It's always fun to wake up with a sweet little grandchild sleeping right beside me!
Trystan has long been nicknamed 'Twinkle Toes.'
As a toddler she would totter around on her tippy toes!
At nearly five years of age, the quads are growing out of some of their precious little mannerisms and speech habits. Trystan used to say 'CAMO-dino-SORE-er' with the sweetest little Southern Bell voice you ever heard. She still has a sweet southern voice.
She was my kitchen helper as we rolled out canned biscuits large and flat and filled some with with sausage, cheese and eggs and others with cream cheese and apricot jam.
They turned out really good and were easy peasy.
I made a batch of banana muffins and fried up some bacon and that's what I served the quads for lunch!
We ate in the gazebo! The kids loved how nice and clean we have the side decks and they played outside a lot. It was a beautiful day with a light sprinkle of rain a time or two.
We settled down in the den for naps and I slept right along with the kids.
Louis Dean went out to the kitchen and made FOUR big sheets of cinnamon rolls!
PLUS he fired chicken tenders and made gravy for supper!
The kitchen was a wreck but it sure smelled good!!
I kept the kids out of the kitchen while Granddad was cooking!
Good thing it was nice outside!
He joined us in the gazebo when the rolls were baking.
I just love this picture of Kailey.
Hard to believe she had open heart surgery last July!
She is the picture of health and a very happy child.
She loves to point and say, "Who LOVES you, Granddad??? I do!!!"
I took pictures of all the kids with my red camera as we moved through Quad Monday but, unfortunately, I had left the memory card in the slot on my lap top Sunday night!
We gardened and played and read and stayed busy every single minute.
The last activity was illustrating Rule #3 of the Rules of the House.
I get a kick at seeing what they draw.
My favorite this time is Kailey's in the lower right hand corner.
Harrison very carefully put a hole in his paper.....I'm sure he had a reason.
His is beside Kailey's.
Logan drew her hand with a door in the palm and Trystan drew lots of hearts and a rainbow.
Amber's is the one on the easel.
Every Monday night, Amber pulls out of the driveway, rolls the windows down and slowly drives away as the kids are all yelling BYE!!! BYE!!! We love you!!
It is a joy to hear.
I got a special text right after they left from my neighbors on our east side.
Made me smile!!!!
They just happen to have two of the sweetest little girls of their own.
This ended our Monday!
This morning we were up early because Louis Dean was having a nuclear stress test.
We are NOT morning people so we were moving like zombies!
The best part was when they told him to go out and eat a HEAVY meal!
Music to his ears!
It was nearly 3:00 when we got home.
We left the house at 9:00 and I had not even made up my bed.
No need, I went right back in it until 5:00!
Then we both went back to our work in the back yard. We have rounded the corner and are slowly working our way over into the more inhabited parts of the property.
You know - over in the Sanford and Son area!
Now I am getting ready to go to bed.
We have a big day ahead of us in the morning.
Summer will be having surgery at noon on her back.
I will keep my 9:30 appointment with my urologist and then go straight to the hospital.
She said she told them her mom slept late so she didn't want an early surgery!
I think she was kidding me!
They finally diagnosed her condition after taking some x rays of her when she was bending.
From my Facebook post tonight:
As I understand it, turns out she has a birth defect in her spine that a Lumbar Spinal Fusion (Arthrodesis) will fix. The diagnosis was Spondylolisthesis. In addition she has two other conditions which will most probably improve after the surgery. Praise God for an answer to her pain after 5 long months. It took a set of x rays where she was bending and stretching to reveal the problem.The surgery will take 4-5 hours. Prayers would be very much appreciated!!
I am packing a bag with a book, water, a sweater and various and other sundry things.
I never travel light! Louis Dean says he could most probably overhaul an engine with what I carry around in my purse!