With the second hurricane in a month bearing down on
the Sandhills, we squeezed in our regular playdate with
Claire, Evan, and Ryan in advance of Michael's arrival.
|First order of business in any hurricane is to make sure you have|
secure shelter. Evan and Ryan constructed this in the living room.
Conveniently located in front of the TV.
|This is Roy Rogers and son Dusty showing how you "ride out"|
a storm in style.
|You still snoopin' around?|
|It took every available blanket and fleece to cover the walls,|
ceiling, and floor. I counted seven.
|Later, the boys sample some of my vintage 1960's comic books.|
Ryan has "Spiderman Meets Frankenstein" and Evan has Buster Bear.
Hmm. Maybe I should have had them swap.
|Meanwhile, Judy and Claire created another lovely snake,|
enjoying a game of HISSS! For us it's actually DOUBLE HISSS!
We combine our TWO games for double the fun.
|In the comfort of their tent, the boys don 3-D glasses to view|
a video of the world's greatest roller coasters. Amazing what
you can find at the Sandhills Coalition (10 cents!).
|Vicarious thrills are fine when it's too wet to be outside.|
|In the other room, Judy and Evan had several highly competitive|
rounds of "Rebound." Ball-bearing sliders have to bounce off an
elastic band and score points without sliding into a pit. The Pit
of Death, to be exact. Or Doom. Or something.
|Ryan wasn't napping during all this. He was on Judy's hope chest|
playing The Magic School Bus on the laptop. He also joined me
and Claire for the ending of Dance Party.
|Here's "Happy Ryan" with his creations.|
|Here's "Fierce Ryan", growling with his creatures.|
|Claire has put together quite a Jurassic menagerie.|
It was a great afternoon with the Kirby grandkids.
None of us were thinking about or worrying about
Hurricane Michael. That was 18 hours ago. Now the
rain has started to fall and the wind should pick up soon.
But don't worry about me and Judy. We can always set
up that tent.