We moved bedtimes stories to the basement. That pink bump under the blanket is Anna. She was scared.
Oops, I may have misjudged the storm that just past by our area. Hubby was reading to the girls just before we put them to bed. I heard unusual noises outside, hubby thought it was thunder but as I went down to the main floor I could hear the sirens. The skies were not looking friendly so I turned on the TV. It seems we had a tornado in the area... well, not really the area it was more like the neighborhood. It touched down about 4 blocks from our house jumped over us and touched down again 2 blocks on the other side. It bounced down the road that is right next to our house for a couple miles. The sound we heard was not thunder... it was the train sound of a tornado.
By the time we actually new about it - it had passed our home. I did not take it seriously enough. I sent Hubby and the girls downstairs. I watched it on the news without taking cover- not a smart idea. I did call Johnny at a friend's house and told them to take cover and turn on the TV.
I was wondering why they were making such a big deal about this UNTIL I heard how close it was and the damage it did. It has been making it's way through the Twin Cities for the last hour and creating havoc everywhere. Compared to many it was not bad but it did knock down trees, electrical wires, and destroyed a few garages. The roads around us are closed because of the live wires in the street.
As far as I know no one has been hurt. Thank the Lord!