I went home Saturday night to check on Louis Dean and then returned to Quadville about midnight so I would be there to begin our Labor Day Adventure this morning!
Louis Dean was still sick in bed and Mike was returning from a hunting trip so Amber and I loaded up the quads and headed over to Aunt Summer's house!!!
The quads were so excited to go see their Cousin Rayne!!!
Here they all are heading up to the door!
You should have heard them as they ran up the path!
It was a fun day complete with lots of beverages ranging from a wine cocktail of sparkling wine with flavored soda and lavender infused simple syrup along with fresh fruit and mint, Sangria, iced tea and lemonade.
My sweet daughters!
Amber and Summer!!
Summer is my first born daughter and Amber was born 22 years later.
Rayne was helping Kailey on the racer.
I loved how helpful and protective Rayne is with her younger cousins.
Summer and Sabrina have a wonderful back yard!
There was fresh sand in the sand box back there by the sunflowers!
Cousins......I love that they have this relationship!
I just developed relationships with MY cousins in recent years.
Sabrina made a delicious Puerto Rico meal!!!
The kids' table! They are all looking so grown up!
Happy Labor Day!!
Rayne was in Puerto Rico on her birthday so we celebrated it together TODAY!
I gave her a modern version of Lite Brite!
I think it was a big hit......
all the kids loved it!
Even Aunt Summer!!! Lite Brite was a favorite toy from her childhood!
When I ordered this online and it arrived in a FLAT box, I thought there was a mistake!
The Lite Brites of the past were large SQUARE boxes!
This one worked just as well.
The quads LOVED playing in Rayne's room!!!
Can you believe this awesome bed???
Summer BUILT it!!!
This is the back side with a slide.
Oh, all the kids were in heaven!!!
I have to tell you how popular Aunt Summer is with the quads and ALL of her family!
Summer just brings joy into every life she touches!
Fun!! FUN!! FUN!!!
Memories were made today.
I just LOVE this tiny snippet of a video!
I laughed and then that ending just squeezed my heart!
That's MY Summer Dee!!!!
I can not TELL you how much fun she is!!!
Thank you, Summer, for being YOU!!!
To know her is to love her!
Amber got a little bit of down time while the kids played.
She really needed this!
It was a wonderful family celebration and we all enjoyed every single minute of it!!
I returned home this evening and Louis Dean is still hacking and coughing and not feeling well at all.
I unloaded and unpacked and went straight to bed for a nap.
Louis Dean napped in the guest room.
We are thankful for that guest room!
It comes in handy when one or the other of us is ill.
Tonight begins the count down to my surgery on Thursday.
I was given a medicated soap to shower with before bed tonight and the next two nights following plus the morning of the surgery.
I must change my sheets every night.
Or so they said.
I will change them tomorrow and sleep on the right side of the bed.
Then Wednesday night I will sleep on the left side of the bed.
Louis Dean will remain in the guest room.
As the nurse told me, "We take infections seriously!!!"
I will show up for my surgery in sterile form!!!