The W Family Chronicles

Record heat, school, and alone time.

Posted on: August 22, 2007

So if you haven’t been under a rock, you know a lot of the country is having a heat wave.  It’s August, so it’s a given here.  Yesterday was awful, though!  It hit the highest temperature EVER recorded in Raleigh.  And it was even hotter here in our little town.  At one point, my little ForecastFox bar told me it was 106.  With the heat index, it was well over 110.  After gymnastics (which is NOT in an air conditioned building, by the way!) C, J, and I all came back to the house and barricaded ourselves in with the hope that it might cool down enough to go outside later.  It was still over 100 at 6:00.  About that time we started getting a lot of wind…apparently there was a big storm system, but the rain missed us almost completely.  We only got a little bit which is too bad…our grass is turning brown and I cannot justify the expense or wastefulness of watering it.  Over the last week, our highs have been insane…the lowest was 94, and all of the rest were 99+.  I’ll be glad when it cools down a little bit!

J’s first day of school was Monday and he enjoyed it!  He said he learned to clean up.  Fabulous…hope he puts it to good use at home.  So far he hasn’t, but I have high hopes.  Here’s a picture of him on his first day.  Don’t know why it’s fuzzy…I’m just glad I remembered the camera this year!  He looks so grown up to me.

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D is in New Orleans.  I am super jealous.  Last night was hard…I couldn’t sleep, though I had no trouble getting the boys to bed.  The boys and I had fun, though.  I suspect tonight will be more difficult and by Thursday (which is when he returns) we’ll all be wishing he was home!

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D is the dad, the husband, and the breadwinner. All around nice guy and good at pretty much everything he does. It's disgusting, really. But makes him worth keeping around.

M is the mom, the wife, and the hopeless housekeeper. At least the kids' heads haven't fallen off yet. Beyond that, she sucks at the "stay at home" thing. Oh, and she's the blogger.

J is the big boy. Born October 11 2002, he is in kindergarten and loves it. Now 6 years old, and too smart for his own good. Talks a lot but extremely entertaining.

C is the little boy. Born June 26, 2006, he went through a lot in his first year but is doing just fine now. The only blond in the family, so his paternity is routinely questioned by rude strangers.

V is our baby girl. She is brand new and arrived in January 2009. So far everything is going well. We're thrilled to have added the final piece to our family puzzle. And yes, she WILL be the final piece!

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