Friday, August 14, 2009

Rain, baby rain..

Wow, did we get some rain last night!

The lightening and thunder were spectacular!!
This morning the pool was overflowing, a little water in the basement,
but worst of all the pigs got flooded out.

We had to move them into the barn
and they will be there until their pen dries out a lot!
(no pictures of that, it's a nasty swamp)

It is nice and hot out today with dew points up in the high 60's.
Very muggy, but I kinda like that..

So, yesterday was Chyann's end of summer party,
imagine six 11 and 12 year old girls and two young boys,
the noise screaming/shrieking/laughing non-stop
for about 10 hours.

The kids mostly swam, but did get out occasionally to
play volleyball (net got wrecked), roll down hills in a barrel,
love on the horses and kittens.

We did the camp fire and cooked their hot dogs.
Smores too.

Ever wonder how many towels the average household has?

Three of the kids brought their own towels, but
with getting in and out of the pool so much they
all needed dry towels frequently.

I can tell you that I had 27 soaking wet towels out on my line
when the storm hit and not a single dry one in the house.

I never knew I had that many towels.

We purchased a new tent for this girly expedition.
It is 18 x 10 ft.
You can zip in dividers making up to three rooms.

It only took about 15 minutes to set up, not
too bad considering it was a little windy and hot.

And do you think anyone slept in that tent last night?
Way too stormy.

They ended up sleeping on the hide-a-bed in the living room
watching movies.

All kids gone by noon today.

Sure is quiet.

As hot as it is today Chyann decided to try out
a new recipe, Monkey balls.

They were delicious!


Aunt Krissy said...

That looks like some real tasty bread.

You were very brave to have that many girls in your house. Did hubby hang out in the garage all night?

27 towels? 27?!

PAK ART said...

That sounds crazy. I know I don't have 27 towels - you are a good mom! Chyann's monkey balls look good (I've had that before and called it monkey bread).