Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tonight, Bartlett was in the line of the weather forecaster's track, so we started getting things together...helmets on, emergency kit in the bathroom, futon mattress in the hall. But at first there was nothing. Not even rain. I always feel really ominous, knowing that in 30 minutes or so, your whole life could change. Does that sound extreme? I guess I've ssen too many tornado images on TV.
Then the rain hit hard and for the first time in our almost 8 years in the south, Scott said everyone into the bathroom. I was shaking, but you've got to stay calm for the kids, right? So the kids and I were in the tub. Jillian had a lolli to occupy her. And we started playing "Party in the USA" on my iphone so we couldn't hear the wind and rain.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
A little later we went to River City Gym for Ryan's friend Emily's birthday party. It was right at Jillian's naptime, so she sat quietly with me for most of it, but got onto the trampoline at the end. And LOVED it!
While the kids did the parachute:
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Before kids, I used to get up early (when I was off in the summer) and go for hikes or bike rides. Now I do it with Jillian:
We hiked the blue trail in Nesbitt Park (Stanky Creek) on Monday morning. She walked over a half mile in the beginning, before getting in the back pack (which I wasn't sure she'd use):
She got back out after the hilly section and got back in right before we got back to the car. I see more of these walks in our future!
Today, we tried a bike ride on the Greenline.
I just got new tires and the brakes adjusted and it made such a difference! Very smooth ride!
I haven't been on the Greenline since before the grand opening last year and they've now got more signage in terms of caution at road crossings and mile markers. There are also these interesting signs:
Monday, February 14, 2011
Do fish celebrate Valentine's Day? No, but they do have a clue!
Heading upstairs after another one:
Jillian found one!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Right now, Ryan needs a lot of help.
I told them to let me try, saying I had had a set similar to these when I was a kid. Scott got all set to help me like he was helping Ryan. I said I could do it and he was a little shocked at my "skill":
Love it that we still can surprise each other after all these years!