The three quarters of a Quad Squad was picked up shortly after noon today.
Would you believe I did not take one.single.photo?
Our night and morning was not without adventure, however.
Louis Dean put the kids to bed in the guest room last night and left just as they were drifting off to sleep. We THOUGHT we were home free until 4:00 AM when Logan came into our room and went over to Louis Dean's side of the bed and said, "Granddad, I just can't sleep without YOU!"
So, what did we do? Logan took my place in our bed and I went to the guest room and spent the rest of the night on the floor. I was so tired that I slept just fine!
Granddad fixed a good breakfast of fried eggs, sausage patties and biscuits and jelly.
The kids don't eat jelly. ??? I know, right??
They nibbled at the biscuit and admired the fried egg. Logan was really excited about it and said, "Try it, guys!! It's good!" She had a great time cutting it up into pieces but she did not eat but one tiny bite. It kind of reminded me when Amber and Benjamin were young. I would cook a meal, serve it and then throw most of it away. Once I said I should just skip the middle man and cook it then promptly throw it all in the trash and be done! Still, I wasn't too worried about the kids eating. I had left them a fruit wrap and breakfast bar on the dresser for when they woke up this morning.
We all watched Zootopia together before they left and then I suggested to Louis Dean that we go out to lunch - and then to Lowe's. I wanted a couple of outdoor rugs for the upper decks. I sweetened the deal by saying how about King Buffet??? He has been wanting to eat there for MONTHS!!! He has been watching the commercials with the anticipation of a child! I am so happy to say that it was as good as he hoped it would be. We went to the one in Grapevine and there was a Lowe's right next door. Win! WIN!!!
See how cute he looks???
Do you notice his overalls?
The strap on the left is twisted and backwards.
Bless his heart! His wife should take better care of him!!
We came home to an empty house and I went straight to bed!
It was after 6:00 when I woke up.
I never did get the yard in shape for the spring what with the gazebo being destroyed and all the extra work that required. Then I had my toe surgery and couldn't get down on my knees to work in the gardens. The honeysuckle and lantana and MINT were threatening the rose bushes and this evening I finally cut them all back!
I weeded and watered and the more I did, the more I saw that I need to do.
By trial and error I have discovered the plants that grow well here.
This Mexican Heather is one of them. Hardy and drought tolerant, it is thriving and comes back from year to year.
I am so close to getting down all my sunflower decorations I can hardly stand it!!
This was a recent thrift store buy so I could NOT resist putting it out.
The summer hasn't been too brutal yet, although the forecast for this week is 100+.
I cleaned up the porch and enjoyed the feeling of satisfaction that came from getting something DONE!!!
Just two hours or so and I accomplished a good bit. I only need around 24 more 'working hours' to get a handle on all the flower beds and then I can sit back and wait for Fall.
Only 45 days until September 1st - if you are counting, and I AM!!!
I will be switching gears tomorrow evening.
While I have become fairly confident in entertaining 4 year olds......
I will be picking up two of my oldest grandchildren.
Faith is 11 and Levi is 9. Sam is 13 and on a Boy Scout Camping trip.
When they were little like the quads I did a week long MiMi Camp for each one of them.
One whole week per child.
Our last MiMi Camp was 2014 when I took all three of them to the camper down at the ranch.
I may have forgotten how to entertain older grandchildren!
Let's hope I think of some good ideas before I pick them up.
Perhaps I will simply ask them what THEY want to do!