Saturday, November 28, 2009

Yep, still here

Thanksgiving can be a very busy time of year normally, but this year was exceptionally busy.
This past week has run us all a bit ragged. Nothing dramatic or anything like that, just really busy with life. We started out getting the remainder of the items we needed for making Thanksgiving dinner for my folks (2 shifts worth, about 30 people at that point) on Wednesday, followed by DH picking up Auntie J (his sister).
Miss C loves her Auntie J to pieces so she has had a great time since Auntie J's arrival.
Thursday we all spent time at my work getting the meal together and helping serve. Understandably, Miss C got tired about an hour into it, so she left with DH and Auntie J. By the time i got home, they had all gotten a 2 hour nap, lucky dogs! We spent the remainder of the day playing hide and seek and making all sorts of pictures.
Yesterday we avoided the crowds (can't even imagine how Miss C would have handled the crowds that are normally out on Black Friday). We ended up having a nice dinner here at home and playing all day. It was a great time!
Today was adventure day. We went to the "new playground" again and Miss C got to "play baseball", as she refers to the batting cages. She has definitely gotten her swing down! This time we even ventured into the reading area and read a few good kids books they had. They actually have a nice selection considering the general audience of the place. When we got home, it was time for more games and the making some stained glass (we use plastic and markers but the effect is similar) and some paintings. Miss C had pretty much decided that we are making our Christmas cards tomorrow so that will be fun!
In all, a very busy and very fun weekend so far!
I do have one thing on my mind though. We can get Miss C a flu shot on Thursday (the one day they are doing it) but they are currently only offering the H1N1 shot, the regular shot is still for high risk patients only due to the limited number. At this point in the flu season, I am unsure of whether or not to get her a shot. Thoughts anyone?


cindy w said...

Honestly, I don't know. Does Miss C get sick very often? She's generally pretty healthy, right? In that case, you *could* theoretically forego the shots altogether. Personally, I'd take whatever shot I could get. Flu season often hits hardest in January & February.

It's hard for me to say since I can only speak from my own experience, which is "my kid has asthma, give us every shot you've got!!" Obviously, your perspective on it is different. Good luck!

Glad y'all had a good holiday!

LizardBreath said...

Thanks for the thoughts, we're still on the fence and really have to make a decision soon because the only time they are available will be Thursday. ugh!
Glad you had a great holiday too!

Cat said...

I would if I were you. Austin was eligible right before we left for this trip so I got his, but none of the rest of us qualify. Elizabeth missed the age cutoff by less than 2 months. If she's never had an adverse reaction to an immunzation before, it's probably best to let her have it. H1N1 would not be fun at all.