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Four little ones all grown up

Quadruplets, born premature, ready for life off the farm

Heather Lavich holds quadruplets (from left) Janelle, Gregory, Maryn and Myles, born Aug. 17, 1996.
Three of the four quadruplets are discharged from the hospital in early October 1996. Nurse Jennifer Ponce, who took care of them, takes a few snaps of Heather and Ed Lavich with the three just before they leave. The fourth quadruplet, Myles, stays behind for a few more days.
Heather and Ed's cousin Bob Lavich, right, holds Maryn and Greg as they wait their turn to be bathed on the kitchen counter in October 1996.
Ed Lavich reacts as Maryn burps after a feeding on Oct. 30, 1996.
Ed Lavich gives Maryn her vitamins in October 1996, shortly after all of the quadruplets returned home from the hospital.
Heather and Ed Lavich look after the infant quadruplets in the nursery.
The Lavich family poses for a portrait in Dec. 1996.
The Lavich family goes for a walk on the quadruplets' first birthday.
The quadruplets celebrate their first birthday.
Ed Lavich pours syrup on his daughter Maryn's waffle on the morning of the children's first day of kindergarten.
Sitting at the breakfast table, Myles, left, and Greg get dressed for their first day of kindergarten at R.J. Waugh Elementary School.
Big sister Caitlyn grooms Greg's hair  for his first day of kindergarten at R.J. Waugh Elementary School.
From left, Janelle, Mom Heather, Maryn, big sister Caitlyn, Greg, Dad Ed, and Myles Lavich walk up their road to meet the school bus for the quadruplets' first day of kindergarten.
As dad Ed gets off the school bus after making sure his kids are secure, mom Heather waves goodbye.
It is an emotional moment for both Ed and Heather Lavich as the school bus leaves on the quadruplets' first day of school.
On their first day of school, the Lavich quadruplets meet kindergarten teacher Sandra Grobb at R.J. Waugh Elementary School on Aug. 31, 2001.
From left, Janelle Maryn, Gregory and Myles Lavich lounge in a family friend's pool in Brandon this week before their 13th birthday.
Gregory, left, Maryn, Myles and Janelle, soak up some sun just before their 13th birthday.
Heather Lavich takes photos as her quadruplets gather with their classmates for a graduation photo on Carberry's main street Wednesday afternoon.
The quadruplets' older sister Caitlyn, who did everything from change diapers to babysit her younger siblings, was home to see them graduate.
Carberry's class of 14 walks down the church steps used as risers for their graduation photo Wednesday.
Parents gather to capture their children's high school graduation day in Carberry on Wednesday.
Lavich quadruplets, from left, Greg, Maryn, Janelle, and Myles were part of the graduation procession on Carberry's main street Wednesday.
Heather Lavich holds quadruplets (from left) Janelle, Gregory, Maryn and Myles, born Aug. 17, 1996. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
Three of the four quadruplets are discharged from the hospital in early October 1996. Nurse Jennifer Ponce, who took care of them, takes a few snaps of Heather and Ed Lavich with the three just before they leave. The fourth quadruplet, Myles, stays behind for a few more days. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
Heather and Ed's cousin Bob Lavich, right, holds Maryn and Greg as they wait their turn to be bathed on the kitchen counter in October 1996. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
Ed Lavich reacts as Maryn burps after a feeding on Oct. 30, 1996. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
Ed Lavich gives Maryn her vitamins in October 1996, shortly after all of the quadruplets returned home from the hospital. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
Heather and Ed Lavich look after the infant quadruplets in the nursery. -
The Lavich family poses for a portrait in Dec. 1996. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
The Lavich family goes for a walk on the quadruplets' first birthday. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
The quadruplets celebrate their first birthday. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
Ed Lavich pours syrup on his daughter Maryn's waffle on the morning of the children's first day of kindergarten. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS files
Sitting at the breakfast table, Myles, left, and Greg get dressed for their first day of kindergarten at R.J. Waugh Elementary School. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
Big sister Caitlyn grooms Greg's hair for his first day of kindergarten at R.J. Waugh Elementary School. - Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press files
From left, Janelle, Mom Heather, Maryn, big sister Caitlyn, Greg, Dad Ed, and Myles Lavich walk up their road to meet the school bus for the quadruplets' first day of kindergarten. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS files
As dad Ed gets off the school bus after making sure his kids are secure, mom Heather waves goodbye. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
It is an emotional moment for both Ed and Heather Lavich as the school bus leaves on the quadruplets' first day of school. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Files
On their first day of school, the Lavich quadruplets meet kindergarten teacher Sandra Grobb at R.J. Waugh Elementary School on Aug. 31, 2001. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES
From left, Janelle Maryn, Gregory and Myles Lavich lounge in a family friend's pool in Brandon this week before their 13th birthday. - Matt Goerzen/Brandon Sun files
Gregory, left, Maryn, Myles and Janelle, soak up some sun just before their 13th birthday. - Matt Goerzen/Brandon Sun files
Heather Lavich takes photos as her quadruplets gather with their classmates for a graduation photo on Carberry's main street Wednesday afternoon. - Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press
The quadruplets' older sister Caitlyn, who did everything from change diapers to babysit her younger siblings, was home to see them graduate. - Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press
Carberry's class of 14 walks down the church steps used as risers for their graduation photo Wednesday. - Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press
Parents gather to capture their children's high school graduation day in Carberry on Wednesday. - Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press
Lavich quadruplets, from left, Greg, Maryn, Janelle, and Myles were part of the graduation procession on Carberry's main street Wednesday. - Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press

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