Sunday, May 18, 2008

Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Five Babies in a Tub

With my mother-in-law here this week, we decided to be adventurous and give the babies their first bath in the big tub. It was quite a workout getting everyone undressed, weighed, bathed and dressed again---all while trying to prevent drowning and other life-threatening activities. The babies had a blast, and in the end, so did we!

Bath in the Big Tub...By the Numbers
1 Grandma
1 Mom
1 Big Sister
2 Cameras
1 Video Camera
1 Big Garden Tub
4 Inches of Water
2 Towels on the bottom of the tub
5 Pairs of PJ’s to take off
2 Wet Diapers
3 Poopy Diapers
1 Puddle of she-she on the carpet
(Note: she-she = what we call urine at our house)
2 Towels and
20 Sprays of Spot Shot to clean it up
1 Baby Scale
5 Cute Naked Bums
1 Bottle of Baby Wash
5 Washcloths
1000’s of Splashes
10 Ears to wash behind
5 Heads of hair to wash
9 Puddles on the floor
5 Hooded Bath Towels
5 Clean diapers
3 Matching Girls Outfits
2 Matching Boys Outfits
1 Baby Brush
100’s of Smiles
5 Clean Happy Babies!

More Fun Pictures from the Week:

Ryder, Rustin, Kassidy and Kyndall
Everybody loves laundry day at our house!

The whole crew in the morning before school:
Kassidy, Riley, Kyndall, Kaiya, Ryder, Rustin, and Kaydence

Mother's Day Dinner on the Back Porch
Kyndall, Rustin, Ryder, Kassidy, and Kaydence

Rustin, Kassidy, Kaydence, Ryder and Kyndall

Baby Council: Ryder, Kyndall, Kassidy, Rustin and Kaydence



Cori Ann said...

Your posts are so fun to read. I'm so grateful that you take the time to post and keep us all updated. Love the tub picture. How blessed you must feel to have such beautiful sweet children.

Urban Mom said...

Why keep the exercise step? Seems that all of the activity in your home would be one giant day-long workout every day!!! I can't remember how I happened onto your blog, but I really enjoy it. Such a houseful of cuties!

Stephanie said...

With how exhausting that sounds, I wouldn't blame you if you only bathed them once a month!

Buggles said...

omg just look at those babies!!! they are ADORABLE!! I agree with cori ann, your posts are FUN to read.

Just look at Kyndall, she's so petite next to her "big" brothers and sisters!!!

Spymommy said...

Glad to see you've got the quints doing their step aerobics. I'm sure they understand the benefit of cardio, and that it builds really great calves.

They really know how to ham it up for the camera! Love it!

the schirano triplets said...

i haven't been brave enough to test out the big bathtub yet and i only have 3 babies. so it is inspirational to see the cute picture and hear that you all had some success. i adore the picture of all the kids before school, so cute!

Cassaundra said...

That is why it is "FIVE TIMES THE FUN" I know I ENJOY every moment I spend with your beautiful, wonderful family! It is not as hard as it seems when you get in there and 'just do it' It all gets done with joy and love.
great pics! Keep that smile on your face and in your heart! Those babies are precious and such a blessing....

Carol Beth said...

Oh, my goodness. That is so adorable! Love the picture and the numbers. I'm a Leander mom who has been following your story since shortly before the babies were born. God bless you guys!

Diana said...

Looks like very important discussions are taking place in that last photo! The UN of Cuteness!

Bloggy Mama said...

They are just too cute!!

Mindy said...

HOW EXHAUSTING! I don't know how you do it, but they are just TOO CUTE!

Harris Boys said...

i just love this post. your kids are adorable and just love reading your blog. you are so blessed and have beautiful kids!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE coming here and seeing a new post. Even more so? I love seeing the smiles on those beautiful baby faces!!

Thanks for sharing with so many people:)

Hillary Dunham said...

I don't know how I stumbled on your blog, but you are amazing! God bless you- I see He already has! Keep up the great work!! Your children are adorable!!

SpenceOhana said...

OMG the "baby council" photo made me laugh out loud just thinking what they're discussing and the faces they must make at one another!

WOW that bath time sounded exhausting - but I bet it was a fun memory to make! Thanks for sharing!

takemetohawaii said...

What fun pictures!!! They are little people now instead of just babies. They are all adorable. I love the laundry basket picture.

