Rainbows End

Last week was a pretty exhausting week. The Friday before Caitlyn started coughing and since then we had a number of pretty full on nights with her waking up several times, coughing, then getting distressed because she woke up and felt tired and this in turn made her coughing worse. On Monday last week we had a doctor's appointment which was a follow up appointment from the last time she had a cold and an eye and ear infection and so we used this appointment to discuss the latest cold. The doctor noticed a faint rash and wondered if she was perhaps busy getting measles seeing as this is busy going around here in New Zealand at the moment (thanks to so many parents who for such a long time refused to immunise their kids for measles forgetting that measles can actually be a deadly disease). I wasn't too worried, because Caitlyn is fully immunised, but it is always better to be safe than sorry and especially since measles would be incredibly serious and life-threatening for Bianca, the doctor decided to let us do a full blood count and to check Caitlyn's immunity against measles. So after our appointment we went off to the lab. They were so busy and I was so not looking forward doing bloods with Caitlyn and thankfully things happened quick enough and we left in search of a special toy for Caitlyn for being so very brave. Caitlyn's full blood count is great and it turns out she has good immunity against measles and german measles and so the likely cause of all this - some kind of viral infection - probably nothing more than a bad cold. But anyway, Caitlyn is much better at the moment and is sleeping so much better which is a great relief.

On Saturday we wanted to do something that was fun and relaxing after the week we had and we are so thankful for CCF for organising us tickets to Rainbows End. It is definitely one of our favourite places and they have so many different rides to go on - things like dodgems / bumper cars, a pirate ship, a roller coaster, a log water ride and so much more. Caitlyn and Bianca had a great time with us on the dodgems

And then Terence and Bianca went off and did some of the "bigger" rides.

Caitlyn and I spent most of our time in the dedicated area for little kids. Every so often Bianca would come and join us in the area for smaller kids.

This ride was definitely Caitlyn's favourite and she just could not get enough of it. I think she probably ended up going on this one 10 times.

We had such a great time. The kids had a blast and I think what Caitlyn especially loved was the fact that she could go on as many rides as she wanted as many times as she wanted and after 5 hours she was totally exhausted and it was time to go home. What a fun day!


Anonymous said...

Wow looks like a busy and fun day..Love Bianca's little pony tail! :)

Sharon said...

Looks like you all had a blast!!!! Glad Caitlyn is ok and that it wasn't measles. I can't imagine how stressful a blood work up must be on such a tiny little thing!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had by all... How come there are never any photo's of mom huh?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fantastic day. And I'm so glad that it wasn't measles.
Hope eveyone has a great week.
Take care,

Anonymous said...

The pictures are great! Sure looks like you all had a fine old time.!
Rosemary NY

Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

Glad you all had a lovely day! I know what you're saying about immunisation, can't undersatnd why people would out their children at risk!

Anonymous said...

OMG - Loving Bianca's hair! :D So happy to see it thickening up.