I took the kids to a birthday party on Saturday. It was a party for our next door neighbor who was four. His party was at this place in Colorado Springs called Pump It Up! It's a warehouse type building filled with giant inflatable slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses and more. You have so sign a waiver for your kids to play and it's really a lot of fun. I raced with Sarah and Will on the the obstacle course and lost every time. Abbey didn't like the obstacle course though and begged me to slide down the giant slide with her...so being the fun mom I am, said "Sure, c'mon sweetie!". Well...at the end of the slide, we had a slight collision. Basically the back of her very hard head hit the bridge of my nose and POP! I heard it and thought it was broken. It started bleeding and swelling immediately and I had to lie down. I called John to come meet me and we got the kids situated and went to the ER for x-rays. It wasn't broken (thank God!) but very badly bruised. It's looking nice and lovely today and my eyes are both black. I'm a sight to behold. Wish I could hide out at home this week, but there is way too much going on! Moral of the story: Be very afraid of places that make you sign a waiver to play...the nurses at the ER told us they see sooooo many Pump It Up incidents. NOW you tell me!
Last week we had our first big snow. 8 inches. Wow! The kids had a delayed start at school and they were so excited about playing in it. I forgot how much I dread all the gear (and subsequent laundry) we have to have just to enjoy the snow! Then the weatherman reminded us that we have about 7 more months of snow...seriously!
The kids got their report cards yesterday (we're on trimester system) and they did so great. Very proud of them. We have conferences with their teachers tomorrow and they're out of school on Thursday and Friday. We're also gearing up for Halloween. I've got to get their costumes figured out. More on that later.
Last week we went to a fun party at some friends' house. They had wild game night. We didn't play TWISTER or PICTIONARY, but instead ate wild game--dove, pheasant, duck, quail, and venison. It was Yummy!!! Our hosts are friends of ours from church, but they have a couple of social circles they run in. They invited friends from each of their circles to get to gether and meet each other. I loved that idea. We have so much overlap in our own lives...it was nice to put faces with names and make new friends! Fun.
Gotta run...my nose story was too funny NOT to blog about. And for those of you who know me really well...you'll remember this is not the first time this has happened to me. About 12 years ago, I was at a Valentines Party and thinking I was running back inside to grab my purse, ran smack into a sliding glass door. Same thing--not broken, badly bruised, and two black eyes. Good grief!