Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tornado Season

It's tornado season again out here in the great Midwest! 

Actually, it's been tornado season for a while now, we just haven't had the normal storm activity.  Until yesterday evening.  We had it all, tornado sirens going off, the TV news weatherman having the spotlight for 2-3 hours without break on every local channel, and crazy winds outside blowing the trees so hard you just knew a branch or two would come down before it was all over.

At one point they spotted a funnel cloud close enough to our house that we sent the kids into the hallway for safety while Ben and I kept an eye on the weatherman.  The girls grabbed blankets and pillows (for comfort) and Leapsters (for entertainment) while I gave Connor a basket of books to keep him occupied.  You just have to take this kind of thing seriously in tornado alley, right?

When the excitement was over, the girls wanted to leave their stuff in the hallway for a while "just in case" another storm came through.  After dinner Ben and Olivia took Trixie to her obedience class at PetSmart and Kelsey and I were cooking in the kitchen making a treat for family home evening when I realized that I was hearing a funny noise coming from the darkened hallway.  What was Connor doing?

He was sitting there on the pillows, in the dark, Big Kitty looking over his shoulder, playing Kelsey's Leapster.

Fortunately my camera has a flash:


And, as a bonus picture because Kelsey asked me to take it and post it here... Kelsey got to lick the spoon for the brownies.  Her face licked it, too.

4 comments:

*Jess* said...

We don't have tornadoes here! (okay, I'm lying, we do, but not like in the midwest.) Just trying to give you incentive to move back here :)

Becky said...

I agree with Jess, I am happy to live without the fear of tornadoes. When I look up at the sky and it's green or yellow, I have no fear. You guys should definitely come back. We all miss you!

marlajayne said...

Despite how crazy and busy your life is right now, it's a wonderful one, and before you know it, the precious little kids will be all grown up.

marlajayne said...

Despite how crazy and busy your life is right now, it's a wonderful one, and before you know it, the precious little kids will be all grown up.