Nadya Suleman’s eight youngest children turn 14 this week – the children are Nariyah, Isaiah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Noah, Josiah, Jonah and Makai.
The 47-year-old single mom, better known as Octomom, took her kids for a fun day of go-kart racing at K1 Speed in Orange County, California, followed by lunch of pizza to celebrate.
The children also held up gold Mylar balloons that spelled BIRTHDAY as they posed outside for the camera in casual attire.
The tabloid has six other children, who were not pictured, making her a mother of 14.
Fun for the kids: Nadya Suleman’s eight youngest children turn 14 this week – the children are Nariyah, Isaiah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Noah, Josiah, Jonah and Makai
Suleman beamed with pride as she wore an appropriate winter outfit consisting of a brown turtleneck top and black pants with her raven hair worn in a braided ponytail.
The star – also known as Natalie Suleman – held a bunch of shiny silver-grey balloons above her head.
The Fullerton, Calif. native was seen posing with her eight children as they celebrated their 14th birthday before getting into a go-kart to race with her little ones on a track.
The children, all dressed casually for the fun afternoon, were holding little gold Mylar balloons that spelled BIRTHDAY in all caps.
All eight: The 47-year-old single parent, better known as Octomom, took his kids for a fun day of go-kart racing at K1 Speed in Orange County, California, followed a pizza lunch to celebrate
She was once present on the red carpet at events: here the star is seen in Los Angeles in 2011 during Celebrity Fight Night
They were seen driving their karts with helmets on to be safe.
The K1 Speed karting facility is located in Orange County, Southern California. K1 Speed is a California-based company that operates go-kart tracks. The company was co-founded in 2003. There are several locations in California.
Kart racing is a motor sport with open-wheel and four-wheeled vehicles called go-karts or stick-karts.
They are usually raced on scaled-down circuits, although some professional kart racing is also held on full-scale motorsport circuits.
Mum in the middle: Suleman shone with pride as she wore an appropriate winter outfit consisting of a brown turtleneck top and black pants with her raven hair worn in a braided ponytail
After going around the karts, the mother treated the eight children to a pizza lunch.
The Los Angeles resident shot to fame in 2009 when she welcomed octuplets after already having six children at home.
In 2001, Suleman gave birth to her first child, a son. In 2002, she gave birth to her first daughter.
Suleman continued IVF treatments which resulted in three more pregnancies (including a set of fraternal twins) for a total of six children (four sons, two daughters).
After that, she had her octuplets.
So many winners: K1 Speed is a California-based company that operates go-kart tracks. The company was co-founded in 2003 by American racing driver Boris Said and Susan Danglard.
It’s time to jump: all the children smiled having fun jumping off platforms labeled 1, 2 and 3.
She is raising all 14 children in a three-bedroom home in Orange Country, California.
Last year, on their 13th birthday, she had some kind words for the little ones.
“You are all becoming some of the kindest, humblest, most grateful and loving human beings I have ever known,” she added.
She then shared, “Each of you owns[es] rare and unique features, and unlike any other child your age, especially in today’s society.
Ready to ride: four of the eight kids tried their helmets with the eye shields up
In Action: The K1 Speed website states, “We are committed to providing our customers with an authentic racing experience, and we are confident that you will not be disappointed!”
She added, “Words cannot express how grateful I am to be your mother. You have all blessed my life immensely and I thank God daily for trusting me to care for you, shape their lives and influence you.
Having up to 14 children was unintentional, she has said in the past.
The reality TV star said she never intended to have so many and was “misled” by her doctor.
The single mother told The New York Times in December 2018 that her doctor had led her to believe she was only going to have twins. She ended up having eight children.
She certainly knows how to drive: Nadya is seen here turning her kart just so that she wears her helmet on her braid
The star welcomed octuplets in 2009. She said Dr. Michael Kamrava, who has since lost his medical license and left the United States, is the reason she has so many children, she says.
“I was misled by my doctor,” Suleman claimed. She thought she would only have two children.
But Kamrava implanted 12 embryos. “He told me we lost six embryos, he said they were kicked out of me, and that’s why he wanted to implant six more,” Suleman said.
It was also claimed that she was already drugged and not completely off when it all fell apart.
Kamrava’s friend, Rabbi David Shofet, told The Times: “He told me he suggested to her not to keep them all, but she said no.”
Lots to remember: This image was taken just days before she gave birth to eight children in January 2009
Her mini-me children: The star is seen here around ten years ago as she poses at home with 11 of her 14 children
Another group photo: She said in 2011, “Mother’s Day can be an emotionally painful day for many. I feel your sadness. During the six years of infertility (including miscarriages) that I struggled with nearly 25 years ago, I believed that God would never bless me with children.
Suleman began IVF treatments in 1997, when he was 21 years old.
Also in the Times interview, Nadya said she didn’t want to keep any secrets from her 14 children: “We talk about everything,” she said.
And the star’s daughter, Amerah, has nothing but good things to say about her mother: “She’s been fighting for our family for 10 years now. No matter what, she’s never going to give up and I know that.
Her son Joshua told The Times that having so many siblings has its advantages. He said they love having so many siblings. “Some of my friends don’t have siblings, so they want to know how it is. It’s nice to have someone to play with, but it can be overwhelming at times.