And We're Back!

We thought we'd just update on our life. As everyone knows, Ike hit and we were in Dallas (thankfully!). We came back to Houston last Monday and as luck would have it, our car decided that this would be the day to give up the ghost (battery). So, we bought a new battery and jumper cables while everyone else was buying water and gas. We made it home and had no power, but we did have water, so life really could have been worse! Our house survived with barely a scratch! We were lucky to have friends that offered their apartment to us while they bailed town, and we thankfully accepted! Power came back Wednesday night sometime, so Thursday we moved back home. As luck would have it, we weren't even home an hour when Sevy decided to stick a metal baby spoon in a socket and blew the fuse. Of course it was the fuse to our refrigerator, because what else could go wrong! She was lucky that the spoon had a plastic end, because that would have given her quite a shock! We still didn't have internet until today, so this is why I'm so behind! We really are lucky though because there are still a lot of people without power or with major damage done to their homes.
This is one of the main reasons we bailed town. This is Sevy sweating at like 9am. My kiddos sweat something fierce and we knew we would lose power and I feared both my kids would melt if we stayed.
This is the neighborhood across the street from us. Check out the waving fences.
This house is just a few houses down from ours. Their back fence did not make it at all.
This house is across the street from us. Most the trees in Houston and Pearland look like this. The most common downed trees are huge, which is probably why so many people are still without power. Trees probably did the most damage to power lines. The other freaky thing was billboards. Huge metal ones were twisted and on buildings and apartments. I wish I got a picture of that.
This is Sevy's BFF. The Polls joined us at the Martin's house because they too did not have power and she is due like any day. We ended up with 8 people in a fairly small 2 bedroom apartment, but we had power and A/C so no complaints!
Sevy played herself ragged at Aunt Judy's house in Dallas. She and Taylor (they are 2nd cousins) played non-stop for like 3 days straight! Thanks to Taylor, Sevy has some sweet toys!
Here is the spoon, outlet, and nightlight Sevy decided to destroy. She did a good job at it. We haven't tried using that outlet again--is it safe to with char marks on it like that, or should we just avoid it from here on out?
This is Sevy being a great big sister to Teikerton. It's a rare moment to get the two of them sitting together and happy. These next three pictures are mainly for my mom. Teik is smiling more and more and giggles now too! It's so funny and he just brightens my day with one of his big toothless dimply grins!


Torrie said...

Oh my gosh--I didn't think there would ever be anyone as cute as Sevy and look at Teik. He's so adorable! I love the two of them in their matching green tees. I'm glad your house didn't sustain any damage until hurricane Sevy came back. I feel bad for your little sweating babies. I guess that seals the deal that you guys will end up north somewhere huh?

candicerail said...

Hurray, I am glad that you are back! I do not think that I realized the extent of Sevy's perspiring. 9:00 a.m.? Poor thing.

I am glad that Sevy did not feel that all things were equal in Texas, and decided to cut your power too. What an empathetic child.

We love you.

Joshua said...

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Josh and Amber said...

Teik is such a cutie! I love those pics of him!

I'm glad to see your back home and your house is ok. But sorry about your outlet. That's not any fun, I'm just glad that Sevy didn't get hurt!

Bonnie and Steve said...

I hope you don't mind me checking out your blag once in a while. I'm so glad your house made it through the storm. And I'm glad you are all okay. You've had several blessings through all this and especially little Sevy not getting hurt when she stuck the spoon in the socket.

squiresclan said...

I'm so happy you are all back safe and sound and your house survived the storm. Those pics of Teik are adorable he has a great smile!
And aren't little girls so much fun, Sevy sounds alot like my Kenna into some type of mischeif or other, oh the stories i could tell you!

Jen's Life said...

Your kids are adorable!!! Seriously! I'm glad that you are all safe. Miss you lots!

Jed Jeni & Kenzi said...

Awww I love the pic of Sevy and Kenzi!! Kenzi misses her Sevy!! She asks for her EVERY day and I'm not kidding! I heard you guys did a great job on Sunday, sorry I had to miss out. Having a baby wipes you out! ;) We changed our blog web address, you can find us at http://thepollpack-est2002.blogspot.com. Talk to you soon!