But I made it here today. Yeah for me! First, I have to ask, is the weather bizarre any where else except here? It has been weird. There has been more thunder and lightning storms this summer and tornado watches than I ever remember. For a couple of weeks it seemed there was a severe thunderstorm warning nightly. Now that is just bizarre. But with those there were some really neat clouds too. One night we could literally see the clouds racing across the sky.
The sun finally poked out of these clouds but with the sun came hail. Yup, hail. Toonie sized hail for us, golf ball sized where my mom lives on the other side of the city. For those of you who don't know, a toonie is a Canadian two dollar coin. Just over an inch across.
All those white streaks in the pictures is hail pounding down. My poor flowers are already living the survival of the fittest lifestyle. So I was out there lugging my plants under the roof ledge to try to save at least the ones in the baskets. All the while, going "OUCH, OW, OUCH!" as the hail was hitting me. It seemed even the sunshine part of the sky was laughing at me.
The next night we had strange looking clouds going by like this one that reminded me of a chinese pagoda. That same night brought a huge wind storm through that broke all sorts of branches off the great big trees you see there that are out on the boulevards down our street.
And yesterday and today are hot, hot, hot. Strange. So on the weekend we grabbed my sister and her family and got into the cool airconditioned movie theatre and went to see Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D. Oh my word! What a ride! We totally, totally enjoyed it. We were thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. It was a little pricier because you had to pay for your 3D glasses but I'd do it again in a second. What a great family movie! Fun story, good humor throughout, totally adventurous, no swearing at all that I heard, no s*x, no innuendo. The 3D was amazing. We jumped out of our seats a couple times and then turned to each other giggling that we adults had done that. Total fun. If you take small children bear in mind that there is a scene with dinosaurs which is really intense, and of course because of the 3D, it's in your face. You'll be able to tell when it's coming though, because of the dinosaur bones in the scenes. So a bathroom break might be in order if your child gets scared from that. If you click on the link it will give you some idea of the intenseness on the trailer. And not every theatre apparently has the 3D version so check with your local theatre. It's totally worth it.
In dayhome, I discovered that when you put a preschooler together with a bowl of tomato soup, crackers and fresh peas in their pods it makes for one fun activity lunch for the kids. They totally had a great time shelling those peas into their soup and then eating it. It was fun to the watch the different personalities with this. One dropped in one pea at time and then ate it, some shelled them all in at once before they ate. Some ate more out of the shell than they dropped in the soup and one just threw the whole thing, shell and all into the soup and was right happy with that. LOL. Who would have thought that something so simple could turn into so much fun.
And last but not least, I've been so remiss in acknowledging this wonderful award. Faith from Gold in the Clouds has blessed me with this Share the Love award. This is such a special award because of the meaning of the originator. It's for those whose love and friendship have enriched your life and made your world a better place, in honor of the donor of the heart that saved her little boys life and to raise awareness of organ donation. . You can read about it here at Memiors of a Mommy. Thank you so much Faith. That really blesses me!