This weekend has been fun. We had some interesting things happen. Friday night the boys were playing in the backyard and I had just finished nursing when I had an impression to go check on Caleb...well, turns out I cannot find him anywhere! I'm searching high and low, under trees and bushes, calling out his name, and now starting to get a little worried. I'm not frantic yet because the back gate was still closed so I know he couldn't have gotten out to the front but I'm thinking, "where could he have gone"? Well, as I tear through the house again, frantically looking everywhere for my 5 year old, I come out the front door to see my nice neighbors walking him back home. THE KID CLIMBED OVER THE WALL! Can you believe this???
Against our cinder block wall we had an old dog kennel (chain-link fence) lying against the wall and he climbed up that baby and jumped over to see what the neighbors were doing! The funny thing my neighbor said was "Ah, hunny, we have a kid in our backyard, and he's not ours!"
Our Caleb truly is a monkey! He loves to climb on top of our playground outside and sit on top of the roof or just hang from the swing set. It must be a boy thing!
Well, if you think that was the only action of our weekend, guess again! Saturday morning rolls around, SAME THING HAPPENS! Caleb is gone again and this time the neighbors weren't home so Justin jumped the fence and retrieved our little stinker pants! Only this time, moved the chain fence far far away from the wall! Duh! We should've done it the first time!
This is Caleb after the first escape, thinking he was pretty cool!
Well, our day continues as we make a family trip to Target. Justin is playing hide n seek with Caleb in the aisles and I'm off in a different section with the others. Well, I pass Justin frantically looking for something and he says "I lost Caleb" to which I reply, "What?" Turns out they were playing and Caleb bolted out of his sight in a matter of seconds! (I promise, we really are good parents!) Well, a few moments go by, I start looking around and Justin tells one of the Target employees. They instantly announce "Code Yellow, Code Yellow!" over all the walkie talkies and start "locking down" the store! In a matter of about 3 minutes they had found him running through the check out stands! How grateful I am to the sweet lady that had a good hold of Caleb by the time we got to him! I think from now on we'll be calling him our Houdini monkey!
All in all, the experience was reassuring. Aside from feeling really stupid for losing my child, it was good to know that there were employees all over the store looking around for my kid and that they wouldn't let anyone in or out until they found him. Thank you Target!