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On March 29, Amanda Crain made a list: Crain Quarantine Spirit Week.

Amanda Crain wants to uplift her younger brother, Noah, during the coronavirus pandemic.

So, on March 29, he made a list created: Crain Quarantine Spirit Week.

The list, which was made into an artistic schedule from Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3, planned a themed outfit to be displayed by each family member of six people each night.

And for five nights last week, Crains took photos and videos, and shared them on Instagram.

“I think he wants to make things fun,” said Amanda’s mother, Michelle. “It’s hard for Noah. But I think the list is for everyone to stay like what school (and life) will be.”

However, making a list isn’t the only thing Amanda and other Crains can do.

PHOTO: Crain Quarantine Spirit Schedule

On March 29, Amanda Crain made this spirit week schedule for her family from Northborough.

Amanda, 15, is a sophomore at Algonquin & is trying to help her younger sister, a 4th grade student who has weeks of enthusiasm at school, had some sort of normalcy during this pandemic.pic.twitter.com/GezJM4PlOS COVID.

– Tommy Cassell (@ tommycassell44) April 6, 2020

Meet the Crains

With the entire Crain family supported on the iPhone screen while FaceTiming on Sunday, Sam Crain, the second oldest brother, holds one of the two family cats in his arm.

The cat’s name is Plato.

So how old is the cat after a famous philosopher?

“Forty-year-old cat!” Noah, the youngest, said.

“Four or five,” his mother added as the other Crain clenched at Noah’s answer.

Welcome to the Crain family in Northborough. They provide fun and entertainment on social media in a world centered around COVID-19.

“Loving, fun,” Michelle said when asked to describe her family. “Closes. Very supportive.”

Here’s a quick overview of the gang:

• Ethan (47, father and circuit design engineer)

• Michelle (46, housewife)

• Jacob (20, second year at Fashion Institute of Technology)

• Sam (18 years old, freshman at Springfield College)

• Amanda (15, second year at Algonquin Regional High School)

• Noah (10, fourth grade at Proctor Elementary School)

And when it comes to sports, fashion and photography – Crains does it all.

VIDEO: Crain family and cat chat on FaceTime with Tommy Cassell

This is a video of my time spent Face-Timing with the Crain family in Northborough.

We talked all about soccer, fashion and cats, among them.

This is a clip with their cat, Plato, at [email protected]/PzXNtHyXGN

– Tommy Cassell (@ tommycassell44) April 6, 2020

Football family

Sam Crain broke the ring finger on his left hand in fourth grade. The injury occurred when he “ran” for his school’s cross-country team.

“I was wrestling with one of my friends before practicing,” Sam said. “He jumped on my back and damaged my pinky.”

Finger sickness ends a soccer career in fourth grade. At least until he moved to Northborough in eighth grade.

However, that year, Sam didn’t play much.

“He basically rides the bench,” said his father, Ethan.

By the time Sam was junior at Algonquin, he had started at the university. The following year, Sam was appointed senior captain for the Tomahawks.

“There’s a lot of hard work he does,” Ethan said.

Sam’s father watches every soccer game in Algonquin. But Ethan didn’t just watch; he took a photo.

“I have always been interested in photography,” Ethan said. “I’ve been taking pictures since I was eight or 10 years old. Until Samuel was in seventh or eighth grade, I started to be a little more serious about the photo.”

This past fall, Sam was a cornerback on the Springfield College football team. He appeared in five matches and registered seven tackles.

“It’s nice to know that I can still play,” Sam said. “That gives me something to do.”

“It’s nice to see,” Ethan said. “You can see Sam has an influence on Noah, too, with football and he looks at Samuel.”

Noah is the left tackle on his young soccer team. “I like that I can push people to the ground,” he said.

“That gives me a reason to continue photographing,” his father said.

And the picture – either taking it or being a model for them – is the one most liked by Crain’s other two brothers.

PHOTO: Crain’s older children send Daily News their favorite photos while Cassell takes full family photos on FaceTime

I have 3 oldest brothers from the Crain family in Northborough sent me their own favorite photo.

Here are Jacob’s favorite photos, 20, Sam, 18, & Amanda, 15, and then the photo I took from a family of six from FaceTime chat.

Stories coming soon [email protected]/N74vSoCcN2

– Tommy Cassell (@ tommycassell44) April 6, 2020

Fashion family

Last November, Jacob Crain visited his family in Northborough during the Thanksgiving holiday.

