Louis Dean and I were eagerly awaiting the grand quads this morning!
We were dressed, had our coffee and had set out different activities through out the house for them to do today. I like to have a few plans in place and menus in mind and then we just wing the rest.
Seems to work every time!
They have ARRIVED!!!
I love how excited they are to get here!
Trystan performing 'A Teenie Tot, A Teenie Tot a Teenie Ta Ta!!'
Kailey doing her Dallas Cowboys Cheer!
Harrison spelling EEK!
This is what is written on their Halloween plates Amber uses for meals.
Amber spied a frog in distress!
It was desperately trying to get out of the kitchen pond so she gave him a hand.
Or rather a board!
It's fun to see how excited kids are over all sorts of things.
We released him to the safety of the flower bed alongside the deck.
All kids love to cut and craft and DO things.
They stayed occupied while I prepared lunch.
It was a FUN day because the quads seemed so excited about EVERYTHING!
What does Baby A say when he wants his mother?
After lunch we fell right back into our normal routine. I do the dishes while Louis Dean gets out the blankets and the kids go through the house finding a pillow of their choice. ALL are available and they can pick any one they want! They also bring a book or two to the den and read quietly until I get there. I read a chapter of On the Banks of Plum Creek - and Louis Dean slept right through it!!
Later he asked why I didn't read! Poor guy! Guess he was really sleepy.
We ALL slept as we usually do - myself included. I think we took good solid 2 hour naps.
Then we took up right where we left off. Granddad put s the blankets up, the kids take their books and pillows back and then it's time to PLAY and have a snack.
No tea party today but they did get to have pumpkin muffins and a couple of pieces of small candy.
I MUST ask you a 'mustage' question!!!
It was so HOT today that we never went outside to play at all!
The heat index was 107!
We brought different toys in from the big patio toy box outside and they played in just about every room of the house.
The girls all practiced their sewing using real needles and threads.
I'm teaching them the correct terms......instead of 'string' it's called thread!
They wanted to make pocket bags. They sewed some stitches and then I machine sewed around the three sides and stitches ribbon on for straps to go over their heads.
It's hard to get a good pic of all four because someone is always moving!
Harrison filled his pocket bag with cars, Kailey put a New Testament in hers and I'm not sure what Trystan and Logan put in theirs.
Dinner tonight was served shortly after 6:00 and at the big dining room table.
For the first time, I served the drinks in small pink glass cups with handles.
Not ONE spill!!!
The kids noticed no lids and I told them they were getting old enough to drink like everyone else.
They are 'Big Kids' now!
Kailey is never very far from her Granddad!!
Amber was here to pick them up shortly after dinner. The only dessert tonight was gold coins of chocolate they found in a candy dish on the buffet.
As a special treat they were allowed one more piece of candy and were rummaging around in the candy bowls on the living room coffee table when I told them I had a very SPECIAL candy they had never had before. Would they like a piece of THAT???
Oh, BOY!! Would they!!!
It's pastel soft melt mints - my favorite candy of all and a gift from Summer.
I had put them in a turkey dish used for cranberry sauce and they had no idea I had CANDY in it!
I told them now I'm going to have to find a new hiding place for them!
The weather had started to change and there was thunder and lightning all around.
We helped them in the car and said our goodbyes complete with hugs and kisses and fist bumps!
I love how they always call out 'good bye' - loudly as they drive away!!!
It was a really good day at MeeMaw's house!
Louis Dean settled down in the den and before long we heard the rain just pouring down!
We both had the same idea at the same time!
Wine in the gazebo!!
It cooled down as we were sitting out there and the rain lasted a good 45 minutes or longer.
Still record high heat scheduled for the remainder of the week but I really did appreciate the rain watering my yard for me!!