Sunday, September 2, 2012

Triplets and Isaac

You are probably wondering what the connection is between the babies and Isaac. Actually, nothing, lol! I just wanted to give you an update on how much my grandbabies have grown. For those who do not follow my blog, the babies are not really triplets. I call them my triplets because they were born within 15 days of each other.  But the 2 are twins. The one in the center is my youngest daughter Tina's baby, Reese and the twins, Halle and Rea, are my other daughter Rochelle's twin babies.
I also want to show you what Hurricane Isaac did to our yard when he came for a visit a few days ago and how the yard looks after I cleaned up.
Here are the 3 babies when the twins were born.

Here are the triplets now. Reese (center) is 15 days older but she is smaller than the twins now. I know I am biased but aren't they just the cutest little girls? I miss them so much. I need to take a trip to Florida soon to visit them. Reese is a little over 8 months old now.
 Ok, now let's go my backyard. There are a lot of these tree limbs and branches all over the yard. I don't know how much I already picked up but I am still picking them up.

The wind did not blow the benches over. John laid them back thinking they would be safer that way.
But this iron planter was blown over by the strong wind. We probably had wind gusts up to 65 MPH and it was scary because we could see the trees swinging since our house is full of windows that are overlooking the back yard. And we have so many big and tall trees. Thank heavens none of them got uprooted.
 Two of the trellises fell back but the generator caught them.
Before the storm, we moved a lot of outdoor potted plants into the garage and inside the house. But we left the big ones out there. We thought because we could not lift them, they would be too heavy for the wind also. But we were wrong, look at this big pot that broke.
 and the table and chair.
I am not complaining. In fact, I am thankful that this is the extent of our damage.
We had to buy another big planter to repot the spiral evergreen and here it is now.


 and the chairs and table are up.


 My good friend, Brenda, gave me this big cup and saucer planter for my birthday, along with the beetle peeking in the background and some birds for hubby. (We share the same birthday, you know.)  Aren't they cute? I sure do enjoy the little things in life, and the big things too!

I brought these chairs inside and just moved the table to closer to a wall before the storm. Now, they're back outside and put together. I have been cleaning up for 2 days but I am not done yet. But that might be because I take too many breaks blogging, lol.

Although we had so much rain, we were never worried of flooding because our house is set really high. Do you see the roof of our side neighbor across the street down there?
My angel is back outside to watch over my plants again.

I think my peppers really enjoyed the rain cause now, they are even healthier.
The back porch is now free of leaves.
All these little furniture and table accessories were all brought inside the house before the storm. What a task to take them all out again. I still have a few outdoor tables in the garage. I am thinking of painting them first before I take them out.
And here's the deck looking relaxing again. It was a mess during the storm. The pool was full of leaves and branches. And so were the deck and porch too.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
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Shelia said...

Hi Christine! I'm so sorry the storm damaged so much of your beautiful yard! These storms are so scary. I can tell you've been working hard to get everything back in place.
Your little triplets are just darling! It's hard to believe they are so big now!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh My Goodness your little princess' have really grown!!! They are gorgeous, and I KNOW you are beaming with delight over them!!!
Such a great post to show us "All your beauty BEFORE the Beastly Isaac". SO Sorry for all he put you through. Those storms are SO Scary. I've been praying for all of you. We will be getting "Isaac leftovers" this week. We'll be getting 3 days of rain.
Even thought you had some damage, your yard is "Gorgeous"!!!
Have a Happy Labor Day,

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Christine! Ohhh! Those babies are SO cute! How sweet!
Wow, you did have quite a bit of damage from the storm. I'm glad it was no worse then it was though. We finally got of couple days of much needed rain here in Mid Missouri because of it, I guess you can say that that is the only good that came out of it,huh? Have a great Monday!Gina

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh my gosh Christine those babies are cuties!! I can't believe how big they got! Sorry to hear about the damage, but I'm glad it wasn't too bad!

Patricia@ButterYum said...

so sorry you had to do all that work around the yard - such a shame that beautiful urn broke. Oh, and your grandbabies are so precious!!! You and Joan have such a lovely family. Enjoy your holiday!

Sarah said...

Everything looks to be in tip top shape now. I'm glad you didn't have serious damage.
The babies are adorable..........Sarah

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, I am so glad you were all safe and that you only lost a few plants. Your yard is so pretty and has grown like mad over the last year. Hugs, marty

Gina said...

Your granddaughters are absolutely precious! So cute!

