Today was a short 6 hour Quad Wednesday!!!
The kids are NOT happy about having to leave before 'dinner and dark' as they call it!!
Amber prepared them ahead of time so they would be expecting an early pick up.
I love it that they enjoy being here!
Can you believe all those little blue eyes???
They couldn't wait to see the gazebo!!!
Granddad worked out there a good bit today and the kids would stop their play and go check on him!
We visited Stephanie next door and her adorable dog, Sam, for a few minutes!
The kids are very sociable and love knocking on doors.
They even knocked on our fence gate after we walked back home!
I had a fingerprint craft project for them to do today.
Now that they are a bit older, crafting is so much easier for them!
THEY did the fingerprints and I added the marker details.
We made several to mail out to friends but they each chose one to take home to Mama and Dada!
Harrison's is the long caterpillar, Logan's is the flowers with the bees while Kailey did the blue flower in the middle and Trystan did all the 'critters!'
Lunch time followed!
Today I tried Trader Joe's Organic O's .....like spaghetti O's!
Uh, OH!! SPAGHETTI O's!!!!
While I do up the dishes, the kids continued to play. I never tire of hearing their little voices as they count to 10 when they play Hide and Seek. This time it was in the house and under the dining room table and chairs. All the chairs have covers on them and they can curl up into a little ball and hide under one!
We do love our nap times!!
They know the drill and get the pillows out, pick the books they want to read and spend a few minutes quietly looking at them while I gather my books up and fix a big glass of tea to share!
We are now reading 'On the Banks of Plum Creek.'
Not one of them fuss about taking a nap. Normally we ALL sleep for an hour or more after our reading time just as we did today!
Logan seems to be older every time I see her!
True to her personality, at one point today she said, "Let's CLEAN something UP!!!"
Kailey admonished Granddad that he needs to pick up his toys!!
See those little green chairs?
After the kids left, I spray painted them a lovely brown!!!
They look brand new!!
Sherry found these at the curb one day last year and immediately thought of the quads!
We have been using them ever since!!
We sat for a few extra minutes in the living room 'talking' before they had to leave!
Talk of lizards and stories and all manner of things!
Even SCARY stories!!!
Getting ready to leave!
The house is always so quiet after they leave.
It was only 5:00 but I thought perhaps I would shower and go to bed early.
I often THINK this and then time slips past and I start doing one thing and then another.
Today I did a bit of mending by hand as I sat in the sun outside and watched Louis Dean work.
Then I started paying bills and uploading my photos from today.....
and spray painted the chairs, and folded laundry and sat out with Louis Dean on the deck and just talked. Next thing I know it's getting dark! So much for going to bed early! But I am hoping it won't be really LATE, either! I am looking forward to seeing a foot and ankle specialist in the morning at 10:00!
The receptionist told me they had a 9:00 appointment when I was scheduling this and I said, "Now, let's don't get crazy!" She and I had talked a bit about how she drives to work and sees retired people sitting outside with their coffee, reading the newspaper or working in their gardens! I assured her it is a wonderful life and she will certainly enjoy it once she gets old enough!!!
My blogging place tonight is under the gazebo!
It's still under construction so I can't really say I'm IN the gazebo!
I really want to drag the outdoor rug in and set up the chairs and hang up the netting and rain curtains and a wreath or two and strands of LED lights along the top edges and get the fridge in here and that nice low table from the guest room to use as a center coffee table and then add all my knick knacks and what knots!!! But I'll wait. Even if it's HARD to wait.
Louis Dean wants to get all the railings up and make sure it is all anchored firmly to the deck.
I know it's much easier if he doesn't have to work around all my debris!!!