Goodbye, Irene

Hurricane Irene blew through Connecticut on Sunday:

Back patio at 8 am. For the record, we piled all the outdoor furniture over in that corner - the hurricane did not manage to stack our chairs quite so neatly.

This is a game called "Ew, you're stinky!" in which I get a whiff of the toddler's diaper and shout "Ew, you're stinky!" while poking him and making him laugh hysterically. We played for 45 MINUTES.

Rednecks. I'll forgive them since it was REALLY hot in the house with all the windows closed.

Fascinated by the storm

Biggest branch that came down. Luckily it came down on a bush and not through my window.

Skeptical baby thinks we are all fools for going outside.

We didn’t end up with much more than some broken branches and broken patio lights (we forgot to take them down) but being cooped up inside all day might have made us a little stir-crazy. As you can clearly see in the most embarrassing video of myself I will ever post on the internet.

The fact that Little Evan “played” dinosaur with me might be my best parenting moment to date so far.

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9 Responses to “Goodbye, Irene”

  1. molly says:

    Suzanne, I’m so glad you guys stayed safe (and apparently entertained as well)!

    That video? ZOMG, cuteness. Both of you.

  2. brigid keely says:

    I’m really glad you’re ok!

  3. Sarah-Anne says:

    glad ya’ll stayed safe!!

  4. Kimberly says:

    Yay for a not-so-bad storm & dinosaurs :) Bravo!

  5. Miranda says:

    I love it! I think it’s awesome that you’re so involved in playtime with your kids!

  6. Cheri says:

    ‘I want go play with Evan NOW!!! And miss ou-anne!! Now mama! Go play NOW!!!!!’

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