Friday, September 25, 2009

"911 What is your Emergency"

"If your happy and you know clap your hands," If your happy and you know it clap your hands"...................... Come on we all know the song and once you hear it, it sits in your head. Well today David was playing with a toy that plays this famous song. I was getting ready to take Michael to pre-school when I hear a loud, hard knock on the door. I thought holy hummer who is knocking at the door this early in the morning. At first I thought that sounds like a police knock but when I looked through my trusty peep-hole I did not see anyone. All of sudden I see a tan sleeve move from the corner. I opened the door and there was a nice PCSO Deputy at the door. "Hi- Could someone possibly dialed 911". Hmmmm I thought I said it is possible. I went to were little David was and sure enough in his hand was the phone and it was on talk. I hang up the phone and check the last number called and sure enough it started out as 911 and then many numbers and even symbols after it. I showed it to the Deputy and told him it was a 10 month old culprit. All the while David was smiling. So our first 911 call was done by David and the entire time the dispatcher could here the song and I'm sure some babbling was mixed in. Dan said at least it was not a time when David was crying. Imagine that?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Have you ever lost something....

In the past 2 weeks I have lost 2 expensive items and 1 not so expensive item. The first were my set of car keys. I'm not worried about the house key but the key to van is expensive to replace. It has the remote on the key and I called today and was told it will be around $100.00 to get a new one. For know I have been using the spare key but eventually I will have to get the extra key because I'm a expert at locking my keys in the vehicle. The next is Mattie's glasses. I have tried so hard to take care of these darn things and she just will not wear them. She is constantly taking them off and throwing them. Sometimes I will notice it and other times I have not caught it and end up going back to a store to get them. Anyways her glasses disappeared and they are no where to be found. I searched top and bottom for them and called every place that I went to last week and this week. What kills me is they are expensive and finding a pair of glasses that fits her is hard because her face is so tiny. I can go back to the place that we got her first glasses but they do not take insurance so it would be another out of pocket expense. Since Mattie know has state insurance they will cover glasses but finding the glasses is hard and the places that do have them don't cover materials (glasses).
My third loss and it is not a big one but I bought the new Dan Brown book last week. I know for 100 percent that I left it at the place were Mattie gets her out patient therapy. I called and no one has turned the book in. It makes me so mad that there are such dishonest people out there who take things that don't belong to them. I don't care what the object is, it is just plain dishonest.

So there are my losses for the past 2 weeks. I feel so irresponsible and it is frustrating. At least I can say I still have my kids and I've managed to keep track of them. I think I need to start attaching a string to me with objects attached to the string. Maybe I can create a new trend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

There were 23 of us total on Labor Day Weekend

The past weekend we enjoyed a weekend at the cabin. Dan,myself and the 3 little ones were the first to arrive on Friday afternoon. We got up there around 3:30 and it was 62 degrees outside. It was instant relief from the heat. When Dan opened up the doors that go underneath the cabin to turn the electricity on, a bat fell from the door and almost hit him. It laid on the ground and at dusk if flew away. As long as I can remember we always had a bat that would sit at one of the kitchen windows around this time of year. Around 9 on Friday night the rest of the troops arrived. That came to a total of 9 adults and 12 kids. On Saturday all of the kids played outside. The were either up on the mountainside that is behind the cabin or down at the creek. It started raining around 12 and did not stop until 4. The rain really got the creek running. Debbie who is my sister-in-law, her parents came up that afternoon, which brought the total to 11 adults. Her Dad Brent was kind enough to do shifts with the little kids and take them all on Jeep rides. Michael loved it and has been telling everyone about his jeep ride up in the mountains. On Saturday I made a huge dinner and then after dinner the men went to town to get a few items that had been left behind and of course some munchies cravings. They were gone a total of 3 hours (1 hour each way to town and back and another hour at Wal-Mart). Dan and I left on Sunday and everyone else left on Monday. The weather was great, the food was great. The kids had a blast outside getting muddy and finding all sorts of rocks and sticks to show the parents. It was the usual cabin trip of walks,naps, and endless card games. For whatever reason I can not type next to the pictures. But we did a group picture of everyone minus one guy who was still sleeping and my niece who was hiding in the crowd. I took many pictures of Michael,David and Mattie. The picture of the 3 girls are Marissa (friends daughter), Mylie (my niece who is the same age as Mattie) and of course Mattie. Michael was hooked on the toy gun all weekend and every picture he had to pose with the gun.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Once again it's about the bike

I know I've heard it before they are ugly and you would not be caught dead riding one. I think they are kind of cool and the fact that the company is giving a bike away every week is even cooler. I would not pay the $1300.00 so I figure maybe I have a chance at winning.

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes