Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Anniversaries and ComEd

Anniversaries are supposed to be filled with presents that one wants.... or as in our case, a 7th wedding anniversary presents are supposed to be gifts made of copper or wool... But who are we to follow the rules!? Instead, ComEd hands us our 3rd power outage in 6 weeks.... and from previous experiences this summer, we know when the power is out, its going to be a long one-- as in over 24 hours. So, instead of the wool or copper gifts, we go with the heavy duty steel generator. Thank you Home Depot, Screw You ComEd.... oh, and Happy Anniversary Chris!

Here are some pics of the kids enjoying some "power free" toys (the first few photos are from the 2nd outage-- not the most recent)

Anika playing with her "daddy potato" and making sure she is safe with her helmet on.

Kylie getting all her friends pretty (notice the bows) for their performance. I was TOLD to take a picture-- so you all are seeing the ponies too.

The Dora house (which has been in hiding for 2 years) has made a new appearance-- and has been a HUGE lifesaver recently.

Shay (most recent power outage) is now gone sticker crazy.... I think its her version of telling you she is pissed she can't watch Dora before bed.

Kylie's drawing-- a mermaid and a friend.

Final product

Anika (notice the sun is out-- there were no storms to cause power outage... and did I mention it was only 10 houses on our block?!?!)

Not only has Shay gone sticker crazy, but her baby has too!

And oh yeah, Happy Anniversary Chris!


Anonymous said...

Happy 7th honey!! Don't worry I ordered some sheep for the farm!

- chris

Katie Garber said...

Happy Anniversary! Sorry to hear about your power problems. Anika cracks me up with that bike helmet!