Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We love our local firemen...

Thought I would over the next few days fill you in on our happenings at home the last month between hospital visits. Last I left you before our world was turned upside down we had just gone to the pumpkin patch...

Which meant we had pumpkins to carve. Before...

Yes they are in there PJ's we carved our pumpkins in the morning before daddy had to go to work. Flexible is our word around home now :) (If only I could be flexible like elastic girl the things I could get done)

Did I mention I only had two pumpkins to clean out as Aunt Sissa helped me clean out two the night before. Which was nice as I was left to carve three out of the four by myself. The kids liked taking the stuff out and that was pretty much it. Well Little Mister liked to instruct me on just how to do the Starwars pumpkins and kept reminding me to not mess it up :)

here are the finished pumpkins. Not a great picture and you would think with the amount of time I spend outside that night I would of tried for more...

you are probably wondering about the title and how does it fit with these pictures well I am somewhat embarrassed to tell this story but I am hoping it might help someone else. You see As I lit the candles Little Miss was too cold and wanted to stay inside. Little Mister watched from the door way. As I snapped the above picture Little mister comes out shuting the door behind him. The locked door! So lucky for me I was on the phone with Brian at the time however he was all the way in Troutdale, The other extra keys? one at OHSU with mel and one in Willsonville with mom and dad G. What is a mom to do, well I called our friendly fireman from church Mr. Scott to see what do to. No answer , so I call my friend Kim to find out where and how to get a hold of Mr Scott. Sorry again Kim for being so rushed and rude :)
Mr Scott calmly tells a very upset me to call 911, then I proceed to ask will it cost me, how will they get in, is this really an emergency? His response so calm and kind was to remind me that no you pay taxes for firemen to do there job and yes I have 18m old locked in a house alone that is an emergency. Less then 10 min later 3 very nice fire men let me in to my house where I could hug my little miss who was standing at the door with a pacifier in her mouth, Ammy horse in her arms, and big tears in her eyes where I think she had been waiting for the 20mins we were outside. Little Mister got a cool glow stick and even reminded me to pray in the middle of the chaos. As the firemen left one kindly said to me "Miss we recommend mom's go out the garage door they don't get shut and locked behind you" Thank you to all the friendly firemen lesson learned.

2 comments:

.k.h. said...

THis is one of my favorite stories of all time. Hands down.

Anonymous said...

Great pumpkins! Little Mister must be very proud of you and your carving skills Mom!

Thanks for sharing your story...any of us with kids have them :) I hear your mother in law made you feel better with her own story :)

Janice P