2. Sunday's one activity (other than the pool) was breakfast out as we were out of coffee and the kids were feeling like fall hot chocolate. It was fun and delicious!
8. FunRun! The school fundraiser at Cross Timbers is named Fun Run. They raise money for technology, teacher grants, Scholastic news, school events, and other supplies for the school. If you'd like to donate click on (M) or (B) and donate either a flat amount or an amount per lap. The fundraiser ends Thursday! Thanks to those of you who have already donate!
9. Yes, we did wake up to the big 5.6 earthquake on Saturday morning. It was the longest one I think I've experienced so far. We're all fine here, but there is damage closer to the epicenter. I do worry about what happens with the next bigger one when this one was a record. We're starting to do a bit more teaching of our kids about earthquake safety and I'm looking at my emergency supplies in a new light. Apparently September is national emergency preparedness month (apparently?) -- -anyway, I picked up a couple more items for our kit today. I add a few things now and then in an attempt to get it closer to the 72 hour kit ideal, but no so big that Brent loses patience with it..... hmmm Today's additions were these emergency whistles with compasses and a few other cool features and a small sleeping bag - this is only the second sleeping bag in the kit, but there are those mylar blankets in there. In concept we should have time to grab actual sleeping bags but like to have some as back up. In DC we had whistles like this for building collapses so that might have been inspired by the earthquake...
10. We planted fall garden! I forget pretty much every year, but we made some small attempts this year. I'm not super optimistic about all these things actually maturing before cold weather, but who knows! Our sprinklers broke right after the big rainstorm so M is now in charge of watering the garden lightly 2x a day. So far, so good!