A Day for Play

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Today I had to take Jack to Memphis for her flu shot booster.  Since our pediatrician's office ran out of flu shots, we had to go on a wild goose chase to get one.  Thankfully, Lucy's oncologist and our sweet Tracy from the 7th floor came to the rescue.  They got me in touch with the right person.

Before I took him for the dreaded shot, we met up with me sister and Maddie at this fun place in Collierville called Kid's Play.  It was the perfect place for a 2 and almost 3 year old to play.  My sister and I were able to sit and enjoy a coffee from the cafe that is located right by the play area and the kiddos were able to run wild in a safe environment.  While it took us over an hour to get there, I would definitely go back.  After we played we went to Mellow Mushroom and enjoyed a yummy lunch.

I sure wish I lived closer to my sister.  We always have so much fun together.  Our talks have become so meaningful and encouraging the older we get.  Like most sisters, we spent the first 20 years of lives fighting.  Now, we get along beautifully but don't live close enough to enjoy it!

After lunch, Jack and I went across the street to purchase Tylenol for the dreaded shot.  While we were there, he managed to throw my keys out of the diaper bag.  It took over an hour to find them, thus sending my into a sheer panic!  I was a hot mess to say the least.  We eventually made it for his shot and then he collapsed on the way home.

Unfortunately the trip home wasn't long enough and the little boy I love so much turned into a monster when he woke up.  I think his little leg must have been hurting a good bit, too.  After a nice does of Tylenol, he was back to his usual self.  Playing gas station (his own idea) has become our afternoon ritual. 

Thursdays are always a little hectic, as both girls have art lessons and both have to study for Friday tests.  Even through the chaos, I feel more blessed than I ever have.  God is opening my eyes to new blessings every single day and I feel as if I am truly learning to accept the new life we have been given.  It's not easy.  I won't try to sugar coat any of it.  But my heart is softening and God is allowing me to find pleasures in the small things that have passed me by for the past 2 years.  For that, I am grateful.

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  1. It feels my heart with such happiness for you and your family when I read blog posts like this one. Where you talk about living and experiencing everyday life. To see all of your kids happy and smiling is such a blessing. Kate, you are and continue to be an inspiration to so many people through this blog. I have a 2 year old little boy and a 6 year old little girl who are my whole world. Thank you for always reminding what is important in life and to be thankful for everything that god has blessed me with. As always I will continue to keep Lucy and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. I saw you at Target! I didn't say anything to you, didn't want to bother you, you looked like you were on a mission! Glad you found your keys!

  3. Sounds like a great day! I don't have a sister, but all of my daughters' cousins live about 10 hours away. I certainly wish they were able to spend some quality time with their little friends. I just found your blog this past week - I will be praying for your little girl and the rest of your family!

  4. I have a suggestion for getting rid of the bottle: every day put more water than milk in the bottle, and in a sipper cup put the real stuff. Offer both, soon he won't want the watery milk, It worked for my friend.

  5. Thank you for reminding all of us not to miss the small blessings in our lives. Often I think life is made up of lots of small blessings rather than a bunch of big ones.

  6. Hey Kate!

    I'm glad you had a good day!!! YAHOO!!! I love the last picture of all of your kids in bed together. It's so sweet, innocent & truly doesn't get any better!! God Bless You All Kate.....God Bless You Alll

  7. Have you tried giving Tylenol right before the shot? Worked like a charm for mine:)