It is a weekend to celebrate!
Friday evening Amber loaded up all four kids, supplies AND her beloved 90 pound dog, Jersey, and headed over to our house!!!
I love Trystan's expression!
You would not BELIEVE the story Amber told us of the challenge of getting everyone ready, things packed and all loaded in the car!!
They were all smiles here!!!
Shall we just say that this is the beginning of hunting season?
The kids were glad to be here and I was happy to see them.
(Louis Dean remained in bed all day and night Friday.)
A few minutes after they arrived, our dear friends, Kimmy and June dropped by!
They heard I had Pumpkin Muffins!!!
June was met by a warm loving Jersey Girl!
Kailey loves June!
After they hugged, Kailey lifted her shirt to show June her Super Hero Zipper Scar!!!
The she looked right into June's eyes and asked, "Did yo pray for me?"
June assured her, "Yes, I did!! Every single day and I STILL pray for you!!"
Kailey's whole open heart surgery experience has made her a very real believer in the power of prayer!
Dinner was served outside!
Smoked sausage, fried potatoes, green beans, fruit and garlic bread.
After we ate and did the dishes, we had popcorn and a movie!!
This one held even mine and Amber's attention!!
We left Granddad quarantined in the guest room while Amber and two of the quads slept in the den and I took two with me in the bedroom. Can you even guess which two went where??
I am happy to say that I and my two slept very well waking up at 9:30 this morning.
Breakfast was pumpkin muffins and I am here to tell you that first batch disappeared in no time!
The girls helped me bake up another round!
You can tell by this photo that our Kailey is filling out nicely now that her heart problem has been repaired! Just look at those calf muscles on her!!!
Three sisters all born at the same time and still all so different in personalities and build.
Granddad came OUT of his room this morning!!!
He took a hot bath and proclaimed himself 'better!'
Not well and not good but better!
He took every precaution to protect the kids even though he is not considered contagious.
I've just thrown this pic in for good measure because I liked this salad so much!'
Simply a Suddenly Salad box thing with additions of diced celery, mushrooms, sweet peppers, and olives. It was SO good!!!
Once again, lunch was served outside on the kitchen deck!
Here they are chowing down!
And here they are in Picture Mode!
Love how Logan has taken to posing lately!
While they played nearly all afternoon......
I finished sewing their new pajamas.
Notcie the lower right one of Logan's.
She dearly loves all things homemakerish!
She told me today, "MeeMaw, you have such wonderful things!!!"
She was talking about my sewing machine, button boxes and stuff.
She stood beside me as I sewed and rummaged through my box of 'stuff.'
She found this strawberry patch and asked me to cut her a string. That means a length of thread.
It squeezed my heart to see her trying to 'sew' with a straight pin and a piece of thread.
I found a large blunt ended needle and fixed it for her. She knew how to pull the needle through the patch back and forth and felt like she had really sewed something.
I will always remember this afternoon and this conversation.
As she sat beside me with her needle and thread and strawberry patch, she looked up at me and said,
"MeeMaw, I want to be just like YOU!"
I will never forget that!
It will help me be the BEST me I can be with the help and grace of God.
Amber loaded everything and everyone up and headed back home!
I do so appreciate her going to all the trouble to come over.
Nothing's easy when you have FOUR kids the same age - AND a big beautiful black lab dog!
I am happy to say that Louis Dean was feeling well enough to sit up with me and have a glass of wine together. Then we both took naps.
Hopefully he will be on the mend before too many days!!