Wow…what a crazy busy weekend we had. Friday was my little man’s 9th birthday. I can’t believe he is already 9. It seems like it was yesterday I was in labor that lasted 15 lbs before ending with an emergency c-section. For those who haven’t experienced that, it was not what I had planned at all and I was scared to death. The moment the doctor told me it was a strong possibility I would need one I started shaking…bad…and couldn’t get the shaking to stop until 2 hours after he was born. Needless to say I was in shock. I ended up spending 5 days in the hospital with him but everything turned out just fine. Here we are 9 years later and I couldn’t be more proud of my little man. He constantly makes us laugh and is such a deep thinker. He asks questions I am usually not prepared to answer and definitely keeps us on our toes.
Anyway, Friday I spent the day running errands and getting stuff ready for his party the next day. It rained all day and rained hard, needless to say I got soaked more than once before I made it home. The things we do for our kids! lol I spent the rest of the afternoon baking his cake. This is the first year he asked me to make his cake instead of ordering one. He said mine tasted better…oh how I love him! lol It wasn’t perfect but I think it turned out pretty good. 🙂
Saturday was party day. It was supposed to have been at Claiborne Park but it rained so much the day before and had a chance of rain that day so we moved it to the gym at my mom’s church. Of course it never rained, but I’m sure the park was super wet from the day before, so it was probably a good thing we moved it indoors. So anyway, I get there about 45 min early to set up and I go to open the back hatch of my trailblazer. I had put everything in the back including the cake, which could not be closed all the way or it would have been smashed. All I did was open the hatch when all of a sudden glass went everywhere. The glass from the rear window shattered and landed on everything…me, the concrete, the bags of stuff, the inside of my vehicle, and of course all over the cake. My mom and 2 of my kids were standing right there but it didn’t get on them. I stood there in shock for a moment trying to process what just happened. I had a tiny piece of glass stuck in my arm but other than that I was fine. I still cannot figure out what made it shatter like that. I then had to call my husband who was at the store getting balloons blown up to pick up a cake while he was there. I wasn’t so much upset about the cake being ruined as I was about my son’s feelings over his cake being ruined. But he amazed me, all he kept saying was “mom worked so hard on my cake.” Instead of being upset over the cake he was more worried about my feelings…totally melted my heart. BTW, I made him another one that day, because let’s be honest, grocery store cakes are just not as yummy.
What really had me upset was the timing of it. We leave for our vacation in just weeks and this is just not something we needed right now. It has to be special ordered because it has a defroster/heater on it and it was tinted. I refuse to drive it around town until I get it fixed unless I absolutely have to. I also refuse to let my husband duck tape plastic around it for the time being. Sorry, not happening. Yes I will admit I have too much pride for that. So I’m waiting to see how long it will take to come in and get it fixed. Hopefully a day or 2 at the most.
Anyway, Sunday we went to my mom’s for Mother’s Day. My step dad grilled chicken and we had baked potatoes and salads to go with it. We spent a good part of the afternoon over there. Once we got home found myself on the couch and didn’t move the rest of the day. I was exhausted, physically and mentally. Overall it was a great Mother’s Day and weekend. 🙂