Just as an update. We're still doing fine even with the after shocks so far. We have some friends in the area that was hit hardest. They are in a tented area for people from that area and are being asked to stay nearby while waiting to hear if they can make it into their house or not. I felt fortunate to pray with my family and to thank my Heavenly Father to have running water and a roof over my head.
All of the schools are closed today, so we went to the park. Whenever I go there is never more than 2 other kids in the park at one time. It was chuck full of kids because the schools are closed and the recommendation is to stay outside for as long as possible in case of more aftershocks.
As the kids were playing in the sandbox I saw a girl with two blisters on her foot. I thought "poor girl got a blister from her shoes". Then she said to her friend, "look! I have chicken pox!" She did indeed. So I figured out who her mom was and asked her if her daughter was still contagious. She said "no, no. It's been 11 days already"
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
We just had our second earthquake in 9 days. A little nerve racking to think about. I personall didn't feel it this time. I was struggling/fighting with kids to get shoes on and get out the door and didn't feel anything. My brother-in-law works on the other side of the city and he felt it at about 6.0. He called to make sure we were ok and that's when I first heard about it. After that my cellphone service went out. I left Jordan at school which is about a 10 minute walk from here. I tried to text family members to let them know what happened and to say we are ok but again, my phone doesn't work. Kind of crazy that I move from an area full of fault lines to an area that hasn't had anything in over 400 years and now we feel 2 in a little over a week.
Friday, May 25, 2012
I love this video by Mormon Messages where they give kids a marshmallow to see if they can wait long enough to get a second one before eating it. It's the second video. I accidently downloaded the wrong one (but still a very good one). So watch the second video. I thought it would be fun to try the same experiment with my kids. Unfortunately the batteries on my camera died and I didn't have any more, so the video I got was short.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I made a happy birthday crown and put it with Jordan's breakfast. Aaron wanted one too. Within 10 minutes of taking these pictures, Aaron licked Jordan's crown (I presume to make him mad, but then again, Aaron does funny things not intending to be mean). Jordan got made that his crown was licked and crumpled it up in frustration. Oh well. Tough luck.
here. The picture they had was very cute, but Aaron and I weren't able to reproduce their Rembrandt of a cake, but sure had fun trying. In case you're wondering it was supposed to be a dragon.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
This morning at 4:10 a.m. I was awoken by what felt like someone physically shaking the couch back and forth. (I was passed out on the couch because after the 10th time that Isabel woke up, I thought I'd sleep there so at least the hubby could rest). It only lasted a few seconds. I said a fervent prayer for my family and kids. I filled the empty water bottles in the kitchen, and shortly after fell back asleep with no more shaking. Just a reminder that we're small, and fortunately in the hands of God.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Aaron has found the joy of blowing bubbles (and not spilling the whole thing- something that Jordan still struggles with). I will soon have pictures of Jordan too. :)
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Poor Isabel is sick with bilateral conjunctivitis. Her eyes were literally glued shut this morning and I had to give her a bath to get all the crap out. She's also had a high fever (not related to the eye infection). She's got a red throat and we're waiting it out to see how she does. I feel so bad when I see her like this.