Yesterday morning Little Trystan was ringing the bell at the front door.
When I opened it, she said very sweetly, "Mama said it was my turn to get to ring the bell!"
I love that they take turns more often than not and they TOTALLY get what it means to be 'next!'
I had the Play Dough all ready for them. When they were here over the weekend, Trystan requested they play with it when they come on Wednesday. When she saw it, she said, "You remembered, MeeMaw!"
Of course, I did!!
They played at the table for a long time!
It was well worth the mess I had to clean up to see them so absorbed in their play.
Some of these Play Dough tools are hard for even adults to use!!
Have you tried pushing some of that stuff through the sieve to make 'hair?'
THREE of the four played at that table for over an HOUR!
That's a long time for three and a half year olds!
Guess which one left?
Kailey Girl was all about following her Granddad around!
He was doing some wiring so we can have Internet in the den.
When he squatted down - so did she.
When he stood up - so did she!
She does have a special bond with Louis Dean!
We had a good lunch of bacon sandwiches before we all bedded down for naps in the den.
I always read a chapter from the Little House books first.
We generally sleep or rest for the better part of two hours!
We haven't done any crafts lately but we did do some art appreciation.
Our first one was Tornado Over Kansas, 1897 by John Stewart Curry.
I'm surprised by how many details the kids notice.
It's important in Texas to learn about tornadoes!
The second one was The Calling of the Apostle Peter and Andrew by Duccio.
Normally I only feature one work of art but the kids love playing the 'What do you SEE?" game!
All three girls had a lot to say about Le Gourmet by Picasso but it was Harrison who said this was a little girl and not a grown up in the picture. When I asked him why, he said it was because of the table. "See? She is LITTLE!" Pretty observant of him!
We put some blueberry muffins in to bake and then we all went outside to play for awhile in the back yard.
Trystan and Harrison are great play buddies!
Logan helped me take the decorations down in the gazebo.
The squirrels have done a number on our gazebo by chewing holes in the cover.
I had red wooden bead garlands up and they had bitten through the string scattering beads all over the place! That afternoon I had read the chapter Indian Camp from the Little House on the Prairie where Laura and Mary find colored beads in the deserted camp. When Logan and Trystan saw all those scattered red beads, Logan said, "Look, Trystan! We're picking up beads just like Laura and Mary did!"
Harrison does love his dinosaurs!!
Logan says her mommy calls her 'Cutie PaTOO-ie!!!
MeeMaw needs to quit asking the quads questions when their mouths are full!
We enjoyed our blueberry muffins!
While I put dinner in the oven, Granddad taught the kids about money.
They do love their play money and cash register!
Granddad is morphing into his teacher mode these days.
Trystan asked her mommy to NOT come back and get them until they had played outside!
They don't really count the back yard as 'outside.'
Harrison asked, "Can we play in the GRASS?"
That would be the FRONT yard!
No grass in the back!
Granddad is always good for a Paw Patrol!
Dinner and baths followed.
Amber is my personal shopper! She is the one who steered me to Skechers back in December and I have been wearing them ever since - almost exclusively!
I only had the one black pair but I wore them with my Sunday clothes as well as on the ranch and for every day. Amber found the other two pair yesterday as she was out doing errands.
I gave 100% on Quad Wednesday so today was a Recovery Day!
I slept late and lingered long over our coffee and reading.
It was after 2:00 before I got dressed and made up the bed!
While I meant to do some housework today -
I ended up spending all late afternoon and early evening in the gazebo and back yard!
Louis Dean burned some trash in the fire pit, filled the bird feeders and cleaned out the back water pond.
The birds were singing in our back yard today!
I cleaned the gazebo and took down all the lights and put up fresh new ones.
This time I used warm white LED Martha Stewart lights along the top.
I can get on board with the LED when I can get WARM white!!
No spring 'debris' out yet although I laid my eyes on them up in the storage building this evening but decided I'm just not ready to get them down yet!
It felt like spring today with blue skies and birds singing and - MOUNTAIN CEDAR in the air!!
While I meant to blog from the gazebo, my allergies kicked in and I cried Uncle and brought my party inside!!!
I left the lights on, though!