Saturday, August 22, 2009

What a day!

Well, our Saturday started out pretty great!
I had made the blue gelatin and Parker was super excited about eating...or as he said "Catching fish" in his jello.
The kids really thought these were fun to eat - just make blue jello and set in fridge until firm. Than, with a sharp knife, cuts slits and strategically place the Swedish fish into the jello!

Voila - instant hit!

This picture is super bad and doesn't really show how cute these "blue fish bowls" are!

The BIG NEWS came when my mom called and said that my dad had been in an accident on his bike and broke his hip. He was rushed to the hospital and had to have surgery. I am so grateful that my husband holds the priesthood and was able to meet my dad's home teacher down at the hospital to give him a blessing. We were pretty amazed that he only hurt his hip and didn't have further damage!
He was pretty frustrated and upset that this happened but even being in pain he had all of the doctors and nursing staff laughing it up! I heard the one nurse calling up to the operating room and saying, "Take good care of him - he really made my day today by coming in here!"
Happy to say - He is now out of surgery and in recovery and we are praying that he will heal quickly!
Thanks for all the calls and prayers!


tammy said...

Sorry to hear that about your dad! Glad to hear he's doing okay. Hope he recovers quickly.

Are my kids the only kids that don't like Jello? Those look so fun.

Annemarie said...

I'm so sorry about your cute dad. Please give he and your mom my love. Here's a hug for you, too. I bet those nurses just LOVE him!

diane said...

Holy cow, I bet your dad was cracking them all up, even though he is all cracked up. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Did he get lots of hardware?

sadleirfam said...

Your poor dad! I hope he starts to feel better soon.

I love all your craft/activities lately. I copied a few of them into a word doc to keep for future reference. You are such a cute mom! and sister in law too!

kguiness said...

I hope your Dad recovers quickly! Glad your day STARTED out fun:)You are just too creative!

Amy said...

Cute craft!

Unbelievable news about your Dad. It was announced over the pulpit today and the Kimballs are in shock about one of our very most favorite people:(

Heather, I know your Mom is crazy busy right now....let me know what we can do to help the Ridings out!