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Thursday, December 18, 2008



Long story short since I have little time these days:

I dropped Jacob off at Sunshine School.  Fed Johnny breakfast and put him down for a cat nap before his 6 month appointment.  Had Wendy's for lunch while driving between errands.  Yum!  Picked Jacob up from school.  Took the boys to buy a Christmas gift for Nana. 

Came home.  

Let Jacob play in the driveway.  Took a load of things into the house.  Got Johnny out of the car and realized the wet leaves on the driveway were in Jacob's way and keeping him from riding his bike.  

Put the baby on my hip and got the leaf blower out.  Blew all leaves off of driveway.  

When done blowing off the driveway heard the house alarm blaring!  

Ran to back door.  
Jacob screaming on the other side with door locked.  
Realize that the keys are in kitchen.  
Call husband in panic.  
Have no clue if anyone is in the house with Jacob.  
Make a mad dash to the neighbors.  
Get spare key.  
Run to front of house and unlock door.  
Embrace my hysterical son while disarming alarm system.  
Try to get myself under control and shaking frantically.  
Jason comes home sees that everything is okay and goes back to work.  
Retrieve other child and begin getting the remainder of things out of the car.  
Come into my home to see Jason and two police officers standing in my kitchen.  

Jacob had dragged a chair over to the alarm key pad on the wall and hit the panic button.  Since it took me so long to get the alarm turned off, the alarm company notified police and the police were surrounding the house waiting for back up before they started to enter the home!!!!!  I wanted to curl up in a ball and hide under the covers for the rest of the day.   

All in a days work right?  Life IS Bliss right?  


At 3:58 PM, Blogger Liz*** said...

Oh Holly! Wow. Now that is a story for his rehearsal dinner one day!

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

What an experience...I am impressed that you were blowing leaves with a baby in the other hand. Have a great Christmas! Love, Jamie Schlegel

At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Traci Brown said...

I have had Audrey call 911 and hang up. By the way they MUST (at least in Hillsboro) send a car by to be sure that nothing is really wrong. I think that the police scared her enough that she may NEVER dial 911 again.

At 10:16 AM, Blogger Amy Porter said...

Just the other day our house alarm went off and we had the sherriff and the fire truck...but your story is WAY better! That is one of those that is funny now...not at all funny at the time!

At 8:10 PM, Blogger Grammy Forest said...

Holly, first I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. I understand about how fast kids can be. If it weren't against the law, or maybe it isn't, but having a rope tied around each of their waists would certainly help prevent a lot of traumatic experiences. Just glad all turned out okay. God Bless! Karen

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

I was laughing so hard reading your story. I can totally relate!!!!! Except for the leaf blower... please give me just a bit of your energy and neatness!!!!! I need it!
Anyway, I'm glad all is okay and you have a great story for a lifetime!


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