McCaughey Septuplets Turn 16, Enjoy 'Normal' Lives

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By Katie Stinson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The McCaughey septuplets are 16 and say they don't mind that they're taking a lower profile than years ago.

The children, of Carlisle, became internationally famous when they became the world's first surviving septuplets in 1997. They were on the cover of national magazines and featured on network television shows.

But as the seven children celebrate their 16th birthday Tuesday, the family tells The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/17JTyUP ) it's nice to live a more normal life.

Nathan McCaughey says the attention was fun, "but in other ways I never liked it, all these cameras following you around everywhere."

The parents, Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey, say they enjoy being able to have conversations with their children now that they're older.

And Bobbi notes, "It's fun to see the work pay off."

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