My Grandkids

My Grandkids
Easter 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay

Nat and the kids out playing in the rain

Drew and Emme playing in their PJ's

Emme, Drew and Clee

Emme & Clee

Emme & Drew with their new Umbrellas
We thought this was the worst of it. We were

Here I am trying to get things out of the water in the
garage, Emme was being a big help watching the boys
while Mom and I dealt with this problem, thank you Emme.

The water was still rising

See tools, paint cans etc. that were floating around
Nat decided at this point she need to get the cars to
higher ground.

Fiel's cousin Alex and his wife Brittney came to our rescue
That's them with Nat after they had been getting as much water
as they could out of the cars which Nat had gotten to higher
ground earlier. The van with a little help from me (not much) and
some nice neighbors. It had died half way up the driveway, needless to
say it was out of commission. One had helped me push the van out of the
driveway and then three or four others showed up to help.
Of course they were all strong young guys in their 20's and
a 57 year old fat woman just couldn't keep up with them so I
told them I couldn't keep up, thanked them and went back to the
house with the kids. They were super nice as they couldn't even
get to their house as the road was closed.

Here I am standing in Fiel & Nat's driveway (I think)
Alex and Brittney came to our rescue again they brought
us pizza, a cooler with ice, a 12 pack of Diet Coke (of which
I was in desperate need), some cookies, and some much needed
towels as Nat had used every towel in the house trying to dry
out the vehicles earlier. (Oh and did I mention the power was
out, BONUS) So there wasn't any cooking, opening the refrigerator,
washing and drying of towels, watching TV, etc.

This is the view from Nat and Fiel's front door.
Nice huh? Luckily the house was much higher
than the garage so no water got into it. I think
we have Alex to thank for that too.

Yes that is the garage door or atleast the portion you
can see above water.

This is one of the places the kids had been playing earlier

The house in the middle is Nat & Fiel's
It looks like its floating on a lake, No?

Here it is a little closer

This is the puzzle Drew and I put together several times

Drew was very proud this time he did it all by himself.
Way to go Drewbee!!!

Here I am reading while the kids took a break from
playing games and putting the puzzle together. It was
a very long day of trying to get things out of the water
in the garage and entertaining the kids with no power.
Thankfully the power stayed on for some of the clean up,
poor Emme trying to keep the boys entertained and in
the house was extremely difficult, especially since Clee
could see all that water but couldn't play in it.

This is after we got as much up as we could.
Gettin the trash can up was definately the worst.

The inside view of the garage door.

In the center of the pictue of the front porch
stairs you can see a frog trying to get out of the
water for a bit too.

Here are Fiel's cousin Candace and her friend
Renee, paying us a late night visit. They also came
bearing gifts. Thank you girls.

Fiel had been out of town the day of the storm,
When he got back the next day he, Nat and I cleaned
out the garage. While our little trooper Emme
watched the boys again.

After we cleaned out the garage Fiel worked on the
cars way into the night.

This is the garage after it dryed out a bit. Can't
say this part of the trip was the funnest but I'm
glad I was there to help a little and playing with
the kids was fun!
Thank you to everyone that helped out!!!!

Emme's Trip to Utah

Here's my Emme when she got off the plane!! The all stewards and pilot loved her and the couple she sat next to kept her entertained or maybe it was the other way around. The pilot actually took her into the cock pit (she says it is very small)

Emme loves her olives

Emme with a rainbow in the back ground on Aunt Pam & Uncle Chuck's Deck

We went to High School Musical at the Capital Theatre
It was a great show and I believe she had a great time
I know I did
and we had Great Seats

Amanda and Emme at the Olympic Fountain at the GateWay

Amanda, Emme, and Morgan by the Emme's family
on the walk way. We didn't know the little girl in Purple.

Amanda and Morgan saying good bye to Emme!

Emme saying good bye to Amanda. That's Amanda's mom and
brother (Melissa & Landon) in the background

Emme with a balloon in the back ground. We
had gone to see the balloons take off but
got there a little late so most of them were gone.

This balloon was coming right at us when we were leaving

This is it going right over my car.

And then it landed just a little ways away.

Emme and Aunt Lynn at the Zoo

Emme got in for half price because we took my
Autism Bear with us. They had crafts and all sorts
of things for the kids too. And she thought it was kind of
like taking Clee with us because the bear's name is Clee Man

This is the last year the White Alligator is going to be here.
He almost looks rubber but we saw him move so he's real.

Emme and the bear on the gorilla statue

This Orangutan found Emme fascinating
he watched her where ever she moved.

Emme & the bear (on the horn) on the Rhino Statue

Emme & Aunt Lynn in front of the Carved Elephant

Emme on the elephant's trunk (this used to spray
water when it made a sneezing sound)

Emme & bear with Giraffe

Emme & Bear on Tigers statue

I know this isn't a flamingo or really that pink but Emme
made me take this picture for you mommy!

Emme looking at an actual Polar bear Skull
there is also a paw in the back ground.

These next pictures are at the playground at the Zoo
This one is Emme in the Turtle Shell

Emme in the spider web

Emme on the Alligator

Emme in the giant egg shell

Emme at the World Globe Fountain

Emme on the way out of the Zoo. Great times.

Great Grandma & Aunt Lynn took Emme to Tracy
Emme is the kid on the left holding the bird
while it eats out of her hand.

Pelicans waiting to be fed

Emme feeding the pelicans fish

Galen, Katie and Emme playing Marco Polo at
Aunt Pam & Uncle Chuck's

Galen and Uncle Richard

Kids in the pool

Katie, Aunt Pam and Emme

Katie on the giant Farris Wheel at Lagoon

Emme on the same Farris Wheel

View from the Top of Farris Wheel

That's Galen driving the little yellow car

Galen in the center of the Fountain at Lagoon

Katie on the Sky Ride that takes you from one end
of Lagoon to the other

Emme on the Sky Ride

Emme saying good bye to Grandpa
We left for her home the next morning.
I hope she had as much fun as I did.