Thursday, May 26, 2016

Celebrating a QUAD Wednesday and a CLEAN Bedroom!!! I'm Nearly 'Back!'

Amber promised us last week that she would bring the quads over this Wednesday and she was true to her word. It had been 10 days since I had seen them and I swear they had grown and changed at least a wee little bit!!!

We got up in time to shower and dress and prepare for their arrival!!!
Louis Dean made a big batch of his goulash for lunch and had it all ready to serve!

I asked the quads where they wanted to eat! Dining room or the side deck?
Three out of four voted for the dining room!
Good call!!

We all put our hands in our laps before mealtime!
This gives everyone a chance to get settled before prayer - including the adults.
Kailey had to tell Grandma to put HER hands in her lap! And so she did!!

I just could NOT get enough of looking at them!!!

We are ALL getting excited about their upcoming birthday!!!!

Trissy knows they are turning four so she didn't have to say it!

Dinosaur cookies by Sugar Coma Cookies for dessert!

We had a great lunch and then I told the kids they could go in my bedroom and pick out any pillow they wanted for nap time in the den! Kailey brought a Beatrix Potter book so we had TWO stories before we settled down to sleep. 

Trystan was the first to go to sleep and the first to wake up!!
That gave us some special one on one time!

These kids love all tea party things!!
We had a pretend party that lasted until the others woke up.

Then we four played the Tea Party Game!
Logan won FIRST and Harrison second and Trissy and I battled it out until SHE won third!!!
Kailey opted out so she could help Granddad on the walk way he was building.

He did have a captive audience!

So! Have you seen the Candace Payne Chewbacca Mask video that has given so many of us so much laughter???

I saw it on Facebook and showed Mother and we laughed and laughed!

I showed it to Louis Dean and he didn't crack a smile!
Well, I love to share funny videos with the quads so I showed it to them......

Harrison NEARLY smiled!!!
Mother was laughing again, though!!

Kailey was very concerned over my 'surgery.'

She is such a caring little girl and cautioned me to be careful!!!
I assured her I am doing just fine and will be back to normal soon!
All four kids were VERY careful to NOT step on my foot and they were very protective of me.

We ate dinner outside and feasted on Casa Taco!!!
Win! WIN! all around!!!

After we ate, we all went out to the front yard!
Nature itself is SO entertaining!!!
Harrison and Logan found some BUGS!!! Imagine THAT???

They were all fascinated with BEES!!!
You can see Mother has enjoyed all the excitement around here!

All kids everywhere love a roly poly!!!

No toys. Just nature. And a cracked and damaged driveway with loads of tiny pebbles.

I can't tell you how much we enjoyed seeing and BEING with these precious children!

Amber was here the entire time.
She is protective of me as her Kailey is!
I will be so glad to be back to normal!!
The kids were loaded up and called out "We love you!!!!" as they drove off!!!
It just doesn't get any better than that!

Louis Dean and I sat outside in the gazebo with a glass of wine for the first time since my surgery.
It was wonderful!

I slept so well last night - perhaps the wine?
After I woke up I lingered in bed for another hour or so. I do so love being able to do that!
Louis Dean had bought a handful of movies yesterday and he thought he had a keeper for us to watch this morning!

Indeed, he DID!!!
Emperor was an excellent film from 2013.
LD recognized Matthew Fox from LOST and we both love Tommy Lee Jones!
Not often do we start our day with a movie but it worked for us today!
Afterwards we went out to the gazebo for our normal 'morning routine' before going back to the den for lunch and an episode of The Alaskan Bush People!

Around 3:00 this afternoon I girded my loins with strength and headed to our bedroom to CLEAN!

I started in one corner of the bedroom and worked my way around.

THIS was what I found wedged under the bedside table!
A quad baby's shoe from this winter - or last??

I worked from 3:00 this afternoon to 7:30 in
AND didn't quite finish it!
Still! Behind that corner dressing mirror is a CLEAN piece of flooring!
Walls have been wiped and I am a happy housewife!

Normally, I sleep on the left side of the bed in order to catch the coolest air when we run the attic fan.

Since surgery I have been sleeping on the right side do I can elevate my right leg on three pillows as I sleep each night.

