Saturday, August 13, 2011

Monsoon surprise

It's monsoon season here in Arizona. We look forward to the rain to cool down our sweltering summer heat. Sometimes the monsoon brings in some amazing storms with impressive lightning shows. On these nights, we sometimes get company in our bed. Our boys are really scared of the thunder.

 Sunday night (2 weeks ago) we had just finished dinner at Karissa's house and we glanced out the window and saw a huge dust storm heading into Mesa. We gathered the boys up and rushed home just as the rain started to fall.

I knew the storm was going to be big and scary for our boys so I convinced Jeremiah that we should have a sleep over in the living room.

Just as we got the hide-a-bed out the power went out.

 So we broke out the flashlights and watched Chuggington on the laptop. The boys were having so much fun they couldn't sleep.

The power was out for about 2 hours. The boys never fell asleep on the hide-a-bed. They decided they wanted to sleep in their own beds instead.

The next morning they got their flashlights out again and had fun pretending that the power was out. lol.

We found out the next day that a micro-burst storm had knocked down the power lines nearby and we were lucky to only lose power for a couple of hours. There were a lot of other people that didn't have power until the next morning.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Fun! We used to have "lights out nights" as kids. The first one was a real power outage during a storm and the rest were just for fun. Good memories.

Glad the first week of school went well. It takes a while for them to adjust to such long days and then they're not so grumpy. :)

Si and Ry

Si and Ry