It is with a grateful heart that I write my journal entry tonight.
A TIRED body but a GRATEFUL heart!
Trystan was released in the wee hours of the morning and slept the rest of the night snuggled close to Mama and Daddy! Louis Dean and I had rushed over last night and left Lucy in her kennel. We went ahead and spent the night - or what was left of it - and then woke up at 6:30 to go home and let Lucy out. I went straight bed where I stayed and slept until noon! Louis Dean stayed up with Lucy and then watched the news and started cooking the pinto beans I had put to soak yesterday. The delicious smell woke me up!
Amber called me as she was leaving the doctor's office where she had a follow up appointment for Trystan after that scary ER experience last night. The last test they want to do is an EEG which Amber will get scheduled. We are just so grateful Trystan is feeling so much better!
AND we are so grateful for all of you who held us up in prayer!!
I have to confess - I was a mess! I was scared to death and knew Amber would be nearly beside herself. She kept her head and held fast! I got so discombobulated on the drive to the hospital that I very nearly got us killed!! I was in a turn lane and discovered I wasn't suppose to turn so I checked my mirror and pulled over. The car was in my blind spot and was going fast - thank goodness - because just split seconds and inches saved us from a serious accident!
After talking to Amber, we decided to come back to Quadville this afternoon and spend the night.
They had one last Family Christmas Gathering that they were planning on hosting. After the ER trip and the fever episode (Trystan continues to have some fever issues - as does Logan now) that ruled that out. It was decided that we would come over and stay while the parents went to the gathering.
Win! WIN!! I was anxious to see Trystan anyway!
We loaded up our dog and cat and my Bible basket (to organize it for the new year) plus a couple of guitars and a bag of food! We were OFF!
However, we made a Whataburger stop on our way!!
I have been hungry for this for a week!!!
Since Goodwill was just right there and since it WAS Tuesday -
I left all the critters including Louis Dean in the car and made a run!
Let's just say Lucy was VERY crowded in the back seat!
Logan and Trystan didn't nap this afternoon so they greeted us and were happy to see Maddie had come to visit!
Harrison and Kailey DID nap so as soon as they woke up they headed straight for Granddad!
The quads always want a Tea Party and I am always willing to give them one!
We used the new Frozen tea set their mama bought them for Christmas!
It's so good to see Trystan feel like her normal little self!
The girls helped me wash up the tea set and dry it to store away in a Snowman Tin!
I received the tin from Sabrina filled with scrumptious cookies and chocolate covered pretzels.
We ate the rest of the cookies and I am leaving the tin since it goes perfectly with the tea set.
After the tea party things began to go downhill........
at one point I had all four babies standing around me in a circle and they were all either crying, yelling, talking or upset! At this same moment all three dogs were barking and BOTH TV sets were blaring AAAAND.......to top it off........Louis Dean was playing the guitar and singing at the top of his lungs!!!! I HAD to laugh!!!!! Better this than last night in the ER!!!!
To be clear - Granddad was trying to get their attention so I could cook supper!
That didn't work very well.....
I fried up potatoes and onions, heated up the pinto beans and buttered the cornbread.
Dinner was served!!!
Poor Logan had not napped this afternoon so she was overly tired.
She had worked herself up before dinner and by the time it was ready - she was DONE!
I held her awhile and when she calmed down I was able to get her to eat from a plate on my lap.
The other three ate very well!!
I changed their diapers and put their pajamas on one by one as we took them out of the quad table.
Logan was first. Trystan was second. They know how to take turns and the meaning of the word 'next!' Just as I started to get Kailey, Harrison spoke out very loudly and firmly, "Get me OUT of here, MeeMAW!!!" I did!!
Logan was running a fever by now so I fully expected her and Trystan to be the first to go to sleep.
Granddad got his two asleep (Harrison and Kailey) and found my two still awake.
I had gone downstairs. I had done everything I could think of to do.
When I went back up to check on them, THIS is what I found.
Granddad has such a soft heart!
He ended up getting all FOUR to sleep tonight!
With only 5 hours of sleep last night - he won the prize for hanging in there!!!
After all were asleep, he and I enjoyed watching Killing Lincoln together!
We need to watch this yet again!
Good night - or I should say - Good MORNING, from Quadville!!!