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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Not a Snow day but a Tornado Day

So today we woke up to beautiful blue skies and hot as all get out. Many of the schools in our country were out of power so they cancelled school for all the schools in our county.
Annie Kate came downstairs for breakfast and I had a box on her plate.
To Annie Kate From Mr. Chep (her principal)
Inside the box was a note saying "No school today!"
It was almost hard to believe with how beautiful it was outside that there would be a reason school would be cancelled due to weather.
We still have a week left of school (murmur, murmur) so I was so happy to have a whole day to just spend at the pool.
We got there at 11:00 and didn't leave until 5:00. Sally Jane took a hour and a half nap on the cement holding a snickers candy bar, Caroline swam like a fish and Annie Kate has a white hand print on her red back where I actually got some sunscreen on her. We are all burnt to a crisp.
I am pushing through These is My Words - good thing I read the second book so I know someone actually lives past chapter 3 - wow this first part is so sad and depressing - but due to so many recommendations I am going to go on!

The aloe Vera spray stuff is a lifesaver. I am so old I remember buying an Aloe Vera plant and squeezing the stuff out to put on a sunburn, now it comes in a aerosol.
So we survived the 5 tornado's (nothing really close to us) and the thought of having AK go to school tomorrow makes me sad - it should be summer time.

(really sad I didn't have my camera today - the sleeping with a snickers bar in the sun was a priceless photo)

16 comments:

stacy{s} said...

so glad you are okay and the weather cleared up. Freaky! So glad you had a day to just relax and not shuttle us around town. ha-ha!

patsy said...

Sleeping with a snicker's bar on cement- wow I love it! Oh to be a kid again!!!
What a great mom taking the kids to the pool- and no school!! those kind of days are the best.
We are out of school & it is raining buckets- go figure.

Marla said...

It is good to here that you are all ok...so sad to see you swing down. How great to have an early summer day at the pool...here in NC it will be 100 all week, almost too hot for the pool!

sockiepuppetsmom said...

These is my Words gets much better. I've read all three in the series and I liked them all, Sarah's quilt was kind of slow and Star Garden kind of dragged a little until the last half. Sarah is such a great heroine, I could never be as strong as she was.

junebug said...

Hi Kristi,

I love your blog and feel like I know you!We are in Oklahoma and some storms are just about to hit us, (80 mile an hour winds)tornado watch and all.You really capture the mood with your pictures.

Traci said...

Glad you guys are ok and no school, that is always a nice treat too! My tykes don't get out till the 20th! I am with you on it being summer, no more school. They are all out in the west, but no we get to make up snow days, and still all start school at the same time next year!

Elisa said...

That weather...triple YIKES I tell ya!

Lauralee said...

glad you are okay! we are still in school here too, till the 17th.. ugh!

Jill said...

What in the world? School is canceled but you can spend the day at the pool? That's bizarre.

My kids both got burned at the water park on Monday too, I guess I'll have to have them reapply the sunscreen more than twice during the day.

Rebecca said...

I have heard that preparation H takes the sting out of a sunburn!

lelly said...

what a great way to spend an unscheduled day off from school!

i remember in my first week of school in montgomery county, we had a 2 hour delay because of heavy rain. i couldn't believe it! (after so many years of living in NY without even so much as a snow day!)

Amanda L. said...

the first 50 or so pages of These Is My Words was a real slow struggle...but then I couldn't put it down! I love the dedication too at the beginning of the book.

Glad you survived the awful weather and got to spend a day at the pool! We're in school until the 20th here. That's 1/3 of the summer!

Kim Sue said...

yuck for not getting out of school yet...Carly has been out for over 2 weeks and is already in a summer state of mind. of course a week at the beach will do that to you. sorry about the sunburn. i hate being sunburn, it is just miserable. i try so hard to keep it from happening, but sometimes it does.

Rachael said...

We grew up in Hawaii and had a few Aloe Plants that we would cut and squeeze on our sunburns!

michelle said...

Sleeping in the sun with a Snickers - that is one for the books. I always get fried, even though I put on sunscreen and reapply. I love aloe!

Liz said...

Scary about the tornadoes! Glad you all are fine. Hurray for a now school day. Here they would have tacked another day on to the end of the year! rrrgg!

Take care of those sunburns!