The best laid plans of mice and men!!!
Wednesday had been all planned out and Amber and the quads arrived shortly after noon!
We exchanged vehicles so we could take the kids out to lunch!!! Since rain and possible storms were in the forecast - and since our gazebo area clean up has entailed moving so many things to the side deck where they normally play - I came up with the brilliant idea to take the kids to Chuck E Cheese!!! We were humming right along as we headed out when Amber called to say our car had a flat tire! We turned around! I picked Amber up and left Louis Dean to deal with the flat and he would meet up with us at Chuck E Cheese where Amber could then be on her way!
Bless her heart!
Here she is crammed into the back seat and a total hostage to the turn of events of this day!
I had no idea she was seriously AVOIDING introducing the kids to Chuck E Cheese!!
This was one of her and Ben's all time FAVORITE places to go when they were little!!!
Funny how what parents THINK their kids remember doesn't fall in line with what they feel as adults.
The quads seemed to love it!
Things have changed a lot at Chuck E Cheese but safety remains high and that was one of the reasons I chose this place.
They no longer have the 'old school' bread sticks that I loved so much!
The young man taking my order knew just what I was talking about!
He even said he would make them for me if he could - so many request them!
Also, the tokens are now like plastic credit cards that you swipe instead of using the coins!
I knew it would be a late lunch and I knew from experience the place would be nearly empty -
and it was!!! I think there were only six other children - at the MOST - there while we were!
We used two tables so the quads could sit all by themselves!
They felt so grown up!
Amber was such a good sport!
She had a terrible headache but she made sure her kids had fun!!!
The noise sure bothered her but she did NOT sit in the booth and hold her head!
No way! She is amazing!
Louis Dean called to tell us the flat was fixed! There was a bent rim and it had been straightened - or SAVED as the serviceman said - and they were aligning it as he spoke!
We came home and she was on her way!
Nothing ever seems to go as planned. But God knew what the day held for us before we even got out of bed that morning!
The kids had fun!
We played for an hour - the rain never interfered with that!
I served dinner right at 6:00!
Granddad put Paw Patrol on at 7:00 and I started baths.
No one ever wants to be first so I put papers numbered 1-4 in a bowl and had them draw!
At 8:00 we were in the car heading for Quadville and they were all tucked into their beds before 9:00!! Too bad they didn't go sound asleep before the parents were home! I think they were waiting for their mama to kiss them goodnight!
We came home and I went right straight to BED!!
I had no trouble falling asleep!!
Thursdays are always a good day to sleep in and rest!
My friend, Brenda, came over for a salad lunch and we had a chance to catch up!
We already put our next visit on the calendar! It will be a dinner date and includes our husbands!
I'm just about to start a new book!!
I won this in a giveaway from Antiques and Teacups!!!!
I just love Ruth and learn something new each time I visit her elegant blog!
Now my Thursday is done! Louis Dean and I are sitting out on the gazebo deck where he has a fire burning over on the stone patio by the back pond. We are hearing crickets now. The summer will be here before we know it! Since the gazebo is gone, we have enjoyed gazing up into the big elm tree and watching the birds flit around. I called the tree trimmer today and hope to get that job done early next week. Step by step. We are moving right along. Things may not always go as planned......but things WILL keep going!!