We are always excited about Quad Wednesdays!!!!
I think Amber is, too, and I KNOW the quads are!!!
Mother has been so happy to be part of our lives this past week!
We were ready to have some fun as soon as they arrived!
Amber knew we had chocolate cake so she went straight for a fork and tried it for herself!
Can you tell Harrison got his own fork and wanted a piece of cake all for himself??
Trystan and Logan got in on a few 'birdy bites' before they decided they wanted BIG bites!!!
Let's just say that cake has gained a reputation as has the baker!!! Thank you, Tory!!!
There is a tiny smidgen left and as soon as I finish writing tonight - I am going to go in there and take care of it!!!
Louis Dean tried his best to take a couple of pictures of me and the quads as we gathered twigs for a craft project!
Mostly he got a string of tiny video clips!
I bought some bunnies on clearance at Hobby Lobby last Friday for 90% off!!!
I waited until today so the kids could unwrap them for me!
Four baby bunnies and a Mama Bunny!!
The kids placed them in the rose garden and lined them up with the mama!!
We had one extra jack rabbit and Harrison put him on the other side of the garden!!
It was a chilly, rainy type of morning so indoor activities were the order of the day.
and coloring are always good!
While I prepared lunch, Louis Dean took his guitar in and started playing a little music!
They just LOVE 'Froggie Went A'Courting!!
Then he started playing I Love......
and I got the kids to sing the highlighted word and chorus.
Of course they just sang the word when I held up the visual!
They know all about hay from our trips to the country!
I ran out of ink before I got a squirrel printed off! Still, they had the idea!!!
The paper picture helped them sing along......
I used a heart shaped color paper Kailey was coloring for the part where they sing,
"And I love you, too!"
LD hopes to perfect the song with them and have them sing it to their parents some Wednesday soon!!
Mother enjoyed the mini concert and she was so happy to see the children!
She is getting a glimpse of our day to day life that she has never seen before!
Hands in your lap is the rule before serving lunch and the kids are mindful of their manners!!
We ate and Louis Dean is such a help to me in getting out the pillows and blankets for nap time while I do the clean up of the dishes!
Today's chapter in Little House on the Prairie was 'The Soldiers.' A sobering chapter to me but I'm sure the heaviness was not noticeable to the kids. I have not yet read - or purchased - Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography - but I will!
After naps we took the basket of twigs and stones that we had gathered this morning....
and Logan, Harrison and Trystan wrote their names with them!
Harrison and I used twine for his last three letters and we used small stones for an o, a and g!
Kailey napped a little longer than the other three so she will make her name next week!
Amber was here to pick them up EARLY and I must tell you, the kids were NOT happy about having to go home before DARK!!! I promised them they could stay late next Wednesday!!!
I love it that they don't want to leave!!!!
But since they DID, Louis Dean and I went outside on the deck to sit for a bit!
We took our wine outside! It really WAS 5:00 and after!!!!
I sat and read through a few papers.......
Mother sat out there with us and watched the birds and the tree and the sky!
We love an outdoor fire!!
Louis Dean started work on the gazebo deck......just a little bit!
Once he figures it all out - it will go down in a flash!
Dinner tonight was salmon croquettes, mashed potatoes and green beans from BABE'S!
The green beans were leftovers from last night and just as delicious as they were then!
Thanks to my cousin, Gay, I now roll my salmon croquettes in cracker crumbs instead of flour!
Yum! They were GOOD!!!
Today has been a bit shorter and that's a good thing because tomorrow will start EARLY!!
The quads have a parade at school and Granddad and I are going to be there whether we are awake or not!!!!