There is a fun little water park in our town and I didn't want the summer to end without taking the kids to visit! I thought it would be more fun with friends, so I asked if anyone else could join us. We decided on a day and then changed to another day due to rain. It has been such a rainy summer.
Yesterday we packed up our beach towels and headed to the Aquatic Center! I was so excited about the fun day ahead with friends.
We arrived and got all set up with chairs and we were ready to splash around. I didn't know the kids had to take a swim test before they could go down the water slides. This suddenly made me very nervous for Layla. I knew Hayden wouldn't want to slide, so I wasn't worried about him. Layla had to be able to swim the length of the pool without stopping. I had a terrible mom moment and didn't think she could do it. She proved me wrong. So very wrong. I was nervous and for no reason. She jumped into the water and swam her heart out. I was so proud!
We headed to the slides to watch everyone slide down!!
I took my phone to the slides and took a few pictures of all the fun.
After all the slide fun Hayden wanted to go to the lazy river. It looked so fun. I left the group to take my phone back to our chairs. On my way back to our friends I slammed my foot on a lounge chair and it hurt so so bad. I thought "Oh how clumsy of me." After taking a few steps I thought "What in the world, this hurts?" It felt horrible. I stopped and looked down and it was not a pretty sight.
**STOP reading right here if you don't like feet.**
(I don't like feet and don't think they should ever be photographed.)
I'm about to post a picture of my deformed foot. Yuck!
One of these things is not like the others. haha!
Natalie and I each took a picture to show her husband (he's a doctor) because we weren't sure if I needed to go to the emergency room for an ex-ray. I've always known that you can't really do much for a broken toe, but this looked really nasty. I couldn't imagine getting that deformed foot into a shoe. After thinking and even texting our nurse friend Kara, Angie and Natalie decided to watch a You tube video on "how to fix a dislocated toe."
We are sitting on our white lounge chairs and they are googling how to fix my toe. It was a fun adventure. I was in pain, but I couldn't stop laughing. Picture me: Laying on a lounge chair with a towel over my head and part of the towel in my mouth (i couldn't find a stick to bite on) and Erin and Natalie hugging me while Angie yanked my toe back into place. We were definitely causing a scene at the Aquatic Center. It was hilarious. I am thankful for a really long line at the snack bar. The kids didn't see a thing because they were standing in line for snacks!
See how much better it looks! My poor swollen little pinky toe.
Who needs a hospital when you have Google?
We taped me up and headed to the lazy river! I got myself and Hayden all ready to float the river and the lifeguards blew the whistle....everyone out of the pools due to thunder and lightening.
What a fun first trip to the Aquatic Center huh? It was definitely a day we all won't soon forget!
I love my friends. Feet are gross and these girls touched my broken toe. That's true friendship y'all! Oh how I wish I'd gotten a pedicure before all these pictures were taken. haha! Oh well, this is real life!
We left the Aquatic Center and headed to an early dinner. I wasn't going to let my toe stop us from having a fun evening. We had a fun night and even headed to another pool. All us moms showed the kids how to jump off the diving board. It was a day to remember!
Today the foot is feeling better, but it's black and blue. I won't make your eyes bleed by looking at another picture of my foot. ;) I have a limp and stairs are a bit tricky. I'm sad I may not be able to work out for a few days, but I'm thankful it isn't swelling and seems to be fine now.
What a crazy but fun day!