I'm sorry you had some damage, but am happy to see you are safe & have gotten everything cleaned up & pretty again.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So cute - They grow up way to fast.
Glad you did not get major damage.
Have a great week.

SavannahGranny said...

Oh Chistine, The babies are looking so sweet. My they have grown. I know you are wanting to get some new hugs soon.
You grounds always look so lovely. Everything is healthy and green. Don't work too hard. There is always tomorrow. That's my motto! Love to you, Ginger

Riet said...

Oh wow you are a rich lady with these little beauties, just glorious.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a mess you had. Thankfully you were all safe. The babies are growing up so fast and of course they are adorable!!!!

Erica (Irene) said... sorry about the damage in your backyard but it looks good now. But most of all glad you and your family are safe.

Those lil' babies are more then cute.

Hope you have a great Labor Day!

Chubby Chieque said...

Lovely lil ladies... ang cute nila. I wonder you missed them §:-)

Isaac is really naughty, huh? We don't have too much typhoon in Sweden but when winter strikes, then we all have problems too, like you had.

Just enjoy cleaning, no whinning and next day, everything will OK:

Have a blessed week & hugs to everybody around you.


Alycia Nichols said...

Those babies are really growing up!!! SO cute!!!!!!! Glad to see you're getting the patio area back together. I can only imagine how much work has to go into it!

Pat Freymuth said...

Your sweet babies always make me smile, Christine!

So sorry to see the damage in your beautiful yard!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your darling granddaughters are getting so big and cuter by the day! I know you must miss them between visits!

I'm happy to see that almost everything is cleaned up. Wow...that must have been a lot of work. We had two days of rain, I think that might have been a bit of leftover from Isaac. It;s good that you and John prepared for the storm.

Happy Labor Day!


Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your grand babies are getting so big. Yes they are all adorable!!

I'm so glad you did not have to much damage and your safe.

Your yard is beautiful and now looks all cleaned up.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Those baby girls are adorable Christine! I can see why your anxious to go seem them soon.
And your yard and pool are is looking fantastic! Hard to believe what a mess you had.
Hugs friend,

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful Grand Babies!Sorry for the storm damage.

kitty said...

Yes, Christine, the babies are adorable!! I know you want to visit them and kiss their sweet faces. What a mess from Isaac, but look how you cleaned up everything.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I am so glad you are alright and only had a little damage. God took care of you. I must said, you have the cutest grandbabies. I would be in Heaven around those beauties. Give them a kiss from you blog friend. Hugs, Martha

Amy said...

Thank God Isaac didn't do much damage to your yard and no tree fell! Most importantly, you and your family are safe. :)

You have the cutest "triplets"! The twins really caught up with their weight. They all are so adorable.

Creations By Cindy said...

The babies are so precious! Just melts my heart! Praise the Lord that you didn't get any more damage than you got with Isacc. You still have a beautiful place Christine! Love your warm and inviting home. Hugs and blessings, Cindy


The babies are adorable..all of them and.. I don't blame you for been crazy about them and missing them, Chris! You were blessed that Issac didn't do mayor damage on your property and you've done a great job putting it back as beautiful as it was. Your garden is lovely.

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Genie said...

Love the "triplet" photos. How cute to name them that. They really could have been being they were so close together. The photos are darling. Glad you did not get the flooding.Wind can be just as frightening. genie

NatureFootstep said...

Beautiful triplet. :) Everyone would be proud of them.

Glad the storm was not worse then that. No one was hurt, right?

Terie Cornelio said...

Babies are so beautiful, they will love each other like true sisters. The storm damage sucks but your attitude and quick way to put it all back together, priceless!! Your yard looks great. I especially love the planter that says "enjoy the little things in life" and the little water fountains into the pool. great idea.

bj said...

I hate the damage to your things in the yard but am soooo thankful no one was hurt or your house destroyed. So thankful.

I can't believe how much your "triplets" are growing. So pretty, too.
Did I ever tell you that I also have "triplets"? My daughter in law had twin girls and 3 days later, my daughter had her first girl. So, these 3 have always considered themselves triplets...they are all turning 15 in October......

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Whew! So good to know that you all are safe and that you have everything back together and beautiful!

And your three little sweeties are adorable. Your grandbabies have grown up so fast!

Stopping by to say hello, my friend! We have been in a whirlwind with the very quick sale of our home...for now, we are in a very beautiful condo/apt, month to month, until we move...which is looking like not until January...but it was a blessing to have our home sell in 30 days!

Blessings & Aloha!
My blog visits have been few and far between...but catching up on some of my favorite blogs now.

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