Saturday, April 17, 2010

March of Dimes 2010

We interrupt this already delayed program, to give you a current update. :)

Next weekend, we will be walking in the 2010 March of Dimes, March for Babies walk in memory of Carter and in honor of McKinley, Kennedy, Madison, and Taylor. This is our 4th year to participate as Team Wells Quints. It started out as our immediate family, along with grandparents and a few aunts & uncles. This year I have ordered 128 t-shirts, and of those, it sounds like we will have over 50 walkers.

I didn't understand what the March of Dimes was until we spent our fair share of time in the NICU. Life will never be the same. I will never doubt the miracles that God performs on a daily basis, I will never take for granted the birth of a perfectly healthy baby, and I will forever be grateful for the money that has gone to research & studies for premature babies. Our girls would have not had a chance 20 years ago being born at 1 lb. 9 oz to 2 lb. 1 oz.. Things would have turned out MUCH differently. And for that reason, we support the March of Dimes.

Our t-shirts this year look like this...

Back says....

June 16, 2006 is the day our lives changed. Carter Robert Wells entered our world at 26 weeks, along with his quintuplet sisters, McKinley Jo, Kennedy Lil, Madison Kay, and Taylor Nan. It took only 8 short hours to fall in love with a baby boy that would too soon become our angel. He so courageously protected his sisters and showed the power of God's grace. Carter will forever be our little hero and we look forward to our joyous reunion in heaven. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29.11

Our team has raised $820 as of today. Our goal is $2000. It's a lofty goal but I'm still hoping for the best. :) The money Team Wells Quints raises also goes toward the Woodlands Mothers of Multiples club. WMOM has a goal of $15,000, which we are only a little over $1000 from of now, highest amount in Montgomery County! Woo hoo!

So IF you can help, please check out our MOD webpage at
Thank you to everyone who has already given...we truly appreciate your support!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Reagan's 6th Birthday

Reagan's 6th Birthday
celebrated with great friends and family at the gym (her new found 2nd home)
"Would you please stop growing up!?!?"

Blowing out her candles with sisters watching from behind

Reagan's friends and family getting ready to go play

Cake and ice cream time!

Proud Daddy and Mommy :)

For Reagan's birthday, Aunt Wendy and Uncle Randall paid for her to go to
CYT (Christian Youth Theatre) Camp during the summer. Logan went as well, and they
had a blast each and every day. The last night they performed the play "Newsies!".
It was fabulous! What a great gift! Thank you!

Reagan on stage
It's hard to see her, but she's in the second row, 6th from the left

Logan had a solo during the performance! That's him at the microphone.

And I saved the best for last! This picture says it all!
Best Cousins Forever!
Reagan and Logan were born only 5 weeks apart and they love being together!

Isn't that the cutest?!?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fun in the Sun ~ Summer 09

Here are a few of my favorite pics from our hot, Texas summer days! This makes me anxious to get our "tan on" and swim again....but not excited about the humidity! Yuck! We had lots of fun last summer and I know this one will be even better...
Fun at the park...
Madison, Taylor, Kennedy, McKinley


Playing in the water of the girls' favorite things to do!

Kennedy getting a kiss from Aunt Jeni

Rea Rea going for a bike ride

McKinley, Taylor, Madison, Kennedy, Reagan

Playdate at our house for Reagan
Hailee, Payton, Rea

Visiting a new pool with some friends from church
Thank you Mrs. Kimberly, Andrew, and Kaitlyn! The girls LOVED it!

Sweet Madi

They loved this one!

Taylor trying to join Andrew under the bubble

The rainbow shower- surely there will be one of these in heaven!

We even swam at Grandma's office a few times
Madison and Kennedy

Reagan loves her Daddy!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Port Aransas ~ Summer 09

Pictures from our trip to Port Aransas with Robby's family.

The girls had a BLAST...still talk about it now! Thank you Murray family for letting us crash your family reunion!

Kennedy, McKinley, and Reagan
getting a good look at the water as we cross on the ferry

McKinley getting Papa love!

Reagan the Mermaid

The girls LOVE animals...
so this dog got some attention as she walked down the beach with her owner.

Daddy and Madison watching the baby clams hide under the sand


Mommy getting some Reagan love!

On the dolphin cruise
Aunt Wendy, Logan, Reagan, and Carrie

Daddy and Taylor

Kennedy with Papa

Reagan and Logan

Carrie and Reagan

McKinley and Kennedy ready for the beach

Daddy playing at the beach with the girls

The "sand man" was teaching the kids how to build sand sculptures

The big kids were using his techniques

The little kids were even trying...

And after much hard work... they all did THIS!

(with LOTS of assistance from the Sand Man)

It was a great weekend at the beach....hopefully we can do that again very soon!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wisconsin ~ Summer 09

We were in Wisconsin for a week in July last summer. It's always nice to visit family that we only see once or twice a year, and this time was no different! We usually stay with my Grandma the majority of the time, but since she can no longer live by herself, we stayed at my uncle Arlen and aunt Rhonda's house...on the farm! The girls had a BLAST!

Reagan in the barn on the hay

And of course....milking a cow! Well, getting it cleaned up to put the milker on.

Then off to Aunt Judy's house to visit more family....

Reagan and Aunt Jean

Girls with Aunt Sandy and her kids

Vince, Taylor, Jesse, Kennedy, Sandy, McKinley, Sammy, Madison Aunt Diane's house for dinner

Reagan on the tire swing

Girls in the corn field

Checking out the horse

Crazy Aunt Didee playing "doctor"

Cousins... our five, Aunt Judy's 2 girls, and cousin Cindy's 2 kids

Lindsey, Taylor, Madison, McKinley, Kennedy, Mckenzie
Mesa, Reagan, Rio

Took a drive to Milwaukee/Madison to visit more family

My cousin, Kelly's, kids and our girls

Taylor, Sara, Kennedy
Reagan, Kyle, Madison, and McKinley


Back to the farm

Great Grandma pushing Madison


Taylor "hanging" in the barn

What awesome weather and soft grass....they loved playing outside!