Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Happenings.

Quite a Saturday night in Dardenne Prairie, about 09:00PM a tremendous thunder and lightening storm came through, the power was off from 09:00PM to midnight. Donna said a house in the new subdivision across the road from us was hit by lightening and caught fire and the police and fire department were over there and also at another residence a block away so maybe two houses were hit. It has rained steady all morning and when I went out the go the store, I found a large tree limb had fallen across our driveway, blocking it, I hitched a chain to the truck and pull it straight, but I was soaked, so I will wait until the rain stops and trim it with the chain saw and then hitch John Deere up to it and pull it into the back yard. We can still get out on my neighbors drive so it isn't a big deal. On the way to the store I saw the power company was still working in the rain replacing a pole that was snapped off when a large  entire tree fell on it. That must have been what caused the power outage. as it was only about a block from the house.


                       Limb across the drive.

Adam & Grandma spent the morning working on cakes for the Rally this week.


                             Adam the icer.


          Look's like even Rigg's wants to help.


Adam wanted to show off his birthday present.


                 Rigg's after I said cheese.


        Rallycake09-19-10c                Here's the first one, 5th wheel vagabonds.


                    Here's the second one. Good Sam.

Hey before I forget I finally got a picture worth showing of our hummingbird that has been successful in eluding the photographer.


        Mr. Hummer.

 Sam is going to mix up a batch of his famous Grandma Genett meatballs from scratch and tonight we will have Spaghetti and Meatballs. His Grandmother Genett was born in Italy and was his Mom's mother, she was famous for her cooking, even homemade spaghetti noodles, pasta and bread, anybody remember "pizza frias".

Well that's about it for today, Adam had a great stay at his Grandparents this weekend and got to play with his buddies Brandon and Taylor, he also learned how good it feels to give rather than receive, when he decided it would be a good idea to give Brandon's new little brother his battery powered Gator that he is to big for this year. Of course  some lessons in life are a little tougher to decide on than others but he knew he made the right choice when he saw the little guys face when he saw his "new Gator". Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. Oh it sounds good to have Adam 'home.'

    Lots of stormy weather here in NZ too but although there were 100s of lightening none caused fires that I'm aware of. In fact lightened caused fires are extremely rare here. I wonder why there's a difference.

    In the south the poor new lambs are in the snow. I wouldn't like to farm in those places that get winter snow.

  2. sounds like everyone had a great time!!!

  3. Those are some nice cakes. Looks like the grand had a wonderful time. We are supposed to have bad storm here in Indy today. Hope they hold off. Stay safe.

  4. Donna what an excellent job decorating those cakes!! I am so impressed!! Of course it sounds like you had some good help!

    We are still getting lots of rain and some strong burst of wind.

    Have fun this week!

    Cindy and Walker

  5. Those cakes could have won an award at the Sandwich Fair!! How wonderful to have Adam in for the weekend....I'll bet Riggs was really excited to see him!..and a very lovely jesture for Adam to give up his "Gator" to a younger child...Values...not enough left this day in age...

  6. Can't believe Rigg's smiles when you say cheese! What a hoot! Nice job with the hummer too. With your words about Adam and giving, I'm thinking you're a bit of a philosopher, Sam. :)

  7. What a wonderful thing for Adam to learn, about giving and the whole recycling idea of not letting a too-small toy end up in a landfill ... when it can bring joy to another small child.

    You two are being wonderful grandparents, guiding him in ways that maybe his mother would never understand. Keep up the good work!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  8. Great looking cakes - prize winners for sure. Glad Adam had a good weekend too. Sounds like a real barn burner of a storm.

  9. Those thunder/lightning storms scare the heck out of me. We don't get many of those in the West, thank goodness. Those cakes look like a couple of pros decorated them...nice work!

    Glad everyone in your house came through the storm fine!

  10. Oh, Riggs, you funny, funny boy! Loved your smile!

    So glad Adam came for a visit - I know you must have been so happy about that.

    Those cakes look terrific! How clever!

  11. WOW, that was quite the storm you had. Glad that the only damage you had was the downed tree limb, could have been worse.

    Donna, you did a wonderful job on the cakes, they look great. Mind it helps to have the extra hand helping you!

    Kevin and Ruth

  12. Yes, we both had grandkids and baked cakes. But your's are beautiful. Someone took a cake frosting class? Riggs is so cute, "cheese." Does he always do that? Aren't grandkids and dogs the best? :)