Sunday, June 4, 2017

Celebrating!!! Birthdays and Family.......

The quads had been looking forward to their birthday party and Saturday was the day!

 Super Heroes was the party theme!!
The kids were upstairs having a rest and read time when I arrived.
Amber and Mike was surprising the kids with a Bounce House and I went up to keep them occupied while it was being set up  in the front yard.

That's Warren there with his Batman t-shirt on! He's the son of Amber's best friend from college.
We were playing FREEZE!

We played and laughed and I showed them a truly funny video on my iPad.......
Have y'all seen the commercial for 'Squatty Potty?' It is HILARIOUS!!!!

I seriously thought it was a joke - but it's not!!!

The birthday kids!!!
Five years old!

Take a look at the clothes rack Mike made to hold the party favors!
Capes and masks for everyone!
Food was good and there was lots of it!
Pizzas from Costco!

Best birthday EVER!!!!

I especially loved the Captain America shield Amber created with berries and marshmallows.

There were lots of people - adults and children!

Happy Birthday CAKE!!!

It can get confusing when you squeeze FOUR names in at the end!

The photo op corner was a big hit!

Louis Dean took my picture!
He didn't want to be in it for some reason. Could be the cape AND mask were too small for him!

Lisa, Amber's long time friend and college room mate, and her little boy, Warren.

Medley, Amber and Lisa.

The quads love their nanny!!!
Of COURSE she came to their party!!

We took lots of pictures!

There were lots of gifts!

This is what we gave them.....
a movie night complete with new pj's, sleep masks, popcorn, Maona movie, Cokes, and some bubble gun because I told them they could chew gum when they were 5 years old. I chew gum and they have been looking forward to getting their own!

I think they liked it all!!
It was a party to remember and we all had a load of fun!!

It was late when we got home!
That's a sign of a good party - when people are having fun and linger long!

This morning I went to church by myself. Louis Dean was just too tired.
This afternoon we headed to Fort Worth to Nita and Mike's house for a Family Gathering.

Nita's son, Bill, is in town on business and that was a perfect reason to get together so we could visit.
This is Nita and her two children and Lily, their beautiful grandmother.


Deanie was down in her back and couldn't make it today - as bad as she wanted to be there!!

I took pics and sent them to her along with a short video.
She so wanted to hear Bill's voice.
He lives in Arizona and we haven't seen him in over a year!

Nita and Joni - such a fun lady and daughter of the beautiful Lily!

I know Fruitcake Cookies are traditionally a Christmas treat - but I made up a batch of dough Friday night and baked up two cookie sheets full on Saturday morning.
Lily dearly loves these cookies and it made me happy to bake them for her!

We left Fort Worth around 5:00 and it stormed on us the entire way home!

After a heavy rain is a good time to pull weeds and that's what I did this evening.

It's been a good weekend and we have a lot to be thankful for.

We will spend this coming week at home before going back to the camper to work on our add a room project.

Wishing you all a good night from Whistling Pete and the Chapman's!


Ginny Hartzler said...

You have had a party weekend! The Quads are growing so fast! The party was colorful and fun! And the Quads really know how to express their appreciation! That is such an important quality that many kids do not have nowadays! I am actually interested in the Squatty Potty now, and Phil cannot believe it!

Linda said...

Looks like a typical Chapman week-end, fun and busy. It's hard to believe the quads are five. I'll be watching to see all the things you get into this next week before heading back to the country. Isn't it about Texas stopped with the spring storms and turned hot and dry?

Kathy said...

I ws hoping you would post pictures of the quads' birthday party. This was a fun one. Looks like Sunday was fun too. You will need a week home to rest from all your partying.

I watched the Squatty Potty commercial. (I have actually seen it on TV) and then all these other Squatty Potty videos came up. Like how they made it and selling it on Shark Tank. Now I have to go back and watch those!

Jutta said...

Happy happy times been out there!! Love seeing your photos and videos. In the old times my iPad did not show any of your lovely videos but now it does. 😘

Nita said...

The Super Hero party and bounce house was a big HIT ! I love hearing Logan say "best birthday party ever"! I think the real Super Hero's are Amber & Mike ! Linda, thank you for posting pictures of our family gathering, I was busy visiting and didn't take any .

Susie said...

Linda, I still am shocked that the quads are 5 ...doesn't seem possible. I absolutely loved the party theme. I like the gift from you and LD. So good you could get together with Nita's family. Lily is a beauty.(Looks like her mom) Wishing many blessings for all of you. Love, xoxo, Susie

Arlene Grimm said...

What a fun birthday party...I love that you gave them GUM...oh my that was probably their favorite gift.

Deanna Rabe said...

What a fun party! Amber must be exhausted!

Family get togethers are sweet!

Sandra said...

now this is a PARTY!! on steroids I think. looks fantastic from here.. I just have trouble believing how quickly they have reach five years old.

Changes in the wind said...

How awesome to celebrate the quads 5th birthday...they are sure growing.

Vee said...

Wow! What an awesome party celebrating those fabulous kiddos...Trystan, Kailey, Logan, and Harrison! A very happy day indeed. Here's wishing them the best year they've ever had.

Nancy Chan said...

Happy birthday to the Quads! What a fun and happy celebration! A happy and memorable day for the kids and adults. Have a beautiful day, Linda!

Debbie said...

i think that was "the best birthday ever!!" happy birthday to the miracle quads - they are all so beautiful!!!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Amazing! And thanks to you we've all been 'beside' them from before their birth!

Sorry I haven't visited lately...sporadic power outages so I figured I best catch up using my phone

Cheryl said...

I can hardly believe that the quads are five!! I think when I "met" you here, they were not even two. How time flies . . .

Happy birthday to your sweeties!! (And you looked great in your superhero picture!)

Had to laugh at your comment on my "tidsoptimist" post! We are twinsies, for sure! :D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What great birthday fun! Super heroes are all the rage now...I would have dressed up to be one with you! Hugs!

Bluebird49 said...

5-years-old! I wonder if they'll ever know just how blessed they are to have so many people who love them!

I have a feeling they will and that they'll pass that love around themselves!

Thanks for bringing us to the party, too!

Carole said...

Lovely party! Bet you needed a rest when you got home - all those kids! Cheers from Carole's Chatter