Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Followed by Storms

How was Easter at your house? Ours was busy and high energy, to say the least. Menu was glazed ham, baked asparagus, whole kernel corn, and French bread rolls. Salad and veggie munchies goes without saying - that's standard. I made a simple bundt cake topped with a lime glaze. The Easter bunny hid 48 plastic eggs around the yard - each held one small piece of candy. Four children had the time of their lives finding the eggs and comparing contents of their baskets. When all eggs were found the kids sat in a circle on the driveway and ate their loot. We started the bubble machine and they had a contest to see who could "kill" the most bubbles. After the contest the kids made up a skit and acted it out. Jesse was a weather reporter. He reported that a "bubble tornado" was confirmed and everyone needed to take cover. Everyone hurried to our "safe place" and assumed the storm position as taught at school. When the "bubble tornado" was safely over the mountain the kids played on the front lawn while the grownups watched. Running, jumping, playing tag, and leap frog used the last of the sugar energy from the candy they ate. This is probably more info than anyone except family wants to read. Keith was taking pictures and I don't have them yet but they should be interesting.

We had a fierce storm last night starting around 11 p.m. and lasting until 4 a.m. I can't remember when we had a storm like this. We have no damage at our house but there are damaged homes on our street. About two miles away, where Keith and family lives, there was more damage. Their house is OK but their long privacy fence is down and there is a lot of cleanup to be done all around. We're just thankful that there were no deaths.

Work is on-going to ready the new tanks for population with live coral. We should be able to have them in operation by the first of next week but it'll be three or four weeks after that before the chemistry is balanced and the tanks ready to cruise on their own.

It's back to the grind for me. Thanks for stopping by. My best to everyone.


SOUL: said...

ola my friend.. your easter sounds like great fun. but i think that bubble tornado got a little out of hand. :))
glad y'alls house and family are alright. (not in that particular order).
as usual , the feast sounds yummy too.
i'm glad you have your big family gatherings.. they make you so happy it just chimes off the pages-- well.. the screen.

have a good recovery day--

happyone said...

Sounds like everyone had a great time at your house!! Your dinner sounds delicious!!
Glad to hear no one was hurt in the storm.

josie2shoes said...

What a lovely Easter and good memories in the making! That storm doesn't sound so lovely here. We had one here Saturday night with hail that was thankfully small. 'Til the season and let's hope we don't see a lot of them.

Brad said...

Sounds like a very energetic Easter! It's fun watching the litle ones burn off the sugar and then the inevitable crash and burn and hopefully nap.

Tee said...

Sounds like great fun and memories at grandmother's. Some of my greatest memories are of holidays at my Grandmother's.

I'm so glad you and your family managed to dodge the storms. Fences can be repaired and debris cleaned up. Monday we had high winds, lots of trees down and a man killed when a tree fell on his truck. My Mom had a medical appointment and we were right in the middle of the trees falling and roads blocked. It wasn't fun! This is the reason spring is my least favorite season--all the storms!