Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flood and fun times

Yes, you read the title right.  Flood and fun times.

First the un-fun stuff.  Our basement and garage flooded one night a couple of weeks ago.  I knew it was storming because Hannah woke up and couldn't sleep, but the rain didn't sound any worse than we've had before so I didn't get up to check.  We didn't know anything had happened until we got up the next morning and a neighbor mentioned the crazy weather.  It sure was a mess in our basement!  (And there's still more to be cleaned!) 

All of our shoes used to be lined up along the wall below Bucky (yes, the deer has a nickname)... we found shoes way in the back room.  It must have been a crazy, swirling mess down there for the shoes to travel down the long hallway and into another room.  (And we slept through the entire thing.)  Most of the water was gone when we woke up.  But the mud and dirt were still there.

This picture just amazes me.  How one earth did this jar get off the shelf and filled with water, but never broke?!

Water level in the basement.

Water level in the garage.  Yes, it got into our car, but only the floors got wet.

Thank the Lord, our insurance company is covering the damages (due to the sump pumps we have in the garage!)  They sent a company that came, dried and cleaned the floors.  We are still waiting to hear whether the insurance company will pay to have someone remove and clean behind the paneling.  Hopefully we'll hear something soon.

Now on to the FUN times.  The kids!  They are truly the light of our lives.  Sure, parenting is hard, but hearing these two giggle together is just priceless.  They love each so much and truly have a lot of fun together.

Here's Noah showing off his new found love of standing.  He loves to stand all the time.  We all know where that leads.....to walking!!

He is quite the explorer too.

Hannah is loving our 'school time.'  Although, I admit that we don't do as much as I really would like to.  We are getting into a routine of sorts.  The basement fiasco did throw us a week behind, but we're back into it now.  We are mainly focusing on letters right now, which Hannah is picking up very quickly.  We start the week by introducing the letter, writing down a long list of all the words that we can think of that begin with that letter (including people we know) and coloring that letter.  Throughout the week we are enjoying books that we borrow from the library that start with the letter of the week.  At the end of the week we create a letter from Totally Tots Blog.  Hannah is really enjoying it so far.  I hope to start working on numbers too.  But I have to ease into it.  I am still trying to get everything organized.

Here she is doing her letter puzzle, which she finished in a few minutes with no trouble at all!

These are the letters we've made so far that I have pictures of.  I will post the others soon.  :)

Until next time...

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