Friday, July 31, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Now before I go into that I need to catch ya'll up, Lauren (Hope's sister) had offered me a very part time job at the fitness spa she works at down town, and because I could take Leland with me I took it, it sounded like a super deal and it was however Friday morning I woke up with this doom and gloom feeling.... Anyway Lauren had called Thursday evening and asked me to come in at 1 which was an hour earlier and I said I would be able to do that, Leland normally goes down for a nap when we have plans in the afternoon at 10 and sleeps for a bit, so this door knob business was cutting into nap time and I started to get even MORE nervous about this job.
SO like I said I was off to Home Depot, and when I got there I threw my keys in the diaper bag, got out of the car shut my door, and went to get Leland out... ONE PROBLEM, all of the doors were locked and I left my diaper bag inside... I panicked had no clue what to do, so I asked a lady in the parking lot if she had a pen I could borrow, because I thought ok call a locksmith type thing, well she asked a Home Depot employee what we should do and he came running over and said we call 911 and before I had my phone out Ron was on his phone with a 911 operator. Leland was playing with Ron the whole time he was on the phone, and this is when I LOST it, I just started balling, and I couldn't stop, what kind of mother locks her baby in the car???? So the fire engine came and the ambulance came and they got Leland out after being in there for like 25 minutes, and he passed the EMT's inspection although he didn't want to come to me, he thought those fire fighters were pretty cool at this point Vince (another Home Depot employee) had brought us out a water bottle and was making sure I was ok and that they had gotten Leland out of the car. To make the whole situation more stressful though a woman who had all her kids parked and let them get out to see the fire truck, or possibly to see what was going on. But it seriously stressed an already stressed me out.... And we still hadn't gotten our door knob so I still had to go inside and get that, and I got lucky because Vince helped me find the aisle and who was in the aisle but Ron and he helped me pick out a door knob that was not too expensive and that would fit our door. I had called Hope at this point to ask her to call Lauren and tell her that I wasn't going to be in since i was having such a bad day, and Lauren texted for me to call her, so I did and she said go home have a rest and then come in, and I tried to explain to her that I was at my limit, I didn't think I could handle training, I can't even talk to anyone without tearing up.
At this point I remembered that we needed milk so I went over to Costco, got milk and waiting for Brian to go on Break, I recounted it to Brian and he of course was like well the Home Depot and Costco are so close you could have just called my work and I would have booked it over there to open the door, and I was like DUH that would have been the easiest and best option but I WAS PANICKED not thinking as clearly as I should have been.... just a thought there. So I got a text right before I was leaving Costco and it was Lauren asking me if I wanted the easy out, and if I didn't think the job was going to work. To which I thought, no I really don't think it is, I have to drive downtown twice a week for 3-4 hours each shift, I honestly don't know if it is worth it. I will have to keep looking and i told her thanks for thinking of me, and now I just hope she isn't upset with me. So we got home and I decided that Leland and I would nap together on my bed ( I mean I am still feeling terrible about locking him in the car, so naturally I want to be REALLY really nice to him) and I go to change his diaper, which had pooh in it, I get him all cleaned up and he chucks the clean diaper across the room, I go to get it and when I return there are little rabbit poops ALL over... SO he got to sleep in his crib.... Oh and while the Home Depot guy Ron was on the phone with 911 he broke the door handle off of the back passenger side door. I am however lucky enough to have found a replacement part that only cost 30$ and I hope my friend James will be able to replace it for us, I will of course pay him for his time... but that was my most horrible no good day thus far friends.... I am thankful it is over...
We discovered while at the zoo that Preston makes a beautiful butterfly
and Eli makes an intimidating spider and Uncle Adam is a seriously good sport, here he is being the leaf man at the SF Zoo.
would make an awesome cowboy....And that Leland missed his daddy a little too.Before the rest of the gang got to the house, Emma came down with her family and we hung out Maddy wanted to put on a puppet show and soon the whole gang was involved I don't know how thrilled she was about it though, take a look at her face....Poor Porter had the full tea kettle fall on his foot, he was a trooper through it all though.
And I am convinced that Mom had this sink put in just so she could keep bathing her grandbabies in the kitchen sink! It is a great bath tub even for Tank's bum!
We had a bounce house one day, and I never realized how fun those were, we had to spray it down with water because the blue parts of it would burn ya if you landed on them. I jumped with Eli and Leland and Maddy who told me where to go and what to do, sadly I didn't get any pictures of the bounce house but I am sure Annie did, she is an excellent picture taker. On that day we also did sno cones and that was super fun we had Tamera over for those. And of course there was swimming and laughing and bonding between the cousins and their parents. It was so great to get to see everyone and spend time with the family, we truly are blessed to have such a great one!
On a side note, Amy has this fabulous game of charades of types where everyone writes down three names and you fold them up and put them in a bowl, the first round you can say/ act out whatever you want, the second round is the one word round where you have to describe them in one word or less, and the third round is all actions. We had played this at her house over this last new years and we all have mom's beloved actions for Tiger Woods down (rwar) but this time around we had Mr. Bean and I seriously could not think of one word so I said Lentil, Amy and Mom just looked at me like I had just given them the worst clue ever, and I will admit it stunk, but Emma would have gotten it if she was on my team. This then lead to our discussion of Fiddler on the Roof because Amy was sure that there was a daughter named that, mom of course corrected her, and we all had a good laugh. Later that night I got a text from Annie and all it said was Lentil, its a good thing I can laugh at myself!
We went over to Telluride because they had a free gondola ride and we wanted to see what it would be life if The Hamiltons wanted to go back that way to ski sometime. It was a gorgeous ride, but I am not much for heights so Brian jr. again teased the whole time, and may have had his life threatened a few times. Leland loved it, he especially liked to be sitting on his own bum, we tried to get him to stand up so he could see better but it looks like he may have some of his mom in him as he refused to do so.
Brian Jr took advantage of some free rock climbing, I mean it wasn't very impressive seeing as it was for little kids but he did an excellent job climbing, the getting down was a little harder:D