Hard to believe that this is our last year to have a Quad Day every week.
We are banking all these Quad Mondays in our Memory Banks to pull out and relive in years to come.
I hope they will always be excited to come see us!
The city was doing some road work practically in front of our house!
What great entertainment for four year olds!
The pecan trees are starting to drop ripe pecans and the kids dearly love to gather them up and take them to the kitchen patio to crack and eat them. I do believe we will be having a bumper crop this year! Louis Dean frets over me letting the kids use the crackers - I have two - and then he frets over stepping on the sharp pecan shells they leave behind. I went out later in the evening and used the blower to clear out the debris. They love their pecans!
They can get their own toys out of the patio storage bin. Play Dough and the Cash Register were popular toys this week. They can also put things away and they do!
We ate outside on the upper kitchen deck per popular request!
This is a Win! WIN! for me as it makes for easy serve and easy clean up.
Books and naps follow lunch.
Two hour naps all around - grown ups included!
After an afternoon of play, Granddad put on a Paw Patrol for the kids and went off to pick up pizzas for dinner.
Once again, we ate outside. Kailey is a real helper! She made sure everyone had napkins and was quick to refill cups or bring extra helpings to whoever asked.
Kailey got her hearing aid on Friday.
She has had hearing issues since birth. Even as early as the NICU days, she was unable to pass the hearing tests. Amber has kept a close watch on this and meant to have this issue addressed earlier this summer......but then Kailey needed that open heart surgery.
Kailey also had some issues with her vision but, thankfully, that problem resolved itself.
Hip displasia was another problem that surfaced early on and healed on its own.
We used to say, 'Poor little Kailey. She just got beat up in the womb!'
She is an amazing little girl! Attitude is very important to her and she often compliments her granddad or me with 'I LIKE your ATTITUDE!!'
This is usually said after she suggests something - like eating outside on the deck - and we agree!
You would think the day would seem long when you have several children for hours and hours.
Not so. We have a simple routine and the children know what to expect and I think they find comfort and security in that. We run out of time long before we run out of things to do.
And they are gone!!!!
They always leave us with smiles on our faces and joy in our hearts!
Even so, I admit to being bone tired and marched back in the house, took a shower and went straight to bed!!! It was not even 10:00!
Ruth Ann and I touched base Tuesday morning and decided to meet up around 2:00 to 'make our rounds.'
That gave us the morning to do our normal 'rat killing' as we call it.
While Louis Dean doesn't care if my thousand points of light burn or not - he knows I do!
If it's important to me - it's important to him.
And I appreciate that!
Today we strung up 200 mini lights - 100 on this wreath in the den and 50 in two different places in the kitchen - up along the tops of the cabinets.
LD went off to do some errands while I opened the art tub I had packed for my time in Quadville and found the oak leaves and acorns the quads had gathered for me from their playground.
You gotta love a can of gold spray paint!!
The possibilities are endless!!
Time to get ready and pick Ruth Ann up!!
Our first stop was Aldi's and just look what I found!!!
SO many things 'pumpkin!' And cinnamon......and our favorite Toffee Buttermint wine!
Of course, I had to pick up a couple of bottles of my Sunshine Bay Sav Blanc!
NOW!!! If we could just get past these 90 degree high humidity days with mosquitoes swarming all around!!!
Next stop was our very favorite Goodwill on Beltline Road!
I hit the JACK POT!!!!
$5 for this LARGE painting!!!
I KNOW!!! I know!!!
You are wondering where in the world I could possibly find a place to hang it!!
A mirrored window box!
WHAT a treasure!!!! For less than $5!!!
Yes, it IS large!!!!
I think I have an idea though!
An advent stocking for Rayne!
An extra dress up dress for the girls......less than $2!
I am a sucker for both pumpkins and giving thanks plaques......$1.50!
Another interesting Advent activity - again for Rayne!
Less than $1!
A set of four brand new (still had stickers on the bottoms!) Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Stemless Water Goblets!!! Less than $2 for all four!
Another great advent calendar - this one for the quads!
Each box has room enough for four small trinkets or candies!
I will spruce up the paint, fill the boxes and present it to them before December first - which is fast approaching!
Okay! I don't want to brag but THIS is my Best Find!!!
And, actually, Ruth Ann found them!
TWO brand new - with all the extras - American Girl dolls!!!!
$14 for BOTH!!!
After our shopping, Ruth Ann and I stopped at Lovely Nails - our favorite place for a pedicure!
It was a perfect Tuesday!!
In art class tonight - and it was WONDERFUL to be back to a normal art class Tuesday! - we had homemade potato soup and an assortment of cheese and crackers.
While Sabrina wasn't here, we still celebrated her with a bottle of Sabrina wine from Puerto Rico.
It was fruity, tropical and delicious!!!
You were missed, Sabrina!
A lovely way to end a Tuesday!!!