So glad we invited Hanna to the party

"There's a WHAT coming today?" asked Kristen this morning.

"A hurricane," I said, "and it's going to be a hoot. There's going to be some major flooding in our neighborhood, but because we're lucky and live in a safe place, we'll be totally cool. Tell Norah to get her boots on."

"Hey, Norah. Your friend Ellie is going to try to pull that walking-on-water act again, but if she does, just knock her flat. If she's really that good, she'll float."

"We'll bring out some toys, get the neighbors involved, and have sort of a block party - ostensibly to watch you girls romp around like nuts, but also because we sort of want to romp, too. In fact, Mama may go on out in her sleep-shirt, just because it's fun, and because she's too busy trying to find your hippo floatie to change."

"Don't let it go, though, or we'll have to wade through the woods to get it back, where we'll encounter two crawfish and a beaver. Yes, a BEAVER. In our DRIVEWAY. Too bad he'll be a fast little bugger and we won't get a photo."

"Mama, the floatie is gone."

"It's cool. Astrid's swimming after it. Across the patio."


  1. Would you believe that it's been sunny and beautiful here all day. We had a few drops of rain last night but that's it.

    Hope everything dries out OK.

  2. We got drownded too. Okay, not that kind of flooding but it rained like nobody's business. Jake thought he really really needed to go to the bathroom, but when we opened the door he said, "ruh-uh!" and climbed back on the couch.

    For some reason I thought going out to the pottery studio for an hour would be a good plan.

  3. OMG! Wow. We didn't have any flooding! Thats amazing!

  4. the only thing that flooded here was my basement... yay! oh wait, no.

    also, thanks for changing your layout so i can leave comments while using Firefox. <3

  5. I love these pictures! I wish I was a kid again and I would be right out their with my duck shoes on:)