Since today is Thursday, it’s time to link up with Rebecca at A Beautiful Ruckus for the Little Things Thursdays. Each week, we take time to reflect upon some of the small things that made the week special.
1. Today the babies and I took a field trip to visit my Grandma at her home. It was no easy feat getting the four of them and myself ready to leave the house, but it was totally worth it. We came to visit Grandma, but brightened the day of the other residents in the process. Mom and I strolled the babies through the dining room during lunch stopping just a minute to chat with each table. I don’t think the residents could have been more happy to see the babies. Mom told me they seemed much more spry and delighted than on a typical day. Hearing that made my day. I thought it was really cute how the residents asked appropriate questions such as the babies names, ages, and whether they could walk. Not one person asked if the babies were “natural”, that was refreshing.
The babies clearly enjoyed soaking up all the attention. Even the boys flashed toothy grins and waved Miss America fashion. One of the sweet ladies, honored us by giving a treasured Blessed Mary medallion to keep in the babies’ nurseries. She told me she kept it nearly 50 years and was waiting to find someone to bless with it, and she chose us. Very special indeed!
2. We’ve been working very hard on teaching the babies to make environmental and animal sounds. They don’t all have all the animal sounds, but they’ve each mastered a few. I compiled a short video of each baby demonstrating their favorite animal sound.
3. George and I took the babies to Costco last week and found our favorite Sherpa blanket on sale for $15. We bought one a few years ago that we LOVE, but it’s getting a bit tatty. We decided it was prudent to snag another. When I spread it out on the rug, the babies all snuggled up in it togehter. Even they knew it was far more plush than the old one.
4. What’s not to love about this picture???
5. My vintage Cabbage Patch dolls have been in the nurseries since my bed rest days. I thought they added a little charm to the nurseries. Recently, the babies learned to “feed” them bottles and play food. This week, Rylin started carrying this one around. Ironically it is a “preemie” Cabbage Patch Kid, and it’s dressed in the girls’ old clothes from the NICU. Since real men help take care of babies, Harper partook in Cabbage Patch feedings as well. There is video footage to prove it.
What bright spots made your week special?
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Love those videos. The trip to Grandma’s must have been a treat all round.
What a great post with such cute pictures! The kids are so adorable. I can only imagine the joy they brought to your grandmother and her neighbors. I love that you gave your old Cabbage Patch dolls to them! I am going to dig mine out!
Thank you! Your crew will love your cabbage patch dolls!
I love your comment about of all the questions the wiser residents asked not one was about how they were conceived. The first time we took the quads to church in our new town I was swarmed by the older ladies in the church. After about 30 minutes of answering questions I realized not a single person asked about how they came to be. It was such a great feeling to know that the ladies were more amazed and felt we had been truly blessed than wondering how we got four at once.
It’s interesting how with that generation, I don’t think it crossed their minds. They were genuinely interested in each of the babies and saw them as the blessings they are.
I’m so happy your new church welcomed you the same way.
Amber, I can’t thank you enough for all the trouble you went to getting the babies to visit St. J’s. I saw smiles on faces of people I’ve never even noticed before…and bigger smiles on peoples faces I do know. A good experience for ALL, including the babies. They were so happy being the center of attention. I think they knew they were doing something special. I love you !!
No need to thank me, it was just as good for the babies and me as the residents. Love you!