Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Southern Livin'

Mr. First Grade
It's only day 2 but Luke seems to love his new class. He announced at dinner that he can't wait to go back to school tomorrow. I hope this trend continues.
Andy has a love-hate relationship with the play structure. It's all fun and games until somebody plants a cicada at the top of the slide. Then he screams bloody murder. He is terrified of bugs and there are plenty of unfamiliar critters crawling around here. He can't say 'cicada' but walks around telling me that he does NOT like picadoes.

Our new kitchen, with stuff on every square inch of counter space. If an object doesn't have a home, we just park it on the counter.
Our main hang out these days, complete with a tower of boxes. The boys are happy to have their own space again. Hotel living was fun but a bit too cozy. This place has a perfect "track" for racing cars, flying planes or going to their separate corners to build Lego creations. Kids are so resilient.

The back yard is great. Hopefully when the weather cools off we can actually enjoy it. A slow-moving freight train goes by almost every day. The boys run and jump on the couch to check it out. It doesn't blow the whistle and never goes by at night, so it isn't as disruptive as I expected. Now the thunder and lightning is proving to be an issue. It scares the boys and even the dog, especially in the middle of the night. Luke saw the weather forecast last night and they were discussing hurricane season and the storms brewing in the Atlantic. He was very concerned. He came into our room at 5:30 this morning and one of his first questions was whether or not the hurricane would come today. Poor thing. He can put all his belongings in boxes, move across the country and change schools, yet it is a tropical storm that will be his undoing.


  1. Your kids are so cute; your son resembles mine with his blond hair and glasses! :)

  2. Your house looks so awesome, Heidi! Sounds like a great layout for the kids, too. I hope tropical storm Danielle isn't causing too much trauma. I'll try to tamp it down a bit

  3. The house looks great, Heidi, and I'm thrilled that Luke is liking school.

    Our girls are doing well on the East coast, but Cambria freaks out about bugs, as well, and we haven't had a thunderstorm yet. That will be interesting to see what happens when we do.