On Friday, Bubba had his 5 year well visit. Everything is good. The doctor seemed a little surprised that he hadn't grown very much, but he's still within the 50-75th percentile.
And as our neighbor pointed out (with a slight ding to Mr. Daddy's ego) "Neither of you are big people."
The downside to the doctor's visit was that Bubba got three shots and his finger pricked, which sent him completely over the edge. He was supposed to have 5 shots (including the flu shot), but our pediatrician felt that was too much trauma for one day, so we have to go back in a month for two more shots. Yay! I can't WAIT to tell Bubba about that. He's going to be SO excited.
Friday was a banner day because I had to take Punkin to the doctor too. I had hoped that he could just see them both at the same time and the nurse said he might be able to, but she made Punkin a separate appointment for about an hour and 15 minutes after Bubba's appointment. I just assumed they would tell our pediatrician that Punkin was being seen, too and he would decide if he wanted to see them both at the same time.
But, no. When we walked out after Bubba's appointment Dr. G said "See you later." I was like, "Yeah, in about 30 minutes." I could tell he was shocked. I had just assumed that it didn't suit him to see them both at the same time but it was obvious at that point he didn't even know Punkin needed to be seen. So, I had to go back and sit in the waiting room for another half hour. And if you don't think that was just a barrel full of joy....
Anyhoo, Punkin has croup, a sinus infection AND an ear infection. She must be a little trouper because I had NO idea about the ears. She hadn't complained a single time. Also? She got a flu shot, too.
On Saturday, while Punkin and I relaxed (read: she took a nap and I read Atonement), Mr. Daddy and Bubba went on a little excursion to Scull Shoals.
On the way out there, they noticed several vapor trails in the sky, all grouped together. It looked as though a large rocket had been launched and then they spotted this:
It was a large jet being escorted by 6 fighter jets. There were two other fighter jets almost immediately behind these. Immediate thoughts turned to Air Force One, but G. Dub was in Bahrain this weekend. Does Dick Cheney get this kind of attention? Any ideas, guys? Definitely weird.
But back to the main story. Scull Shoals began as a frontier settlement in 1792 and the first paper mill in Georgia was built there in 1811. Scull Shoals became a bustling little town, but located right on the Oconee River, it was subject to numerous floods. By the early 1900s, most of the residents moved on to more prosperous areas and the little town quietly became a ghost town.
The site of the town became part of the Oconee National Forest in 1959 and there have been recent efforts to reclaim the area, as you can see if you clicked the link above. There are plans for hiking trails and the like. Bubba proclaimed it the "coolest thing I've ever seen." It does look pretty interesting so maybe next time Punkin and I will go too. Here are some photos for your enjoyment:
6 years ago