Thursday, October 30, 2014

"We're at MeeMaw's House!!!"

Amber pulled up in our driveway yesterday with a carload of happy two and a half year olds!!!
They came to spend the day at MeeMaw's house!!!

They arrived around 10:00 am and Granddad had been pacing around the place just WAITING!

The weather was perfect! No A/C on and the French doors open to the fresh air.
The kids could go in and out at will!
My sister, Deanie, had sent a big bag of toys home with me Friday and the kids LOVED playing with them!

They returned to them off and on
Thank you, AUNT DEANIE!!!!

Shades of things to come.......Kailey looks JUST like a teenager here!!
She has her little cup with an ice cube in it - holding the water hose for her sisters!

"Hey, come BACK here!!!"
Love it!

That little blow dryer was a REAL HIT!!!
Harrison dried ALL the girls hair and then his own!!

My old camera is always a treasure for Kailey!
I stooped down to take her picture and the next thing I know - she stopped down to take mine!!!
I stood back up - and so did she!

We had a craft time outdoors. The kids enjoyed painting and I added the names and mouths.
Will embellish them the next session!

There is ALWAYS music if Granddad is around!

We had a good lunch and enjoyed it out on the side deck!!

Naps followed - for ALL six of us!!!
We took pretty GOOD naps, too! Everyone - and I do mean everyone slept from about 1:15 - 3:00!

So guess what the very first thing the kids wanted to do when we all got up????

Have a TEA PARTY!!!
They picked out their own cups. I also have little stemmed (plastic) glasses and some NOT stemmed.
I think Harrison thought they were broken!

Granddad always joins us in our parties when he can!

Love my little tea drinkers!

LOVE this pic!!!!

Just for the record, our tea is herbal decaf and not sweetened!

When they start to whine I know that's my cue to change activities!!!
Just LOOK at how swiftly Kailey's attitude changes!!!!

Can't wait to meet HER when she is 17 years old!!!
Wait!!! Yes, I CAN wait!!!

SUCH a sweetheart!!!

Harrison is so kind and compassionate in nature - I wonder if God will call him into the ministry!
Trystan kept saying she was at MeeMaw's house and Harrison looked straight at Granddad and said , "Granddad's house, TOO!"

Sweet Logan.....

They all have such different personalities and yet they all love and play and relate to each other so well.

From the sand box we went inside to the dining room.

I had left the art table out from the night before so the kids could do a little water coloring....and coloring and using the colored pens and pencils. I have LOTS of art supplies!
I love to make bookmarks with them!!!
By the way, if YOU would like to have one I would LOVE to mail it right to you!!
Just send me you address in a private email or Facebook message.
I have a stack of them ready to give away and will be taking some to Fort Worth tomorrow.
If I already have your address, watch for one to arrive in YOUR mail box soon!!!

I had to share this photo! It's not often to see Louis Dean when he is not looking cute and/or handsome! I think he was reading the obituaries!

Watch how Kailey mimics his expressions!

Two peas in a pod!

He corralled her and one other while the other two were busy in the house while I made dinner!

Four cheese tortellini with pumpkin pasta sauce (from Target!) cooked along with hamburger and onions. 

Seriously good!!!

Those place mats are coming in handy!

Butterscotch chip cookies for dessert!
AND the Fruit Snacks their Aunt Luann had left for them on Sunday!

Baths after dinner and our day was nearly done!!!
I bathed each one separately and as I said, "You're DONE!" and lifted them out - each and every one of the four said, "Thank you!" Their parents are doing such a good job teaching them manners.

Sometimes the very BEST part of the day is saved for the LAST!

I included this pic just because I LIKE it!!!

The kids were in SUCH a good mood and enjoying running around the house and laughing!!!
Oh, how precious these memories are to me now and will be to me forever!

They became very skilled in all the turns and corners of this house!
Not ONE thing was broken or even bumped the whole time they were here!
Nor did they get into ANYTHING they weren't supposed to!!
Pretty amazing.

Mommy and Daddy came to fetch them back to Quadville - but we prolonged it a little while longer!
Enjoyed seeing them so happy!

