Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Bonus Day in Quadville!

We had a BONUS day! It is a wonderful thing that the babies do not wake up early!!
I think it was 8:00 before WE got up! They were all still asleep so Louis Dean made a big breakfast for them!

He cooked so much you would have thought he was feeding teenagers!
There was enough for SEVERAL breakfasts!

While HE cooked I cleaned the play room up for the new day.
I placed all the play phones (except for the FAVORITE one - which I placed somewhere wondering just WHO would find it!) on the red cube! Two babies went for the phones - two went for the stack of books. Kailey found the GOOD phone! I asked Amber to go to Target for three more from Granddad and me.

This is the way the play room looked when we took them upstairs for naps.

This morning BEFORE they went to the play room we all gathered in the living room to explore and admire their Christmas tree.

The babies LOVE it!!
They can't do much damage with ONE finger!!

The kids are just so much fun to watch!!

Here's what they look like when we say it's time for LUNCH!!

What other quads do YOU know that eat peanut butter sandwiches while listening to LIVE music??

Kailey is crazy about zippers these days!!
To solve the problem of her taking hers off - over and over - I just put it on her backwards!
Worked like a charm! She looks good in a cowl neckline, don't you think?

After naps the quads had a snack at the table.
Afterwards we gave them the cell phones Amber picked up for us! She found three more in three DIFFERENT colors!

The box says age appropriate for 18 months - 5 years!

I'd say that's a pretty good investment in a toy!

Who knows? They may actually have REAL ones by then!!

From Facebook

I am starting to make some treats for the Ladies Cup of Christmas Tea I am hosting next week.
Yesterday it was the Ritz crackers......
today it was Christmas Crackers.
I won't be able to make these very often because they are SO good!!

1 sleeve of saltine crackers
1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 bag chocolate chips
assorted toppings - M&M's, crushed pretzels, etc.

Lay out crackers in single layer on a well greased foil lined sheet pan.

Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil - stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes while stirring.
Pour over crackers and spread to cover.
Bake in 400* oven 5-6 minutes.
Cool 5 minutes. Top with chocolate chips. Spread with spatula to smooth after they have melted.
Top with broken pretzels or whatever.
I don't care that much for chocolate so I left half 'plain.'

Talk about YUM!!!


Deanie W said...

WHAT!!!!!!! You don't care that much about chocolate! How does that happen :)
Great post, love the little cell phones for the kids! Fun times in Quadville!

Kathy said...

Look at that Logan just pushing herself forward toward the tree. I love how you tell them "just one finger." They are such good kids.

Your Christmas crackers sound so yummy. I'll have to try it.

Jutta said...

Priceless kids!! And a priceless granny as well. Plus I simply adore LD's attitude - he definitevily is a champion. I used to play the classic guitar when a bit younger so do not count me in! ;)

Jutta said...

Linda, you and LD rock!
Eventhough I do not know You two in person I miss You and mostly Your attitude towards life and all that includes.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your adorable grandbabies are all growing up so fast and smart, Linda! I know how busy they keep you, but also how much you enjoy them. Thier Christmas tree is beautiful!

Vee said...

John and I have enjoyed this post immensely. We are wondering if LD is teaching some Christmas carols. I think he must be.

Jackie See said...

Mmmmm. I will be trying this recipe! The babies with their cell phones are just so cute!

darlin said...

Oh my goodness, the babies aren't babies any more. What precious wee ones though, I love the concept of putting the jacket on backwards, good thinking! I love that LD plays the guitar for the children as they have their lunch, I'm sure they all love it as well.

Busy, busy, busy but in such an amazingly good way!


Curtains in My Tree said...

How precious and how much work for Grandparents however it all with lots of love.
They are adorable and I would like someone to sign to me while eating LOL

MadSnapper said...

love that one finger video... you are going to have a very merry wonderful Christmas with all these sweeties....

Susie said...

Linda, I love when you share the babies with all of us. They are growing so fast. Hey, who wouldn't want a man who can cook and sing...you are blessed. :):) Your before and after playroom shots make me laugh...doesn't take long does it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Estelle's said...

Well Linda...this is THE most special thing I have seen....Granddad serenading the lunch hour....that is soooo cool!

Diana Ferguson said...

They have grown so much!!!!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that's so fun to watch. They look really cute and happy.

Wanda said...

OK, the zipper and the phones...how smart! They are adorable, and who could resist lunch with live music. I want to be one of your grandkids. HaHa.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What little cutie pies your quads are!! They must keep you busy. Your treat sounds delish, too. I'm visiting from Vee's. Blessings to you.

Cheryl said...

Oh those cookies sound good! But you can rest assured that if I make them, they will be coated with chocolate from one edge to the other. :D

You have quadruplet grandchildren? How wonderful! Four times the fun!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through Vee's. The children are precious! You are blessed!! Thank you for sharing your recipe. Sweet and salty sounds perfectly delicious!

Carla said...

Precious post. Enjoyed all the picture of those little Bells