Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One More Night With The Quads!!!!

I absolutely LOVE waking up to a house with CHILDREN in it!!

This morning it was MY house!!!
Everyone woke up happy!
Granddad had a hard time of it last night. He had a full blown asthma attack AND a severe case of heartburn. He didn't rest easy until 4:00 this morning. I was a little better off - it was around 3:00 for me. Louis Dean was asleep on the reclining sofa when we came in this morning. We all switched places with him and HE went back to bed in the guest room.

First order of business - morning COFFEE!!!
The girls actually just had one teaspoon of coffee to a partial coffee cup of milk.
We are learning to drink from BIGGER cups now!

I started breakfast while Kailey scoped out the pantry.
She told me, "I just LOOKING!!!"

While the bacon cooked in the microwave, the quads took turns helping me stir the oatmeal.
(It was already cooked and cooling - but THEY didn't know that!! They think they COOKED breakfast!)

The biscuits were a bit flatter than normal. Kailey put them on the baking sheet - and then POUNDED them before I could get them in the oven!!!
Split and buttered - they were good all the same!

As I was about to do the breakfast dishes - at 11:00 this morning - who should arrive on our doorstep???? Aunt Luann!!!!!

She came bearing all sorts of gifts and I was SO glad to see her!!!
LD was in bed and without Luann, I would have been solo today!
This is her arrival.......

and six hours later, her departure!
The quads LOVED her visit!!!
Thank you so much, Sister!!!!
You made all the difference in today!
I should have remembered that God always has a back up plan!!

The babies are still recovering from their illness but they played well today.

The Play Dough is always good for at least an hour!
Today we tried to get back on the schedule Amber uses and we were fairly successful!

By 8:00 everyone had been fed, bathed and were in bed waiting to hear me read another chapter in The Little House in the Big Woods.
I got everyone to bed, we said our prayers and then I shaded the light and read......
I will hold these days close to my heart forever!
Thank you, Sister, for being a part of these beautiful memories!


Ginny said...

You are so wise to treasure these moments, because they are gone in a flash.I know they were so happy to finally spend the day with you again! Poor Louis Dean! Does he take heartburn medicine? Asthma can be so scary, too!

Penny said...

Get well wishes to Louis Dean, poor soul, what a miserable experience . The Quads are looking very well,love the photos of them stirring the porridge! Linda the Laura Ingalls Wilder books were one of my childhood favourites, and I still love them, how gorgeous that you are reading them to the quads at bedtime. X

Kathy said...

So glad Luann was able to help you. Looks like it was a good day. Tell LD that Joe and I wish him well and we are praying for him.

Luann said...

Your most welcome. It was fun and it's always good to see each of you. Hope LD is better today.

Sandra said...

they are just so darned cute, to cute for words.. such busy little bees helping with breakfast. sorry LD had a bad night, hope he is better today..

Debbie said...

Soo glad you got some help today I've no doubt it was GREATLY appreciated. Poor LD. Hope he has had good night's rest and is MUCH better today. Asthma can be soo scary. Yes these moments will fly by and and become memories to cherish always. Hope you have a good day again today. I think your daughter is one very blessed girl to have a mama who will do this for her!

Shirley said...

Good Morning, I enjoy your visit and I am enjoying watching your quad's grow. Grandchildren keep us young and you both have so many patience which is my favorite word. They are big help and drinking their coffee was precious. Hope LD is feeling better today. Our Oldest is back for a month of work in your state at the oil refinery. Take care. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Vee said...

I know how big a blessing it is to get help when you might have worried. Hope that Louis Dean is feeling better today. Hope those grands are well on the mend.

Arlene Grimm said...

You did need back up Linda! Glad God sent one to your door. Hope LD is better today.

Kelly said...

Yes, what would we do without God's back-up plans?! Sorry to hear that LD has been sick. I hope he gets better soon. The quads are so adorable. I love how they help you in the kitchen!

Beth said...

Praying for great health for all of you. I think your family has had more than their fair share of illness this winter. :(
Your grands are adorable and I think you are blessed, AND a blessing, to spend your Wednesdays with them. You are creating precious memories, and giving Amber a much-deserved break. Amber must have a lot of energy...working, being a wife, keeping house, cooking, and caring for 4 less than 3 yr olds! Your support and the church's mom's day out must be a true blessing for her! :)

Susie said...

Linda, I just caught up on your blog...Love that the kids are getting better...worry some for LD. Hope you get some nice weather he can be in the sun. I love when the little ones help you. They are precious. Please take care of yourself too. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Wonderful precious times.

Dee said...

Aawww how sweet. I'm glad your sister was able to stop by and help out. I'm sure the grand kids can be a handful. I do hope Louis Dean is feeling better soon, though... :)

Sweet Tea said...

When you have the quads you have your own little preschool, don't you?! So glad a Helper showed up.. .I'm guessing that you're getting snow tonight. Snuggle in by the fire, Friend.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I'm tired just thinking about your day! But what fun...and so nice that your sister stopped by to help. Precious memories in the making!