Mom, Dad and I all got our hair cut this week and Baby Sister wanted in on the action, too, so Mom did the honors

First, we came up with a plan, then we implemented it (together)…and then exhaustion kicked in. It’s a good sign of imaginary play. And who would have thought that we’d play so well together considering the last time we were together, one of them tried to put my head through an Etch-A-Sketch! Another lesson from mom: men mature with age.

Less than a week left with Grandma and Grandpa and the question is, how do we convince them to stay a lot longer?

Less than a week left with Grandma and Grandpa and the question is, how do we convince them to stay a lot longer?

My non-traditional and long overdue multi-/social media post to the ice bucket challenge - I hated hearing myself talk, so I thought I’d spare everyone the video and just give you the highlights from the video. I’m much better with the written word anyway. 

My donation was made to alsa.org within 24 hrs of Melissa M. nominating me for the challenge -
Thanks, Melissa! I don’t have much to add beyond the rant I posted a few days ago, other than that my participation in the ice bucket challenge is to to keep the momentum going to raise awareness for ALS. I knew little of this horrible disease before this all went viral. On top of that, I had a very enthusiastic 3-1/2 yr old anxiously awaiting me to do it as well as for her to do it along with me. I wish I had a recording of her chanting “ice bucket challenge” throughout the late evening. By the time, we got to it, I was overly tired so one of us enjoyed it more than the other. 

Here are some facts about ALS and the ice bucket challenge:
1. From the time of diagnosis, an ALS patient has an average life expectancy of 2-5 yrs, though many do live 10 yrs. And as all muscles in the body atrophy, the brain remains unaffected such that an ALS patient becomes trapped in their paralyzed body. 
2. The typical ice bucket challenge utilizes maybe 3 gallons of water, which is equivalent to 2 low flow toilet flushes - a drop in the bucket compared to the 37.5 billion gallons of water American households use daily. 

I, in turn, nominate Angie S, Matt S and Stephanie C for the next round. You have 24 hrs!

P.S. The ice we poured over our heads went to our subsequent bath and greywater system. Not a drop was wasted!

My non-traditional and long overdue multi-/social media post to the ice bucket challenge - I hated hearing myself talk, so I thought I’d spare everyone the video and just give you the highlights from the video. I’m much better with the written word anyway.

My donation was made to alsa.org within 24 hrs of Melissa M. nominating me for the challenge -
Thanks, Melissa! I don’t have much to add beyond the rant I posted a few days ago, other than that my participation in the ice bucket challenge is to to keep the momentum going to raise awareness for ALS. I knew little of this horrible disease before this all went viral. On top of that, I had a very enthusiastic 3-1/2 yr old anxiously awaiting me to do it as well as for her to do it along with me. I wish I had a recording of her chanting “ice bucket challenge” throughout the late evening. By the time, we got to it, I was overly tired so one of us enjoyed it more than the other.

Here are some facts about ALS and the ice bucket challenge:
1. From the time of diagnosis, an ALS patient has an average life expectancy of 2-5 yrs, though many do live 10 yrs. And as all muscles in the body atrophy, the brain remains unaffected such that an ALS patient becomes trapped in their paralyzed body.
2. The typical ice bucket challenge utilizes maybe 3 gallons of water, which is equivalent to 2 low flow toilet flushes - a drop in the bucket compared to the 37.5 billion gallons of water American households use daily.

I, in turn, nominate Angie S, Matt S and Stephanie C for the next round. You have 24 hrs!

P.S. The ice we poured over our heads went to our subsequent bath and greywater system. Not a drop was wasted!

I think Baby Sister agrees: Grandma and Grandpa can never go home!

I think Baby Sister agrees: Grandma and Grandpa can never go home!

I think I will call her, “Prima Donna Cheese!”

I think I will call her, “Prima Donna Cheese!”

Never had this problem before…before Baby Sister came along, Grandpa and Grandma D used to be all mine! I never had to call dibs on snuggle time. I guess I better get with the program.

Never had this problem before…before Baby Sister came along, Grandpa and Grandma D used to be all mine! I never had to call dibs on snuggle time. I guess I better get with the program.

Not that we could ever forget, but today we had a nice sweet reminder of how far Baby Sister has come along when Mom & Dad ran into Dr. Kim from the NICU (who they came to know very well). I think we were all so happy to show her off and show how far she has come, especially to someone involved in saving her life. #115daysinthenicu

Not that we could ever forget, but today we had a nice sweet reminder of how far Baby Sister has come along when Mom & Dad ran into Dr. Kim from the NICU (who they came to know very well). I think we were all so happy to show her off and show how far she has come, especially to someone involved in saving her life. #115daysinthenicu

115daysinthenicu