Here is a picture of what was spotted less then 10 miles to the south of our house as it traveled to just over a mile to the west of us. THEN...another funnel cloud and rotation was spotted less than 5 miles southwest of us that traveled right over our house!! All of this was going on yesterday as the boys and I were eating dinner. I didn't even hear the sirens until my mom called (as they were driving over to watch the boys) to let me know - she was a little giddy too!!
Naturally, the boys freaked out. We went down into the basement and sat under the stairs. It is amazing how small an almost 8 year old boy and a 5 year old boy can get when they both need to sit on Mommy's lap. The whole time I wanted to go upstairs to look, but that would have caused mass hysteria!! (And why does this always happen when Pat is not home???)
Finally, the sirens stopped and I went upstairs to take a look (Cale opted to stay in the basement and Ryan clung to me like a baby monkey). The sky looked so COOL!!!! If I had known where my camera was, I would have been going crazy taking pictures.
I am absolutely fascinated with tornadoes, but at the same time, don't hit my house please!!!