Wednesday, February 19, 2014

02/19/14 - "3..2..1..Launch... Oh, Nevermind!

Last week I mentioned my family would be joining some friends and their kids for a rocket launch at the park.
I thought I'd stop by and let you know what happened w/ that.

It was a fail!
But not anybody's fault, unless you blame the guy at the hobby shop who sold us the kit!
According to David, the man told him that the kit was easy to put together and that everything he needed was in the box.
When David pulled it out at the park, not only was it in a "million" pieces, needed other items we didn't have on hand. Booooooooo!
David partly blames himself.  He said he should've looked everything over before bringing it to the park. We are going to give it another try, maybe next weekend.
David plans on putting the rocket together at home first though.

The day wasn't a total loss though.
David had packed lots of other things for us to do:
frisbees, a football, cones and ball for some dodgeball action...
It was a lot of fun!

The park we went to is fairly new, less than a year old, and big! So we had plenty of room for fun!
There was a lot of us there, 13 total,  and we ranged in age from 2 - 38.
Guess who was the oldest??
::raises hand::

But I was still out there playing.
In fact here is a picture from our dodgeball game:

Can you tell which one is me?
It's okay if you can't. I couldn't find me at first and I knew what I was wearing that day!
I'm the one in the black shirt and jeans on the left hand side
David and I had a laugh at the fact that I pretty much blended in w/ the kids!
Can you believe that one of the kids didn't even know what dodgeball was?!
She kept saying: "I don't know what to do."
Our answer: "DON'T GET HIT BY THE BALL! "
BTW - as hard as David and his friend were throwing the ball, you REALLY didn't want to get hit by it. Talk about brutal...Ouch!
The day was pretty good...except for one thing:
Madison slipped in some water while trying to catch the frisbee and sprained her ankle.
We took her home and iced it for the rest of the day and kept her off school on Tuesday.
By Tuesday afternoon, the swelling didn't really go down that much and she still couldn't walk on it so David took her to Urgent Care.

 Turns out she had a fracture....poor thing!
The doctor wrapped it, gave her some crutches and told David she should see a Specialist to make sure she didn't need an actual cast.
At this point it's looking like she'll be in it for at least 3-4 weeks.
Unfortunately that will ruin our Spring Break plans.
But right now that's not our main concern. Right now we're worried about getting her through the inconvenience of this situation.
But we have to laugh a little bit. I mean who else would go to the park to launch a rocket and come back with a fractured ankle?
 Never a dull moment!


  1. Oh no! Sorry to hear about the mishap! I'm glad it wasn't a dodgeball accident though - can you imagine if it was David's hard throw that had caused it?! Good luck with your future rocket launch!

  2. Oh no!! :( Sorry about the rockets and the fracture :(

  3. Oh no! Hope Madi heals quickly! And, you can always look at Spring Break being even more of an adventure now! LOL :)


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