Sunday, October 29, 2006

A day filled with excitement (shots, swings, and babies too)

Wow, what a day, a really long day, but one filled with lots to do.

Since it has been a month since our first set of Hep B shots, we had to go and do the follow-up, the second of the three. Definitely not a day I have been looking forward to by any means, but knowing what it is for makes it quite bearable. The nurse practioners remembered Ray and I from last month and even encouraged us to make it a "Kodak" moment.

Of course Ray was quite the gentleman and "let" me go first, all the while laughing his tush off. I of course didn't find any humor in it, especially since I was not only getting the Hep B shot, but also my flu shot, so I got double the fun.

And then of course, I got to enjoy it while Ray got his shot (see the anxiety in his eyes don't you?). For some reason, I just don't get the enjoyment out of it that he does, could be I hate the sight of needles, or something to that effect.

Ray then went and got some toys and the instruction manual for the swing Michael and Lara gave to Chynna and he promptly put it together, just like an expert, I am sooo proud of him (and to think he didn't even use one four lettered word putting it together). It is a Graco, which has 6 speeds, 15 songs. Ray is a little disappointed, we didn't have the "D" batteries to turn it on, but I keep reminding him, once Chynna is here, we will have plenty of batteries for it. It's really cute to see him so excited.

After all that excitement, we got a wonderful surprise, our niece Katrina came by with our great nephew Damion and great niece Angeliena. It had been quite some time since we were able to see them last and it is amazing how quickly they are growing up. Angeliena just started walking 2 weeks ago,

and Damion is just amazing,
he speaks so clearly, and what an arm on him, now if only we can control where the ball goes when he throws it. I was so thrilled that 'Trina was able to come by with the kids and to share some wonderful moments with us.

All in all, it has been a wonderful day of surprises, and lots of love.


eggrolls and chopsticks said...

We have to take Lily for her Hep A shot very soon! :(
But she knows that she is doing it for her babysister (all one word in her vocab) so she says she will be a big girl but I still feel like a horrid mother cos I know it hurts like the dickens.

Shandra said...

We are done with our shots. But now the kids are starting theirs to get ready...yuck. I had almost rather get double then have to take them...