Late last year, California experienced terrible record setting wildfires (‘Tubbs Fire’) . The poor air quality we have been experiencing for over a week brings back the not too distant memories of the firestorm that we endured last year.
San Francisco skyline… (photo credit: Eric Risberg/AP)
This year the situation has repeated itself. The ‘Camp Fire’
in Northern California broke last year’s all-time record for structures burned, it also broke the record for the deadliest wildfire in state history. The fire, in Butte County has burned 135,000 acres and is only 35% contained. The burned area is nearly the size of Colorado Springs
. The town of Paradise, a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills was home to 27,000 residents it has been reduced to just ash and rubble.
‘Camp Fire’ Paradise – Butte County. (photo credit: Getty Images)
To the south of us in Ventura County – the ‘Woolsey Fire’
has burned approximately 100,000 acres and is only 47% contained. The burned area is approximately the size of Denver
Woolsey Fire, Malibu – Ventura County (photo credit: Grant and Cassie Denham)
‘Woolsey Fire’, Malibu – Ventura County (photo credit: Eric Thayer/Reuters)
On the home front – the boys are your average, happy, inquisitive, hungry, moody, CRAZY 3 year olds
!!! They are actually pretty well behaved (for me anyway 🙂 ). They love to get outside and run their little legs. Unfortunately N95 particle masks have returned as a result of the awful air quality and lingering smoke. We have had to find other venues to help them expel some of their pent up energy.
The boys started gymnastics 2 weeks ago.
First gymnastics class…
Yesterday we went to a huge indoor place called ‘Epicenter‘. It offered a nice respite from the smoky air! The boys had a great time playing with the other kids and climbing in the play structure.
We started attending New Life Church on Sundays 🙂 . The boys love going to ‘Sunday school’ – so much so, they usually don’t want to leave. The church is non-denominational and I think it has the right blend of spirituality and community values! I have enjoyed the experience thus far.
First day of Sunday School
All dressed and ready to go!
For Halloween the boys dressed up as characters from the TV show PJ Masks!
Trick or Treat!
Luna girl, Catboy, Gecko I, Gecko II & Romeo
Some random pictures from the last month’s adventures.
SFPD at the Zoo
Morning Walk – Starbucks!
Mahalo ke Akua – God bless all of the families that have been affected by the fires….
Rachel – I LOVE YOU!!!