Guess who did the school pick up this afternoon?
I did!!! Amber had a doctor appointment that she already had to reschedule from last week when Harrison was home sick. No problem! I spent the morning at home with Louis Dean and then arrived at Quadville in time to change vehicles with her and she was on her way to the doctor and I headed up to school. I was FOURTH in the pick up line! Being early is like a badge of honor to me since I typically run LATE nearly everywhere I go!
The kids are getting very savy about using iPAds and iPhones!
Harrison watched me take THEIR picture and then, while I was helping unbuckle, he grabbed my mini iPad and proceeded to take MY picture!
Someone - I'm not naming names but I have an idea it was the boy then called his Grandmommy on my iPhone! He didn't actually talk to her but when she called me back later just to make sure everything was okay, she said she could hear chatter and laughter!
I showed the kids this photo of when they were babies.
They dearly LOVE seeing their baby pictures and hearing the stories about them.
No matter how often I turned Logan's head over, by the time I picked my camera back up - she had turned her head back.
Harrison claims he remembers that toy he's holding!
We had such a fun afternoon!!
This story about ants was because they got the mail from the box before we came inside the house this afternoon. Logan accidentally stood in the ant pile right beside the mail box and ants were crawling all over her boots! I jerked the boot off and brushed them all off so no harm was done.
However, Harrison had ants on his mind!!
All four kids requested a tea party!!
There were three 'Elephant Ears' left over so I heated them up and sprinkled them with sugar.
They were good! I also offered a dribble of honey. Logan and Trystan didn't care for it but Harrison and I thought the honey was a fine addition!
Harrison especially loves the elephant ears.
I bought the mix at ALDI and I shall be stopping by to pick up another box or two.
He just melts my heart!
Amber had to run an errand after the doctor visit. I told her the kids were highly occupied!!
Play Dough is good entertainment that lasted for over an hour!
Then when I cleaned it all up, Logan and Trystan used the small blunt scissors to cut the black garbage bag that I had split open to use for a tablecloth into strips.
I suppose they got that idea when I was cutting the bag myself. They could not figure out how that garbage bag was going to be big enough to use on the table.
Since we had made a mess what with the sugar and the Play Dough - not to mention that the children had all wanted small bowls of cereal WITH milk for after school snacks - and Kailey spilled hers as she was sitting on the bar stool at the counter - and then she started to cry and then Trystan started to cry - and since the milk was already spilled so there wasn't any big hurry to clean it - I played like I was crying!! That silenced them all pretty quick. I told them about that old saying.......
Don't cry over spilled milk!!!!
We all laughed and decided to not only clean up the mess but to clean up the entire kitchen floor!
I'm old fashioned and like to use real mops. And Pine Sol. I had brought over a gallon of Pine Sol awhile back so I mixed some mop water in the sink and remembered the TWO mops I had seen hanging in the garage.
We made two teams of two and each team mopped for 2 minutes each before switching. I demonstrated first and then after several turns, we pronounced the floor CLEAN!!
Uncle Mark (Mike's brother) came to visit and it was like a party!!!
Uncle Mark outdid Louis Dean! HE can hold THREE!!
But then again, he IS younger!!!
Amber loves nothing more than to cook a good meal for family - and she LOVES it when family circles around the whole table. The quads love it, too, for they reminded me that afternoon that we were ALL going to have dinner together!
Blackened salmon, fresh fruit, roasted potatoes and roasted broccoli - it was DELICIOUS!!
Then we all sat around the table playing Mad Libs. Have you heard of that? I hadn't but it was HILARIOUS!!! I laughed so hard my stomach hurt!!
I am pretty sure Amber felt a lot better at the end of the evening than she had earlier that afternoon.
It is a personal joy to me that I can make both of my daughters feel better!
Louis Dean missed out but he had projects to do in the back yard.
The quads did call him on the phone to visit for a few minutes - WITH my knowledge and blessing!
So today was a bonus family kind of day and I enjoyed every bit of it!!!
Sometimes Louis Dean says, "You need to pay me some attention!"
He hasn't said that but I think I will not wait for him to say it.
I'm going out in the den where he is watching some program about Chinese Monkeys (??) and see if he would like to sit out on the driveway or in the gazebo with a nice glass of wine before we go to bed. We can wrap a blanket around us - or just wear our heavy robes. I can't say it's COLD outside - but it IS 58 degrees!!!