Tobi said...

I love baby council!! Too funny Rachelle. They look like they are plotting cute ways to overtake the world.

I didn't buy the patriotic flip floops. I'm trying to stay sober and stay away from buying more shoes. It's tough...

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

SOOO cute! I LOVE the bathtub picture!!!

Amanda, Brian & Katherine said...

i found your blog kind of randomly. having just given birth to my daughter, i am still kind of obsessed with all things pregnancy related! i found your ultrasound on youtube and thought- whoa quints! how cool! i gotta see that! so i watched, and saw the link to your website. from there i found your blog! my husband and i are actually attending BYU-Idaho (and are obviously LDS too) what a neat coincidence that I found your blog randomly and we have that in common. Anyway, I'm rambling. I just wanted to tell you that I think you are such an amazing woman, and such a great mother. Having one is tough enough sometimes, I don't know how you do it! You are so truly blessed and I admire you greatly. I went back and read some of your earlier entries, and the entry about deciding against reduction got me so teary eyed. Heavenly Father really knows us and everything that happens is meant to. Thanks for writing, I think I will keep reading, if that is okay. Thank you for sharing your beautiful children with us! (all 7 of them!)

Leslie said...

That was the cutest post ever....a day to remember...she-she and all!!

Athack77 said...

They are so cute!!

Nichols Family said...

Rachelle, I am NOT a cryer. But for some reason whenever I see your blog with those 5 cute babies growing up I get teary eyed! That bath looked easy but then I realized after reading your post it was still a ton of work! Keep up the excellent work (for 18 more years).

Rolyndia said...

Love your picture of the kids in the laundry basket. I have a picture of my three (triplets) when they were about the dame age in the laundry basket and it is just precious. Thanks for sharing your family.

audreypenrose said...

HA...I love Baby Council! That is a great name for it. At my house we call is "Circling the Wagons" :)

Hope y'all are doing well!

Kristen said...

I love the baby council at the end, I love that they all came out to the back porch, I LOVE the bathtub and all your stats! I'd love to hear all those giggles!

Drew said...

So, who is the portuguese speaker in the family? Why else would you call urine "she-she"?

Kelly said...

I love it. I love it all. Your babies always make me smile.

Catherine UK said...

I love the pics...LOVE EM !

They just get cuter and cuter every time you post.

I'd love to be a fly on the wall in your house........ i thought it was fun and hectic living here with 5 kids but i can only imagine what yours must be like ! :)

Bates Family said...

By far the highlight of my week!!!! 5 babies in a tub, that was lots of fun!!!!

Collegegirl said...

So cute! I love the list of what it took to get all the babies clean! Can not believe they are getting so big so quick!

The Queen Vee said...

You just crack me up, the past several postings with fab pictures have just been a feast for the eyes and a joy to look at. You make parenting of quints look easy and so much fun. I know it's fun because I've been there, I also know it's a ton of work. I could comment on each picture but tops for me are the bath and the babes already getting into step exercise. Sylvia had so much fun the week she was there, I'm thrilled for her but envious which is silly because she is their grandma. I think Tobi has in right about the council, they're plotting so you'd best listen in.

Kelly said...

What adorable cutie pies you have! They are just the sweetest little babies. It was fun to run into you at Rudino's the other day with them in their five-seated jogging stroller! It made an awesome day even better.

Your pictures are the best!

Tubre Quads said...

What an adorable post! Your kiddos are just too cute for words. I can't wait for group baths.


Matt said...

I don't think your five cute babies in the tub counts as a bath. It's more like a pool party!

Schauers Hours said...

I am dying of CUTENESS!

Randy, Rhonda, Faithy, Parker and Paige said...

I love your blog..I am a new mom of twins plus I have an almost 3 year keep me inspired to be the best mom possible! Thanks your kids are adorable!

Rhonda :)

Carpenter Column said...

Rachelle - You were SO made to have these 5 beautiful babies all at once. I don't know if anyone could do it as well as you! I love looking at your blog and I wish I had added it to my list sooner - I am not too good at keeping some things updated on my blog! You are all adorable!
love, Heidi

melanie said...

Love your blog! Your posts always make me smile, and your gratitude for your blessings, without fail, cause me to immediately snag which ever of my three boys are passing for an eye rolling squeeze.
ciao for now!
melanie segalla