Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 31st - a Year Ago and Today

July 31, 2012

The babies looked like this!
SO tiny!!

So precious THEN! So precious NOW!

July 31st of last year I was down in Katy helping Amber and Mike while Louis Dean was here at home getting the camper repaired and ready to travel. We lived in it at an RV resort from the end of August to Easter .
Our life was very different then than it is now!

Afternoon water play!


Babies DO grow! FAST!

Wednesdays are our Quadville Days!
This week was extra special because Deanie brought her granddaughter, Andie, and Mother to visit!

It's wonderful that Amber lives in such a spacious home where we ALL have room to stretch out and play together! Can you spy that kitchen set in the far left background?
Deanie arrived with her car LOADED with toys and books for the quads!

We played......

Harrison would NOT get down! He wanted to stay right by Andie!!

We visited......

and played.......

and played......

and played some more!!

The new toys were such a HIT!!

Soon it was lunch time for the quads.
This is a sample of what their normal meals look like.
They pretty much eat whatever is on the menu -
meat, cheese, fruit, tuna salad, ramen noodle salad.
They are GOOD eaters!

After lunch we put them down for their nap which is roughly noon - 2 every afternoon.
Like magic they went to sleep within 5 minutes of closing the nursery doors!

While the babies slept, WE all enjoyed OUR lunch!!

We talked and laughed and got tickled over a song.

Louis Dean decided to find it on You Tube......

He DID find it!!! It's hilarious!

Of course it was even funnier because Amber could sing it word perfect!
This song was very popular back in her college days. That's when she first discovered Roger Creager.

Laughter is good for the soul! We must be a healthy people indeed!

Even though Deanie needed to leave so they could get to Fort Worth before traffic......

Andie talked her into staying until after the babies woke up so she could tell them bye!

I think Andie enjoyed the quads as much as they enjoyed HER!
I'm not sure she was quite ready to leave!

I AM certain THEY didn't want her to go!
It was a great day in Quadville! 

The only mishap was after Deanie and them left and we had gone outside to do the water play......

.....and I was trying to get the perfect pic when Logan was sitting in the tub - 
the AWFUL happened! I dropped my camera in the water!
It dried out in a bag of rice for the rest of the afternoon and worked - for a few minutes at least!
Long enough to load my pics on.......

and my videos!

I'm not sure but I think I MAY be shopping for a new camera tomorrow!
That's okay.....the babies can still play with my little red one!
I have loved using it!


DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Linda! What a wonderful family day! Your Mother laughing in the video with LD is precious!

Sandra said...

so many wonderful family memories just on this one post... can't believe a year is gone, they have grown so big.. sorry about the camera

Chatty Crone said...

What a wonderful life. Love it. sandie

Changes in the wind said...

Good excuse to get a new one:) No question that you HAVE to have one because we have to keep up with the quad squad...they are so cute.

jackie collins said...

Love the photos, so many smiles! Thank you for sharing.

Vee said...

Your days are filled with so much fun! Your family knows how to create it. Andie is so cute...I'm sure that the quads were a tonic for her!

Angie said...

It's so hard to believe they are old enough to be outside doing water play. It's just amazing how quickly they grow isn't it?
Sounds like you all had another awesome Quadville day. I'm so jealous of Amber and her ability to make & stick to routines. I so need that in my life but I'm just NOT good at it!


Oh wow my friend, your beautiful quads look amazing in only a year! Time is flying for everyone and it certainly shows more on Little children! Your daughter holds all my admiration! Thanks for coming honey. Have a terrific weekend.

Carla said...

Thank goodness for the blog. You can capture all these memories and look at the again later.
Memories, family and friends are precious