As if they could be doing anything. I mean, it was pouring rain and gusting like 60 mph outside.
So an hour later I was bundling myself in my husband's winter coat, my camera inside, diapers in the pocket, a board game tucked under my arm, and a full pot of soup teetering in my hands as I wiggled into my snow boots. The TV was still on in the background and the weatherman was saying, "Stay inside. Don't do anything stupid."
Did he see me?
We spent our hurricane time eating soup and cookies and playing hilarious games with some of our favorite people. How awesome is it to have friends right around the corner, so close you can run over balancing soup in a hurricane?
I know. It's awesome.
The kids decorated cookies and played with toys and with a play pop-up tent. They pretty much thought the tent was the greatest thing in the whole wide world!
|He's looking right at Sweet Pea from inside his awesome tent. How adorable is that?!|
Also, this was like 10:30 at night. Because we throw parenting to the wind (pun intended!) during hurricanes!
In other words, from our neck of the woods, the hurricane was a little bit great. I am so incredibly thankful that we were safe and snug.
|She was extra excited to splash in the puddles "like Kipper."|
|Surveying our super-full lake|
When we got home, we had hot apple "psider" and watched Toy Story II. We munched on our very unhealthy snacks. Apparently lots of other people thought they couldn't survive a hurricane without snacks and treats because this is what the chip aisle looked like at Target on Sunday night:
|Why didn't Bear Grylls ever mention the need for snacks for survival?|
|Making sure we got good snacks.|