St. Patrick’s Day & April Fool’s

Surrounded by Great People

Me, Mom, and Dad are surrounded by great people. Thank you everyone who has donated to my Great Strides Walk coming up in about four weeks in Alexandria, VA. We’ve nearly raised $6,500 this year and $20,000 since I was born back in Feb 2016. Thanks Sean (pictured right below) and his unknown golf partner and their generous donation to the CF Foundation in my honor. That biiiiig check is so cool.

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Did You Know?

The pulmonary clinic that I attend waits for thirty minutes between patients so that the room is safe of bacteria from patient to patient. We learned that at my last appointment and found it to be quite interesting.

Daycare Drama

Daycare has been a bit different lately. About three weeks ago, Bama went into the hospital for a “routine” arthroscopy to repair a patella clunk in her right knee that she had replaced nearly a decade ago. Physically nothing appeared to be wrong with the knee, but the doctor suggested that could address the clicking noise it would make when she bent it. She was in and out in no time, but after about a week or so…her knee was sore and she thought something was wrong. Fast forward another week, and she spiked a fever and couldn’t move her leg. Bama’s leg became infected and she needed to have another surgery schedule to clean the knee and remove the infection.

After about a week in the hospital, she came home, but had a port and needed to take IV antibiotics (similar to me back in the day), but then she spiked another fever and was readmitted into the hospital. She’s been back in for about five days while we await her blood results. She is stable and appears to be doing well. We hope she gets out tomorrow.

Thankfully Dad is between work projects and has had some added time to spend with me during the days to give Bama and Pop a break. One day, Dad thought it would be a good idea to take me into Toys R Us since there wouldn’t be anyone in there during the day on a weekday and little did he know that meant I would play on the train station for about 20 minutes until he picked me up and then watch me go in and out of every toy truck for 30 minutes. We spent over an hour in the store and it was great. Dad has also been taking me to new parks as often as he can.

It goes without saying that I am spending a lot of time with Mom. Mom is definitely spending the most time with me, especially as Dad’s softball seasons are starting back up and Dad still needs to go into the office to work on proposals.

St. Patrick’s Day Reminders

St. Patrick’s Day was a reminder that Dad is much older than he remembered. He thought it would be a good idea to host a work happy hour at an Irish bar in town, only to realize that a) music is too loud, b) bathrooms covered in pee and puke are not a selling point, and c) $10 covers to overpay for Guinness, Irish Car Bombs, green beer, etc. simply doesn’t make sense, so he opted for a sports bar nearby to watch NCAA March Madness. It also served as a reminder that IT companies are not the best when it comes to brackets, super bowl squares, etc. Ugh.

For me, St, Patrick’s Day was a reminder than my youngest cousin Hayden is so sweet.

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Hayden’s Luckiest Day School Project

Mom & Dad Don’t Stress

“Most kids eat mac and cheese. Most kids eat grilled cheese. Most kids eat chicken nuggets. Most kids eat…Our kid won’t eat anything besides f***ing apple cereal bars, vanilla yogurt, cashews, beef jerky and grilled steak. He’s going to end up with a f***ing feeding tube!!!” – Mom

“I know dear, but I don’t know what else to do.” – Dad

Alright Mom and Dad, I know I’ve been a bit stubborn when it comes to eating, but I’ll try and do better to avoid a potential feeding tube. Truth is I do eat a few other things from time to time, but I’ll try to do even better. I understand that this is added stress that isn’t fair to you two. You two forget that I like waffles, chicken from District Taco (sometimes), french toast, not to mention I love when Dad makes pancakes – especially digger pancakes.

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Digger, Fish, Crab, Dump Truck (counter-clockwise)

Bonnie’s Beach

While there are no photos that this ever happened, Dad and I did swing by Lake Barcroft AKA Bonnie’s Beach to see “Northern Virginia’s Best Kept Secret” according to her. When Dad was boring and talking about work, we played in the sand with my trucks, ate lots of gummy bears and ran all up and down the beach.

April Fool’s Day

I started using the potty! April Fool’s! Mom and Dad still change my diaper, but I say “poop” a lot these days.

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Enjoying all the natural light that comes into the house now that the magnolia tree has been removed.

DC Sports Minute

The Capitals took down the Rangers and Holtby had a shutout as the Caps locked up the President’s Trophy. Hoping this is the year! Wizards continue to vie for a top three seed. The Nationals are looking good out the gate as they won their first two and appear to be clicking on all cylinders.

Wicked Smaaaart

I can count. I’ve counted as high as twelve multiple times. Counting to ten is super easy.

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Hope to see you around town or the ballfields as I cheer on Dad. Also, let’s pray for Bama to have a speedy recovery!

St. Patrick’s Day & April Fool’s