Apparently the tornado season is in full swing. We do not like it.
Going into the late afternoon yesterday, the air felt heavy. Thick. Damp. Yet when there was a breeze, it was cool-ish. I didn't like it. I said nothing of it to Courtney. I told Corbin that we needed to pay attention to the weather. He is not afraid of weather like she is.
Sure enough, the wind picked up late yesterday evening, and at about bedtime, things really got going. Tornado watches were in effect in Kansas. The wind was HOWLING, and I was certain at one point that the house was about to be lifted and swirled in the air like Dorothy's house in the Wizard of Oz. I'm surprised we have a roof this morning. The rain blew sideways. There was hail. Our power went out. Once that happened, the noise from outside was intensified greatly. Courtney slept through the rough part of the storm. (Thank you Lord!) Once everything had calmed down, she woke up and was afraid of the lightning. Yuck. I'm glad we were home and that everyone is safe. Praying today for those who have no power still and for those who have damage to clean up today. It's a new day. It's a fresh start.
It's also Leap Day! This day comes but once every 4 years. What a fun and exciting thing to think about as a Kinder Kid! We will do a lot of "leaping" today. (reading sight words on lily pads, hopping contests and leaping relays at recess, etc.)
...and it's also Wacky Wednesday at school. We are celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday this week, and it only seemed right to go all out with a Wacky day right smack in the middle. The kids are in pajamas, backwards clothes, mismatched clothes, CRAAAAAZY hair-dos, and hilarious socks. Mrs. Schmidt was wacky and wore pajamas to school. See? It's all good. We have much to celebrate and so much for which to be thankful. Yes, we're all sleep deprived, but it's still going to be a delicious day.