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Mother’s Day 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I hope your day was full of lots of love and laughter.

My Mother’s Day weekend didn’t go as planned. Late Wednesday night, a young lady from our community passed away in an automobile accident. She was so beautiful, inside and out, and just the sweetest person ever. My heart is broken for her family. I can’t imagine their pain. During her funeral all I could think of was her mama. I can’t think of anything worse than losing one of my babies. It was so heartbreaking.

You know friends, I’ve seen lots of posts on social media about moms wishing to get a day off on Mother’s Day or a vacation that day to get away from their kids, and I can honestly say that’s the last thing I want. Tomorrow isn’t promised to me or Steven or any of my six kids. On Mother’s Day, I want to see their sweet little faces and hear their cute voices when they say “Happy Mother’s Day”. I want to feel their hugs and kisses. Moms, we must always cherish every little moment with our children. None of us know if this Mother’s Day will be our last Mother’s Day with one of our children. It’s so important for all of us to make each day count. Live life to the fullest. Enjoy every phase of their lives, the good, the bad, and even the toddler years (times 5)!!!


My Mother’s Day was very low-key. We went to church and then Steven grilled steaks for lunch. Afterwards, we all took naps, well, they slept and I blogged.

I’m so thankful for Brady, Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, and Rayleigh. I’m thankful God chose me to be their mama. Being their mama is the hardest job I’ve ever had. They wear me out, they frustrate me, they drive me crazy, but I can’t imagine my life without all six of them in it! They fill my life with so much love and joy and it is a honor to be their mama.


Brady Boo

He is my rainbow baby. After three heartbreaking miscarriages I was losing hope of ever having my own baby. Thank you Lord for blessing me with this sweet little boy. I love him with all my heart. 🌈

The Quints….

They are my surprise babies. I never would have imagined I’d carry and give birth to quintuplets, but my God is able! I’m so thankful for these 5 little surprises. They make life so fun!

Mia

Tessa

Brant

Gracie

Rayleigh

My greatest blessings call me Mama!

Sunday night after church we went out to eat pizza. Mia and I had fun taking selfies.

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Be blessed,

Michelle

Hello Monday!

Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve written a Hello Monday post, now that things have calmed down from the birthday party, this seems like the perfect time to get back to my normal blogging. So, here’s what we’ve been up to lately.


Steven got the playhouse set up and the kids love it! This was our birthday gift to the girls but as with everything, it ends up being for everyone. I hope we get many years of them playing in this playhouse.

I wasn’t feeling well at the end of last week so Friday I broke down and went to the clinic and got a steroid shot and a Z-pack for a sinus infection. I feel so much better!

I went consignment shopping this weekend! Got 10 items for only $104!!! I got 3 smocked dresses, 2 Polo shirts for Brady, a cute R dress for Rayleigh, as well as a couple of cute little summer dresses. I also sold some items this year so I’m hoping to get a little cash back in return. 🙂

Friday night we watched the Cardinals win their baseball game. We love supporting our Cardinals, especially our favorite Cardinal, Gage.

We love Camryn.

Saturday night we went out to eat for my stepdad’s birthday.



We got to visit with our little friend, Tucker.



Can you believe it’s April?!???? It just doesn’t seem like it should already be April. However, I’m so glad spring is finally here. I’m loving the warmer weather and all the beautiful blooms of bright green trees and colorful flowers. It’s always so nice when the kids can go outside and play rather than being stuck inside all day long.

We have a busy week ahead, the kids have a field trip, Brady has his first t-ball scrimmage, and I have to sign Brady up for kindergarten! I’m a little heartbroken about the last part, but it’s going to be okay. It just doesn’t seem real that he’s starting kindergarten in the fall!

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 

Things I Love: Day 13

Day #13: I love my sweet Brady James. He’s such a loving little boy. He knows everything there is to know about Thomas the Train. He loves to play with Brant. He’s funny, loud, and full of energy. He always tells me, “mama, I sure do love you”. He just melts my heart. I sure love my Brady Boo.

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Be blessed,

Michelle

Things I Love: Day 12

Day #12: I love my sweet little Mia Danielle. She is so spunky and full of life. She loves to make you smile and usually is wearing a smile herself. She is tough as nails and very stubborn. She loves to be held and to snuggle. Life would be so boring without our little Mia.

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Be blessed,

Michelle

Things I Love: Day 10

Day #10: I love my baby boy, Brant Lee. He is such a little charmer. He loves his mama and that makes my heart very happy. He is a champion climber; the boy can seriously climb on anything. He’s silly and loves to play with his big brother. He’s the best little guy in the whole world and I’m so thankful he’s mine.

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Be blessed,

Michelle