We spent Sunday night in Quadville -arriving AFTER the Dallas Cowboys won their game in overtime - and were prepared to be awakened by four little four year olds this morning!
We managed to have a cup of coffee and then serve up a country breakfast of biscuits, gravy, bacon and fried eggs all washed down with orange juice before we loaded up and headed back to 'MeeMaw's House!'
Our craft for the day was making Ghost Pops.
Thanks to May Days http://ritamay-days.blogspot.com/2016/10/ghost-pops.html
for the idea!!!
We love to eat lunch outside.
Our last time to use the BOO place mats this year!
Granddad continued the tradition of reading Bill Martin's Ghost Eye Tree to the quads!
He has read this to them since the first year they were born.
He also read it to to our older grandchildren - Sam, Faith and Levi as well as to Rayne.
He certainly held their attention!
By the end of the book, they were all crowded around him!
This book is special to Louis Dean as he knew the author and did several workshops with him.
Bill Martin gave LD this autographed copy of his book.
Naps followed. Not only for the quads but for Granddad and MeeMaw as well.
For whatever reason, we were both really tired today.
When we all woke up, it was time to dress up for Halloween!
Can you identify the characters?
A last photo shoot before their Dada takes them off to their own neighborhood to Trick or Treat!
Amber worked so hard on their costumes and had them in bags with every single element in each one down to a handmade necklace for Logan. She was away for a wedding and didn't get to see them in all their glory but she was the one that made the quads shine!
Trick or TREAT!!!
Louis Dean held court after the quads left in anticipation of the trick or treaters to come!
We love how the dog next door dresses up every year!!
That dog belongs to these two dear girls!!!
They and their parents are such blessings to us!
Neighbors mean so MUCH!!!
I admit that we were tired and had the fleeting thought of going to bed but we are SO glad that we didn't!!! Our sweet neighbors of years past came to call - as they do each and every year - and we would not have missed this for the world!!!
Relationships matter. They do!
We love this family and have watched little Nicole grow up as well as her big sister, Britney, standing next to her.
She will soon be seven and we are so honored to be a part of her life!
We had other sweet neighbors come by and it was a night of fun!
This little one loved the lights on the porch!
And that's the way I feel tonight as I turn off the porch light and ask Louis Dean to join me in the gazebo for a glass of wine before we go to bed.
I love my family and I love my friends.
It's been a good Halloween!!!