When Jacob arrived home from New York after being a model in a fashion show, he stayed up until 2am to talk about fashion with his sister, Amanda, while they both tried on clothes and took pictures.

“How many girls can do it with their brothers?” Michelle said.

In Algonquin, Jacob is known as a “child of fashion.”

He started to enter the industry when he was 15 by buying shoes and designer clothes online. He then flipped the items and sold them via the internet.

Now, the gregarious red-haired fashion student, who wears @Flava_Flames on Instagram, owns a clothing store (Sonder) and clothing brand (2600 collectives).

He is currently living his dream of fashion in a concrete jungle.

“I had a complete aesthetic change while in New York,” Jacob said. “It’s crazy how much you can change through your environment.”

Her younger sister is also interested in fashion. But he did not really follow in Jacob’s footsteps.

“When Jacob went into fashion, I was influenced into it,” Amanda said. “But, I think I’ve taken a different path.”

When she was in seventh grade, Amanda wore clothes and began to care more about how she was dressed.

A few years later, he now buys clothes from a thrift store before he sews, embroiders and paints.

He then created the threads on his Instagram account (@ amanda.linh) and YouTube channel (Amanda Linh).

“I really enjoy interesting pieces that don’t seem to have a lot of potential,” he said, “(and) turning them into something different and the only thing.”

“It’s almost like I watched it grow, and everything I do, now it does,” said his brother, Jacob. “Watching him do what I do is cool but faster, faster, and earlier.”

PHOTOS: 4 photos of Jacob Crain’s model clothes

Complete a story for @ MetroWestSports at the Crain family in Northborough.

Next is Jacob Crain, 20, an Algonquin & Fashion Institute of Technology alumni at a fashion show in NY last year (last 3 photos) before returning home that day (first photo).

More to come. Pic.twitter.com/G086I9DTnA

– Tommy Cassell (@ tommycassell44) April 6, 2020

Family Favorite

Aside from their last names, Jacob and Noah Crain have different similarities: their hair.

Crain’s two boys have red hair.

“They tend to stand out,” their father said.

“It’s a present,” Jacob said.

When Jacob was two years old, a woman came to his father and asked if his hair was Jacob’s color.

“I mean, is he two?” Said Ethan. The answer is no.

When Michelle was two years old, she moved from Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) in southern Vietnam to Malden.

“Being half Asian with two red heads is really crazy,” Michelle said.

“It’s strange,” Ethan added.

And this past week, things got a little strange in Crain’s household.

– Monday (3/30): Crazy socks day

– Tuesday (3/31): Twin day

– Wednesday (4/1): White out

– Thursday (4/2): Dress-as-a-T.V.-Character Day

– Friday (4/3): Day Pattern

Of the five themed days, Sam, Noah and Michelle agreed that “Pattern of the Day” was their favorite.

Two fashionistas – Jacob and Amanda – and Ethan said they liked the best “whiteout” on Wednesday.

What is everyone’s favorite outfit?

“Dressing up like your favorite TV character,” Michelle said. “Zoe Hart is the main character of ‘Hart of Dixie’ and he has a very good style.”

“Whiteout,” Ethan said. “I didn’t know what I would do five minutes before. So I remember we had this costume from five years ago. That’s Still Puft Marshmallow Man. “

You know, the same giant marshmallow man from “Ghostbusters” who might be a distant relative of the Michelin Man?

As for children?

“Pattern of the day,” said Noah.

“It’s a white day because I’m having fun,” Amanda said. “We took photos and did TikTok. We need a few moments. “

“My favorite clothes are TV characters,” Sam said.

He was dressed as the famous “Crocodile Hunter” but not yet dead Steve Irwin.

“My favorite is when we do TV characters,” Jacob said. “I’m Jim from ‘The Office’. Jim’s three-hole punch. That’s funny to look at.”

What people saw last week on social media was that the Crain family had fun during quarantine.

It all started with a list made by Amanda and culminated in an increasingly strong bond between four siblings and their parents.

“I feel each child supports or reposts, and supports the other in whatever they do,” Ethan said.

“I love how much my children love each other,” Michelle said.

VIDEO: Watch the Crain family with the “whiteout” dance for the song TikTok

See this post on Instagram

Crain spirit week: White Out Wednesday! #coronacation #spiritday #qualitytimewiththefam

A post was shared by Michelle Crain (@ mosh.style) on April 1, 2020 at 6:29 p.m. PDT

Tommy Cassell is a senior multimedia journalist for the Daily News. He can be contacted at 508-626-4405 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @ tommycassell44.





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