April 2011 will definitely go down in the record books. We are still technically one day away from the end of the month and according to Accuweather, it is “likely to set record for [the] most tornadoes.” This fact has affected me personally in a couple of ways. First, while living in Virginia we were all forced to the basement because there was a tornado warning for the area (a first for my kids). Second, shortly after leaving Virginia we ended up racing a particularly bad storm out the state of Georgia (and we got out only hours before it hit the area we had been in). It was nothing too serious there, but who wants to drive a 38 ft camper through torrential rains and wind? Not us!
On a more personal note, this month will go down in our family’s record book, because we’ve had a lot going on. We finally made the plunge and “moved” South in our camper this month. Both of my kids learned to ride their bikes without training wheels this month. And yesterday, my son learned how to swim without his life jacket!!! My daughter is hoping to work on her swimming skills tomorrow, so there is even a chance she will be swimming without her life jacket in April too.
And of course, the primary reason we left Virginia when we did… so we could view the Endeavor shuttle launch scheduled for today. Unfortunately, that will not be happening in April (it was postponed till May 2 at the earliest). I guess that’s something for the record book in May.