Friday, August 31, 2012

Hurricane update

On Wednesday night at 6pm, we lost power. We stayed at home that night. In the morning, Debbie had power so we packed up and went over there. We stayed Thursday and Friday.

Earlier in the day we went to the house to see if we had power and we did not. Patrick had to go back to the house tonight and there was power! So Saturday we'll make our way back home.

It was nice to be able to stay with AC but it'll be so nice to get back home.

The boys did pretty good with all the stuff going on. Alex kept asking to go home and he kept asking if the electricity was back.

Granny has made impressionable cinnamon rolls and Alex has asked for 2 days now for "cimanon rolls". We will feast on cimanon rolls tomorrow morning :)

As for the hurricane, we fared so so well compared to other family and friends. I have many friends who have damage. Some friends had flooding but most friends had roof damage and leaking.

Our town is surrounded by rivers, bayous, and a lake. The main part of town by the river had some pretty bad flooding. We drove through today and everyone was pulling furniture, carpet, sheetrock, etc. out of their homes and on the street. Most homes were raised but some were not. Unfortunately that is the price you pay to live close to water. Our home is a few miles from the river and close to the interstate and we had no flooding at all. The street looked absolutely normal. The only abnormalities in our neighborhood was the sweet hum of generators and pine tree branches littering the yards.

Driving through the cities, you can see downed trees and powerlines. It's so scary to realize the power of mother nature.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac

Ross's first hurricane. Alex's 2nd or 3rd one.

What started out as a tropical storm, Hurricane Isaac wasn't considered a hurricane until shortly before landfall. It was supposed to be a small storm that went quickly but it turned out to be a real nuisance. I went to bed Tuesday night (8/28) expecting to awake to no power and the storm halfway through. I woke on the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (8/29) to find out that Isaac skirted west along the coastline and didn't really travel north during my 10 hours of slumber. This meant we got to spend extra time indoors because Isaac essentially stalled out.

One of my friends has at least a foot of water in her home :(

Surprisingly we managed to keep power, though we are prepared with a generator. The storm is probably half way through by now so we can still lose power, but I hope we don't.

The boys are behaving quite well since they've been indoors for a full 24 hours. I have a bad headache and the dogs are driving us insane.

Ross has a 100.3 temperature.  He got a rash on his legs Monday after daycare. They put him in another type of diaper and I thought that's what the rash was from. I still hope that's what it's from but now I'm wondering because of the high temp and all.

Here are some pictures from yesterday, before the wind and rain got bad.



This shot is really for the wind effect on the garden flag.


These beasts are in my front yard. I took this while laying in my grass.

I added that straight red line to show where the tree should be. I took this picture across the street in my neighbor's driveway.

Look at those curls!

And we couldn't leave out big brother.  He moved around so much I have very few pictures of him.



Saturday, August 25, 2012

some video cuteness

More things Ross says:

uh oh 
nuh nuh (pacifier/nu-nu)
not nice (see video)


video video

while trying to see what's on his face, he told me "hi" video

So, he dances to Backyardigans and Yo Gabba Gabba theme songs. I was trying to get him to dance, but couldn't stop laughing at his "digging". video

Friday, August 24, 2012

My silly boys!

Ross (almost 16 months) now says "Hi" when he sees you. He says "done", "gabba", "mine", "ax" (alex). He knows directions like come here, stand up, take a bath, get your towel, eat, more, gimme kiss, hugs. I almost forgot, he LOVES shoes. When he wants his shoes on, he finds them, brings them to you, then sits down and kicks his feet.

Alex is so stinking cute. We had a rough go in the 4's until we discovered a discipline book called 123 Magic. If you are frustrated with how your child is not listening and how you act when you're trying to be a model of good behavior, read that book!

Daddy recently bought a fishing pole for him and one for Alex. They have gone fishing once. Tonight, Alex found something he was using as a hook. He said, "I'm going to go fishing for puppies...no, I'm going puppying."  the.cutest.thing!

There are so many things I post on Facebook that really need to be documented here so I'm going to make a concerted effort to get that done :)

Good night!

A new look!

The old blog has a name that just doesn't suit our family anymore...babynoble1.blogspot.com is retired. I'm about to make a book of it from http://blog2print.sharedbook.com/blogworld/printmyblog/cutestblog/index.html and then I may delete it.

babynoble1 came about when I was pregnant with Alex. My original intention was to have a blog for each boy...oh, how naive. Now that we have 2 boys, the 1 just looks bad.