AUNTARA: The Seattle Tour '08

This past week Uncle James and Aunt Tara flew out from Ohio to visit us in the rainy land of Seattle. It was their first trip to Washington and our first basement (as opposed to house) guests. We ate, drank and were merry. We visited a brewery, sampled vino at a number of wineries, did a little sight seeing, and stayed up way later (like A LOT later) than Jeremy and I have since Preston was born.

Uncle James and Preston were instant buddies. Aunt Tara, on the other hand, had her work cut out for her. (Probably because no woman could ever measure up to Mommy.) Fortunately Tara had her AUNTARA 2008 shirt on hand, which won over the little man instantly. I had the shirt made as a thank-you for co-hosting my baby shower last November.

The highlight of our short-lived visit was when I dropped Preston off at a friend's house. Heidi (my new friend) offered to watch P'Dub for six hours so that Jeremy and I could enjoy some adult-time with our guests. I had everything ready for Heidi - a printed page that detailed everything anyone would ever need to know about P'Dub, which included shot records, his eat and sleep schedule, and various contact information. I felt really good about leaving him.

What I did not feel good about is that I left my cell phone in the apartment. On top of that, I failed to give Heidi's phone number to Jeremy. This means when I decided to make my first check-in call, about an hour into our day, I had no way of contacting Heidi. My first time leaving Preston since end of June, and I can't check on him!!!

Basically I freak out. Beat myself up about being a horrible mother. All I could do was cry. So I did. Five hours later, as I arrived on Heidi's doorstep, I cried again. This time I was crying out of joy. My little man was safe and sound. Poor Heidi, alarmed by my emotional outburst, thought something bad had happened and asked if we were in a car wreck. After all, I didn't call all day and show up a mess.

Good times. Great story...now, that is.

So thanks Uncle James and Aunt Tara for visiting! We miss you already.

1 comment:

MBKimmy said...

how wonderful to get out for some much needed adult time ... next time don't forget your phone so you can enjoy it!
Glad you found someone you trust with your bundle of joy!