Trystan and Logan spent all of Sunday with us!
They decorated our porch duck for the holiday!
My niece, Trish, gave me this duck along with an outfit for every month!
The girls got a real kick out of dressing him up!
All dressed up and no place to go!
They played 'Golden Keys' for a LONG time!!
I keep a large vase FULL of all the old keys I have collected over the years along with some interesting key fobs. The kids love to select a hand full and play with them!
At 2:00 we walked over to our next door neighbor's for a birthday party!
Stephanie lives on one side and this sweet family live on our other side.
We helped Melany celebrate her 8th birthday!!!!
It was a wonderful party done up in a Horse/Ranch theme!
Her mother, Olga, is one creative and talented lady!
The kids played games - both inside and out! The weather was perfect for a party!
Antonio grilled up enormous amounts of chicken and sausages! It smelled SO good!
I thought the girls might be getting kind of tired so I suggested we go home.
NO! Neither one wanted to leave! Trystan said, "It smells delicious! I want to stay and EAT!"
And so we did! We stayed for everything! The fun! The FOOD! The pinata! The cake! The gifts!
This family knows how to throw a party!!!
We had a ball and didn't go home until it started to wind down - three hours after we arrived!
By then the weather had turned cooler and we had a fire in the den for the first time this season!!
Just as we lit it, Amber and Kailey and Harrison arrived!
It was time to trade out two for two!
But FIRST - we all enjoyed the fireplace!
And we visited while the kids all played.
Kailey and I made the Tea Cookies for our 'High Tea' that evening.
The tea served as a light supper as well as a tea party.
Amber snapped this photo and shared it on Facebook:
"This captured moment means so many special things to me. That may as well be me sitting there on the counter with my mom, it's like deja vu with Kailey. She is so my mini me! I am so glad that Kailey is blessed with the best daddy and granddads in her life, and especially a meemaw that already knows and understands her very well. It's Round Two for my mom, after all." 😉💜
This morning I brewed up some new coffee Amber brought over for me!
Monday Morning Moments to treasure, for sure!
The first was that Harrison and Kailey slept soundly from 10:00 last night to 9:00 this morning!
Another moment to treasure - they played so well together while I got breakfast ready and did a few household chores.
I had to fill all our medicine boxes - which is the only way to handle things when you take a multitude of Rx's and vitamins on a daily basis! Kailey and Harrison played some organ music softly in the background. I say softly because they didn't know where the sound control was and I was not about to tell them!!
After my chores were done it was time to go to the kitchen and start baking birthday pies!!
Kailey is posing with a tea towel her mother stenciled when she was just about Kailey's age!
Yes, I know. I keep EVERYTHING!
Including this 1962 Cookbook!
I've been making this pumpkin pie since 1965.
We baked TWO pies today!
Harrison made one.......
and Kailey made the other!
We gathered over at Quadville this evening to celebrate!
The menu was one of his favorites!
Chopped sirloin patties with a mushroom sauce, garden salad, PLAIN mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and, of course, PUMPKIN PIE!
It was fun like a party!
Mike and his brother were just back from a hunting trip so we had a full table!
Another full table!!! All four won't fit there anymore!
Louis Dean is the youngest 79 year old I have ever met!!
Harrison LOVED the Cool Whip on the pumpkin pie!
The girls all helped wipe his face clean!
He is such a good sport!
We are home and I have to say that as much as we love our little quadlings -
it is really nice to have a quiet house!
Happy Birthday, Louis Dean!!!