Hurricane Irene graced us with her presence this past weekend, but for us it was nothing more than a tropical storm. We worried about our power (which, luckily, stayed on) and settled in for what was anticipated to be a long weekend spent indoors.
Will's girlfriend, Claire, is turning two in just a couple weeks - 11 days before Will. Nadine asked me to take some family pictures, and while they were originally supposed to take place on Sunday evening, we decided to rush things and get them done before The Storm.
Lucky for us, the rain held off just long enough.
The picture on the right cracks me up. Everytime.
Claire was amazingly cooperative and it was totally fun to photograph someone different.
By 11:00 Saturday morning, the rain was here sure and steady.
We nervously watched the tall trees in the neighbor's yard swaying in the strong wind. But in the end, nothing happened. Just rain.
We had a cozy family day spent inside. It feels like it's been so long since we've had one of those. Will built with blocks because, well, that's all Will ever wants to do lately.
Definitely his father's son.
Ellie and Chewie stayed close by. Until it was time for poor little Ellie to brave the storm for a potty break. She was a champ.
We awoke Sunday morning to gorgeous sunshine. And when it's that nice outside, there's only one thing to do: go out for ice cream.
Hope you were safe, wherever you happen to be reading this.