|Before everyone traveling in from out of town got here, though, we headed to Red Robin, our traditional place to celebrate birthdays because they have the best birthday dessert. Ian was willing to share his with his sister.|
|So I mentioned the cake snafu. I made a tie-dye cake since it was a rainbow art themed party, but the cake didn't come out of the pan cleanly so I could create the tiers. I turned the cake in to cake balls instead.|
|Tie Dye cake does not look very neat when it's all crumbled together, and we ended up calling them carpet padding balls.|
|After lunch it was present time. Ian got Minecraft Legos and the book "Beanboy" from Marlena and Noah.|
|Annaliese got a skirt and shirt that had to be changed into and twirled in immediately after opening.|
|And a Barbie book which Noah was lucky enough to read her. (No idea why she has that expression, but I'd love to know).|
|Ian got a skateboard from Grandma and Grandpa, so while I was setting up the art activities, he tried it out in our basement.|
|Annaliese tried out her birthday roller skates from them as well down there.|
|Then it was time to get creative. The kids painted with colored shaving cream, and also did shaving cream marble paintings. We made our own star shaped crayons from the big fat crayons my kids don't use anymore, and also painted canvases to be hung.|
|I wish I would have thought of a drying rack, but our floor worked just as well.|
After that, things wound down and people went home. We ate supper and the kids asked to go play with their presents in the basement again, so we all headed down. Darrin and I, having never had skateboards when we were young, tried out Ian's. The kids who ride them always make them look so easy, but they are definitely not. Not sure how it happened, but Darrin fell while riding Ian's skateboard and broke his femur in three places.
|Needless to say, things were about to get crazy Saturday night. First time I've ever called 911 in my life. Hopefully the last time, too. Luckily family was in town, so the kids were in good hands and able to stay home.|
|He wasn't allowed to wear his wedding ring during surgery, so I did. Found myself twirling it around my finger a lot to pass |
The story doesn't end there, but I didn't want to share the pictures. And more will be coming during week eight. His parents got to see him after surgery before they headed home, and the kids spent the night with my best friend (teacher inservice on Monday), so I dropped them off there. I called my boss to let him know I wouldn't be at said inservice, checked on Darrin, who just wanted to sleep, and drove myself home to get a good night's sleep and pick up some things to take him on Monday. That was the longest 24 hours of my life.