Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Great Flood

So, uh, its been raining a little bit.  Tuesday is when it really started.  Tuesday is when I got a message that there was a tornado warning in effect for our area.  It was really windy and pouring buckets and buckets of rain.  I went upstairs to look out the window and thats when I laid my eyes upon my parking spot.  Which was completely under water.  I gasped out loud when I saw the water lapping up onto the sidewalk about a foot from our first step.  I ran outside to see my neighbors all doing the same thing.  A neighbor from up the way grabbed a shovel and waded out to the drain (which was about ten feet from my car and completely clogged).  My next door neighbor waded in as well.  In the meantime the water had gone up and over the bottom of my car, and was my car was so deep in the water that I couldn't get to it, let alone open any of the doors.  Luckily we had no where to go and the kids thought the whole thing was great fun.  My poor neighbors stayed there until all the water drained and then we all swept and raked up all the trash and leaves and dirt.  Its happened about four times since then, yesterday when it started pouring again I literally ran outside and jumped in my car to move it to the street (the water was already about an inch from my door, I had to jump from the sidewalk into my car.)  I've always liked my neighbors, and we've always felt like a little community in here, but these last couple of days have really shown how great they all are.  Josh and a neighbor from behind us were out there the other night at 10:45 when another neighbor came out with a flash light to help.  The first neighbor who jumped in the water lives a couple condos up from us, his house and car were not affected at all by the flooding, he just wanted to help.  We keep saying that everyone else in the complex owes them all a real nice gift, since all the rain water from their homes is coming to our one clog-prone drain.

Here's some video I took the first time it flooded.  Sorry its a little shaky and random, but it gives you a good sense of the extent of the flooding!

The Flood from The Family Wright on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Day at the Park

Some fun with our new Flip video camera and iMovie. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ninja Babies Need Naps Too

Parker wouldn't/couldn't fall asleep today for nap. I kept going upstairs to find her with one less article of clothing on and four new toys out. When she got down to her skivvies playing with the stroller and a baby and a dinosaur, I banished her to the couch where I could hear if she got up to play. She fell asleep fairly quickly and it was quiet for a good ten minutes when I got up to check on her.

And found this:

How she got from the couch to the closet five feet behind me, got this umbrella out and then covered herself up and fell asleep, without making a PEEP, is totally beyond me. She is a ninja.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

How we've been enjoying a few of our Christmas gifts:

*Tammie's new bed. She refuses to sleep in it on the floor, so its currently on my bed. But we're getting there!

*Ahhh, the Matterhorn collection. Fin has been loving arranging and rearranging his most treasured objects.

*Though, much to Fin's chagrin, I have not been able to find Jupiter yet, Fin has enjoyed his new telescope and declared, "Outer space is like TOTALLY AWESOME!"

*These princess shoes were made for walking and that's just what they'll do...

*Grandma presents combine! Sticky chalkboards from Gammie provide the perfect backdrop for the magnetic "paper" dolls from Nanny!

I don't have pictures of ALL the great presents we received but wanted to thank everyone! Our Christmas was a whirlwind, but it was amazing and warm and full of love and laughter. We love you guys!!