Monday, January 07, 2008

I've Got Some Good News and Some Bad News...

First the bad (but not too bad)...

I sent an email yesterday to a lot of you. But for those of you not on my email list, dad is back in the hospital. He went in early yesterday (Sunday). They feel it's pneumonia. He just has this incredible cough that wracks his whole body and leaves him intensely weak. Big Sis, Tall Guy and I visited him last night. He wasn't able to talk much as talking triggered the bad coughing. He found a position sitting up in a chair, leaning forward that seemed to alleviate the coughing mostly. But certainly not the most comfy position for someone exhausted from no sleep due to coughing.

Mom says he's better today - but to me, "better" is a relative term. I don't feel like he's out of the woods yet but he was able to talk to me on the phone with minimal coughing this morning. He sounded like he felt better, though. So the docs have told us to expect him to stay longer this time around.

I have to tell you, my pastor told me that he's starting to take dad's hospitalizations personally. These last two have happened on either Sunday morning or Saturday night. Our church definitely misses my parents when they don't show up! I sure do thank God for the way my church has adopted my parents as their own.


And now the good (or the cute)...

Today was Lil' Bro's first day of any kind of formal preschool. They just built a brand new day care and preschool center in our development. It's one of those real awesome ones that actually has a curriculum for the kids. They will play, obviously. But they also learn sign language, Spanish, math, and reading, among other things. The place just ROCKS. I love it. They provide a hot lunch for the kids every day. Even breakfast if you get there early enough. They'll take the kids from 6:30am to 6:30pm. Amazing. A cool bonus is that Lil' Bro's previous day care person (my neighbor around the corner) is a teacher there now! So he'll know someone there already.

Future ex drove up this morning to be there for the first day of school. So we all hopped in the car and drove him the maybe 1/3 mile down to the school. We dropped him off and he looked a wee bit tentative. He's not used to environments like that. Many of the other kids obviously were. But there were no tears or anything like that. We left to do some paperwork in the lobby. They have this huge flat screen TV there with all of the classroom monitors on there. Every room has a camera. So we got to watch Lil' Bro putter around. We could tell he was fine so we left. As we walked by the window to his room, we saw him standing there with a big police helmet on, smiling. So I think he's doing fine.

Here are some cute pictures from this morning:

Lil' Bro is ready to go!
(Note the puppy shirt - he loves puppies)

Pokemon Boy and Lil' Bro

9 comments:

ellesappelle said...

Still praying for your dad.

Lil' Bro looks so cute all ready to go off to school. :)

Beck said...

Your poor dad! He certainly is having a rough time!
Look at your handsome sons! I hope your little guy has a lot of fun at preschool.

Wanda said...

Still praying for Dad....but Lynette..how adorable are those boys. And School....Yahoo!!

Angela Marie said...

Lynette ~ I will be praying for your dad.

Your boys are so cute! and growing so fast! I can't believe how big they have gotten!

Wow!

Sarakastic said...

I love lil bro's backpack/bag/duffel whatever it is it's super cool, hope your dad is ok

oldmanlincoln said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting about my dud flowers. I appreciate it.

I think your photography is very good. I like the photos you have posted and the narrative was also interesting.

Trish Ryan said...

Bless your whole awesome family!

Lil' Bro is mighty cute there on his way to school :)

Kendra said...

So cute!! Glad little man has a new school to go to - he'll do GREAT there, I'm sure of it. And his hair is getting darker, isn't it? Makes him look even more like his cute mommy, I think. love you and am praying for sweet Hal . .

Moanna said...

I hope your dad recovers fast. Your boys are adorable. Sounds like you found a great preschool!