picture perfect in every way.
we met ella's new doctor, dr. huss. she replaced our beloved dr. greeley who has moved with her family to houston. we liked dr. huss right away and i think she will be beloved too.
after our visit with the doctor, the nurse came to give ella her 4-year-old booster shots and surprised us by also doing a finger prick to test for iron and lead levels. this would have been fine except that she took about 2 tablespoons, ONE DROP AT A TIME, which took forever and involved squeezing ella's little finger over and over for almost 5 minutes. this HURT. i know it was in the service of good health care but really, that should have been done in a separate appointment--the blood sucking plus three shots was just too much for one day. ella was brave but after all that she was wiped out and so was i. on the upside, she got four crayon band-aids and some great war stories to share at playing school today.