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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,


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,