Thursday, June 9, 2011

Unplanned Slumber Party

Last night as severe thunderstorms rolled in I got unexpected slumber party guests in my bed. There was a flash of light large boom and a scream from a shaking little girl. Faster than I could say "It's okay I'm right here", she was down the stairs by our bedroom door. Her hair was standing straight up in a wild mess.
Before hugs could be given the oldest came down the stairs in a dazed stare. "Are you okay?" I asked. The answer was "NO!" He was just as scared. Another bright flash an even louder boom sent them shaking into a huddle. Advising to wait right there, I went up stairs to check on the youngest. In the boys room I found him sucking his thumb. He looked at me and then pulled his blanket up an over his eyes. Knowing that once I got the other two to calmed down Odyn would hear the thunder storm, so down he came into the huddle with the other two.
Needless to say my pillows were taken, blankets for mom were nonexistent, and a sliver of bed was on order. The shaking, tossing, and turning in the bed I imagined to be a new kind of massage. Hubby came home in the morning to a tired wife and three children all sprawled in different positions. It's been really hot here today - 100 degrees Fahrenheit hot! More huddles, hugs, and comforting may be needed tonight as more storms roll in from the heat.
Luckily all this heat has made the peonies in my mom's garden bloom. A welcoming treat for a person who is a little hot and grumpy today. I put them in a lovely sparkling vase next to the reading chair. Trying to fill the house with some cheer and to take the mind off the heat that surrounds. Bright colors to welcome the summer that is upon are filling the house.
Is it summer where you are? How are you decorating for this hot hot season?


Anonymous said...

Good job keeping those babies safe, mom. I was eating all the chocolate that was melting from the heat - not so grumpy now. :) I love that vase!

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

awww...babies! I'd be afraid, too! :) {Gosh, I want to curl up on that chair with the blanket! Beautiful!}
We sort of have a little June gloom going on here in L.A. No rains and so far no heat.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I actually wouldn't mind a thunderstorm at least then it would feel warm. Temperatures aren't so good around these parts at the moment!!
Vivienne x

Nadiine said...

awww this story reminds me of the sound of music when all the kids run to the nannys bed when theres a thunderstorm... except youre a mummy not the nanny :)
I love that blanket :)
all that glitters ♥.

Felicity said...

That's such a pretty still life! Thank you for visiting my blog. I lived in Western, MA and taught in Springfield up until a couple years ago.

Kristen said...

It's summer here in NY, and I'm decorating with peonies and crochet, of course! I love your photos--very dreamy. :)

Jane said...

I love your cosy pics, and the idea of cuddling up in a thunderstorm sounds just peachy
Jane x x x x x