Two Sets of Quads Celebrate First Birthday

Two Sets of Quads Celebrate First Birthday


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Sammy Linebaugh ReportingIt wasn't your average birthday party; then again, these aren't just any one-year olds.

Quadruplets born to a Sandy couple celebrated their first birthday last night. Born July 3rd, 2002 Mason, Carson, Jaxon and sister Amanda took parents Jeff and Michelle from zero to four in a single day.

Just three weeks later the Searle family got a similar delivery. Alec, Bryson, Brooke and Elise Searle were born July 25th, delivered by the same doctor

The two mothers-to-be actually met in the waiting room of the doctor’s office and became fast friends, comparing notes on an experience few others in the world will ever know.

Jennifer Searle, Mother of Quadruplets: "There was no one else that we knew of that were going through the same things, and we were both nervous and excited."

Michelle Keller, Mother of Quadruplets: “Se's one of the only people that understands the little things, like the first time we were actually alone with our children in our own home."

Jennifer: "Whether it's a rough day or a good day, we'll call and say, can you believe what happened to us today, or this is what so and so's doing now.”

What they're doing s growing up. The Kellers say it's hard to believe a year has passed since their lives were forever changed.

Michelle: "I'm almost kind of sad because I think, oh, now they're already a year old and next thing I know they're gonna be teenagers; and then they're not going to like me anymore."

Jeff Keller, Father of Quadruplets: "I'm glad it happened. It's an ultimate experience.”

And both couples hope this is the first of many parties to come celebrating their shared adventure.

Scott Searle, Father of Quadruplets: "When you meet someone you look for things in common, and this is four things in common and it's pretty huge."

Jennifer: "Friends for life? Definitely, oh definitely."

Both couples get a lot of help from family, friends and neighbors. They say they'd hate to think what this past year would have been like without them.

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