Monday, January 25, 2010

Pics from the KVUE Interview

The KVUE interview turned out to be one of our favorites for several reasons. First, it got us together with the Jones family which was so much fun. Their family is adorable and their quintuplets just turned one! What a great milestone. They all looked really healthy. Another reason we enjoyed this interview is that the KVUE staff gave us a tour of the set after the show was over. All the kids had a great time sitting at the news desk and pretending to give the weather and traffic report. (NOTE: if you missed the interviews, scroll down to my previous post to watch them.)

We arrived at KVUE at 8:10 am. When we got there, we were taken to the break room where we met up with the Jones Family. The Jones left shortly after for their interview, which we were able to watch on a TV in the break room. After their interview was over, it was our turn. All our kids did amazingly well---I was pleasantly surprised at how well behaved they were while we were on air! The last TV interview we did they were throwing toys and running away. I'd like to say it is because of our fabulous parenting that they did so well this time (ha, ha), but the truth is I think they were fascinated by all the lights, microphones, and cameras. Also we didn't have to sit on the couch for very long before the actual interview started. Following our interview, they brought the Jones family back in for a final shot with all of us together (unfortunately, that shot is not on the web version of the story).

Seeing the Jones quints brought back lots of memories of when our quints were one. It also made us grateful to be in the stage that we are in. Two and a half is hard, but one was soooo much harder! I love that my "babies" can talk and do more things for themselves now.

The first meeting: Wilkinson quints and the Jones quints

Two families: Thirteen kids!

The complete Wilkinson Family and Jones Family together for the first time

Final parting scene from the KVUE Daybreak interview

At the news desk with Quita Culpepper, the Weekend Daybreak Anchor (Kassidy, Ryder, Jayson, Kaydence, Kyndall, Kaiya, Rachelle, Riley, Rustin and Quita)

The Green Screen: Rustin, Ryder, Riley, Kyndall, Kaiya, Kaydence and Kassidy

Quint Moms: Casey and Rachelle

Pretending to give the traffic report

Ryder was more interested in disassembling the cameras then he was in giving the traffic report.

More green screen fun---Ethan (Jones Quints Dad on the right of the picture) was wearing a green shirt so it looked like his head and arms were floating.

The real reason my kiddos behaved during the interview was because we bribed them with breakfast at McDonald's afterwards...

Kaydence and Rustin finish up their hot cakes and water.

Riley and Kaiya---we almost never have breakfast at McDonald's so this was a rare treat for them!


So many fun things to climb on and what does Ryder go for? The broom left out by the workers. I sure hope his addiction to brooms and vacuums sticks around until it he is old enough for me to put it to good use!

Riley, Rustin, Kaiya, Ryder, Kyndall, Kaydence and Kassidy


11 comments: said...

I would have to agree with you on the quarter idea. If I too had a quarter everytime someone said that to me and my triplets when we go places, I too could put my triplets through college. I don't mind the comment, because yes I am busy, however I get that comment ALL THE TIME... :S

Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

Rachelle. How can you and Casey look so fabulous when you have 13 children between the two of you? You are a pair of inspirational ladies! I only have two (my daughter has disabilities) but I look like a train wreck. Note to self that I should take note of you pair and try harder!

Maaike (the Netherlands) said...

I LOVE Riley's posture and facial expression in the TV desk picture. He's such a confident and experienced news reader already! What with so many WQ + 2 reports under his belt. It sure is showing!

Beside all the other things he'd like to be when he grows up, news reader or TV reporter are definitely also among his future career options!

Anonymous said...

This is the first time i write here, but I've been following your blog for a very long time. I have to say that you are such an inspiration, Rachelle! I can only imagine what it means to be a mum of 7 children among them 5 quints. I'm 26 and I have an eight-months-old daughter that is the joy of my life. I adore her. When I think of my future I dream to grow a family like yours, because in your photos it's easy to see a great joy and a lot of fun! I hope to have one day a house with many children and laughters in it. I love to be a mum!
Lucia (from Italy!)

My Boaz's Ruth said...

You can put that fascination for brooms and vacuums to good use NOW!

Get a shorter broom and a handheld vacuum and let him go to town!

Nikki said...

Cute pictures! I had to chuckle at the McDonald's bribery. That's what I bribe my children with when I'm desperate. Or they need shots. lol

The Queen Vee said...

Why are the out takes always the best. Looks like it was so much fun, probably hectic too. Terrific photos with you and the Jones family, that is a lot of little people for 4 adults to handle.

Lucia (commentor) is right, you two moms look beautifully fabulous.

Grandpa Sparky said...

I think riley will be a great news anchor.

Bonzomamma said...

I just love your family... I just got duplets :)

Alisa said...

How fun! Sorry I missed this on the news.

Kristen Duke Photography said...

SO fun! I"m glad you got a big group shot of both families:) Love Mr. Jones green shirt/floating head.