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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hurricane Ike.... more like YIKEsss

Well, we have survived hurricane Ike!!!! Our power is still out, but my WONDERFUL husband tracked down a store getting in 150 generators Friday morning before the storm hit and stood in line to get us a generator.... I LOVE HIM. We have it hooked into the house and it's as if our power never went out. It can't run the A/C so we have a window unit in our bedroom, therefore the entire family is living in our bedroom... We have the triplets set-up in our bathroom with 'pack and plays' and baby Cody at the foot of our bed (very cozy). We did have some water come in under our front door which did a little damage, but all in all we did very well. Mom & Dad (my parents) had a tree fall on their house around 5 am Saturday morning. They carried buckets of water out of the house for two days until the sun came out. The ceiling in their guest bedroom, living room, and kitchen has collapsed and carpet is ruined. Needless to say, they are working their tails off. The tree is now gone and the roof "patched" thanks to good neighbors and strangers offering to help out. When contractors free up they will get it all repaired and back to normal. David (my brother) came down Sunday to help out which I think has been a HUGE help. The neighborhood is a mess and MANY have suffered damage, but we don't know of anyone who was hurt which is a blessing.
This too shall pass.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The triplets start gymnastics

Last week the triplets joined gymnastics at the Little Gym here in Spring. Thank goodness, I have found an outing where they can burn off some energy and we can escape the confinement of the house. Because the age range is 18 months to 2 1/2 years, parents also participate to help keep the youngsters under control so it's not a complete break for me, but it's fun. The girls seem very interested in all the activities and song singing (there are activities in between the actual gymnastics), but Jadon only wants to climb on all the stuff which is ok with the staff so he is a little loner off exploring. Needless to say, it's fun for all.