Jordan, Amber, and Mr. Milo

Jordan, Amber, and Mr. Milo

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The day my fire alarm went off for 2 and 1/2 hours

Today started out fine.  It was really cold outside, and Milo had woken up to eat at 7am.  So we decided we would take Jordan to school.  We got back around 8:30, Milo played for a bit, and went down for his morning nap.  At 10:30 we went with some friends on a donut walk.

This is only part of the group

We looked pretty silly walking our long line of strollers down the busy streets of San Francisco on our way to the donut shop.  I even had a guy ask me on the way if we were doing a flash mob.

After donuts we hit up a local park for a few minutes.  Milo was in heaven watching the other kids play!  I can't wait for him to be old enough to run around with the other little munchkins! 

After our donut walk we went to visit Jords at school.  Every Tuesday a Sr. missionary couple brings lunch for the students and we have institute.  I think this might be one of Milo's favorite things to do during the week.  He loves his dad!  And was talking to him the entire lesson.  (To the other dental students -- Sorry for being such a distraction!!!)  We missed nap time due to this - but Milo was hanging in there

Now this is where our day got a little more rough.  Just as we had gotten home from visiting Jordan, I put Milo in his crib for a nap.  Poor guy was getting pretty tired!  Not 5 minutes later i hear a loud BEEP BEEP BEEP!!!  FIRE FIRE FIRE!!!  Ugh our fire alarm was going off.  I ran in and grabbed Milo, took a quick peek around and headed out the door.  I ran him over to a friends house and asked her to watch him while I went and tried to figure out how to turn the dang thing off (no fire, no smoke, just a faulty alarm.)  I came back a few minutes later and was stumped.  I grabbed a bottle and the diaper bag and headed back to my friends.  I could hear our alarm a building away!  While I was there I called our maintenance people.  They said they would have someone over as quick as possible.  Well 30 mins went by, then an hour.  Milo was getting CRANKY!  He needed a nap.  And my friend, Ashley, has a few rambunctious kids of her own!  Milo was not able to fall asleep anywhere!  This is how he was feeling after now missing BOTH of his naps...

Not a happy camper :(

I was getting a little frustrated at this point.  I ran back over to my loud apartment, grabbed his carseat, and decided it was time for a little drive.  So where did we drive to??  The only drive thru McDonalds I have seen in San Francisco (20 minutes away...)

Oh ya - welcome to San Fran.  Fast food chains now have to charge 10 cents per bag.  (So do i pay the 10 cents or individually get handed my burgers and fries?? -- Just kidding, I only got a Diet Coke, because McDonalds D.C. is THE BEST DIET COKE IN THE WORLD!)  Luckily Mr. Milo fell asleep not 2 minutes after we started driving, and I drove that boy around for over an hour to keep him asleep.

After 2 and 1/2 hours someone was finally able to come fix our faulty fire alarm.  My friend Ashley came to the rescue again and cooked dinner for us.  What would I do without this girl!?!  Pictured up top is her 9 month old Isla.  Milo is her boyfriend haha.  Love that little girl.  

Ivory (Ashley's oldest) was such a good babysitter to Mr. Milo.  This girl cracks me up!  If you wanna read some of the funniest "what motherhood is really like" stories, go to ashley's blog
You will DIE!!

Milo had fun playing with his friends.  And we were finally able to go home. 

 Sadly, we came home to a disastrous house, and I am too embarassed to even show you pictures of what the living room and our bedroom look like....Between our adventures to the donut shop, school, and having a faulty fire alarm... there was no time to clean up.  I have been putting it off for the last 30 minutes by blogging...And now I am too tired to do it. UGH.

There's nothing I hate more than going to bed or waking up to a dirty house.  I'll probably just clean it tonight cause I'm a neat freak and can't sleep when my house is messy.

On a totally different note - I totally wanna do this with Milo before Halloween ( 2 days haha)
I can just picture his face now hahaha!

1 comment:

  1. Glad it was a false alarm. Or maybe a real one, in one of those metaphorical ways that brings your attention to the other stuff you may have looked over. Heh, but still, better to have such a mechanism in your house, than none at all. Though you deserve better than a malfunction. There are foolproof alarm systems which you could consider and buy.

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