After a very unusual week, it was kind of nice to have a "normal", if busy day today. First, we went to the bank which wasn't open yet, so we sat in line and waited for the blinds to go up. (I had a video of him doing impressions while we waited, but it doesn't want to upload.)
Afterwards, we went to Wal-Mart to buy a birthday present for Z's friend Nick who was having a party this afternoon.
The party was at Fun Station. It's kind of like Chuck E. Cheese for bigger kids. And as loud as CEC is, it doesn't hold a candle to Fun Station!!! First we all went upstairs to the loft for pizza, cake and presents. Then the kids got to do their two "big" rides. First up.... GO KARTS!
There was going to be Laser Tag, but the longer we waited to get in, the more antsy the birthday boy became as he is a little claustrophobic.
The "fog" was drifiting out into the waiting area, making him more and more uneasy until he bailed on the Laser Tag idea and asked to do bumper boats instead.
After the two "big" rides, it was kind of a free-for-all in the arcade. The mother got tokens for the kids and they went off to play games.
This one I found particularly charming... It's a virtual jump rope game that made one of the party kids look like he was defying gravity... VERY cool!
All the clanging and ringing and flashing lights made me wonder if this is how an addiction to Las Vegas begins...
All I know is that my boy LOVES this place. I only go for this one party though, if I can help it. The noise is just too much for me!
We're home now, for a little cleaning, a little video game-playing, a little painting before I go visit Mom, who was moved to rehab late yesterday. She looks like a cross between a Klingon and Ben Franklin with the new haircut. Dad's bought her some cute little hats that are very soft to wear until her hair begins growing out again. The remaining hair is quite long, so I envision her wearing her hat with the remainder in a pony tail over her shoulder. Should look quite fetching, actually. She's doing very well - has the use of her left hand back (though it's weak) and there are no more stroke-like symptoms so the drilling took care of the problem. Hurray! Now she just has to regain some strength, range of motion and a bit more coordination before she can go home. A couple of days maybe. (UPDATE: Looks like maybe a week to 10 days.)
We have much to be thankful for.