Saturday, March 15, 2008

Be prepared.

Lauren had a great birthday with her party at Monkey Joes. Her only requirement was that Monkey Joe did not visit us. Lauren doesn't like costumed characters. We figured this out at Disneyland last year. This was the first time we had a party outside of our home. And while it was a noisy crazy two hours, it was contained. It also allowed us to invite all of Lauren's classmates and other friends and some siblings as well. A great time was had by all.

The afternoon brought present opening, playing, and then Erin had her piano festival at Augusta State University. As my neighbor said, there's nothing festive about it. We went, she went in a room with a judge, and played her two songs, Ode to Joy and Mary's Little Lamb. I couldn't go in, but I think she did fine.

We returned home to tornado watches posted for our area, which turned into a tornado warning at dinner time. We reviewed our plan of going into the pantry if we needed to. We did not need to, but we did lose power for a while. We got to use our emergency crank radio (after we found it, that is). We listened to the weather forecast and A Prairie Home Companion. The radio has a light, siren and a cell phone charger (which we need to get).

In other news, I have lost my voice.

1 comment:

Josh said...

Tornado warnings, that's pretty scary. At least you didn't leave the crank radio in shaky California. I'll have to check if ours has a cell phone charger.

Happy Birthday Lauren!