Rainy Day

It’s been pretty sunny and hot here this past week, but before that, we had a lot of rain. Here is one of those days in pictures:

8:30 am

8:30 am - we're just finishing breakfast and clean-up in the kitchen so the playroom is still quiet and clean.

9:30 am

9:30 am - a little art to start the day!

10:30 am

10:30 am - and a little bit of everything else to continue it.

11:30 am

11:30 am - fun with flashcards & board books as we get ready for lunch.

12:30 pm

12:30 pm - lunch is done so it's time to clean up for nap time!

1:30 pm

1:30 pm - all's quiet while Justin naps.

2:30 pm

2:30 pm - just woke up and ready to draw!

3:30 pm

3:30 pm - after stomping in puddles outside, it's time for some tractor play!

4:30 pm

4:30 pm - buckets are fun to stack and roll around the room...

5:30 pm

5:30 pm - last hurrah before dinner!

6:30 pm

6:30 pm - after dinner clean up!

7:30 pm

7:30 pm - night-night!

A big storm, a fun visit & some other stuff

If you’ve been wondering what happened to all the updates this last while – it’s been a busy and eventful week and a bit! We started it all off with a great big storm (hurricane force gusts! whee!), we got power back just in time for Alex and Emma to visit for a bit (yay to both!), then Justin had his allergist appointment, I got sick and Chad’s computer died (boo to all three).

I’ll start at the end and say that Justin is still allergic to the things he was allergic to before, Chad’s new battery is on it’s way, and I’m feeling better already! Prior to that, we had a fantastic time showing Alex and Emma around Salem and Boston. And before all that, there was the storm…

The storm was pretty crazy – our house felt like it was sitting on a water bed at times! Gusts were up over 90 miles per hour and we woke up to tree and roof debris all over the yard, but we were spared serious damage with only a small fence crushed by a tree branch (the roof bits weren’t ours). Our power was out for just short of 48 hours, though, so we spent a night in a hotel and had to restock our refrigerator. Luckily, our little gas fireplace kept the living room, well, livable, and we were able to stay in the house during the daytime. Here are some photos:

Storm (photo by Justin)

Storm, afternoon of Day 2 with no power (photo by Justin)

Tree damage

Tree damage

Fence damage

Fence damage

Tree branch

Tree branch

House pics for Kate (and others)

 I don’t have any interior photos with our stuff in, but here are some pics of the outside:

The front

The front


The yard

The yard


The other side (with a very little Justin!)

The other side (with a very little Justin!)

If anyone wants to come visit, just send me an email – we love having guests!