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Tessa's eventful birthday

November 16, 2011 - Terri Castelaz
Tessa turned three-years-old on Saturday. Since we already had her family birthday party, due to all the men going to camp the weekend of her birthday, I thought we could do something special. Extra special it was — or at least an eventful one anyway. We began the day by meeting Grandma Pat and Grandma Joyce at Burger King for lunch and so she could play. If I only had one of those rooms in my house life would be so much easier. She loves climbing through those tubes and going down the slide. And I rarely have to scold her, not much trouble to get into in there. Following lunch we decided to go shopping with grandma. Of course I agree to go to JC Penney’s before I knew the stroller wasn’t in the back of the truck. Well it actually was one of her better shopping days. As long as grandma was by her she was fine. Then it was a quick trip to the grocery store to buy cake mix and frosting to make her “sprinkle” cupcakes that she wanted. We finally made it home and began the cupcake process. As I was pouring the batter in the tins she decided to take the wall phone off the hook. I grabbed the phone and hung it up, as I didn't know she actually dialed a number. Oh not just any number, you guessed it — 911. As you recall this is her second time making this call. When she was about a year old, she also was lucky enough to hit the right numbers for her call to go through. Really what are the chances. As protocol the sheriff’s department sends an office to make sure everything is OK. Well as the car pulled up her eyes got pretty big and her sister, Payton told her they were coming to pick her up. Tears start to flow. But stopped quickly after the very nice officer talked to her and tried to explain to her not to call unless it was an emergency. I had to tell him she was only three today so she probably not understanding what he is telling her. He wished her a happy birthday anyway. Which is something special for her scrap book. “A visit from the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department on her birthday.” Hopefully her fourth birthday won’t be so eventful.



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