We get up a little earlier on Wednesdays knowing that 4 nearly four year old quads will be arriving on our doorstep soon! We were so glad to see them and they were glad to see US!
Our Amber is a Quad Mom Extraordinaire!
She has such wisdom and discernment and seems to know EXACTLY what each one of her four children need. She spins plates like a magician!! The kids went straight to the sandbox and they played in it off and on ALL DAY LONG! Granddad did a GOOD thing when he built that thing!
Amber had us in STITCHES as she told of her experience at the vacuum repair shop!!!
I just LOVE her!!!
Wish I had taken a photo as well as a video!
After having total responsibility for HALF of the quad squad for ONLY a weekend - I told Amber I would totally understand if she dropped them off and ran out of here like her hair was on fire!!!
Instead, she lingers and visits and this just makes us feel so very good!
The Ball Bath that the kids love so much has a problem.
The balls are fine and the frame is fine but the fabric liner has bit the dust!!
I am working on a new one using a sturdy sheet instead of the flimsy nylon. Although I AM using that as a pattern!
Trystan was my helper! She dearly loves to stick pins in the pin cushion!
We had a good lunch of Tuna Noodle Helper using chicken instead of tuna!
So this makes chicken and noodles!! Paired with watermelon, pineapple and strawberries, bread and butter AND a Cookie Butter cookie - the kids gobbled it right up!
Nap time was magical! After our reading, all FOUR fell asleep at the SAME time!!!!
AND they all slept soundly and woke up at the SAME time!
I napped right along with them!! Go, ME!!!!!
Our craft that day was painting sea shells with markers.
The kids really enjoyed doing this and when we were through, they put their shells in a jar and added a little sand. Instant sea shore! We did a little art appreciation as well but I found some better paintings to use next week.
Louis Dean had dug out the patio before they arrived and they were fascinated by the DIRT!!!
When Neighbor Joe came over to see Louis Dean, Kailey informed him, "Granddad is outside in the DIRT!!!"
It was a good Wednesday!
Louis Dean picked up pizzas for an easy dinner!
The we all hung out in the gazebo waiting for the parents.
Amber and Mike gave them baths here and we got to visit a little while before they carried the munchkins off to put them to bed!
We ALWAYS sleep late on Thursdays!!!
No matter how easy the Quad Day seems, we are so very TIRED!!!!
We had coffee, read and watched a lot of news before getting up and getting with it!!!
Louis Dean had his work in progress.
I love seeing him use that little yellow sand shovel as he works.
While he did THIS, I was busy inside paying bills, doing our taxes and cleaning the sewing room and giving Lucy a bath! Lucy has just about shot my nerves to pieces!!! Her barking at LD nearly drives BOTH of us crazy!!! I told him Tuesday that he had my blessing to take her to find another home!
We didn't want to do it then as the quads would ask so many questions! He has threatened to turn her into glue so many times I can't count them but when I gave him the go ahead to find another place for her - he can't do it. We do love her and she loves us. It is just so HARD to deal with her barking at him! SO, we put her in the kennel or outside when he is walking around and let her out when he is sitting down. She never barks when he's seated. It's lucky for HER that he is older and SITS a lot!!!
Here sits a tired, tired man!
He did a lot! He also helped me get all my spring 'debris' down and I started decorating for Easter!
We do love an outdoor fire!!!
The winter was so mild, we seldom had one in the den fireplace!
We had a good fire and I love the sound of the pond right next to it!
Louis Dean and I have been reading a biography of Henry Fonda and he is asking me if I ordered a copy of Mr. Roberts online yet.
The answer would be YES!!!
I had potatoes baking in the oven and steaks ready to put on the ceramic grill.
While we were waiting for the food, I poured our wine - a combination of white wine with a splash of strawberry/mango moscato and an orange slice. Delicious!
For the most part, we live a very simple life. It gets a little complicated at times but that's life.
I will forever treasure these 'normal' days Louis Dean and I share.
We are back inside listening to the tail end of the debate on TV.
I will be glad when this whole election is over and am praying for the Lord to help us choose the right leader for our country!
My, oh MY! How the quads have grown!
This photo was from March 1st, 2012!
Lock down was OVER and we all went out to dinner as a family for the very first time!
It was a night to remember! The first of so many that followed and so many more to come!!