Saturday, November 7, 2009

Exhausted

We have been so utterly busy lately, I don't even think I can describe it. First there was the entire two weeks where everyone but me and Wyatt got sick. The kids missed three consecutive days of school each, and would have missed more but Thursday and Friday there was no school. Then we went to Massachusetts to attend the wedding of my oldest friend in the world, Kristen. That was a magical experience! Then we hosted a UNICEF fundraising Halloween party for many of our friends. That was insane! Finally, things have been extremely crazy at work, and I've been bringing work home almost every night. So, all of those things combine leave little time for blogging.

Today we went to get our H1N1 vaccines. We were heading to a VNA clinic that ran from 9-3. We got there at around 9:45 and found a line of about 1,000 people. We were pretty near the end. The bad news was that we were outside for about 3 1/2 hours. The good news was that all four of the children were extremely well behaved, as was the general public. We ended up chatting with the people around us, and bonded in that way you do when you're stuck with people in uncomfortable situations! We all had assumed we would be waiting inside, and didn't plan for the weather (or the standing). I neglected to bring the Ergo or a stroller, and ended up holding the baby for four hours! It was very cold and windy, and got a little challenging. At one point, about 45 minutes or so from the end a random good Samaritan came by with a bag full of blankets purchased at a nearby dollar store. We ended up getting one for the kids to wrap up in. This man was just so nice, and actually felt badly saying "I wish I could have bought 100". I'd say he had purchased at least 10 (at $5.00 each). There were also a few people who had opened their cars for children to warm up. We didn't need that though. We only had one breakdown. In hindsight we realized the kids were starving. When the kids actually went in for their vaccines Connor said "It is really 1:05?" Al and I were assuming that the clock just hadn't been changed, but no, it was really 1:05! Poor kids had no lunch. Well, it all worked out fine, and the kids are now (halfway) vaccinated.

I'll leave you with a quick scrapbook from Halloween.

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