We were rocking the morning school run Tuesday!!
FOURTH one in the drop off line!
As a matter of fact, we were there before the teachers were even outside to check the kids in!
That gave me time to unbuckle everyone and the teacher was SO impressed when she opened the car door and out trooped all four kiddos with back packs on and everything!
My proud moment of the day!!!
I came back to Quadville and started setting the tea table up for after school:
(Buttered bread sprinkled with sugar and topped with a thin cucumber slice)
Kailey was the Star Student at school on Tuesday!
The video snippets are where she practiced on Monday night showing us the treasures she was sharing.
After dropping the kids off at school, I returned to Quadville to clean up the kitchen, continue the laundry......not START nor FINISH.....but CONTINUE the laundry. It never ends, folks.
It was a beautiful day so I sat out on the front porch stitching up additional 'boo boos' that I hadn't noticed the first time around. Man, I think the quads know every single inch of every single stuffed critter and they are so well loved that when they discover a tear, it is a matter of UP MOST importance that it be repaired.
Another reason I was sitting outside was to watch for my sister, Luann, to arrive.
While we AIMED for a movie, we opted for a trip to Central Market and a cozy visit over soup in their cafe.
I asked Luann to read the prologue of the book I'm writing.
While we didn't grow up together, we do have at least a 2-3 year history before she was given to another mother. Life is so very strange and yet all the threads of our lives seem to be weaving themselves together again. God is good at restoring the years the locust has eaten.
I love the smells, the sights, the ambiance.....I love everything about Central Market!
We sampled some pretty tasty breads, chips, salsas and then had some soup that was delicious.
I had tomato basil while my sister got butternut squash/maple.
I came home with one bag chock full of good things!
I put some of those orange and black tortilla chips in the kids' lunches for tomorrow.
Luann and I were so early in the pick up line, I noticed the surprised faces of the teachers as they hurried in to beckon the quads out! We did NOT want to be late!
The quads remembered their Aunt Luann from family gatherings - most recently their fourth birthday party! It was extra special to me that she was here for our tea party!
I had fancy dresses for the girls......
Harrison was being a true blue BOY!
He did NOT want to be a part of any dress up thing!!
Still, he is such a good sport that he joined his sisters for a photo - or two - or three!
Our tea party was complete with ALL the essential ingredients as we have learned from the Tea Party Game that I bought at The British Emporium in Grapevine, Texas.
Luann and I shopped there last December and she was the one, as I remember, who pointed this game out to me. It has been such a hit!!
Our tea table was made extra festive with the place mats my sweet friend and hair stylist, Yulisa, gifted me.
The bonus treat was delicious pumpkin bread that Luann brought!
This won't last long around here!
Now to the tea party....
Little Logan, elegant as a tiny little bridesmaid!
Kailey, who grabbed that flirty purple dress and intends to keep it!
She most surely will!!
Sweet Harrison, who had a skinned nose from the school playground today.
He announced that he did NOT scream like a girl but 'just cried like a boy!'
I know I use way too many photos......but this one shows his sporty attitude about it!
(It did, indeed, hurt more as the evening wore on. I doctored it with my Emuaid and he pronounced that it felt much BETTER!)
Miss Beauty Pageant Queen.....Trystan!!
Aunt Luann kept hearing a phone ring and no one could figure out where it was coming from -
until she discovered it was HER phone - which she was 'keeping very close to her chest' if you get my drift!
Granddad is always good for a Bubble Guppie!
Luann left after the tea party and after Louis Dean had prepared the pasta and left the spaghetti/meat sauce to simmer, he gathered the kids around him for an episode or two of HIS favorite program!!
No, he just told me. Not his favorite program but his favorite BABIES!!
And 'babies' are what they will forever be called.
Trystan helped me make the salad for dinner and Kailey set the table in the dining room.
She said, "Isn't eating in here a GOOD idea, MeeMaw??" When I agreed with her, she said, "I love your ATTITUDE!!!"
By 8:00 the kids were all sound asleep in their beds WITH their clothes laid out for tomorrow and I have lunches ready to assemble in the morning.
It's been a GOOD day in Quadville!
The kids are just now beginning to want their mommy and daddy and I think their mommy and daddy are just about ready to come home.
But not quite yet.......just a little more time.....