Monday, September 20, 2010

Papou's Visit and The Worst Mom Award

Papou came to visit us this weekend and this is how excited Daci was about it.....
He got in at 3am on Saturday morning. Daci was so excited when she saw Fred walk down the stairs in the morning! She was a little shy at first even though it was clear she was so happy to have him there. After about five minutes she was completely warmed up and being her bossy self :) It seems she is bossiest with Fred. She loves to lead him around and tell him what to do. It was so funny, almost the whole time he was there she was holding his hand and pulling him around.

We went downtown for the first half of Saturday.

The famous cupcake shop "Sprinkles" was right across where we parked downtown so of course we had to stop for one....even if it was 10am :) Fred and Rick got a chocolate peanut butter cupcake. I went in with them while they ordered and at the last second saw the words "gluten free"!!! I almost jumped out of my shoes I was so excited. They had a Red Velvet Gluten Free Cupcake!! Of course I got it and of course it was TO DIE FOR!!!

We went to the Apple store and Daci pulled Fred up and down the staircase over and over again

Fred and Daci with the famous Water Tower in the background

Daci pulling Fred around downtown

Then, Saturday afternoon we came home, took a nap, and then Daci was up and ready to go some more. She told Fred she wanted to go outside with her stroller and bear and she ran around like a crazy person :)

We decided to go Downtown Naperville for the evening. This is us playing outside before we left.

Downtown Naperville. Daci would not stay in her stroller. She insisted on holding Fred's hand and leading him around the city.

We were sad to see Fred go. Especially Daci. She had big alligator tears when she said good bye. Rick left the same time as Fred did to go back to Texas. It sure is hard living apart during the week. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. We miss him!

Now, we are back to just Daci and and of course, it wouldn't be a regular day without a little drama. I went out to the garage this morning to get something out of the car. When I went to go back in the door was locked! I was locked out of the house and Daci was stuck inside! We usually have a spare key outside but I had just given it to Fred the night before when he went on a walk with Daci so it was back inside. After about three minutes of me not coming back in Daci got scared and was screaming her head off. I was frantically running around the house trying to find a way in but all the windows and doors were locked! I ran up and down my whole street trying to find a phone I could use and not one person was home. Finally I got into a house across the street and called the police. They came minutes later and couldn't get in either. Apparently we have a very good lock. So, he called the fire department. All the while Daci is inside screaming her head of saying "MooooommmmM!" The fire dept came and used a door seperator and finally got in the house. Daci was a big mess with a puffy, red face, snot everywhere and a poopy diaper. The poor thing. It broke my heart!!! She saw the men and ran in the opposite direction screaming. I finally got through the group and ran to her. She clung to me for at least 20 minutes. The nice officer gave her a Sheriff Sticker though and she loved it. It definitely calmed her down. Thanks Naperville Police and Fire Departments!

Worst Mom Award goes to me :(
Here is Daci with her new Sherrif Sticker. This was after she calmed down and finally let go of my neck. As you can see...she is still not very happy with what happened to her. Poor baby!


Darren and Kelli Haub said...

Damon is sitting on my lap and he keeps asking for a treat and pointing to your cupcakes. :)

As for the worst mom ever award... don't worry I got one of those a few months back. I locked Damon in the car at IKEA. It happens. :)

Karen Pedersen said...

Tell Papou I hate him. No fair he gets to visit and Dan and I don't. No fair he gets to play with our Daci and we don't. Yes, I am acting spoiled. I miss my Daci. Just kidding...about the hating Papou part. I'm actually glad he got to see Daci. I just wish we could too. You are not a bad mom. Every mother has done something like that in their lives. Daci will not remember it when she's all grown up and I'm pretty sure she will not be scarred for life.

Liz Smith said...

oh no!!! how scary! I am so glad the FD was able to get you in. And don't worry, you're still a great mom. Jared's parents lost him at Disneyworld once....i don't think it gets worse than

p.s. how is it that i have never heard of this Sprinkles cupcake shop?!?! I need to go! Cupcakes are one of my many obsessions. :D

PAUL + ALICIA said...

oh poor thing! I bet you were so sick and worried! every mom does that at some point! you aren't a bad mom, plus it wasn't you fault! I bet you enjoyed the cuddling after! that's so fun grandpa came and visited! it's hard to be away, I have guilt dreams about my parents every night cause I feel so bad for taking away their only grand kid!
thanks for your comment it made my day!

Mrs. Ham said...

haha i'm dying at your story.. now that everything is ok of course! i would have died if that happened to me. Chicago seems so fun!