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Life Lately 

Once again, we had a fun-filled weekend with lots of birthday celebrations. Other than March (which is Brady, Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, and Rayleigh’s birthday month) May is our other busy birthday month. This weekend we celebrated Kayla’s birthday. Brady attended Coby’s birthday party on Saturday too so we have been in the celebrating mood all month long!





We went out for pizza for Kayla’s birthday. 🍕


Sunday was church and I attended a wedding. After evening services we all went out to celebrate Kayla one more time.







This week kicks off The Seals Summer Theme Weeks! Tom and I sat down and planned out 13 weeks of fun for the Six Sweet Seals. I am hoping the kids will enjoy all our activities and have a fun-fill summer. This week is Kids in the Kitchen Week. I will post about our weekly adventures every Monday this summer so stay tuned. The first Summer Theme Week post will be next Monday!

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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

The Quints are 3!!!!!

Y’all, it seriously doesn’t seem possible that my babies are three years old! What a fast and furious three years it has been. They have filled our lives with so much joy, happiness, chaos, frustration, lack of sleep, fun, craziness, but most of all love! It is truly amazing to get to experience raising quintuplets. I’m so thankful God picked us for this awesome responsibility of loving, teaching, and raising these five precious humans. I pray that they will all grow to know and love our amazing Lord and will always know how much they are loved by our family and our wonderful support system.


Here’s Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, and Rayleigh’s 3 year updates:

Mia Danielle– She is the oldest and she is the leader. She’s the toughest out of all six kids. She’s spunky, funny, and fierce. She loves to laugh. She is the only quint that still has her g-tube. Mia now weighs 24lbs and is the smallest out of all the quints. She still uses her g-tube twice a day. When she’s hungry she eats well, if she’s not hungry, she won’t eat at all.

 

Tessa Suzanne– She is the loudest of all six kids. She loves to sing, dance, and cheer. She keeps us entertained. She’s funny, loves to laugh, and is always in the middle of everything. Tessa is just a joy to be around. I can’t help but smile with I see her sweet little face. She now weighs 27lbs and is tied for the biggest quint. She is a good eater.

 

Brant Lee -He loves to dance. He is funny and very charming. He has great hand-eye coordination. She loves all things sports. He can dribble a basketball well. He loves to kick and throw balls. He enjoys playing outside. He has developed quiet the little attitude lately and will tell you off if he’s not happy. He doesn’t like for anyone to bother him! He now weighs 26lbs because he eats like a bird. He loves fruits and juice.

 

Gracie Lou – She was the smallest at birth and is now one of the biggest out of the quints. She is a Daddy’s girl. She’s strong-willed, determined, and silly. She loves to laugh and have fun. She is rather moody. If she’s in a good mood, she’s so fun to be around, but if she’s in a bad mood, stay away! She now weighs 27lb and is my best eater. She especially loves pasta.

 

Rayleigh Ann – She is the quietest of all the kids. She is independent, sensitive, and mischievous. And by sensitive, I mean she whines a lot.  She is a Mama’s girl. She can be very silly and funny. Exciting news, this past Friday, Rayleigh got her g-tube out! She now weighs 24lbs and is a pretty good eater.

 


Here’s a little bit more about all of them:

  • They all go to preschool and are in the 2 year old class.
  • They love going to church.
  • They love playing outside.
  • They will watch a little bit of tv but don’t like sitting in front of a tv all day.
  • They play well with each other. The boys pair off (big brother Brady and Brant) but the girls will play with whoever, we haven’t noticed any two girls favoring each other yet.
  • They love to get out of the house. We go to the park when it’s pretty. They enjoy playing at the playground at the mall and Chick-fil-A.
  • We haven’t sheltered them as much this year as we have in the past, due to being premature and having premature immunity systems. They are kids on-the-go now.
  • They’ve enjoyed going to Cardinal football, volleyball, basketball, and baseball games.
  • They all love to sing songs they’ve learned at church and preschool.
  • They love playing with Paw Patrol toys.
  • They love bubbles.
  • Rayleigh and Tessa are our best sleepers and still sleep in their cribs. Most nights, they sleep all night.
  • We converted Mia and Gracie’s cribs into toddler beds and neither of them will sleep in them. Mia demands to sleep on the couch and Gracie wants to sleep on the floor most night, sometimes we can get her to sleep in the bed.
  • Brant and Brady now share a bedroom and they both sleep together in a full size bed.
  • There is never a night where we don’t have at least one maybe two kids in bed with us, usually Mia, Gracie, or Brant.
  • For the most part, they are all 5 potty trained. Mia and Brant still have problems pooping in the potty but other than that everyone uses the potty.
  • Potty training was really tough for the first two weeks. We had lots of accidents and hardly ever got out of the house. After two weeks, they started to catch on with the occasional accident. We have very few accidents anymore.


Be blessed,

Michelle 

Brady is 5!!!

It’s still not real to me that Brady is 5 years old. It’s surreal that we’re to this point in his life. I won’t lie, this is a hard birthday for me. This is the end of the toddler stage. He’s a little boy now. In the fall he’ll start kindergarten and that seems so crazy to me. He’s had 2 years of preschool but kindergarten is the real deal. Kindergarten is that first big step toward independence. He will make friendships that will hopefully last a lifetime. He will slowly depend on me less and that’s a hard concept for me to grasp.

Nevertheless, I’m excited for this phase of his life, I know we’re going to have so much fun together. He’s starting T-Ball this spring and I can’t wait to watch him.

Here’s Brady at 5:

  • He weighs 36lbs.
  • His hair is blonde and his eyes are blue.
  • He loves playing with his Paw Patrol toys. And he still likes playing with  Thomas the Train.
  • He loves to watch Curious George, Octonauts, Paw Patrol, Big Hero 6, Toy Story, and Minons.
  • He loves to go to school. He has learned so much and loves his teachers.
  • He is loud.
  • He loves to play with Brant.
  • He loves to visit his grandparents.
  • He’s funny.
  • He’s silly.
  • He’s so loving.
  • He’s got a great memory.


My handsome little guy.

We wanted to make his birthday special and all about him. Steven took off at lunch to spend time with the birthday boy. Steven and Brady went to the movies to see Rock Dog. Then I met them at Road house and we had dinner (my mom and stepmom kept the quints for us). Then we went to church. It was an amazing day celebrating my big 5 year old. 💙


Us 5 years ago…..


Birthday breakfast on his birthday plate. But he didn’t want to blow out his candle so Brant helped out.


He loves his new Paw Patrol Jeep.


At the movies with Daddy.


Dinner at Roadhouse.

Happy birthday Brady! I love you more than words can express. ❤

Be blessed,

Michelle