Thursday, September 18, 2014

Baby POWER!!! And Other Quadville Happenings! But Mostly About Trystan!

 Louis Dean arrived early in Quadville this morning to go with Amber and the babies to the library.
This allowed me to get some extra sleep and was so thoughtful of him!

I met them at the library and they were playing after the story time!
I have loved books all my life and am pleased that ALL four of my children have all been avid readers. THEIR children are TOO!!!

Harrison is a great puzzle worker!!

This is a wonderful library! Perhaps I can use Amber's card and check out some things to read myself! I have not used the Irving library as I once did. I miss the thrill of bringing home a whole bag of books and spending hours and hours reading!! I also listened to many a book in our homeschooling days. One that comes to mind is .....

I loved the term "By God's THUMBS!!!"
another was......

We listened to audio books whenever we were in the car and often times after lunch as we rested.
Another favorite was......

To this day I love to check out books from the children's section and young adult readers!
To read for MYSELF, mind you!!

Amber has loved books all her life and I am thrilled to see how important it is to her that her children love them as well!!

Amber and Granddad grabbed some lunch at Chick Fil A while I went on back to Quadville.

This is where Granddad started telling the babies to say 'BABY POWER!!!'
I love to see Trystan say this!!!

Trystan was Baby A.....aka the Gatekeeper!!
She was a STRONG Baby A!!!!

After lunch we searched for and found Maggie!
Amber and Mike are going to keep her while we are on vacation.
All four of the kids love her......

but Trystan especially does!!!

Naps are wonderful things in Quadville and I usually take one too!
I slept HARD for 2 solid hours!
Think that antibiotics must be kicking in because I already feel so much better!

We all enjoy fresh air and playing outside so while Amber went to Physical Therapy -

WE had a tea party in the front yard!!

The kids have drinking from their little cups down pat so now we are slowly working on them POURING their own tea!

That little Trystan was just exceptionally cute today!

She does love DIRT!!

Kailey was there to help her clean up!

See what I mean??? She is A-DOOR-a-BLE!!!

We had to do a little clean up before going inside.
No problem! Kids love water and soap suds!

I don't know WHERE Trystan got her southern belle accent!!

Granddad had to go home so he could take care of Lucy!

Amber and I enjoyed watching the quads play.
Trystan is so good with Maggie!!!
We are leaving our Kitty Cat in very good hands!

Amber has long said the quads are extra cute after dinner and before bed.
They truly ARE!!!!!

We all went upstairs and, as is their tradition, the babies danced before going to bed!
Now wouldn't all of life just be BETTER if ALL of us danced for a few minutes before going to bed?? A little dancing and a hefty dose of laughing would do us all a world of good!
Now I may not be dancing but Louis Dean and I did do a good bit of laughing this evening!!
When I pulled the car in the driveway, Louis Dean was sitting there with a glass of wine for each of us. We were enjoying the night and it just got BETTER when our beloved neighbor's son walked across the yard to sit with us a spell! I have known him since before he was born!! I have loved him his entire life! Now at 26 he is an awesome young man. He recently returned home from serving in the Marines. He was stationed in San Diego after Afghanistan before coming back to Texas.
He had so many funny stories about the drivers in California - and here in Dallas as well!!!
We laughed and laughed!!! Now how many 26 year old men would choose to spend part of their evening with and old couple like us? It MADE our day!!!

So closing out this one with a smile on my face and laughter in my heart!
God is GOOD! All the TIME!!


Deb said...

Glad you are feeling better! The babies aren't babies any more... They are adorable

Penny Miller said...

Happy to hear you are feeling better. Not surprised to hear your young neighbour wanted to spend time with you Linda, you sound like pretty great company to me! X

bj said...

I do believe you have the biggest heart full of love for life as anyone I've ever known.
Sure glad to know you are feeling better.

Deanie W said...

Well there is NOT a better way to start a morning than watching video of these kiddo's!!!! Thank you MeeMaw for sharing with all of us! These videos just melt my heart and especially the pic of Trystan's ultrasound image. I'm so happy to see that again. They are all fighters:)

Ginny said...

Baby Power! They are so adorable! I just want to pick each of them up and give them kisses, but I'm afraid they would be off in a flash! Harrison is very sure that he is a BOY and not a baby! Where and when are you going on vacation? And for how long? Gosh, the quads will really miss you!

Susie said...

Linda, There's been baby power for two years. LOL. Love those babies to pieces. Glad you are getting better and get to nap too. I adore the tea parties. Blessings to all. xoxo,Susie

Gypsy Heart said...

Yes, God is good ALL the time! Glad you had a wonderful day/evening.