Monday, April 16, 2012

Playing at the Park & Our Weekend

Well this past Friday I babysat my niece Drew for the afternoon. It was kind of a blustery day, but when Nick got home and Evelyn woke up from her nap we decided to walk over to the park. 

We'd never gone to this park before seeing as though Evelyn is only 6 months old. It's really a nice little playground and even has a little pond where there were some geese and ducks swimming. There were even 3 little baby ducks following their dad around. We couldn't ever get close enough to see them very well, but I could tell they were cute even from a distance! 

We walk past this rock on the way and Drew really wanted a picture on it. I'm sure the passing cars thought we were kinda weird. 

Evelyn's first time in a park swing. She loved it! 

She also loves playing with her cousin.

Drew needed to take a picture of us. All in all it turned out pretty well. She's an impressive  4 year old.
That wind Friday was blowing in a huge series of storms that hit us Saturday afternoon. In true Nebraska fashion, everyone was freaking out before we even got hit with anything. All in all here in Lincoln it wasn't that bad. At our house we didn't even get hail, just lots of rain and thunder. Which by the way Evelyn napped through like a champ! I was impressed.

So we went to bed that night not thinking the least bit about the weather. Then we were rudely awoken 2 hours later by tornado sirens.

This storm was right on top of us. So I quickly grabbed Evelyn from her dead sleep (Apparently when she's really tired nothing can wake her, but at 5 in the morning when the birds start tweeting she wakes right up.) and whisked her off to the basement. We sat down there listening to the radio only to find out that really only North Lincoln was even at risk for a tornado. Since we live in South Lincoln we weren't even really getting any of the storm, not even rain. I was annoyed, but at least we were safe.

So since our sleep was interrupted Saturday night we had a pretty lazy Sunday. We didn't even make it to church, because I had a terrible headache and we woke up late. Instead we watched the live feed online. We did go get ice cream right before dinner though. Then we came home and grilled steak and veggie kabobs. It was fantastic.

Hope your weekends were good and if you live in the Midwest that you stayed safe during our crazy weather! I'm linking up with Laura@Bits of Splendor .

bits of splendor monday



  1. Thanks for the comment, Liza! I am absolutely terrified of storms. We live in Indiana, so we don't get them as much as you guys do.
    Love sundays with the family! So sweet

    1. I'm not too scared of storms even though we get them quite frequently. Our city is in almost a bowl so for some reason that causes the really terrible weather to go around us. I don't understand it, ha! That probably has be lulled into a false sense of security. Oh well!

  2. SO glad you're ok!! These storms are ridiculous!

    What an awesome family picture! Love it! :)

    1. Me too! The town where my husband's cousins live had a flash flood and so much hail it looked like snow on the ground! Glad we only got rain.

  3. Good to hear you are OK from the danger I heard about all the warnings down there this weekend! You are a great auntie and cousins are the BEST!!!

    1. There were tornadoes everywhere around us it seemed. Thankfully none too close. Just lots of rain! Which we desperately needed after our very mild winter.