First of all, my dad's surgery went very well. Surgeons removed a very gangrenous gall bladder just in the nick of time on Friday. Unfortunately, while he was actually still in surgery, a representative from their current home health company found my mom and cancelled their service. Again. So, my dad will be in the hospital until a suitable home health company can be contracted.
The April 15th deadline for teacher layoffs came and went and didn't directly affect me. However, contracts aren't expected to even be offered until May 15th. It should be interesting to see what is presented. We are hearing that pay cuts up to 12% are being considered by the school governing board. Oh, and class sizes are expected to go up to 40. The thought of 40 third graders for 12% less pay is really pretty sickening. I'm really trying not to think about it right now.
The book I was going to read the weekend B was otherwise occupied with Nascar and his California buddies? Well, it didn't happen. General life just got in the way. For one, I took Andrew to his little friend Addie's first birthday party. Aren't they cute? Notice that Addie is 3 months older than Andrew, yet he out-chubs her by a pound.
Andrew also got to do some swinging with his friend Ryann. He really liked being on a swing that doesn't require batteries.
Andrew has also been trying to get the hang of transitioning from carpet swimming to crawling. Unfortunately, he gets about this far, then falls flat and continues carpet swimming and rolling.
Our bath time routine has morphed from the island in the kitchen to our bathroom. It's great for Andrew to be able to splash more, but it's much rougher on our knees, despite the little foam knee pad.
My little Bug-a-Boo loves, loves, loves each and every mealtime. Here's his happy, happy face, showing off his 8 teeth. Little Bug is smiley like this all day long, with few exceptions.
And this last face? Well, let's just call it like it is. It's his poopin' face. I see it towards the end of nearly every meal. Apparently this makes him sort of happy too.