Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Man! The wind and rain are pretty phenomenal today, if you ask me. Luckily we all love storms around here. But we do have to get a little creative with rainy day things to occupy the kiddos and keep them from destroying the house or each other. This morning the girls spent about an hour making and eating pancakes, which, by the way, Ree says must have been named that because "they're little cakes that you make in a pan." Never thought about it that way, but I think she may be right on that one. I'm pretty sure BobBob is used to slightly more relaxing breakfasts. But hey, eating with two squirmy kids on your lap probably burns off any calories that are consumed, right?: After breakfast, and before changing Ro and Ree out of their syruppy pajamas, I let them have some good, unclean fun in the storm: Figured it was going to be the only time they got outside today. And yes, the washing machine is churning away on those muddy clothes as I type... The girls have already gotten dressed, read "Mudball" and all of their library books with BobBob, built a marble run, played with their dolls, checked out the growing ladybug larvae in their terrarium, listened to some Justin Roberts music, worked on their I Can Read books, and about 10 other things: And we've still got eight long hours until bedtime. Oy... Anyone have any good rainy day ideas? * A quick update: My friend Maggie just called and said the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for our area from 2-2:30 today. What?! I think I might have yelled into the phone. Sorry, Maggie. It's just so weird though. We've had crazy high winds, hail, lightning, thunder, and enough rain to flood the backyard and the street in front of our house (and we live on a hill!). Hard to believe it was warm enough to go swimming last week. I took some more video (mostly so we can show TubaDad, who is playing a symphony today and missing all the excitement).