figured out how to upload videos on my blog. I hope it works for you so you can see how everything looked and see the videos of everyone singing happy birthday to the kids.





For the food, I kept it simple this year. On the boy’s table we did cookies, Rice Krispies stop lights, pretzels, and red Hawiian Punch. On the girl’s table we had cupcakes, Rice Krispies, tutu marshmallows, chocolate covered strawberries, and water.

For the entertainment, we rented a bounce house with a slide.




This year, I made the party more about the kids so we only invited their friends from church and school. In the past it’s been mostly adults who have helped us with the kids, but now that they have friends, I wanted to make it about them and their friends.

The weather was gorgeous. All week, it looked like it was going to be cool and raining on party day but thankfully that didn’t happen and we had a beautiful day.

The kids had fun, they got tons of presents, and I think all the guests had fun too. It was such a special day to celebrate the two most important events in our lives, Brady’s birth and the Quint’s birth.  











 






And here was the aftermath….


It’s still so hard to believe Brady is 5 years old and Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, & Rayleigh are 3!

Be blessed,

Michelle

Did You Know????

So this year I’m starting a new series of posts titled, Did You Know. This is my way to letting you know a little more about our family besides the day-to-day events. So here we go….


Did you know…..that Brady is only 2 years and 3 days older than the quints? His birthday is on March 15 and they were born on March 18. While I was pregnant with the quints and getting closer and closer to his birthday I prayed so hard that they wouldn’t be born on his birthday. I knew they were going to get a lot of attention, just because they were quintuplets, I didn’t want them to steal his birthday too. Thankfully I was able to stay pregnant 3 more days before they made their big debut.

When the quints first came home, Brady really didn’t know what to think about his new role as big brother. I can’t even imagine what it must have been like to become the older sibling to quintuplets. There were times, at the beginning, when he’d tell us to take them back to the hospital. Poor guy…he just wanted his normal quiet life back, but over time he’s grown to appreciate all his siblings. At the ages of 4 and 2 they now play so good together. He and Brant share a room and bed now, so that has really brought them together. It melts my heart to see him being such a amazing big brother to Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, and Rayleigh. Of course they fight and he doesn’t like them touching his toys, but overall, they get along so well. The quints are so blessed to have Brady as their big brother.


Yesterday, Brady made sure the quints got a kiss before nap time. He is so loving.

Be blessed,

Michelle