I lit candles in celebration of a CLEAN room!!!

I keep what people can call debris, junk and stuff but in it all are small treasures!
Like these photos of Amber - age 3,  and Benjamin - age 18 months.
I look at them every day.

So! Our bedroom is ALMOST all clean!!
I will RETURN in the morning to complete the project!

We took our party out to the gazebo to celebrate with a Mimosa for Mother and me and real wine for Louis Dean!

Now we are in the den with our second featured presentation!
What a natural choice to watch after Emperor!

I may not be back to normal just yet but I am working on getting there!!!


Deb said...

What a happy day!!!! So happy things are going good❤️

Kathy said...

You certainly are working on getting there. It sounds as if you are almost back to normal.

Linda said...

Oh my gracious, my day is complete now that I've read your blog. I'd love to have a closer look at your bedroom and check out all those things on the wall. We had a family member who hung things on every inch of the walls and filled every surface but she didn't like to dust. I can't imagine how you clean it all. I love the look, I just don't like dusting. I cannot imagine watching a movie first thing in the morning and you certainly won't find me heading off to do a thorough cleaning of anything at 3:00 p.m. Loved seeing the quads again. Oh my, that Kailey looks like a miniature teenager. I always know when one quad is missing it's going to be Kailey off doing her own thing. She's determined to be an only child. I love seeing Trystan's little round face. A cracked drive way, I can identify with that. I think every foundation and drive in Texas is cracked. Your mom looks like she's having a good time. Is Louis Dean using the glass tiles for this walk. He seems to have to have a project going at all times. Glad you're doing so well.

Saimi said...

Love the 'quads' I'm gonna have to have my daughter in law see your post, she thinks having twins is exhausting haha! You sure get a lot done for a girl who has a bum foot, impressive! Take care and enjoy Memorial Day weekend!

Village Antiiques Mall said...

Loved seeing your wonderful and sweet visitors today. You sound much better today, I think a lot of hugs and kisses helped too. Hugs.

Linda said...

I absolutely LOVE your bedroom.

Deanna Rabe said...

What a great update!

Penny said...

Great report! He quads are so adorable. You are looking well in the photographs Linda and I see the dressings have been changed and reduced on your foot, that will make it so much easier to get around. X

Arlene Grimm said...

So glad you are feeling better!

Sandra said...

i can't beleive you are doing housework already.. glad you are better. i am with LD. that chewbacca thing i saw on FB and did not crack a smile at all. but i do crack a smile when i see your mothers smile and when i see the quads doing their things with all of you. even eating at the table brings a smile.

Susie said...

Linda, How wonderful to see those children. They are growing..even while we look right at them. Our Emma is twelve , seems so old now. I will get to keep her a week in July. She has her friends and school things now, so doesn't care to stay all weekend with us. Makes me so sad. Better enjoy your babies. I know what you mean about your treasured photos. So nice to be getting back to normal isn't it. Blessings to all of you there, I am praying you are all safe. So many storms and rain , I worry. Love you, xoxo, Susie

Linda said...

Glad you are working your way back to normal!You are one hard working woman! I bet the quads were happy to see you and LD too. Did you get any of that rain I head about this morning? It is finally warming up here.........70's all next week.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I am so glad you are feeling well enough to do all that cleaning! I NEVER feel well enough for that, ha ha! It makes me feel so good to have a clean bedroom and clean sheets. Oh my the quads have matured! They sit around the table and talk just like adults! And are so polite! Is there anything better than Beatrix Potter! But I do not know what a roly poly is! Some kind of bug perhaps. And what is the Tea Party Game? SO tell us all about the upcoming party! Is there a theme picked out? How fum!

NanaDiana said...

I can't believe how big the quads are getting. WOW..and glad that YOU are feeling so much better. Since John has been in treatment we have watched several morning movies. It feels weird but....we do it anyway. lol It was fun to read your post and catch up with you a bit. I have been remiss in visiting blogs for quite a while now. xo Diana

Linda said...

Hi Linda, isn't it great to have a clean house! I love all your photos and your mother looks radiant!

Carol Slater said...

Beautiful bedroom and now that it is clean, you can enjoy it even more.