The babies are 13 months old now!! It feels like we just had their 1st Birthday Party!! They are growing up so fast!
Last week we experienced our first Earthquake. Kevin was actually in Seattle and I was at home with the babies. I was sitting on the couch looking out the front door and all of a sudden, everything started to violently shake. At first I had no idea what was going on. It lasted about 15 seconds or so. The babies were sleeping in their cribs and didn't wake up when it happened. I was watching TV and about 5 minutes after it happened, the news came on and let everyone know that we just had a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Everyone made a big deal about it because living on the East Coast, we don't experience them as often as people on the West Coast. Actually, that the was first one of that magnitude in over 100 years! I was a little scared after the earthquake happened. I've heard of aftershocks happening, but I didn't know what to expect and I was alone for a couple more days. Luckily all of the aftershocks that did occur, we did not feel any of them.
Friday night, Ashton decided to take his first step!! We are working with all of them and trying to get them to walk. Ashton will stand on his own a lot, but he gets too excited to take a step and falls down. Kevin and I were playing with them on the living room floor and Ashton stood up and took a little step!! He took 2 steps that night!! It was a proud moment for us! Also makes us realize that they will be walking in no time!
Saturday morning was here and it started to get windy and rainy. Hurricane Irene was upon us. About 11am the power went off. Since we camp a lot, we bought a generator a few years ago. When the power went off, Kevin went outside and started it up so we could have the refrigerator running so we wouldn't lose all of the food and milk that we just bought. Since the babies room was a corner room in the front of the house, I shut the door to their room so they would not go in their. We have a few trees surrounding that area of the house and with the wind blowing and gusting pretty strong, I did not want a tree to fall on that side of the house. Saturday night, we still didn't have power. We set up the playpens in their playroom for them to sleep in their. That was the safest room of the house if anything were to happen. It took them a little while to go to sleep, but eventually they did.
We woke up Sunday morning and it was beautiful outside. It was still a little windy, but the rain was gone and the sun was out. Luckily we didn't have any damage to anything. We had a few limbs in the front yard, but that was it. Irene came and went and only knocked out our power. As the day went on, it started to get hotter and hotter in the house. The babies started to get cranky because it was hot and I started to get a headache from the heat. We decided to get out of the house for a little bit, so we went to Kevin's sister's house and Babies R Us. We ended up eating dinner with his sister and brother-in-law. When we got home, it still was hot and uncomfortable. Since we got back from Hatteras a few weeks ago, we kept the trailer at the house. Because it was so hot in the house Sunday, we ended up hooking the generator up to the trailer and turning on the AC in there and that's where we ended up sleeping Sunday night.
Monday morning, still no power! I started to get a little worried on when the power was going to come back on because Kevin was leaving to go to Texas for two days on Tuesday. It was pretty scary and dark in the house at night and I did not want to be alone in the dark when he was gone. He was going to cancel his trip so I didn't have to stay alone and deal with the generator stuff. During lunch, the power came back on!! Yippee!!! I called Kevin at work and told him the power came back on so he didn't have to cancel his trip to Texas.
Having no power for 3 days wasn't any fun! It seemed like the babies knew something different was going on. They were cranky more than usual!
They have their 12 month check up in 2 weeks so we will get to see their weights!! Hopefully next month we will have some walkers!!!