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Seals Summer Theme Week & Weekend Recap & Father’s Day

So the main story of last week was the stomach virus. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Steven was out of town for the week (and he was sick with the virus too) and I was home with the kids. Unfortunately all six kids ended up getting it before the week was over. In addition, almost every adult that we came into contact with also got the virus. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ Thankfully, I never got sick which is such a blessing. I had several people tell me that drinking grape juice will keep you from getting the stomach virus, I tried to get the kids to drink it but they wouldn’t, but I did and I never got sick, so now I’m a believer!!


Bug week was a bust, I just didn’t have the energy to do anything but we did manage to have a big picnic.

Friday night we let the kids swim in the pool for the first time. They had a blast.






We did have a bug theme picnic Friday night. ๐Ÿ˜Š



Saturday morning Brady had his t-ball party at the splash pad. He wasn’t in the mood to get wet. ๐Ÿ™„ So he just hung out by Steven the whole time. But the party was great and we are so proud of the Rascals; we had a great first year of t-ball. โšพ๏ธ




Then we went to my family reunion.

And G fell asleep on Chayce like this.

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Sunday we celebrated the awesome dads in our lives. ย The day consisted of church, lunch, Steven writing a paper for grad school, church, and pizza.




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Be blessed,
Michelle

Random Pictures

On my Facebook page I’ve been playing a Guess Who game with old pictures of the quints. It’s been so fun to read everyone’s guesses. And I have loved going through pictures of when the kids were little. Well, technically they’re still little but they are growing up so fast and have changed so much. So here’s a few of oldies for you to enjoy as well as some new pictures.

Gracie Lou

My girls ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

G, R, M, T

Brant and Tessa

Mia


Here’s some recent pictures. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Be blessed,
Michelle

Father’s Day Ideas

Father’s Day is this weekend and I wanted to share what we do for Steven instead of giving him a million cards. A couple of years ago I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew it was perfect for our big family. Instead of each kid giving him Father’s Day cards I bought a notebook and each year, each kid writes him a special message. Since our kids are too young to write I put their hand print on a page and write a little message about what each kid likes to do with Dad. This year Brady signed his own name and everyone had the opportunity to decorate their hands. As the kids grow and mature I plan to turn the book over to them and let them be creative and personal. I love this idea because instead of trying to keep up with tons of expensive cards, all Steven’s Father’s Day messages will be in one place.

Doesn’t this book just stream Father’s Day!?!? When I saw it, I knew it was the perfect Father’s Day book.
(I got the notebook at Target, 2 years ago.)



Steven also does this for me on Mother’s Day.

Be blessed,
Michelle

Camping Trip–Day 4

We have finally made it to the last day of our vacation. On Monday we woke up, got dressed, packed up, took a ton of pictures (as you’re about to see), and headed home.

This was the perfect first vacation for our family. My idea of the perfect vacation is going to a beautiful beach. I absolutely love the beach. And originally, we thought about going to the beach, but we knew the kids just wouldn’t be up for it this year. We have to drive pretty much all day to get to a nice beach; we just didn’t want to stress ourselves out with such a long trip in the car. Broken Bow is only 2 hours away and not once did the kids complain about the drive. The lake was so nice and relaxing and it’s nice to know we don’t have to drive 2 days to have a nice, fun, and relaxing vacation. Maybe in a few years the kids will be ready for such a long trip, but until then, we’re perfectly happy vacationing close to home.













 

Here’s some extra “outtake” pictures.




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Be blessed,

Michelle

Camping Trip–Day 3

Sorry for dragging this very short trip out but with all the pictures I am sharing, one post would have been massive. So here we go with Day 3.

Sunday we got up and went to church in Broken Bow. It was raining that morning and rain was in the forecast all day but thankfully after lunch it was clear so we headed out to have some more fun. We took a train ride through the park, road go-carts, and spent some time by the river before the rain made us leave. We were so thankful for the nice weather so we could have some fun out of the cabin.


Ready to go to church and this guy was being a weirdo. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Gosh I sure love him. โค๏ธ


So I was in charge of packing and I did a great job except for the fact I forgot to pack myself any shoes. The only shoes I had were the ones on my feet! So I had to wear these old flip flops to church with my dress. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ


My cuties all ready for church. This was their first time in a church other than ours and they did so well.



We had the sweetest conductor for our train ride. He was in awe of the quints and of course big brother too.






Seems like lately in every picture we take that someone has their finger in their nose.
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While on the train, the conductor threw corn and the squirrels and deer came right up to the track to eat.





The kids loved playing in the water at the river.
















Nana and Pop’s with all the grandkids.











Then we road go-carts.


Brant loves to dance.

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I know I’ve said this on every post but we really had so much fun! The kids did so good and enjoyed everything we did.

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Be blessed,

Michelle

Camping Trip–Day 2

I failed to mention yesterday where we went on vacation… we went to Broken Bow, OK. It’s only approximately 2 hours from our house which is one of the main reasons we picked it. I really wanted to go to the beach, but we knew the kids weren’t up for such a long road trip so we kept it close this year. And honestly, I’m glad we did, we had so much fun and didn’t have to go that far to get there.

The whole weekend was forecasted to be rainy…every.single.day! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ We were all so bummed, but thankfully the rain held off and we were able to get out and have lots of fun! Day 2 was our water day. We rented a party barge and spent the morning on the lake. Gage and Makenna tubed behind the barge. And Brady took a turn too. ย After lunch Marty, Kara, and Erin came up and we all played, kayaked, and swam the whole afternoon. That evening Jeremy grilled steaks. It was such a fun day!!!

The boys on Jeremy’s fishing boat.

โ€‹Gage and Makenna

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As you can see, the sun zapped everyone and they were out!

Be blessed,

Michelle

Camping Trip–Part 1

Instead of trying to fit all our vacation into one post, I’m going to break it up so there aren’t so many pictures to go through. This was the quints’ first vacation; before leaving, Steven and I were a little nervous about how they’d handle being away from home for a few days. To our surprise, and it was a nice surprise, they did amazing! All six kids had a blast. We went on this vacation with my mom, stepdad, and my sisters and their families. You’d think having 16 people all under one roof that someone would get on someone’s nerves, but that never happened. We all had a great time. I hope this can become a new family tradition.


Riding in style. ๐Ÿ˜‚
There’s no doubt when you see this sight going down the road, the Seals are on vacation!!!


Our cabin was amazing! So big and spacious, just perfect for 16 people! And the kids LOVED the stairs!

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We arrived, unpacked, and hit the road with our four wheelers and golf cart.






And Gage worked out. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
Mia makes the best workout buddy.

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Then we went out for dinner.
(As you can see, Mia absoluetly adores Gage.)

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These cuties were so excited!!!
Just look at those sweet smiles! Makes my heart so happy.


That’s Day 1! Stayed tuned for the rest of our adventures. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Be blessed,

Michelle