We don’t do anything in the evenings during the week with Hannah mainly due to the fact that school wears her out and she is in bed asleep at 6:15 every night. We don’t do alot on the weekends with her, as it usually just proves to not be worth it. Either she ends up getting sick or it is just too overwhelming with too much stimulation. Dennis and I are also VERY frugal and there is just not alot of entertaining things to do that are cheap. Plus, as I say over and over again…..it is very stressful for this germaphobe mama to be out and about. Unless you have had a VERY sickly child you can never fathom the actual “fear” that I live with EVERYDAY. The fear of germs, the fear of sickness, the fear of hospitalizations…..etc….it just isn’t worth the stress. Fortunately, we have ALWAYS just been home and Hannah doesn’t know that most kids and their parents are on the go constantly. Hannah is very happy and content to play in her room, read books, play outside and now be with Henny! Please don’t misinterpret this, as we do fun things with Hannah, they are just spaced out…..just not every weekend. We pace ourselves and always have Hannah’s best interest at heart!
Anyway, today was a different Saturday for us as we got out and went to the Heart Carnival that is put on by Hannah’s Cardiology group every year. In 7 years, we have only missed one due to Hannah being in the hospital. It is alot of fun and we look forward to the good food and fellowship with other “heart” families each year. We had a great time, even better than usual as we had Henny with us this year. Henny got ALOT of attention from people and she LOVED every second of it. She is officially worn out and crashed out upside down on my bedroom floor as I type this!
I have said in past blog posts that WE ADORE Hannah’s cardiologist Dr. Marvin……he is like family to us and being able to see him and the other doctors and surgeons outside of clinic is really nice. I took a few pictures with my cell phone that I thought I would share from today’s adventure!
So, that was our day today. It was BEAUTIFUL weather, quite breezy, which was nice as living in Florida the heat and humidity can put quite a damper on outdoor activities, but not today! Now, I just pray that Hannah stays well from our day of fun!
Until next time……..