Wednesdays are a bright spot in our weeks - come rain or shine!
Who doesn't love puddle jumping?
You can see Trystan sure does!! They ALL do!!!
Don't YOU? I know I do!!!
As soon as Amber brought them over this morning, we were donning our rain gear and heading out the door. It wasn't raining when we started our walk - but it was by the time we returned!!
Don't they look cute in their raincoats and rain boots?
I found ALL of these last spring at Goodwill!
We walked around the block and they STILL weren't ready to come in - so.....
I took them to a 'secret path' - the drainage ditch!!
This ditch snakes through the neighborhood and was a forbidden to my children when they were growing up. Back then gangs hung out in there and it was no place I wanted MY kids to be!
Things have improved over the years and I spied no gang graffiti on the concrete and no 'debris' anywhere around! Of course I STILL would not allow a child of mine to go down there alone.
I am a bit over protective....maybe.
Anyway, I was with them and we had a BALL!!!!!
The water was running under our feet!!
The kids all had a fine time!
We were soaked by the time we got home!
Harrison literally POURED water out of his boots after he took them off!
I stripped the kids down, toweled them off, warmed them up and put dry clothes on them!
I warmed their little fingers and toes with my blow dryer and then put all their wet things in the washing machine!
They settled right down at the game table in the den and did their learning books.
See the little Bibles beside them?
I bought them Tuesday and they absolutely LOVE them!!!
They carried them around all day and Kailey and Logan would 'read' to anyone who would listen.
They read stories as in every day activities or what was going on.
Kailey read, "Lucy peed in the den AGAIN and MeeMaw was NOT happy!!! That was not a good thing for Lucy to do. Granddad is helping MeeMaw. Harrison is asking Trystan to play cars with him......" I dearly love listening to them!
Lunch was an easy peasy child pleaser!!
Harrison LOVES hash browns and Kailey LOVES corny dogs!!
They ALL ate well!
Naps are an important part of our Wednesdays!
I couldn't do this without them!
Normally, I am messaging Deanie right about this time.
THIS is the pic I sent her......
The kids were all asleep at my feet.
THIS is the one she sent me!
Deanie had taken Mother to the doctor and she had an EXCELLENT check up!!!
I swear she is in better health than any of her children!!!
They celebrated with Mexican food so she was a happy camper!
After the quads woke up - and they ALL went to sleep as did I!!! - it was time to bake some cupcakes!
The kids love playing outside any chance they get!
They played while the cupcakes were in the oven and then we all went to the gazebo to eat them while they were still warm!!!
What can I say???
Am I right???
Louis Dean wanted to cook dinner last night. He really LOVES to cook. AND he is getting better all the time at cleaning up. Still, it gives me pause for any serious cooking to be done on Wednesdays when we have the kids. However, he made goulash AND home made biscuits!!
While he was in the kitchen, we did our craft.
Each child stenciled their initial on their Bible Bag and then they did free art where they could be as artistic as they wanted to be!
Louis Dean's version of Goulash and his heavenly biscuits!!!!
That's all I have, folks, for Wednesday. I hit a stone wall of exhaustion all of a sudden.
Normally I can push on and on and on.......
Not any more!
Amber and Mike came in and I went straight to bed. They wound up the evening and gave the kids baths and visited with Louis Dean. I meant to lie down for 15 minutes. It was more like an hour,
I could hear the kids laughing and I could hear the grownups talking - but still I stayed in bed.
I did manage to get up when they were leaving but I walked straight back to bed when they left.
This morning I woke up after a sound sleep.
I was in bed for over 12 hours!
I thought I would be back in the game but I wasn't.
It took me all day to clean the bedrooms and bathrooms.
Of course I didn't start until after 2:00.
Louis Dean and I had strawberry shortcake for a late breakfast/ early lunch.
Then I did my Yoga.
I was shocked I could still do all the positions.
I guess all those Karate exercises have done some good.
I stripped off the flannel sheets and warm blankets replacing them with my favorite set of smooth sheets that make me feel slinky when I crawl in bed.
I also spent a lot of time cleaning my bathroom.
It reminded me of the days years and years ago when I would clean my Granny's bathroom.
I cleaned out cobwebs, dust and powdery residue - and I don't even use dusting powder as my Granny did! When I finished, I took a hot shower, washed my hair and went to bed! For a little while at least! I sent my sister this photo and she said that we all do what works for us to keep us sane.
She is a germaphobe and I CLEAN.
Works for us!
I always burn every drop of candle wax possible so I kept pushing the melted wax toward the wicks as I sat up in bed and read while sipping a glass of Pinot Grigio! From a BOTTLE and not a BOX!!!
After I rested I got a second wind and blew into the guest room!!
Mother will be coming home with me tomorrow and this room was a WRECK!!!
I had pulled linens from the closet and stripped the bed!
Order was restored!
I fixed up a coffee bar for her on the dresser.
Deanie sent a brand new coffee pot home with me Tuesday.
I am hoping my friend, Dawn, in Florida recognizes these napkins.
I always think of her when I use them! Thank you, Dawn!
I think I am ready!
In the morning I will go to Fort Worth, take my mother to check out the new place and meet and greet some of the staff. We are still praying this will all work out!!!
And now I am going to bed!