Sunday, April 15, 2012
Photo of the Day #14
We had Spencer's birthday party at Mordens Chocolate today. Chloe had her 10th birthday party there and it was the best party we've ever done. I couldn't wait for Spencer's party because I knew it was going to be awesome, but then I started worrying that time may have made the memory of Chloe's party more rosy than it really was. I was also concerned that this might not be so perfect for a group of hyper boys, but I needn't have worried about anything. It's such a great place for a party. They give every kid a tub of chocolate and a tray of marshmallows, pretzels, chips, m&m's, gummy candy, etc. and let them go wild with creating whatever they can think of.
Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun and I heard a couple of kids say it was the best party ever. That's what it's all about - outdoing all the other parties. My work here is done.
Right after the party, Chloe, Neve & I zipped off to a wedding shower for a close co-worker's daughter. It was lovely and the girls got to make the shower hat with the bows and ribbons, so they had a lot of fun with that.
Tonight the neighbour kids were over playing on the trampoline with their cousin who was babysitting them, and Reid, our four-year-old neighbour boy, fell off and broke his arm. I was inside when it happened, but I heard crying and went to check what happened. I took one look at him and took him to the hospital. It was one of those situations where you don't need an x-ray to know it's broken. Reid did so awesome; he stopped crying almost right away and was such a trooper. The triage nurses also just had to take one look before they put a little brace on it and put it in a sling. He didn't cry at all; the only thing he asked me was, "Do I have to get stitches?" I was relieved I could assure him no stitches would be required, but a little concerned about what lay ahead. I left when his parents got to the hospital shortly afterward, but Karen texted me later to tell me his arm had been casted and they have to go back tomorrow for surgery. Poor guy - I feel so bad it happened here, but the one thing that makes me feel a little better was that it didn't happen while the kids were jumping. There was no one jumping at the time; the kids were about to head home and two of the kids had already gotten off, and Reid and Spencer were climbing off as well when Reid slipped and fell off and landed on his elbow.
So that was our day.
PS: One hundred years ago at this moment, the Titanic was going down...