Monthly Archives: March 2014

Vaccines

You would be utterly shocked and amazed at how they administer vaccines here. First off, they said after looking at my kids records, the US vaccinates way more than Australia does. There was one vaccine that the US doesn’t give but Australia does (don’t ask me what one, I don’t remember the name) something to do with an infection in the nose that could kill your kid within 12 hours. Needless to say all three kids got it.

So they take my kids back to a room with three beds and a refrigerator. We sit down and watch as they pull the vaccines out of the refrigerator and mix them!!! So all three of my kids are sitting there watching getting more nervous by the minute. Then they come over and give them a shot in the arm while they watch!!! WTF? Don’t let the kids watch!!! Lola went first and needless to say,after Bella and Cooper watched they were hysterically crying. He best part was, when the nurse came into the room she asked ME what shots they were getting!!! OH MY GOD!!!! Back home, they already have the shots prepared before they come into the room. They don’t let the kids see the shots and they make you sign paper work before administering the shots.

So after everyone shot up, the nurse asked me for my book.?? Umm, what? She said its a book that parents keep with the vaccine schedule. Yeah…..no…..see back home we enter it into one of those computer thingys. And the doctors office does that.

Lord help me……..

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Tangalooma

Bryce and I went on yet another kids free island adventure! We headed to Morton Island to a place called Tangalooma. Bryce had a co-worker/ friend in town from Nebraska and he came as well. We drove 30 mins to a ferry on the Brisbane river, then took a 60 min ferry ride to the island. It still blows my mind that paradise is so close to my front door. We snorkeled the ship wrecks and drank corona on the beach. It was the best day ever! My pictures do not do justice to how blue the water is. Tangalooma is a place we will return too many times. Simply amazing!!!

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It was crazy being this close to these big barges!

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Arriving at the dock

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Crew housing

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Our walk from the ferry to the resort

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Snorkeled the ship wrecks. We saw 2 sharks!!!!

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And drank some Coronas!!!!

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Headed home……

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