Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Weekend

Paul and his cousins bounced all afternoon.
Allen watched and watched the repair work. He was just a little puzzled because they had to take his favorite swing down for awhile.

We had a busy weekend. Dad, Jared, and Uncle Dave made repairs on our outdoor play equipment. It is twelve years old and we figured that it needed to be fixed before Allen came crashing down.

We had a major tornado in March of 1998 that made a real mess here. All of our windows, screens, and shingles had to be replaced, as well as some siding and the deck. Everything in the back yard was gone. We had a huge play area very similar to this one that we watched blow over the house behind ours. It came crashing down in their front yard. After the tornado Dad, Uncle Dave, and two volunteers from Colorado built this one. We were very fortunate to be able to live in our home as many families in our community had to start over.

We were all spending the day outside grilling, watching the little kids, and the guys worked. Since we all were going outside Hanna did not want to be out there at all. Since she can not be trusted in the house alone I made her go out. She sat on the deck all day (9:00 am to 8:30 pm) pouting and obsessing with a plastic toy. Her cousins were here all day and she never even said hello to them.

The next morning she went bonkers on her dad. I still do not even know what that scene was all about. The only thing we know for sure is that she is not happy that the school year is coming to an end and she really does not want to go to the new school. She told Dad that she never wants to grow up. She had been doing a little better until she realized that school is really ending. Change is just so much trouble for her.


  1. Sorry Hannah is having such a hard time. MK went through a long I-never-want-to-grow-up phase. I wish Hannah and you could just skip it! {{{Hugs}}}

  2. Change is so hard. For them...and us.

    Glad to hear Allen's swing is repaired and ready for another decade of keeping him happy. :-) ~Kari