The Seals Family

The Seals Family

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fun at the Fair

Yesterday we took Brady to the Four States Fair. It was a beautiful day. He enjoyed looking at the farm animals, riding rides (he was fearless), and of course eating cotton candy. I felt like a kid again because I rode all the rides with him. I sure do enjoy our fun outings together. I can't imagine how crazy it'll be in a few years when all 8 of us go to the fair!
There were farm animals..

and pig races...
and food & lemonade...

and rides!!!

Gavin and Kristian went with us.

A funnel cake with my sweetie! Life is good!!!

Oh how I love this guy..

Trying to get a family pic...

He was one very tired little boy!
Fun family time at the fair! Oh how I love you Fall!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

F is for Fall

When I think of fall, I think of football, the fair, funnel cakes, and fun. It's not technically fall yet, but at the Seals house, we are ready. I got all my fall decorations out and decorated the house over Labor Day weekend. I enjoy my fall decorations, I really like all the gold, orange, and red colors. I love football, especially our Maud Cardinals. And the fair is in town this week! I've been dreaming and craving a funnel cake since last year when I was pregnant with the quints and that's probably the first place we'll visit when we go. And the weather is starting to get a little cooler, I am excited!

Here's a little look around our house..... Happy Fall Y'all!!!
Our dinning room table

The table in our entry hall.

Our mantle

We sure have a lot to be thankful for this year!

Fall means Halloween, so here's a few Halloween decorations.

One of my students gave me this last year, it's made out of a coffee can. Love it!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering 9/11... (13 years)

Do you remember where you were 13 years ago? I sure do. I was in my dorm room at the University of North Texas getting ready for class. I was watching the Today Show when the report came on that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I had no idea, at that time, what was happening. I really didn't know or understand what a terrorist or terrorism was all about. It's crazy how one day changes everything. We've been at war for 13 years now, and there's no end in sight. I'm sadden by all the evilness in this world. My heart hurts for the families who lost loved ones in the attacks that day.

I pray for the families who lost loved ones 13 years ago. I pray for our country, our leaders, and the leaders around the world. I pray for the men & women in our military who are fighting to keep us safe. I pray that people will turn to God and seek peace and love.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Painting with a Toddler

Have you ever been to Painting with a Twist? Well, if you haven't, then you should. It is so much fun. Well, today, I did my own painting with a little twist at home. I have been working on a project where I painted something and Brady has been wanting to help me paint. I figured he'd enjoy painting his own picture so we bought him some water paint this weekend. Today he got to paint for the first time and he did a great job. He seemed to enjoy it and the best part is that he didn't make a huge mess. I really enjoy doing fun things with Brady. I think I may have a little artist in the future!

Of course, every painter has to have a little paint on his face.

The masterpiece! He actually did a good job.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Grandparent's Day 2014

Grandparent's Day is a holiday that I sometimes remember and sometimes I don't. This year, I happened to remember it. Steven wanted to smoke some meat this weekend so I used that opportunity to invite the grandparents over for a get-together. I made a home-made carrot cake and Steven took care of the rest of the food. I love having our families over at my house to eat. We had a great time together and the food was delicious!
Steven's grandmother holding Rayleigh & my grandmother holding Brant.

Steven and Mary Nell

Lene & me

 We are so blessed to have these two ladies in our lives. They are very special women who have had a very big hand in making Steven and I who we are today. I treasure the pictures of them with our babies.
Happy Grandparent's Day!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

1st Month Home

September 1st marked our first full month home as a family of eight. It has been a wonderful experience, full of lots of learning experiences, love, happiness, and smiles. It has also been full of laundry, poop, vomit, doctors visits, a visit to the ER & unexpected surgery, and late nights. I'm so thankful all our babies are healthy and home. They have grown so much and are changing everyday. I'm amazed at the progress they've made. Brady has done pretty good adjusting to his big brother role. He still doesn't understand that the quints are ours and they're not going anywhere. Recently, he has been asking to hold Brant and just last night I walked into the living room and he was trying to pick Brant up out of his bouncy seat. Thank the Lord he was buckled in so he couldn't go anywhere. If you point to a baby and ask Brady who it is, he will almost always say Mia. It's always busy and hectic around here, but what do you expect with 6 little kids!
Mr. Cool

Brant wasn't enjoying his ride with Dad.

Mia & Brady watching Thomas the Train on the Kindle.

Sweet Rayleigh 

Brady loving on Brant

Mia loving on Great Grandma

This is how Rayleigh sleeps

Tessa & Gracie sleeping... Gracie cracks me up sleeping with her hands behind her head. Brady does the same thing.
I feel so blessed these days. I can't thank God enough for all the many blessings in my life.