Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Shake, Rattle, & Roll Sunday, June 12 – woke up at five to Weather Boy’s dad tossing and turning. Thought to self, sleep one more hour, then up and at ‘em. Woke up at 8:00. Feeding Drewbie yogurt in the kitchen at 20 minutes to 9:00. Heard a small rumble and house shook like someone was on the roof. Knew what was coming. When the earthquake started, yelled for Weather Boy’s dad, who was in the playroom with Weather Boy. Next thing, Weather Boy and dad in door way to the kitchen, and it was done. Kids didn’t notice a thing. My hand was shaking as I continued to feed Drewbie.

Within seconds, checked this site and knew where it was. Grandma and Papa L were in town, but have their winter retreat in La Quinta, CA, which is just a few mile outside of Palm Springs. Friends stopped by their place and saw that pictures had fallen from the shelves and glass was broken. They had the roofs recently retrofitted, so everything was OK.

Like the sign says… Sure, I’m a native SoCali, but I HATE EARTHQUAKES with a passion and zeal unlike anything else. This needs to be a reminder to me to update our safety supplies and organize our emergency information – and you, too, Reader. has some helpful hints if you need a place to start. I learned how to turn off the water, gas, and electric to our house a couple years ago just in case Weather Boy’s dad isn’t around. Check it out today.

Dippin’ Dots Anywho, after this eventful morning, everything was pretty calm. Grandma and Papa L spent some bonding time with Drewbie while Weather Boy and I went to get him some new shoes. Ate some Dippin’ Dots as a special treat while at the mall. Trippy stuff. Seen it before, but never had. Perfect for the little guy. Caught Children’s Place out of the corner of my eye while enjoying Dots, and remembered we had good luck with clothing for Weather Boy in the past.

Headed into store and tried on one pair of shorts. He fit 24 months size if I used the drawstring to tighten them. Bought 8 pairs since 2 for $15. Need to return the Old Navy ones and can save money by not having them altered.

Rode the choo-choo train that is at the mall. Weather Boy got to drive. Another kid tried to weasel their way next to him, but I told the operator that Weather Boy preferred to ride in the front alone, especially since we got their first and had to wait for other people to trial in and buy tickets. He had a smile plastered on his face the whole time. Played in the little playground next to it. I forgot how easy it is to take care of one kiddo!

Headed back toward home, but stopped at the market to get some supplies. Picked Drewbie up, who was happy and fed. Weather Boy and Drewbie played for a while at home, then headed off to bed. Drewbie had a 30 minute nap in the morning, and was ready to go down. Weather Boy, on the other hand, wasn’t.

Love this guy! I heard him playing and reading in his room for and hour and a half. Finally, I heard him open the door and walk around. We made eye contact while I was at the bottom of the stairs and he ran back into his room. I went up to see him and asked him if he wanted to get up, and he decided he did. Played with his trains by himself for a half hour, then watched a little Bob the Builder and played Tonka computer game.

Drewbie got up and we continued to play in the house. Weather Boy’s dad came home and we headed to the Symphony in the Park. Hung out with friends. Weather Boy and dad climbed the hills in the park several times. Left before it was over since we had to get the guys in the bath since we skipped last night. Tucked in and happy. Great weekend, especially since the guys were so good.


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