Need I say that not only did WE wear the quads out - THEY wore US out, as well!!!
We went to bed tired to the bone but woke up this morning ready to do it again!
NEXT Wednesday!!! I so could NOT do this every day and can only imagine that Amber can because of her youth and God's amazing grace!!

Today I had a late morning appointment with my urologist and I received a GOOD report!!
Infection all gone!! I am greatly relieved and will go back in six weeks just as a precaution and recheck. YES!

Tonight Louis Dean played at the jam session he has every Thursday evening.

A bunch of  old men playing some very good music!

You can tell they LOVE to play!!!

I didn't get a good video of MY guy so I thought I would show you this one!!!
I just LOVED this guy!!!

We all love Amazing Grace.
Then at the last we all sing Happy Trails.
It was a good night!

I close this Thursday's journal entry with two old photos of Louis Dean.
They were both taken in 1960 - different times of the year.

The first shows he has always loved music and guitars.
Ellen bought this one for him from Montgomery Wards.
He is adorable here and he still IS!!!

His brother, Alton Ray, and his sister, Linda, and Louis Dean.
Both brothers were in the army at the same time and came home for their daddy's funeral.
Sadly, Alton was killed a few years later in a hunting accident.
Both of these pictures hang in our dining room and Louis Dean looks at this one of his brother and sister every single day.

Long post! I KNOW!!!
Time to sit on the driveway with a glass of wine.
LOVE this cooler weather!


Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, dear girl! It took me 15 minutes to get through this post but the videos were fantastic. These kids have grown!!! I love that little Harrison...he looks like he will always take care of those sisters!

Hurray for you keeping them happy and loved. I know it was the best treat having them home with you! I wish I had a heart icon...I'd send you thousands!

Jane xxx

Ginny said...

Jeepers, my comment is lost! Louis Dean always looks very cute and laid back! I love your artistic shots, you really know how and when to apply them! Thanks for your generosity, I have e-mailed you my address, it will be SO special! They are growing so fast. And now that they can talk, your posts are even better!

Amber B. said...

Awesome post! It was a great day, I could tell the quads enjoyed every second!!!

Deb said...

That was a busy fun filled day! So happy they get to come to your house!

Penny Miller said...

Hi Linda, I usually read all my favourite blogs on my iPad, but it doesn't support video clips, so I have never had the oppportunity to watch any of your clips. Today I read your blog using my son's laptop, and what a joy it has been to see the quads playing and chatting, and to see Loius Dean in action, and you of course (voice only, you have a great accent!) Loved the clips of the music session, isn't music a wonderful way of communicating and connecting, for all ages. Very pleased to hear you have had a good report from your Urologist too. Take care, until next time X


What a touching, loving tribute on your wall. Those photos are endearing and so very priceless.

As are your grands Linda. Always so much fun and filled with love your posts are! I love visiting. By the way, those fence slats with your craft project and the quads....wonderful. Hoping somehow you can preserve them and have them displayed nearby...maybe in the gazebo for years to 10/20 years from now the kids can look back at the good times had at meemaws house.

Vee said...

Loved it! God's grace is on and over you all.

Sandra said...

you really should have this blog in books for the quads to have when older. amazing life they are living and super shots of them doing it. love the one you love and the sad LD is great. what a fun filled day

Chatty Crone said...

Bet Halloween will be fun!

gramma27 said...

Love your blog...:)

Susie said...

Linda, I love visiting your blog, seeing the children grow. I think your daughter and SIL are doing an amazing job raising those beautiful quads. With much love and help from you and LD too. Your LD is one hot hunk . :):) I loved the old boys singing how cute. Great news on your health. So happy for you. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

bj said...

Came over to see the quads all dressed for Halloween...or maybe ya'll don't do Halloween...? Anyway, looks like they had fun...when our grands were all little, they cried every time they had to leave Memaw's house...sometimes, I cried, too. :)

Stacey said...

The kids are so cute! I bet you and LD are exhausted but happy when they go home.

Glad your report from the dr. came back well. :)