Monday, March 31, 2008

A twister, a twister!

When I went to pick up Aubrey from school today, it started sprinkling. When we arrived home, it was pouring and windy. I got everyone in the house and maybe 2 minutes later the tornado sirens start to sound. The kids eyes(especially Aubrey's) got very big. I had everyone go into our bathroom downstairs for a little while, called Joey on my cell phone and had him check the internet at his work. We were under a tornado warning-one had been spotted in a storm not too far from where Joey works and it was moving towards where he was and then was expected to come our direction. Luckily, it dissipated before it went too far and we were all fine. But it did worry me a little bit, especially with all 3 kids all by myself! Poor Aubrey-it traumatized her. She is a thinker and a worrier. She didn't want to leave the bathroom, EVER, she said. She wanted to sleep there all night:( Later this evening she kept repeating how that was the first time in her life to hear the tornado sirens "for real" as opposed to the testing that they do on them periodically. I have to admit it was the first time I've ever heard them "for real"too! I didn't grow up in an area where tornados were such a big threat. Ella wasn't scared at all(and of course bragged that fact to Aubrey later). Ella also drew pictures of "twisters" later on for Joey and I, so "that we can always remember the twisters," she said:) And Cali, well, while we camped in the bathroom, she just had fun playing in the toilet...j/k
The picture I posted is from somewhere around Dallas. Those are some crazy lookin clouds! I'm glad they didn't make their way over to us!

11 comments:

Jan said...

We got all the weather warnings running across the bottom of the TV screen (while I was watching Jeopardy, actually!) and I had some worries about all you guys in the area. So glad there was nothing except sirens!!

Jori said...

Whoowee! Weather freaks me out! I would want to sleep in the bathroom too. Glad you guys didn't end up in Oz.:)

Emily Loria said...

SO SCARY HUH! I was at the doctors office and sitting in front of a huge glass window. When they went off I looked at the receptionist and said "What do I do? What do I do?" she didn't even hear them so she thought I was a nut.

Then they turned off the blasted TV that was playing Toy Story at full blast and they all heard it. One of the office ladies started to panic... but then it went off so it was business as usual, but I was still scared.

Tara D said...

I remember last year when the sirens went off a couple of times. It was a bit scary, but Cindy and I got some quality bonding time in her restroom. Good times, good times...

-Melissa- said...

Yesterday's weather was crazy. The tornado sirens scared Dax too. I'm glad the storm weakened and we only got rain.

Bergen Blog said...

So I only heard the all clear alarm. Didn't even know there was anything goin on till someone called me. There was too much noise going on in my house to hear them yesterday. We have siren baby screaming a lot so I must just block it out! haha. FYI- they test them every 1st Saturday if the weather is clear.

Dad said...

I still remember running across the street to the neighbor’s house and going down into the storm shelter. I was probably Aubrey’s age and just as scared. My mom had tripped on the concrete stairs and cut her knee which scared us even more to see mom bleeding. When we came out half of the house were blown to bits, nothing but debris covering foundations. Our house was one of the few left standing with only minor damage. Tornado alley- Oklahoma City.

100 Percent Cottam said...

yowza! that's crazy!

Hacking it up said...

Holy Crap! Scary!! Chase would have had heart attack!...for real!! Glad you're safe!...I don't think you'd like OZ...those munchkins are creepy....

Kristi said...

That would have scared the crap out of me!! You & the girls were so brave. Poor Aubrey...and that Ella cracks me up!! I'm so glad everyone is safe!!

Hirschi Family said...

you can't post these kind of things if you want me to get Peter to move us closer to you!