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Christmas, Shopping and Immunizations

Hello, Friends!  And welcome to my new followers!!  I’m happy to have you!

I took yesterday off from blogging, my husband had the day off in honor of Veteran’s Day, so we dinked around the house and hung out together.  Aiden got out of school early so it was the perfect opportunity to get a couple of appointments scheduled for him.  His molars are in and our dentist likes to seal them, so we went to the dentist and had that done.  Next was the boys’ appt at the doctor for SHOTS.  Yikes!  I was so nervous all day, panicking that Brennan (who’s 3) would be a mess.  Aiden just needed a flu shot, but somehow Bren got behind on his immunizations (so angry about this) so he needed 3 of those plus a flu shot.  That’s a total of 4!!! shots!  Ouch!  Aiden did awesome, no tears at all (he’s 6 1/2).  Brennan, poor kid, had them in  his thighs, so we pulled his pants down, which I think panicked him a little since Aiden didn’t have to, and then laid him down on the table.  4 nurses came in so they could do them all at once (thank goodness!).  They each grabbed a pinch of chubby thigh, Andy and I held his hands and tried to distract him and they counted to 3.  4 pokes, Bren’s eyes got really big, they pulled out the needles and slapped on 4 fancy band aids (3 Garfield, 1 a red crayon) and then he started to cry.  But it wasn’t an all  out scream type cry, just big tears and sad cry.  Poor little Shmumpkin. But he got over it really fast!  I was so proud of those brave boys!  Treats all around!

Anyone else getting excited for Christmas whenever you see holiday commercials?  The classic, it-wouldn’t-be-Christmas-without-it, commercial is the Hershey Kisses one where the kisses are bells.  I’ve seen that one a couple of times already which means I’m officially consumed with Christmas thoughts and I can’t wait to get my decorations out.  I do love Thanksgiving and am totally looking forward to that, too, just hard not to get in the spirit of Christmas when they have it all over the place now!

Sunday it was a cold, rainy day here.  What to do with our day?  Oh yes, lets go shopping.  With the kids.  In the rain.  In and out of stores.  Duh, what was I thinking?  Good news, got a lot of Christmas shopping done (phew).  Bad news, while holding hands, running, with Brennan he tripped and I dragged him right though a big ol’ puddle.  He was SOAKED!  Luckily it was coming out of our last stop so I stripped his pants off him and covered his little legs with my coat.  I was so dang crabby by that point, good thing we were heading home.

Next Tuesday is the big day!  Holly and I are doing a joint Thanksgiving link up!!!  Prepare yourself (and plan on joining in the fun!).  I am so excited to do this!  I can’t wait to see everyone’s answers!

Have a fantabulous Tuesday!  Oh, and FYI – only 9 days till Thanksgiving, 41 days till Christmas! 



  1. I am so excited for the link up!!

  2. can't wait for the linkup....and now I want some Hersheys kisses. :)

  3. I am the exact way about getting my kids shots, so I now send my mother in law to do it with my youngest! He got 3 today!! I am super excited about the link up! Love Ms. Holly!!! I have been picking some things up for the swap! Super excited!

  4. The linkup will be a hit! my boo has had the flu for the past few days. So I am giving his immune system one more day to clear itself.... otherwise, I will take button HTML in my own hands. :)