Wednesday, April 19, 2006

weather update

The bad weather rolled in with thunder and lightening and hail. I ran out and moved my flowers onto the porch and sat and watched the storm. The wind has been blowing ever since, and it has been snowing. The wind has been incredible - making it hard to walk or even breathe outside. This afternoon the snow melted off and I think tomorrow will be a better day.

what the hail....


Emily's birthday is next week and she can't wait! Today we wrote up invitations to her party and she is so excited about giving them to her friends that she cannot get to sleep. We want to have her party at a little park - hopefully the weather will cooperate. Can you trust the extended forecast? I need that poem about being five (Heather - do you still have it?)

Emily and I read a book about a little girl named Emily with hair trouble. In the book the girls ends up loving to have her hair in braids. The illustrations show some interesting hair-do's and Emily wants to try all of them. So today we put her hair up into a high pony tail, and made two braids. Then one braid was wrapped around the pony tail and the other braid stayed out. It was pretty fancy. (It is hard to see the full effect - but trust me - it looked marvelous!)

Fancy braid

Tomorrow's 'do should be even better!


Donna Boucher said...

What an adorable little face! I'll bet you just gaze at her and sigh.

Anonymous said...

Emily is so cute! Thanks for reminding me about that poem. Here it is: Five Years Old by Marie Louise Allen
Please, everybody, look at me!
Today I'm five years old you see!
And after this, I won't be four,
Not ever, ever, anymore!
I won't be three-or two-or one,
For that was when I'd first begun.
Now I'll be five a while, and then
I'll soon be something else again!

texasblu said...

What a fun idea! I'll have to try that 'do on my coppertop. :)

Mary said...

Brrr! Snow in April doesn't sound fun, especially after such a warm weekend.

Emily is adorable! I think she looks a lot like you did when you were little. It is so cute she is so excited to give out her invitations. Love the hair. Heather, that poem is great!