Today was the first time to host the quads on a Monday instead of Wednesday!
We were excited and waiting bu the door!!
I told Louis Dean the kids take turns ringing the bell so he could NOT open the door until he heard it!
Excitement all around!
The kids loved looking at all the fall decorations ......
and meeting the old banjo playing skeleton again.
The girls were afraid to push the button so they got Harrison to do it first.
Then they all took turns!
Busy kids! There's always lots to do!
Lunch was served on the deck.
Homemade pizza, sweet potato fries and fruit.
And juice. Lots of juice.
Amber had sent lemonade in their Dickie cups so I used those for lunch.
First of all, Trystan knocked hers off the bench and it fell and spilled.
She cried. I gave her more juice. NOT lemonade but juice.
She tried to console herself and said, "My mommy will give me more lemonade when I get home."
I came back out with her juice and picked up my phone to take a pic when Harrison knocked HIS cup off. I went ahead and took my picture and then rinsed his cup and filled it with fresh juice.
JUST as I sat his cup down, Logan knocked HERS off!
These were all truly accidents, too!!
Never a dull moment and by the time I sat down to eat my pizza, well, I didn't have to worry about it being too hot!
We are on a firmer schedule now that school has started so lunch was aimed for noon but it was 12:30 when it actually happened. Reading and naps followed and we ALL slept well.
I admit to hearing it thunder so I snuck outside to clear up the craft work we had been doing before it rained - which it never did!
This afternoon we had a BIG tea party!!! As in ALL the ingredients - sandwiches, cookies, fruit and cake and, of course, TEA!!! WITH sugar cubes.
Harrison dearly loves the
Miss Debbie white tea cakes!
He eats the most!
They remain fascinated with watching the sugar dissolve.
Everyone had a good time and no one left the table hungry!
I just loved this picture of Logan......
The kids played inside, outside and in the gazebo.
Our craft for today was decoupaged clear glass saucers using these fall paper napkins.
I will clean up the edges and paint the backs of the plates before next week.
We still have a set of dinner plates to make to match.
I made the quads pajamas a few months back and they are still their favorite PJ's.
Amber picked up some lightweight knits at Hobby Lobby on Thursday and I stitched up a pair for Harrison this afternoon.
Amber had bought a package of plain white t-shirts and I added some matching trim to the neckline.
Harrison personally requested a pocket and a small heart.
I sewed on the pocket and thought I would leave off the heart, thinking the reason he wanted one was because the other ones I made for them I had sewn a matching heart to each t-shirt so they could keep up with the sets better. No, he said. He still wanted a small heart. I said okay and put one on for him.
Then he told my why he wanted it......
"Now I will have a heart on my pajamas for Kailey! It will remind me to pray for Kailey's heart."
Harrison has such a sweet heart!!!
All four of them do.
Trystan was out of sorts this afternoon because she wasn't feeling well.
Logan came up to her and instead of fussing at her, she simply put her arms around her and kissed her on the forehead.
We had a lot of object lessons today.
The quads are good teachers and we learn as much from them as they do from us.
Tonight I was so tired I didn't think I had the energy to even put my photos on the lap top much less write words! I showered and went to the den where Louis Dean was watching the news and I admit to being a total zombie. He just reached over and gave me a shoulder massage and then when I stretched out on the couch he rubbed lotion on my feet.
Today I saw a lot of kindness in action.