Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Oh My Tailbone!!!!!


Ah Skateworld.....it hasn't changed in over 30 years....still the perfect place for a kid's party. No, not ideal - because it is a little grimey (just look at that orange carpet - on the floors and along the sides...yeah, that's why I mandated to the kids that before coming into the party room to grab snacks, a wet wipe has to be used!).

There were 11 girls that showed up for Mikayla's party, and it was super easy to coordinate as the girls were all decent enough skaters to be able to handle themselves, and our group consisted of nearly half the crowd in attendance.





Jonna decided to pay for Annika and Luke (Kenady's siblings) to stick around, and I had a blast catching Annika's antics with my camera....


In honor of her birthday, they descend this inflated cake down to the floor and let Mikayla stand next to it alone in the rink while everyone sings "Happy Birthday".

Back in the party room, Mikayla requested her favorite pumpkin cupcakes. She chooses them every year, and it's becoming clear that not everyone is in love with these as she is - next year, I might make some chocolate back-ups!




Back out on the rink, the kids played a Monkey Race - Kenady came in first place while Mikayla cruised into second....





I did end up putting rollerskates on, and after taking pics, I grabbed Mikayla's hand and we went around and around. Before we knew it, there were about five girls connected to us - and we were all dancing and having fun to the song "Dynamite". It was a precious, memorable moment indeed until I did something.....and boom, fell flat on my tailbone. My first response was "Who did I take down with me and are they hurt?" And, after realizing they were all okay, next on the concern was John's camera. Luckily, no injury there either. But my tailbone..... owwwwwweeeeee! I'm very aware of that injury - every time I sit down, rolled over through the night, get up to walk....yeah. I don't fall very often on these excursions, I'm way too careful (to offset my lack of coordination), so this hasn't happened in a while. Oh well, at least it didn't hit my neck.....

4 comments:

Tiffany said...

Looks like the birthday girl had a GREAT birthday! Believe it or not, our skate-land is worse....ewwwww!

kleephotos said...

Great pics Steph! Looks like it ended up being an awesome time for Mikayla. Glad it all worked out despite her sickness!

Jodi said...

Fun! First, I can't believe our girls at 9 this year. Mikayla is beautiful. Second, we love Skateworld, but really, it is long overdue for a makeover.

Praying for your boy and hoping he can go home soon!

kelmaks said...

I broke my tailbone a year and half ago...and it still hurts...beware!!! See you soon!! :)