I've gotten a bit behind in my blogging lately, what with the power outages and storms and all. Our power has been on since last Sunday, but we're having rolling blackouts in the afternoons. Our telephone is still off. It came on for about one afternoon, but other than that it has been out of commission.
Our birthday was the day before the big storm. We stayed home, since it was so hot (87'F in the shade) and had pizza and ice-cream. Mom and Dad gave us some presents and we watched a movie which had been a present from Gramma. It was Luck of the Irish, starring Tyrone Power and Anne Baxter. If you've never heard of it, then I encourage you to watch it. It's one of our new top-favorites. A sweet story about appreciating the simple things in life.
Oliver helped us open presents. He thinks that wrapping paper is just the greatest thing (as seen by the picture). We got matching sterling charms for our bracelets that look like little birthday cards. They are even engraved with the date on the back! I'll have to take some pictures of the presents and post them in another entry later.
Sunday morning was when the power came on, so we ended up driving down to Columbus to get groceries. Mt. Vernon and all the surrounding towns were still out of power. We got back about 3:00pm, and then Mr. and Mrs. Keultjes showed up! They were worried about us, since they couldn't call and knew that our area was out of power, so they brought us birthday dessert, birthday cards and birthday flowers! How sweet was that?! We've carried the flowers all over the house with us, but now that it's been almost a week --- there isn't a lot left of them. Too bad.
Buddy and Kay came over yesterday. It was so hot, that we all just watched a movie int he air-conditioning upstairs. It was a nice break, and they're pretty busy, so they don't get a chance to come over too often. We had pizza together and everything! More later.